“If I had influence with the good fairy, I would ask her gift to each child be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.” ~ Rachel Carson
Good Sunday morning, my friends. We finally had rain and now are enjoying cooler temperatures. I do hope you are enjoying the same.
When I looked out of the window this morning, I saw the huge old maple on the street behind us. She is golden and is inviting all the other trees to hurry and get dressed in their autumn finest. Looking at this lovely tree, my thoughts turned to my dear mom and how I will be forever grateful to her for instilling in me, “an indestructible sense of wonder.”
I do try to pay attention to even the smallest of things. Although, sometimes I forget, and something as small and lovely as an acorn will once again capture my attention and my heart.
“Some of the greatest poetry is revealing to the reader the beauty in something that was so simple you had taken it for granted.”
“We are perishing for want of wonder, not for want of wonders.” ~
Château de Sully sur Loire, France
Nature is not the only thing that makes me stand in awe. Breathtaking architecture does also. Such as Château de Sully, built in the early thirteenth century. To me, it is incredible how something so beautiful was constructed at this time in history. Just imagine the primitive tools, by today’s standards, these craftsmen used to create such beauty. Amazing, isn’t it?
“Cherish sunsets, wild creatures, and wild places. Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the earth.” ~ Stewart Udall
Windmill against a glorious sunset, Quitman, Texas.
Above all the many wonders of this earth, it is always the magnificent beauty of God’s brushstrokes that will steal my heart. A rainbow, a sunrise or a sunset, all are so amazingly beautiful.
“I walk the world in wonder.” ~ Oscar Wilde
Dahlia, Café au Lait’
Dear Friends, thank you so much for visiting this morning.
Until we meet again, I hope your path will be lined with things that will cause you to pause and wonder.
Wishing you and yours a beautiful day.
Images: Pinterest and tumblr