Showing posts with label a glimpse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label a glimpse. Show all posts

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Wonder Full!

the dictionary describes wonder as:  
a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, 
caused by something beautiful, 
unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable
I found  these beauties at Art Fest and fell in love with them instantly.  
They were created by the very talented Stephanie Lee.
The play on words jut gripped me and made me chuckle.
Wish I could be full of wonder all the time. 
Why does that part of us sometimes just disappear?  
The one place I know I can still find wonder is in nature-
the colors and textures never cease to amaze me
and cause me to grin
and buy every plant I find just because...
so lucky me-
we ripped out our old shaky, moldy deck of 23 years
and in its place we now have a new stone patio and pots
(I will blog about the process later)
and lots of new places for plants to be tucked.
So watch out nurseries here I come!
I will take one of everything please...

For me this old hymn says it all -
O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

When through the woods, and forest glades I wander,
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees.
When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur
And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

maybe these will remind me...
Where do you find wonder?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

a glimpse

I walked outside today as the sun came out
and called to me.
So with camera in hand I observed my yard
and I found a world I wouldn't normally see,
unless I 'digitally focused' my eyes
to see the small, humble happenings in nature.
Most often I detest moss as it is everywhere...
and has taken host to most of our lawn.
But looking at it through the eyes of beauty
and not through the eyes of the 'to do' list maker,
I see the most beautiful design, color and texture
that is so often ignored.
And these fir branches came down in a storm
weeks ago and
are still waiting to be picked up and discarded
(again there is that 'to do' list) ,
not expecting someone to notice their beauty.
I can't think of a lovelier color combo
than lichen and moss...
and new birth happening right before me
and I was unaware.
Even the chives are reaching to the heavens!
Heaven and nature sing indeed!

Thanks to Jennifer from studiojru
for inspiring this glimpse into
God's world each month.