Monday, March 7, 2011

Tree of Life

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.  Proverbs 11:30
And out of the ground the LORD God made every tree grow
that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. . . .
  the tree of life was also in the midst of the garden . . . Genesis 2:9
These are known as the Tree of Life -"Arbor Vitae"

A wholesome tongue is a tree of life . . . Proverbs 15:4

Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding; for her ways are better than the profits of silver and her gain than fine gold.   She is more precious than rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.  Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand, riches and honour.  Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.  She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, and happy are all who retain her.  Proverbs 3:13-18

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.  Proverbs 13:12

All photos taken in the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia


  1. That first photo is stunning, with the sculptural dark limbs surrounded by lush green. So apt to illustrate the tree of life.
    I recognized the locale before reading it - such a lovely place.

  2. I am undone to the core... and so joyous! Thank you again for a feast in the Lord... at His table I am always satisfied <3

  3. I have come to count on you for uplifting my spirit with your scripture and photos, Andrea.

  4. Thank you ladies, it may be a while before I can post again as I am away helping with the granddaughters. I am sure I will have something to post when I get close to some wireless internet.