Category Archives: nature

Parables of the Cross

It is in the stages of a plant’s growth, its budding and blossoming and seed-bearing that this lesson has come to me:  the lesson of death in its delivering power.  It has come as no mere far-fetched imagery, but as … Continue reading

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Desert Rose

The wonder lies in the (desert) floor itself.  It is a layer of crystallized gypsum, several feet thick, that underlies the sand of this district, and serves the land for all building purposes.  You will see scattered along every roadside … Continue reading

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A Way of Seeing

               “Oh, how good it is that I have been sent here to such beauty!”                                 Diary I have … Continue reading

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On Pilgrimage: Living Lilias

Darling Lilias The latter part of June will be delicious for me – and never mind Clovelly – stay here June and July and August –  and you shall have such children to draw – and such flowers – and … Continue reading

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Our Works Will Follow Us

“Our works will follow us. God may use, by reason of the wonderful solidarity of His Church, the things that He has wrought in us, for the blessing of souls unknown to us:  as these twigs and leaves of bygone … Continue reading

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Come, Ye Thankful People

Down here for a fortnight rest and writing – so ideal – visits before have been too short for letting oneself go to its atmosphere.  The harvest is just in, and thank God a good one.  The land is a … Continue reading

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Sunshine of My Happy Heart

“The peaks of the Mischabel were just shouting for joy this morning in radiant snow, after a day’s storm, and the late filaments of cloud were dancing round their crests. Oh it is a wonderful world.”   28 August 1901 Autumn … Continue reading

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