Sunday, May 24, 2009

~sunday morning beauty~

Some keep the Sabbath going to Church,
I keep it staying at Home -
With a bobolink for a Chorister,
And an Orchard, for a Dome.

~Emily Dickinson~

Is this not the most beautiful color!?
Early this morning, I went outside to take a picture of my 'flying birds on wire' to list on Etsy; and one of my favorite flowers was in all its glory. They were so beautiful, I couldn't stop looking at this beautiful creation.

I have nothing against going to church; I used to go all the time. But, I have found in the past few years that I feel God more when I am outdoors with nature than I do inside brick walls, listening to someone who may or may not know what he/she is talking about.

13 comments:

Slices of Beauty... said...

Such a delightful colour!

Minka said...

Looking at the flowers, it's easy to understand why you like them so much. They look great!

The Cottage Cheese said...

I feel the same way. You don't have to sit inside a church every week to be a spiritual person. These flowers are just gorgeous!

Poppy said...
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Poppy said...

I totally agree with you on the "god thing". My father says he believes in god, not in the priest. And the flowers are beautiful! Unfortunately I have no luck with gardening. I only do lowkey plants that don't ask for much. :))

Paul Herron said...

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gina said...

Beautiful color. I love the line on your header
living life with out an eraser. so good, so true.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Stunning. Nature always gifts us with more beauty and color and combinations of color!

I like your sentiment!!

josh said...

beautiful indeed.

dickinson will forever remind me of the 'c+' i got on a poetry explication paper of one of her poems. ouch.

have you 'god's grandeur' by gerard manley hopkins? great poem

josh said...

also i think when you read my blog, i hadn't finished it yet! but it's finished now!

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

I have fallen behind in responding to comments; not uncommon for me. I'll try to catch up.

Slices of Beauty, Thank you! I appreciate your visit.

Minka, When I planted this flower last year, I didn't expect it to come back this year. A delightful surprise.:)

Cottage Cheese, One thing about nature, it is never pretentious - and I like that. Thanks for stopping in.

Poppy, We are in agreement on this matter.:) Take my word for it, these plants are on their own, and some of them survive despite my inability to garden. I am always surprised when anything lives. Fish and plants always play dead when I walk by, hoping I will not buy them. :)

Hello, Paul! Yes I will come visit your blog. I am a huge fan of Anais Nin! Thank you for the info, and I will be by very soon.

Gina, nice to see you! Thank you. There are many times I would like to be able to erase choices, mistakes.:)

Linda, you are correct, nature isn't afraid to try the unusual, and that gives us so much beauty. Thank you!

Josh, oh no!:( I bet you made up for it very quickly. And no, I have not read 'God's Grandeur', but I will now that you recommend it. Btw, I so very much enjoyed your post, it was extremely well written. I admire your ability to see the forest in spite of the trees. I don't always.

Tikimama said...

That IS the most gorgeous color! What is the name of the plant? In our new house, we keep getting surprise flowers popping up. The woman who lived here since 1959 was an avid gardener and obviously loved bulbs.

I feel very fortunate to go to a church where the priest *does* know what she's talking about...and there's a beautiful garden to boot!

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

I wish I knew what this flower was called.:) I've looked for it but haven't found it, (I haven't searched very hard). If I do find it, I'll let you know - cause I want to plant another one, or two. I don't know if it multiplies or not?