Monday, July 5, 2010

Beauty in creation

Somehow I managed to delete what I had done for my post. These were some pictures I had deleted from the original post, and in my morning "unwakefulness" I managed to post these instead. I'm sorry to lose all the lovely pictures on the post from our cruise, and they were mostly pink and RED!

I am linked to
http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/2010/07/77-outdoor-wednesday-78.html
and
Rednesday Wednesday
http://suelovescherries.blogspot.com/2010/07/rednesday-express-yourself.html






We Plow the Fields and Scatter the Seed

We plow the fields, and scatter the good seed on the land,

but it is fed and watered by God's almighty hand; he sends the snow in winter, the warmth to swell the grain, the breezes and the sunshine, and soft refreshing rain.

He only is the Maker of all things near and far; he paints the wayside flower, he lights the evening star; the winds and waves obey him, by him the birds are fed; much more to us, his children, he gives our daily bread.

We thank thee, then, O Father, for all things bright and good, the seed time and the harvest, our life, our health, and food; no gifts have we to offer, for all thy love imparts, and, what thou most desirest, our humble, thankful hearts.

Refrain:
All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above, then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord for all his love.

Words: Matthias Claudius, 1782; trans. Jane Montgomery Campbell, 1861

13 comments:

Cranberry Morning

That is a lovely hymn and those are gorgeous photos! As someone who lives in Zone 3, I appreciate every flower we can get. I hope those who have abundant flowers appreciate them! :-)

Sally Annie Magundy

So very lovely and so many I don't recognize! Thank you so much for sharing these beauties with us.

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Beth

The flowers are stunning! So glad you had the opportunity to go, and that you shared these. Wish I could grow tropicals for more than just a short summer season!
Blessings, Beth

SueLovesCherries

Oh, such beautiful tropical flowers! I hope you had a fun and relaxing vacation! Thanks so much for hooking up with Rednesday!

craftyles

Really beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing.

Cathy~Mille Fleur

How beautiful!

Wonderful pics!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
Cathy

Light and Voices

Wowza! I am in awe of your flower photographs.
Joyce M

AshTreeCottage

Beautiful flowers and beautiful pics!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Sweet Bee Cottage

Simply beautiful!

The Paint Splash

Beautiful pictures. The one of the barn is defiantly painting material!I enjoyed coming and visiting hope you can stop by my place soon. Debbie

Renee

Beautiful pictures. I love barns like that.

I hate it when they aren't cared for any longer and start falling down.

(It was great to see Arkansas countryside, we lived there many years ago, one of my fave places).

Donna

Love all your photos!! So peaceful and pretty!! We'll need these in a few months so we'll have something to brighten the dreary winter months!

Rose

very lovely both words and photos.

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