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Thursday, May 14, 2009

What a wonderful world!

I have always liked the old Louis Armstrong song, "What a Wonderful World".
"I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world."
I really enjoy taking walks and looking at the beauty that surrounds us. I am amazed over and over again at the many different types of beauty that God has given us to enjoy in this world. And isn't it amazing that our God, who created all of this, loves us and wants us to spend time with Him?
Here are a few pictures I've taken in the last few weeks of some of that beauty.

Sunrise on my way to work

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Early morning light, shining through the trees

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A cool morning, with mist rising off the pond.

"You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you."
Nehemiah 9:6



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27 comments:

Melinda said...

That is one of my favorite songs too, and after reading your post I had to go listen to it! Those are lovely pictures, thanks for such a pleasant reminder of the beauty around us.

Deb said...

We need to take the time and look at all the beauty He has for us, even in the smile in the mirror:)
Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos, love living here in the country yes? We are so BLESSED:)

The Curnews (Demara) said...

Beautiful photos Mari! I never knew you were such a wonderful photographer :0) And I love God's creations in nature too but most of all I like to take the time and remember Him when I see the beauty

Cathy said...

Lovely picture, Mari. You get a good look at the world in the early mornings. God is definitely alive and living in Michigan.

Michelle said...

how beautiful Mari!!!

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Aspiemom said...

I like that song, too, Mari.

Very nice pictures!

What's with this last post before mine??????

Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely breathtaking photography Mari!!!!! And yes, I agree....God's paintbrush is an art no one can duplicate no matter how much they try.

And......love the song as well!!!

Cindy said...

That's one of my favorite songs, too! I always love your nature pictures-you have a great eye for finding the beauty that surrounds you!

Brooke said...

gorgeous picture - most of the time i don't stop to notice my surroundings on my way to work, but when i do - Mt. Leconte is right before me and its beautiful.

God is truly amazing!

Cherdecor said...

That is a great post, Mari! I love the song and the verse in Nehemiah too.

Pat said...

That verse is perfect to express the beauty that your camera captured. Shame on us if we fail to miss all of the nature around us.

ps
Please don't go to Mongolia as the anonymous post has requested.

A Stone Gatherer said...

I love that verse Mari, and the pictures are beautiful! God's canvas is so amazing!

septembermom said...

Great song, thanks for posting the lyrics for us to enjoy! You take amazing photos Mari! Love them.

Lois Lane II said...

What absolutely amazing pictures and a great blog to go with them! Really inspiring, Mari!

Kim said...

Wow, what beautiful photos! I love how the lake is bathed in mist :-) Thanks for sharing what you see on your walks.

Lorie said...

I love that song too and what beautiful pictures.

Debbie said...

That sunrise photo is incredible.

Saija said...

i love that song too ...

and i read somewhere that nature is one of God's greatest witnesses ... we can see His fingerprints everywhere ...

blessings on your weekend!

Raise Them Up said...

What a neat verse, and your pictures are beautiful!

Mary said...

Mari,

What beautiful photos. My favorite is the mist coming off the pond. God certainly created a world of beauty for our enjoyment.

Blessings,
Mary

Nancy said...

Great photos, song and verse, I agree all around.

Sandra said...

Love the song and beautiful photos Mari :)

Sandy Toes said...

OH...I love that last picture...perfect.
sandy toe

The Stylish House said...

Hi Mari,
It is always a treat to visit your blog; I find great inspiration along with wonderful crock pot recipes! Even as a small child I loved Louis Armstrong and the other great singers of that time frame. It’s a wonderful world has always been a favorite of mine. Also your last picture of the water with the mist is terrific, great shot! ~Cathy~

Mary / Mariah said...

Thanks so much friend for your prayers . My eye is still swollen and am hoping when that goes down I can see better . Please pray for my sight to clear soon . It was so hard and thick it took more work to get it off .
Thanks friend .
Mary

Mary / Mariah said...

Thanks so much friend for your prayers . My eye is still swollen and am hoping when that goes down I can see better . Please pray for my sight to clear soon . It was so hard and thick it took more work to get it off . I can see objects but no details with that eye .
Thanks friend .
Mary