Tulip Tree “Time-lapse”
The Tulip Tree is problaby more commonly known as the Saucer Magnolia, but Tulip Tree fit better into my trio of “T” words. Plus, my mother-in-law always refers to it as such, so I like it.
This was a really good exercise in patience! These guys take their time. Not a whole lot happened before day 32. After that I ventured out more often to keep a closer eye on my “buds” I didn’t want to miss a significant growth stage!
Day 1 – February 18
As you can see–from the date above–this project took a while to come to full maturity. Fuzzy little fellas aren’t they?
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.”Ecclesiastes 3:11 (ESV)
A Simpler Contemporary Translation
God has given them a desire to know the future. He does everything just right and on time, but people can never completely understand what He is doing.Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NCV)
“Many events seem to men’s shallow judgments to be very irregular and unbecoming, as when wicked men prosper and good men are oppressed; but when men shall thoroughly understand God’s works, and the whole frame and contexture of them, and see the end of them, they will say, All things were done wisely. He hath set the world, &c. — It is true, God hath put the world into men’s hearts, or made them capable of observing all his dispensations in the world; but this is to be understood with a limitation, because there are some more mysterious works of God which no man can fully understand, because he cannot search them out from the beginning to the end.Benson Commentary