Monday, April 27, 2015

Spring Around Town

Oh the loveliness of spring has arrived! 
I took a little walk around town this past weekend, 
Come with me and see
The pretty sights I saw!


No matter how long the winter,
Spring is sure to follow! 


If we had no winter... 
Spring would not be so pleasant... 


Nature does not hurry... 
and yet everything is accomplished. 


Earth laughs... 
in flowers! 


There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy! 


You know spring is here 
when tulips have arrived!


Let your joy burst forth 
Like flowers in the spring! 


Some old fashioned things like 
fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.  
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder ~


God's touch ... 
lights the world with color 
and renews our heart with life. 
~ Janet L. Smith ~


Is there any prettier sight to see
Than tulips waving in the breeze? 


The heavens declare the glory of God
and the firmament shows his handiwork. 
Psalms 19:1


The miracles of nature do not seem miracles 
because they are so common
If no one had ever seen a flower
even a dandelion would be 
the most startling event in the world. 
~ L. B. Cowman ~


Jesus Christ opens wide the doors 
of the treasure chest of God's promises
and bids us go in and 
take with boldness
the riches that are ours. 
~ Corrie Ten Boom ~


If we are children of God, 
we have a tremendous treasure in nature
and will realize that it is holy and sacred. 
We will see God reaching out to us
in every wind that blows
every sunrise and sunset
every cloud in the sky
every flower that blooms,
and every leaf that fades. 

~ Oswald Chambers ~


The longer I live
the more my mind dwells upon
the beauty
and the wonder 
of the world. 
~ John Burroughs ~


God is the sunshine that warms us,
the rain that melts the frost
and waters the young plants. 
The presence of God
is a climate of strong and bracing love, 
always there. 
~ Joan Arnold ~



There's not a tint that paints the rose
or decks the lily fair
Or marks the humblest flower that grows
But God has placed it there...
There's not a place on earth's vast round,
In oceans deep or air,
Where love and beauty are not found, 
For God is everywhere. 
~ Unknown ~


When I look at the galaxies on a clear night - 
when I look at the incredible brilliance of creation
and think that this is what God is like, then
instead of feeling intimidated and diminished by it,
I am enlarged - 
I rejoice that I am a part of it. 
~ Madeleine L'Engle ~




This is my Father's world
He shines in all that's fair.
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass;
He speaks to me everywhere. 
 ~ Maltbie D. Babcock ~


In the beginning 
God created the heavens...
and the earth...
God saw that all he had made...
and it was very good. 
Genesis 1:1, 31




How beautiful it is to be alive
To wake each morn as if the Maker's grace
Did us afresh from nothingness derive,
That we might sing - 
How beautiful it is to be alive! 
 ~ Henry Septimus Sutton ~


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I hope that you enjoyed 
this little tour of spring around town... 
and that the quotes along the way 
served to brighten up your day!  


30 comments:

  1. I enjoyed my walk with you:)
    Virginia is blooming and turning bright green too.
    It is truly a beautiful Spring and His glory does radiate all around us.
    I loved all the Scripture and quotes you shared....especially Oswald Chambers.
    Enjoy your day....Shirley

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    1. Thank you Shirley for "walking with me" - it is always a pleasure to hear from you! I'm glad that spring is happening in your neck of the woods too. Spring is so full of life and hope isn't it! I love Oswald Chambers, I read the devotional "My Utmost for his Highest" every day, and he always speaks deeply to my heart. May your day be blessed too!

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  2. What beauty!! Your collection of wise and wonderful quotations on spring and all its glory, along with these stunning photos of your sweet tulips, and that pretty, white picket fence, definitely makes for a most delightful dream, but it is real, and waking to its brilliance every day, must be pure bliss!!
    Thanks for sharing, my friend; your images brought a wide smile to my face.

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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    1. Thank you Poppy! Your gift with words is unparalleled, and your comments are always so sweet! I was so excited to find that white picket fence with the row of red tulips that I almost danced with joy! It was downtown behind an old brick building that someone had planted these. I was so delighted to see them! I'm glad that the images of the tulips brought a smile to your face today :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. You take such BEAUTIFUL pictures, M! I just love your way with a camera. And the prose you picked to go with the photos is perfect. xo Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana! It was pure joy, I tell you, to be out there seeing the spring party! I got a few looks from people downtown as I strolled around taking pictures, but I didn't care. I was just HAPPY to see such beauty :) Have a blessed and wonderful day!

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  4. What beautiful pictures of spring... just lovely. :) I appreciate the quotes with the pictures also... nicely fitted together. I sure enjoyed taking a walk with you! I love spring and am enjoying it greatly!

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    1. Thank you Joy! It was so delightful to match spring prose with my spring pictures! I'm so glad you enjoyed our "walk" - I always enjoy your photography and stories as well. We may just be kindred hearts :)

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  5. So lovely! I really enjoyed the quotes as well . . . :-) You are right . . . we would not enjoy the spring so much if the winter didn't come before it.

    Blessings to you in Christ (signed up to receive your e-mail updates, as well! :-)

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    1. Hi Rebekah! Your name is spelled exactly as my sister's name,just like Rebekah in the Bible. Such a pretty name! I'm glad you stopped by for a visit today, and I look forward to getting to "know" you better in blogland :)

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  6. Nice strolling with you today!

    Hugs,
    Kelley~

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the "stroll"... Have a blessed day!

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  7. Thank you for the beautiful walk!

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  8. Beautiful pictures!

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    1. Thanks Lynne! It was fun taking them!

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  9. What lovely photographs and great quotes and scriptures. This is just a beautiful, vibrant post. Thanks for taking the time to share it at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. Thank you Teri, it was a pleasure! Always enjoy a visit with Good Morning Mondays :)

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  10. Beautiful pictures and quotes of spring! I will pin this to my "spring" board! Also, thank you for sharing this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

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    1. Thank you JES, it is always my pleasure to visit you on Monday! It was a beautiful day, and I'm glad you enjoyed the spring pictures. :)

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  11. I enjoyed the tour of your town. Love all the flowers, but the tulips are my favorite!
    Visiting from Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration.

    Sylvia...A Grandma's Blessings

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    1. Indeed - tulips are definitely a favorite of mine too! I'm glad you enjoyed the "tour" and thank you for coming by to visit!

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  12. A beautiful uplifting walk with so much to admire and to revel in the glory of God! Glad I came by from Roses of Inspiration.
    Enjoy your spring walks!

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    1. I'm so glad that you came by for a visit, and shared your thoughts with me - it means so much! I'm glad you enjoyed our little "walk" together! :)

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  13. Good morning, my dear! My, what a delightful post! I enjoyed the images of spring and I especially enjoyed the beautiful quotes.

    I am so glad you shared this with Roses of Inspiration - thank you! Hugs and blessings!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie for your kind words! It was a joy indeed, and I'm glad you were able to "share" in it! Thanks for stopping by today :)

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  14. Beautiful photos and what a wonderful place.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, and for stopping by for a visit! I appreciate it greatly :)

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  15. Your photos are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing. You are welcome to visit my blog anytime, and please don't be shy to leave a comment.

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    1. Hi Linda! Thanks for your sweet comments, and I most certainly will be over to visit your blog shortly :) Have a wonderful day!

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