What A Beautiful World

If your soul gets a little frazzled by what others do to upset you, go out and see this beautiful world God created.  Each time I sit in the lawn swing and watch the birds in flight, the squirrels and rabbits running here and there, nature enfolds me in it’s comforting embrace.


Looking at the pond on the North side of my house is relaxing.  This wild rose and its reflection in the water is beautiful.


I took this picture in late April of this honeysuckle that uses our fence as its trellis.  It is sending out its flower buds.  The pictures below show this honeysuckle when it began to bloom in early May.  The fragrance of honeysuckle is overwhelming.  You do not have to plant honeysuckle in Arkansas wild honeysuckle grows everywhere.




The following roses are growing in my yard.  I actually got a few good pictures of part of my collection of roses before the bugs chewed holes in the peddles.


This is called the Double Delight Hybrid Tea Rose.  This is a very small bush type rose.


This is the Mr. Lincoln Rose.  It ranges in color from dark red, to the shade shown here.


This is a large bush rose that everyone in Arkansas calls The Old Fashion Bush Rose.

Earth’s Abundant Beauty


It amazes me that the bloom of any plant can be beautiful.  Whether it’s a tree, a vine, or a weed.  The bloom above is from a blackberry vine.  It was not until I bought a new camera, with a macro lens, that I began to really see the beauty God created.


This is simply a weed in my yard, I do not know its name, but I thought it was quite pretty.


In an earlier post, I talked of the Red Tip Hedge in my yard.  These small flowers make up each bloom of the hedge.  Below you will see what the Red Tip Hedge looks like when it is in total bloom.  It is a beautiful sight on which to feast your eyes.



Most of you should be able to recognize this as the strawberry bloom.  From this one picture you can see we are going to have many strawberries in our patch this year.  Soon we will have to put netting over these berries or the birds will have a feast.

The following pictures are just weeds in the yard, but I still see the beauty of their blooms.