Thursday, October 31, 2013

Are there times in daily life, when you long for tranquil moments of peaceful quiet?

Recently, I captured a few pictures that provided that, causing me to stop and notice,
and at times to sit and reflect for a few brief minutes, on the beauty before me.

The morning mist at a neighboring farm...

The sun streaming in on a flowing creek by the side of the road, causing
it to look like it was filled with thousands of sparkling diamonds...

...and as I sat looking at it all, suddenly a gorgeous, stately white swan floated down stream.  I pass
this creek so often, and many of those times, my mind is filled with the duties of the day, and I
totally miss the beauty it offers.  I will tell you, I never saw a swan on this creek before.

...the clothes line filled with laundry, already hung in the early morning mist.

...the jet streams of white in the crystal blue sky.

It was one of those rare autumn mornings, where it seemed that everything was covered with
beauty, color, and grandeur.

It refreshed my heart.  It helped me to realize again, that no matter how wrong things look in our
world, God is still creating scenes for us to be "wowed" by, and sometimes it all
catches me unaware.  It brings peace to my heart, and encouragement to my soul...

...because not one of us knows what is around the next bend, in our lives.
Thanking God for His many gifts today.  Thanking Him for you too.



Happy@Home said...

This was a lovely post to begin my day with. Not only are the photos pretty and peaceful... the words are so encouraging too. Thank you for that.
Always enjoy my visits here.

Shelley said...

Hi Judy! Long time no see! :-) Loved this post - it was like reading a storybook. Hope you are doing well!


Rick/Ruthie said...

I'm thankful you are attentive to the beauty around you and share it with us. Lovely photos!

debi said...

How does one not see all of that and not believe ? Paintings come to life surround us every day....
Thanks for sharing and reminding us to notice!


M/C said...

Love reading your blog..thanks for the beautiful pictures. I am in Nebraska and it is just beautiful right now too!

Debbie said...

Can't tell you how much I enjoyed these captured some true beauty with these, and it refreshed me this afternoon. You always bless me so with your tranquility and encouragement!

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Yes, the pics were just gorgeous and yes, we do miss so much by simply not stopping long enough "to smell the roses." Great post!

Stacey said...

Good Morning Judy. You have the prettiest views of all and I'm so glad you share them.

Judy said...

Beautiful...every single picture. I love seeing the laundry hanging on the line...and can just picture the drive down your country roads. Fall is really very pretty, isn't it?

Anneliese said...

It is a blessing to see the beauty through your eyes on this beautiful morning.


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