Friday, July 5, 2013

All Things Bright and Beautiful

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

[From the hymn written by Cecil F. Alexander, 1848]


Pine Seed Pod

Trumpet Vine

Blue Hydrangea Blossom

Lotus Blossom

Soaking Tiger

Balloon Vine Tendrils

Wild Georgia Blackberries


Mississippi Delta Sunflower

Mimosa Blossom


Pink and Red Crape Myrtle Blossoms


Orange Flamingos

 And last, but not least ...
My favorite ginkgo tree in the
Vicksburg National Cemetery

May your weekend be filled with
all things bright and beautiful.


Carolyn said...

Stunning photos!

RachelD said...

Brighter and more beautiful every time. Your capturing of such simple, rare beauty is such a blessing---sure I'd probably have seen (and probably HAVE) each and every one of ONE of those--on purpose or in passing.

But these---they're right there in your album for the taking, like I just looked my eyes full, slowly down the page.

I realized that you've saved everything at its MOMENT. And save for the Tiger, Peacock, Flamingoes and that ethereal, eternal Ginko---all have perished in the way of all things. A beautiful life, for a tiny span, and gone to make way for more.

You'll capture more, and share them, but for now there are THESE. And they're amazing.