“Bear Cottage” – A Very Sacred Place – Please read this blog post

John Bartels May 2022

St. Patrick’s Estate is high on a hill overlooking Manly in Australia. On the Estate is a small green field and some buildings overlooked by a statue of the Holy Mother. You stand there. You are reduced to silence. And so you should be for the buildings are “Bear Cottage”, a children’s Hospice. The only one is New South Wales and only one of three in Australia.

Please read about “Bear Collage” here and hhttps://bearcottage.schn.health.nsw.gov.au/home.php#/lifeere and remember everyone there in your prayers.

Thank you

To God be the Glory

Visiting Sydney’s famous Royal Botanical Gardens – scroll down to see pictures.

We visited the Gardens a few days ago. Spent about an hour there. It immediately became obvious that the Gardens offer visitors a lifetime of joy. The joy of learning about the countless labelled trees and flowers The joy of just looking at the beauty. The lush green lawns. The ever present bird life. And all this a stone’s throw from the equally famous Sydney Opera House. Here are some pictures. Believe me, pictures are fun but are no substitute for a personal visit. go there! Enjoy.

View from the Gardens.
A cockatiel says: “Welcome!
Cockatiel AGM
The Opera House
One of many lawns
A bench with a wonderful view
A mighty fig tree
Peeping through the railings at the New South Wales Governor’s House
The Governor’s lawns
Ibls
Giant bees
Bird sipping running water
A mighty bee!
Wow!
A glimpse of the City
Ibis
The well cared for beautiful Gardens reflect the Community’s respect for this great Australian heritage

Stunningly beautiful necklaces

I bet you know a girl or woman who would look even more beautiful wearing one of these beautiful necklaces. Scroll down for three pictures and a closeup picture. What superb workmanship. A pleasure just to look at and admire. Pictures taken in Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, Australia.

Beautiful Cactus Nursery Obesa in Graaf-Reinet – Please tap first photo

Jacaranda Port Elizabeth South Africa Late October 2021

What beautiful trees. Hundreds of them in full bloom along avenues make a breath taking sight. I grew up with them in Bulawayo in what is now Zimbabwe. Unforgettable.

Please scroll down There are 3 pictures.

There is also a wonderful link to Google images at the end of this post.

For magnificent Jacaranda pictures please click on this link to Google images.

Flowers – Some Wonderful Flowers from around the World

Click on the link below and see posts with inspiring pictures of flowers from:

  • The West Coast of South Africa
  • North Devon – England
  • Surry – England
  • Sydney – Australia

Click here

From South Africa