... watched yesterday, was a documentary about the apocalypse.

It was another one of those bible stuff I like to watch - I swear I learned a freaking lot about history in those old days... not that it will ever help me with something.

Anyway, the whole show got me thinking (and no, I didn't hurt myself during it). The things that came to my mind were the following: if the Bible clearly states that God will win against the evil at the end with the help of the repentant people who are left on Earth after the rapture - it kinda is logical to say that he will win BECAUSE the bible says he will, and at the end everyone will join the winning side... wouldn't it? I mean if you were bad all your life and you actually saw that "god" has come to Earth to fight you'll surly join him, wouldn't you? It IS said, that if you repent even in the last minute all your wrong doings will be forgiven, no?

And the other thing... this stuff about god coming to Earth... if he can actually come to earth why didn't he do it till now... why did he always send messengers? I mean Jesus had to become human when he came to Earth, no? If we can't suffer the presence of God in his/her true for, that means when he comes to Earth everyone will die. What's the use for the rapture than? And if he takes up human form so we won't die, that means there won't be any actual gods left "up there" to pull the strings.

All terribly confusing, isn't it? And anyways, if God is such an all-knowing big boss howcome he needs to come to earth to defeat evil? And why would he need to wait for people to repent if he already knows that they will?

Anyways, this topic calls for a list of beautiful gardens. (If you don't know the connection:)

Butchart Gardens – Canada

"The Butchart Gardens offers 22ha (55 acres) of wonderful floral display located in Greater Victoria on Vancouver Island." says the internet site of the place, and I'm pretty sure they are not lying when it comes to "wonderful". This garden has more than a million visitors each year, and it has been designated a National Historic Site of Canada due to their international renown. Here's a video about the place four your entertainment!

Suan Nong Nooch Garden - Thailand

This Botanical Garden is located on a 2.0 km2 field at kilometer 163 on Sukhumvit Road in Chonburi Province. It has 9 divisions in it: French Garden, European Garden, Stonehenge Garden, Cactus & Succulent Garden,Variegated Plants, Ant Tower, Butterfly Hill, Orchid & Bromeliad Display Garden, and Flower valley. Its also a major scientific center dedicated to cycads, with its own Cycad Gene Bank.

Versailles Gardens - France

Everyone knows these gardens- at least in theory that is. It covers about 800 ha of land, and it's bordered by the urban areas of Versailles to the east and Le Chesnay to the north-east, by the National Arboretum de Chèvreloup to the north, the Versailles plain (a protected wildlife preserve) to the west, and by the Satory Forest to the south. It receives more than 6 million visitors a year, thus being one of the most visited places in France. In 2012, the gardens along with the château were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, one of thirty-one such designations in France. Now there are too many videos about the place around the internet, so I chose one that looked nice (I haven't watched it from start to the end yet, so I'm sorry if I was mistaken :P)

Claude Monet Gardens - France

Giverny is a commune in the Eure department in north-western France. It is best known as the location of Claude Monet’s garden and home.
Giverny sits on the “right bank” of the River Seine where the river Epte meets the Seine. The village lies 80 km (50 mi) from Paris, west and slightly north, in the old province of Normandy.
There are two parts in Monet's garden: a flower garden called Clos Normand in front of the house and a Japanese inspired water garden on the other side of the road. The two parts of Monet's garden contrast and complement one another.

And the last garden for today is one I actually visited...
Mirabell Garden -Austria

The garden wasn't too big, but it was one of the most amazing places I've visited in my life. It's located in Salzburg, and it was built in the Baroque style, with Italian and French models, by Archbishop Wolf Dietrich Raitenau in 1606. In its geometrically-arranged gardens are mythology-themed statues dating from 1730 and four groups of sculpture by the Italian sculptor Ottavio Mosto, from 1690. It is noted for its boxwood layouts. Several scenes from The Sound of Music were recorded here. Maria and the children sing ‘Do-Re-Mi’ while dancing around the horse fountain and using the steps as a musical scale. The Palace of Mirabell is also a popular location for weddings.

Now, before you come commenting that there are a bunch more amazing gardens around the world, I know it. And I'm living them for another post sometimes in the future when I have writer's block again... Till then, just enjoy these short walks...