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It isn't hard to visualize paradise on a warm sunny day like today on the street where I live in Los Gatos,

California. 30 years ago the trees planted on each side of the street were mere saplings; and have since

grown into tall, lush, verdant, shade-bearing trees that have so many high branches they meet over the

middle of the street. The street is quiet, with the occasional sound of a quite varied and articulate mockingbird,

amid the flocks of seagulls, (we're 20 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean), hawks, white egrets, pigeons,

doves, canadian geese, sparrows, parrots, blue jays, and hummingbirds. The trees all sway in the breeze,

almost dancing to the unknown rhythm of an invisible hand. Today I sat on the front porch and realized that

with just a few changes, this could be close to what Jehovah originally intended. The houses would of course,

have to be a few hundred apart to begin with, but this quiet tree-lined street could actually someday become

what it is supposed to be. In my yard I studied the lizards darting about, carpenter bees, regular bees, wasps,

dragonflies, yellow jackets, and if I had a nickel for every Monarch Butterfly that flew into our yard I would be a

rich man. Yes, summer is here and ain't it grand! Just a few musings I thought you might enjoy. Don't get me

wrong, it isn't paradise yet, but with a little imagination it sure can bring to mind the things to come!

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It isn't hard to visualize paradise on a warm sunny day like today on the street where I live in Los Gatos,

California. 30 years ago the trees planted on each side of the street were mere saplings; and have since

grown into tall, lush, verdant, shade-bearing trees that have so many high branches they meet over the

middle of the street. The street is quiet, with the occasional sound of a quite varied and articulate mockingbird,

amid the flocks of seagulls, (we're 20 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean), hawks, white egrets, pigeons,

doves, canadian geese, sparrows, parrots, blue jays, and hummingbirds. The trees all sway in the breeze,

almost dancing to the unknown rhythm of an invisible hand. Today I sat on the front porch and realized that

with just a few changes, this could be close to what Jehovah originally intended. The houses would of course,

have to be a few hundred apart to begin with, but this quiet tree-lined street could actually someday become

what it is supposed to be. In my yard I studied the lizards darting about, carpenter bees, regular bees, wasps,

dragonflies, yellow jackets, and if I had a nickel for every Monarch Butterfly that flew into our yard I would be a

rich man. Yes, summer is here and ain't it grand! Just a few musings I thought you might enjoy. Don't get me

wrong, it isn't paradise yet, but with a little imagination it sure can bring to mind the things to come!

Nice! And not only that there is no doubt that Jehovah can "do more than superabundantly beyond all the things we ask or conceive"(Eph 3:20). I feel very sure that Paradise will be even better than what we are imagining now :sunshine:

Los Gotos is a ray of beauty :scared:

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and this one is very paradaisical to me. I'm sure there's much better.

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It isn't hard to visualize paradise on a warm sunny day like today on the street where I live in Los Gatos,

California. 30 years ago the trees planted on each side of the street were mere saplings; and have since

grown into tall, lush, verdant, shade-bearing trees that have so many high branches they meet over the

middle of the street. The street is quiet, with the occasional sound of a quite varied and articulate mockingbird,

amid the flocks of seagulls, (we're 20 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean), hawks, white egrets, pigeons,

doves, canadian geese, sparrows, parrots, blue jays, and hummingbirds. The trees all sway in the breeze,

almost dancing to the unknown rhythm of an invisible hand. Today I sat on the front porch and realized that

with just a few changes, this could be close to what Jehovah originally intended. The houses would of course,

have to be a few hundred apart to begin with, but this quiet tree-lined street could actually someday become

what it is supposed to be. In my yard I studied the lizards darting about, carpenter bees, regular bees, wasps,

dragonflies, yellow jackets, and if I had a nickel for every Monarch Butterfly that flew into our yard I would be a

rich man. Yes, summer is here and ain't it grand! Just a few musings I thought you might enjoy. Don't get me

wrong, it isn't paradise yet, but with a little imagination it sure can bring to mind the things to come!

Yes, it does sound pretty close to Paradise....I'm jealous!! LOL....

Nicely written, Joseph...are you an author?

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Sounds like you live in a nice place. It reminded me of the illustration the brother that gave the Sunday talk gave.. You go on vacation to the Adirondack (not sure if it is spelled right) mountains, everything is beautiful and calm and so relaxing, you go fishing, you sit by the pond. Nice hotel room, It is just like being in paradise but you locked your car doors, hid anything of value under the seats, when you got to your hotel room you locked the door behind you. It is so nice to be able to go somewhere to relax but it is sad you have to take every precaution to protect yourself, your family and your belongings. How wonderful it is going to be to actually be in paradise and feel safe.

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What an amazing flower! It actually looks like a bird.. If we enjoy things of this sort in our imperfect state' date=' I can't even imagine what Jehovah has for us to enjoy as perfect people... Thanks for sharing, Sandra[/quote'] Especially when we actually have time to really examine these beautiful gifts from Jehovah. There are so many things we see but just can't take time to really look at. I can hardly wait. There are so many things I want to study.

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