497. I wanted to know the name of every stone and flower and insect and bird and beast. I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life… ~George Washington Carver

i thank You God for this most amazing day:
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;
and for everything which is natural
which is infinite
which is yes
~e.e. cummings

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Of What Surrounds Me

Whatever it is I am saying, I always
Need a leaf or a flower, if not an
Entire field. As for sky, I am wildly
In love with each day’s inventions, cool blue
Or cat gray or full
Of the ships of clouds,I simply can’t
Say whatever it is I am saying without
At least one skyful. That leaves water, a
Creek or a well, river or ocean, it has to be
There. For the heart to be there. For the pen
To be poised. For the idea to come.

~Mary Oliver

The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing. ~Ecclesiastes 1:8b   ✝

** Image of Dahlia via Pinterest

15 thoughts on “497. I wanted to know the name of every stone and flower and insect and bird and beast. I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life… ~George Washington Carver

  1. I thank god for giving me dear Natalie as friend, i thank god for letting me read her beautiful posts, not just the names of birds, flowers, and leaves but also beautiful thoughts …and great sonnet behind every thought behind these beautiful posts, great one dear Natalie, have a great afternoon 🙂

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    • Good evening, MS! I’m glad you enjoyed the photo! When I found it I fell in love with it too! I’ve been doing fairly well today, thank you for asking. Sitting at the feet of Jesus is such a good place to be! I pray that all is well with you too.
      Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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  2. Oh, that flower is so so gorgeous!!! I hope my soul looks like that!! 🙂 🙂 Hihihihi! 🙂 And I love Mary Oliver’s poetry! I had never heard her poems before I read them on your blog 🙂 They are precious! ❤ Thank you for introducing me to her! 🙂 ❤

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    • Oh I imagine your beautiful soul does look like that, sweet Trini! I love Oliver’s poetry too! I’d never heard of her either until one of my bloggers posted some of her poetry and I juist had to go buy a book of her poems. I’m glad you enjoy her work as well. Love and huge hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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