Sunday Thoughts – July 21, 2019

“Everyone should have themselves regularly overwhelmed by Nature.” ~ George Harrison

Good Sunday morning, dear friends.  My post this morning is about the beauty of Nature and also, beautiful words.  I believe in our ever-changing, often alarming world, both of these provide hope and comfort.  At least they do for me, and I hope they do for you as well.  So, please join me for a virtual stroll through the beauty of nature. I hope you will embrace the lovely words given to our world by these marvelously talented souls.  Collecting wonderful words is something I have thoroughly enjoyed since my early teens.  Many, many moons ago.

senerii: “ Butterfly by *bydandphotography ” Beautiful, Monarch Butterfly.

“The greatest thing a human being ever does in this world is to see something… To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion all in one.” ~ John Ruskin

A precious hummingbird enjoying a honeysuckle bloom.  They are such a delightful gift.

“I get the invitation every morning when I wake up to actually live a life of complete engagement, a life of whimsy, a life where love does. It doesn’t come in an envelope. It’s ushered in by a sunrise, the sound of a bird, or the smell of coffee drifting lazily from the kitchen. It’s the invitation to actually live life, to fully participate in this amazing life for one more day.” ~ Bob Goff

stepfordwasp: “Derwent Edge © @andymapp ”

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Wild poppies

“Nature is the one song of praise that never stops singing.” ~ Richard Rohr

swansong-willows: “(via (90) Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas) ”

“The forest and I was all there was.  In the deep still silence I could feel the Earth’s beating heart.” ~ unknown

Great Smoky Mountains - Craggy Steps by Joye Ardyn Durham

The Earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.” ~ John Paul II“All those who love Nature she loves in return, and will richly reward, not perhaps with the good things, as they are commonly called, but with the best things of this world-not with money and titles, horses and carriages, but with bright and happy thoughts, contentment and peace of mind.” ~ John Lubbock

“My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness.” ~  Michelangelo

Dear friends,  thank you so much for your visit.  Know I am wishing you and yours a day of beauty, joy, and peace.  


May you see the “Earth’s loveliness” and find joy along your path.


Wild Flowers: romantic Dahlia


“Each flower is a soul opening out to Nature.” ~ Gerald DeNerval






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14 Comments on "Sunday Thoughts – July 21, 2019"

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Divine pictures! God’s gifts for us…Blessings,dear Sandra,have a lovely Sunday!

Pam Richardson

Good morning Sandra! You are a master of collecting beautiful words and images. I always look forward to your delightful Sunday posts. Thank you for sharing God’s amazing creation. Happy Sunday❤️

Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

This is the perfect way to start my day. Beautiful as always.

Rita C at Panoply

Your collection of phrases and photos inspires me, even when I don’t comment! Love them all, Sandra. Have a good day.


What fabulous quotes and beauty today! I especially love the Goff quote — I need to put that one in my keeper pile for it is just how I feel. I wish you a beautiful Sunday, a wonderful new week ahead and thanks for all your comments on my blog, which always give me joy!

bonnie morgan

Lovely and delightful. So beautiful! Thank you for collecting these Sunday thoughts and pictures.

Angie {Green Dirt Stories}

Beautiful words and images. I love nature which is why I garden. That feeling of closeness to the soil and the plants is just wonderful Have a wonderful week!