Overlooking The Beauty Around Me

It is easy for me to look around my yard and just be overwhelmed by two acres of what I think is a mess. There is so much work to be done around my yard to make it useful and beautiful. But then one day I really felt that God wanted to remind me that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

So I decided to open my eyes to the beauty in my yard and this is what I found with a little help from two of my favorite songs:

All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voice and with us sing,
O praise ye!  Alleluia!
O brother sun with golden beam,
O sister moon with silver gleam!
O praise ye!  O praise ye!
Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

 

First fruits of the season in the garden

 Dear mother earth, who day by day
unfoldest bleassings on our way,
Alleluia!  Alleluia!
The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,
let them God’s glory also show!
O praise ye!  O praise ye!
Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

 

Pond plant flowering

My Pond

 O sister water, flowing clear,
make music for thy Lord to hear,
Alleluia!  Alleluia!
O brother fire who lights the night,
providing warmth, enhancing sight,
O praise ye!  O praise ye!
Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Daylily

Flowers

 

Dragonfly

I love daisies!

  And thou, our sister, gentle death,
waiting to hush our latest breath,
Alleluia!  Alleluia!
Thou leadest home the child of God,
and Christ our Lord the way has trod,
O praise ye!  O praise ye!
Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Brutus's resting place. Oh how we miss you.

 All ye who are of tender heart,
forgiving others, take your part,
O praise ye!  Alleluia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,
praise God and on him cast your care!
O praise ye!  O praise ye!
Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

 

My creek under a canopy of green

 O brother wind, air, clouds, and rain,
by which all creatures ye sustain,
O praise ye!  Alleluia!
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,
ye lights of evening, find a voice!
O praise ye!  O praise ye!
Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

I love bugs

The forest canopy

 

Praise Him in the morning
For tall and lofty trees
And praise Him in the evening
For children on their knees
Oh and praise Him in the noon day
For gentle birds that sing
Oh praise Him all ye people
Praise the King

  

 

I Heart God's Creation

 Let all things their Creator bless,
and worship him in humbleness,
O praise ye!  Alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
and praise the Spirit, Three in One!
O praise ye!  O praise ye!
Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Tall and lofty trees

And praise Him for a peaceful porch
And rocking chairs that sway
Praise Him for the rolling hills
Where children laugh and play
Oh and praise Him for the wandering soul
That never lost their way
Oh praise Him all ye people
Praise the King

Signed,

Groovy Girl

 

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