Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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.

Each little flow'r that opens up,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors and
He made their tiny wings.

Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895)

This morning when the sun was just beginning to peek over the horizon to the East, the woodlands behind the house just seemed to glow.  I hastily dressed and tiptoed out with my camera.  The words from the hymn that begins, "For the beauty of the earth" ..... and then later the phrase,  "Lord of all to thee we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise" sang in my heart.

 Bleeding Heart
 Prairie Trillium

 Redbud Tree

 Dutchman's Breeches
 Dutchman's Breeches
 More of the Prairie Trillium

 May Apple

Happy spring!!!


Friday, April 10, 2015

Spring in the Woodlands

And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on earth's dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
The Snowdrops and then the violet,
Arose from the ground with warm rain wet,
And their breath was mixed with sweet odour sent,
From the turf like the voice and the instrument.