Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts

Friday, April 08, 2016

Before Spring in Paris

Paris, before Spring
In the distance a tower
The Eiffel Tower

A panorama
Blue skies and people watching
A joy to behold

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy

 recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 



Finally, I am joining A Soulful Life for Soulfood Friday


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Antonia Plantation

Live oak trees, azaleas
The majesty and color
Beauty through ages
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"God is the experience of looking at a tree and saying, 'Ah!'"
Joseph Campbell
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There was a beautiful wedding here last night.  The glory of God's creation and the beauty of man's handiwork were ever present. Oh, the joy we all felt!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God

Cathy


 I'm here to play and invite you to join Mersad at Through My Lens.  Should be fun!




Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.

Mosaic Monday


I think you should take some time to visit Imagin-in-ing.  You're sure to enjoy it!

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Big Thompson River


Big Thompson River
Estes Park, CO

Two years ago this month this, what appears to be, little river flooded Estes Park and tore down the Big Thompson Canyon flooding the cities of Ft. Collins and Boulder along the way.  It took eight lives and caused billions of dollars in damage.  The canyon has a history of severe flash flooding, but I am always in awe of the canyon beauty and its river, but I am reminded that the serenity I experience now can change in a heartbeat when severe weather comes.

A gentle river
Hides a frightening secret
It's a strong torrent

Beauty in the sound
Serenity and quiet
Become a torrent

The gentle river
Make peace and understanding
Give respect due it

~~~^j^~~
Thanks be to God

Cathy


I'm joining  Little Things Thursday.  Drop by by and visit!

Little by Little

Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 



Finally, I am joining A Soulful Life for Soulfood Friday


Sunday, February 03, 2013

Mosaic/ Macro Monday

Desert Beauty 1
Being here in Tucson has offered me the opportunity to reflect on those things I take for granted and the things I learn to appreciate.  

I have taken for granted the diversity of peoples and the ways they live.  I forget that all that is created by God has value and worth, even the cactus and the dry earth. Never must I forget these things and become so complacent in my environment that I allow these insights to lose their importance.


The desert beauty
Under the winter sun gives
The hope of New Spring

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy

Stop by  The Little Red House and offer words of encouragement to Mary.  Mosaic Monday is postponed this week due to the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.   Visit Macro Monday,  too.  Lisa has a wonderful time planned for you.  The pictures all are an inspiration!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Joy in Haiku


Today I join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.

Joy comes in many forms.
And this day has the potential of
being just as grand as
God's palate

must be open to it!
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God of Majesty
He rises in the morning
Prevails in all things

~~~^j^~~~

Will be at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods this weekend on a retreat/gathering of Providence Associates.  Pray with us!!!

Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy


Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 






Thursday, October 13, 2011

Then Joy in Tea Talk



There is a great deal of poetry and
 fine sentiment in a chest of tea. 
 ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims~

I'm having...English Breakfast tea.  It's eye opening.

My teacup...my little halloween mug unpacked from its box for the season.





I'm feeling... refreshed.  It has been a grand week.  The kids here last weekend, The three day Parish Mission on forgiveness, and last night the  White Mass for physicians and healthcare workers offered by Bishop Thompson.


On my mind...Simply preparing for today.

Please join Ruth at Tea Talk today.

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Today I also join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.




Lower Yellowstone Falls

The mist, it rises
The falls in beauty thunder
We all stand in awe!

~~~^j^~~~
 Thanks be to God!!!
 Cathy

Friday, October 07, 2011

Haiku My Heart










When beauty appears 
It's a delicate treasure 
Worth its weight in gold





Today I am posting my 1000th post!  Who would have thought 4 1/2 years ago I would still be playing here on the playground.  It's been soooo much fun.  Thanks for all your visits and generous remarks over the years.  Celebrate!!!  Life is grand!!!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy


Visit also Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart.

Friday, March 04, 2011

~~Haiku My Heart~~


The sun's risin'
A glorious sight to see
Praise God Almighty!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

  Visit also Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart.


aiku My Heart


Sunday, September 12, 2010

~~Mosaic Monday~~


May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.

~Irish Blessing

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This weekend we visited the gardens of some very dear people who allowed me to take pictures in their gardens.  This is the just a sample of the beauty I found there in.

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!!

Visit Mary at The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   Lisa at  Macro Monday  also has much to offer.  The pictures are grand.

I would also like to remind you that Wednesday is Adventure Tour Express.  Be thinking about the adventure you would like to share on our journey together!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

~~Mosaic Monday~~

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As I was going through pictures I took when we were on vacation I was struck by the value each offers to our life. Today I think I'd like to contrast the beautifully fragile iris and the sturdy evergreen. Both are fragrant. Both most exquisite in their composition. Yet we only enjoy the iris for a short time in the spring. Because of the shortness of it's stay we mourn its passing, looking forward to it's rebirth next spring. The evergreen, because of its apparent strength we take for granted, yet every spring it puts for lovely "flowers" of its own. Without its special blossoms this bold tree could perish. In its strength there is weakness.

~~^j^~~
Thanks be to God!


Please visit Mary and The Little Red House. Her pictures are grand and so are the pictures of others!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sunrise Over Carter Lake

Carter Lake, Colorado, 2009

At the risk of being accused of Photo Overkill, just one more. And I wanted to share this Bit-of-Wisdom by Saint Bonaventure.

If there is anyone who is not enlightened by the sublime magnificence of created things, he is blind. If there is anyone who, seeing all these works of God, does not praise Him, he is dumb. If there is anyone who, from so many signs, cannot perceive God, that man is foolish.

~~~^j^~~~
I must admit that I totally agree with the good saint.
Thanks be to God!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Glory Be To God, It's Saturday!


Alleluia, Alleluia

This is the Day the Lord has made
Let us be glad and rejoice in it.
[Psalm 118:24]

Alleluia, alleluia.

(From this day's Liturgy of the Word)

~~~^j^~~~

Indeed, thanks be to God!!!


Monday, November 03, 2008

The road to recovery is sublime...


As the sun was going down this evening on my way home from work, I noticed the glow of the trees in all their glory. It seemed their color alone could light the way. That, the Glory of God.

Tonight as Duchess and I went outside for a few minutes while she sniffed the fresh air and scouted the back yard, rising was not only the moon, but also Venus and Jupiter. That, the Glory of God!

Healing has come. The throat is less sore and the cough less frequent. Today the beginning of antibiotic therapy. That, the Glory of God.

~~~^j^~~~

Thanks be to God!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Canadian Fall


I'm back home from the wedding festivities and what a grand time we all had. There is nothing to compare with the gathering of family and friends on such an occasion. The sharing of love and hugs is the best gift one can receive.

I'm going to take some time to recuperate and gather my thoughts, but in the meantime I am offering these pictures that were sent to me as a gift. Enjoy!



Canadian Fall

FALL AT BUTCHART GARDENS , VICTORIA , B. C.,

CANADA

IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE ANYTHING

COULD

BE THIS BEAUTIFUL..






~~~^j^~~~

Thanks be to God!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Thank you!

Ron is the one who took the picture of the Peace rose now on my blog. He did such a wonderful job I just thought it deserved a place of honor. This rose is one of my favorites. If the world could just appreciate the beauty that can come about when we live in harmony with each other just like the Peace rose

Wishing you all a day of love and peace.

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Gifts of Words, Music and Flowers.

I was given this beautiful gift today. The words hopeful, the music restful, and the pictures reflective. It's for all who dream and hope and love. It was given in friendship and mutual concern for ponds and waterlilies, but it is also wonderful because of the gift itself. So to SMA at A World of Beauty, I say a most sincere, "Thank you!" I also say, "Thank you," to you all and please enjoy!!!





~~~~^j^~~~~

Thanks be to God!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Coffee Art!!!...one more time.

This is not meant to cause those who gave up coffee for Lent any extra penance, but to perhaps appreciate even more the beauty in "that cup" each day. It is sent to be my a friend and I just had to share it...Here is hoping that this time I will be able to do so.

There is a restaurant in Vancouver...actually three...where they dress up the lattes....you get to watch them create the pictures. Just see what can be done with coffee, cream, milk and imagination...Too good to drink?











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For the talent and gifts to create these works of art

Thanks be to God!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

It finally happened...

Yesterday, it snowed! Yep! It did. It was such a beautiful sight. Wow!! It started about 3:30 p.m. The kids were already home from school because of concern about the storm.



And then it turned to freezing rain! In all His glory God can change his palate and turn the same scene into a different texture.





And so it is with the Master Artisan! He exchanges beauty for beauty.

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~Be still and know I am God~
Psalm 46:10
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And now I must get ready to venture out into His handiwork! I wish you all a Grand Day!!
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And for this day
Thanks be to God!!!