It was Palm Sunday today. After church we went for a drive to Gulgong and I decided to play a game of "spotto" looking for palm trees or donkeys. We saw a few palm trees ranging from big and fat to very tall but I think the winner was this avenue spotted by my husband. If you look closely you can see the palms go right up the hill to the gum trees at the top.
We didn't see any donkeys. I didn't really expect to as this is serious farming land and I think donkeys are only kept as pets these days. Apparently there are zillions of feral donkeys in the outback, resulting from the days when donkeys were useful pack animals.
Matthew 21:6-11 New International Version (NIV)
"The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna[c] in the highest heaven!” When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”