I went out to water my garden this evening, enjoying the cool temperature, and I was delighted to see the first nasturtium flower. Its vibrant orange colour was so welcoming and joyful. Mum gave me the seeds at Christmas and I planted them in the spring and they are beginning to flower now. They are supposed to be good to eat in a salad, but I’ll wait until there are a lot more before I try them! I inspect the garden most days to see what has grown and what has sprouted, and it gives me so much joy.
I love that passage in the Book of Genesis where it speaks of God walking in the garden in the cool of the day. I imagine God looking at what has sprung up this time round, being delighted by it all and saying ‘Good job!’ I agree!