Anticipating the rain!

Shabbat Shalom!

This week we enjoyed some much needed rain (we are praying for more!) and cooler weather. In the hours before the first rainfall I walked through the Garden with my camera; it was much quieter and more still than usual — almost as if the Garden was holding its breath in eager anticipation, just as we were.

This little video includes footage of before, during and after the rain. It occurred to me when I was editing it that while you regularly get to experience the Garden with us through video, you rarely get to experience it through sound. With that in mind, I did not include music with this particular video and instead left the audio that I captured, in hopes that you would enjoy the snippets of sounds of the Garden.

Enjoy and be blessed!

21 responses to this post.

  1. I loved this video. The anointing of peace and promise could be seen and heard! Thank you for sharing all about the garden.


  2. Posted by Norma Traver on August 17, 2013 at 2:53 am

    I always enjoy the garden photos and videos! I appreciate the fact that GOZ makes us webcasters feel so much a part of being there. Through the years I’ve gotten to know the people of the congregation…even by name…just by participating in every service, prayer meeting, and conference. Thank you for your diligent attention to the Garden.


  3. Posted by Maria Wennberg on August 17, 2013 at 2:59 am

    The butterflies are beautiful. Thank for including the natural sounds, the clouds, the thunder, the wind, the chimes, the ducks. You allowed us to walk with you and hear the sounds released. You draw us in with these beautiful videos. Thank you.
    Yahoo for the rains………..the first of many to come!!


  4. Posted by yolande on August 17, 2013 at 3:04 am

    I absolutely love this!! It makes me feel like I was walking with you as you were filming. Experiencing the sounds made it all the more real. Thank you so very much and God’s mighty blessings for the work that you do and for keeping us diligently informed, engaged and blessed. I felt the peace and love of God as I watched the video. Bless you!!!


  5. Posted by Susan Kay Murphy on August 17, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Thank you for the blessing!


  6. Posted by Walta Huard on August 17, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Hi Pam,
    No no music but we heard the buzz of clippers and the ducks. So peaceful. Noted the blue on the King is in. What nice piece of nature. Thank you.


  7. Posted by Linelle Kelley on August 18, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    It’s so beautiful! Lord, I want to see and experience this garden!


  8. Pam, Thank you so much for letting us hear the sounds of the garden! I am constantly amazed at the miracle it is! I had to laugh at the sound of a weedwhacker or something in the background when the butterfly was dancing on the flowers. It made it look like the butterfly was buzzing – lol!! Thank you again!


  9. Posted by Loryn Tuani on August 21, 2013 at 3:10 am

    I really love the Garden! Thank you for sharing everything about it. Also, thank you Pam and the Team for your hard “heart” work making it look soooo lovely! It really does please the heart of God and everyone that sees it…like me:)


  10. Posted by Rick Ewen on August 21, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I watched this early in the morning as I began my day. The peace and serenity that comes forth from the video is both soothing and healing. I can only imagine what it must be like to experience the garden on a weekly basis. This was a true blessing! Thank you, Pam.


  11. Posted by Audrey on August 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Your hard work and efforts have really reaped a benefit to all of us. Mighty Blessings!


  12. Posted by Roger Merschbrock on August 21, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Oh my!!!!! What a blessing every second!


  13. what a beautiful and peaceful place…quite a respite for our hearts. Loved the butterflies and hibiscus….


  14. Posted by Esther Tubbs on August 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Saw the beauty of the rain and sended the “ahh…” of the garden as the Lord gave the needed water to live. Loved how the after-rain joy and praise came forth. Awesome!


  15. Posted by Shar Smith on August 21, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    This was priceless — “One is nearer God’s heart in a garden than any place else on earth”– I believe it. Thank you — wonderfully divine!!!!


  16. Posted by Daphne on August 21, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Exquisite–thank you so much. Pure blessing! Refreshing–lifted my soul.


  17. Posted by Donna Henderson on August 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I loved the video of the Garden, it is so beautiful! I can’t wait to walk through it one day.


  18. Posted by Judy on August 21, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Thank you for sharing the scenes and sounds of nature. It is a delight to see the work the Lord is doing through you in the Garden and His provisions.


  19. Posted by Lynn Gordon on August 22, 2013 at 1:18 am

    What a lovely, healthy garden. I enjoy the sound of rain and the wind chimes and ducks. I hope to see it and experience it all one day soon. It made me think of what walking in the cool of the day with our Lord might have been like. So comforting, peaceful and secure. I could sense the Presence of the Lord there. Thank you for partnering with the Lord to create the garden and for letting us share it with you.


  20. Posted by Chrystal in Canada on August 22, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    This was wonderful — thankyou to the videographer for her art, and the Lord who provided the rain! I love the sounds – thankyou for including them! This was such a special way for a Canadian GOZ chick to walk thru the garden!


  21. Posted by Debi Rogers on August 23, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I want to thank you for the natural sound with the sight… Can hear the garden can see the garden and I am there. Thank you and I hope you do it again : ) AND thank you for ALL you do and for the garden, many blessings.


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