Wednesday, 8 August 2007

The purple headed mountain

I wanted some purple heather on a hill side to illustrate these words from 'All things bright and beatiful', but I was a week too early. The heather doesn't come into bloom until around 12 August - the 'glorious twelfth' - though I doubt whether the grouse agree with this terminology! So this wild foxglove will have to do!

Look at the flowers in the fields how they grow. They do not toil or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his wealth was clothed like one of these. If God so clothes the grass in the field which blooms today and is to be burned tomorrow in an oven, how much more will he clothe you?

Makes you think!