Posts in September, 2009

The Gospel and Romanticism

Our neighborhood is situated in a grove of mature Oregon oak and swamp ash. Their beauty in all four seasons defines the neighborhood. But they are messy. These trees harbor at least thirty species of insects, attracting at least 15 species of birds. In the autumn they drop leaves; in the winter, twigs. In the spring, the ash drop helicopter seeds. In the summer, the oak drop acorns. Thousands of trees sprout throughout our garden and of course, there are the squirrels – hordes of them, nesting in the trees, playing in the yard, and devouring our garden, even our persimmons, like a horde of locusts. Continue reading »

Published in: Gospel | on September 26th, 2009 | 3 Comments »