449. With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things. ~William Wordsworth

Bright flowers, whose home is everywhere
Bold in maternal nature’s care
And all the long year through the heir
Of joy and sorrow,
Methinks that there abides in thee
Some concord with humanity,
Given to no other flower I see
The forest through.
~From his poem “To the Daisy”
by William Wordsworth

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Daisies, these in the photos are not, but members of the same family they are. And I believe the sunflower and the two Echinacea blossoms on either side are as deserving of Wordsworth’s poetic description as the daisy since all are equally bold, bright, and beautiful. The best part is that none of them need much tending and can be grown with very little effort in a wide variety of soils. And methinks too that there abides in all three “some concord(harmony) with humanity” because they bring the “deep power of joy” to the eye and not only reflect God’s glory but also fulfill a portion of His promises. Another great feature of the beauties is that these members of a 40 million-year-old family readily reseed themselves. That means that a gardener or farmer can start with a single plant and at the end of a growing season harvest more than enough seeds to share with other growers or to start a plethora of new plants in his/her own garden. The English writer, John Mason Good, said it best of such flowers, “Not worlds on worlds, in phalanx deep, need we to prove a God is here. The daisy, fresh from nature’s sleep, tells of His hand in lines as clear.”

Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. ~Genesis 1:11-12    ✝

Sweet Jesus, fill us with the mercy you bled on the cross and draw us back unto Yourself! Help us to be aware of You in all that we see and hear in Creation!

11 thoughts on “449. With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things. ~William Wordsworth

    • I’m glad you liked the post, Trini, and my prompting the Lord to help us be aware of His presence at all time and in everything. May He bless you always for your writing tells me that you already see and honor His presence in the world around us. Love, hugs, and blessings, Natalie 🙂

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  1. Color is such a needed commodity during late summer as so many things are either spent or parched in August and September’s dry unrelenting heat—I love seeing “pops” of color here and there—and just like January and February—our souls long for refreshment –thank you for providing such a need oasis 🙂
    Hugs to you Natalie–
    Julie

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    • Oh boy is it ever a rare commodity this time of year and will be here until some time in late September or October. Unless of course your favorite color is parched brown! The heat is really getting cranked up here this week and I’m whining big time. So I have to find ways to create an refreshing oasis just to keep myself from thinking that it will never end. I’m glad you enjoyed my oasis too. Love and hugs, Natalie 🙂

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  2. The lives of all living things are always a blessing to receive and enjoy from children, to friends and to the beauties of Nature. I have always been moved by flowers…for once you embrace their beauty in our hearts and minds…it always stays such a priceless treasure that is hard to forget. Because even on day I was to be blind i will be able to recall its lovely existence to life within so happily! Simply beautiful Natalie!

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  3. Hi Natalie, I am enamored with Echinacea this year…I think it is one of the most beautiful flowers..there are so many varieties and colors….Ah!! and if you say they are easy to care for….maybe I will just start a little garden of my own 🙂 🙂
    I wish you a beautiful day filled with God’s grace!!!! ❤

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  4. With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things. ~William Wordsworth
    Maybe you’ve noticed, but I have mentioned on my blog a quote by William Wordsworth. This one is BEAUTIFUL, he is a wonderful author.
    You know Nathalie, I follow your blog but your post don’t appear in my reader… I’m going to suppress “following” then will “follow” again, I hope it will works because I want to read your post, your really have great QUOTES – I’m on twitter too, and I really love to share “words in the light”, I mean, quotes of beauty, hope and love…
    THANK YOU, you’re a very very generous and beautiful soul 🙂 ♥

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