Sunday Thoughts – August 9, 2020

“Nature is loved by what is best in us.” ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Goldfinch Breeding male Photo from, The Cornell Lab ~ All About Birds

Good Sunday morning, beautiful people.  I am a happy soul this morning and I hope you are too.  But, what is it that I am happy about?  My friends are back, the beautiful and sweet goldfinches.  They know I have been so anxious to hear their precious conversations and to once again enjoy the beauty of their little sunflower gold selves bouncing through the sky.  Truly a lovely sight to behold.  Just arriving this past week, they are busy burying themselves in the zinnias and I adore listening to them chatter away.  I am certain they are thanking me for their food and telling me how much they were looking forward to their visit.  Perhaps though, not as much as I was.

“Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.” ~ Jimmy Carter

Blaise Pascal wrote, “In difficult times carry something beautiful in your heart.”  For me, these words hold true.  We are all living in difficult times and from many reports it appears as though we will be for quite a while.  So the goal of my future ‘Sunday Thoughts,’ will be to give you something lovely to carry in your heart.  It may be a beautiful image or meaningful words, but I hope you will find something you will want to tuck away.  Something to make your days a little lighter.  I hope you will enjoy what I have discovered.

“Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.” ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson

May you see beauty at your every turn.  It is there, just waiting for you to notice.

“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

“I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful ~ an endless prospect of magic and wonder.” ~ Ansel Adams


“On earth, there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.” ~ Jules Renard


“The rich fire of the orange sunset gloriously announces the coming night. ” ~ Susan S. Florence


Dear friends, I hope you have enjoyed your visit and that this finds you well. 

Wishing you and yours a beautiful day.


Know the words of Humphry Davy are also my “desire and hope” for you. 

Stay well!


“Nature is beautiful and you are in her bosom. That voice of comfort which speaks in the breezes of the morning, may visit your mind, that the delightful influences which the green leaves, the blue sky, the moonbeams and clouds of the evening diffuse over the universe, may in their powers of soul-healing, visit your day visions, is my desire and hope.” ~  Humphry Davy






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16 Comments on "Sunday Thoughts – August 9, 2020"

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Rita C at Panoply

These words and photos carry me away to thoughts of many beautiful places visited, experiences felt. Thank you, Sandra.

bonnie morgan

I loved your story of the goldfinches. I don’t have any natural things for them to feast on but I will put out my thistle feeder. I don’t know if they migrate here or when but I hope so.
How beautiful the regal swan is and its beautiful reflection!
The poppy reminds me I should have seed ready to sow next year. I had them for years and they died out.
Thank you for your beauty today. Have a lovely week, Sandra.

Pam Richardson

Sandra, I love reading of the return of the goldfinches to your garden. The beautiful images chosen and the comforting quotes really can lighten our day. Beauty is everywhere if we just open our eyes to see. Thank you for sharing your inspiring Sunday thoughts. Blessings always my friend!

Penny Carlson

I always look forward to your Sunday posts. I want to walk down that path in the third picture!

Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

Happy Sunday, sweet Sandra! I am so happy your goldfinches have arrived for a visit. They stopped by my neck of the woods for a short while and were then on their way. Your images and passages are beautiful and comforting. Take care and have a most blessed week, dear friend!


What stunning bird!Thank you for this lovely post!Hugs and blessings.


So glad your goldfinches are back! They’re so beautiful. What great joy!


There is much beauty in the world, even now in difficult times. It’s good to be reminded of that through your words and photos, and to look for the beauty in each day. Thank you.