Sunday Thoughts ~ October 13, 2019

“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

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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.”
~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

“We are perishing for want of wonder, not for want of wonders.” ~ G.K. Chesterton

Château de Sully sur Loire, France - 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

etxtraveler: “ A picture that instantly screams “this is Texas”! Photo from Quitman, Texas (Wood County). ?by Cheryl Chaney ” 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

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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.




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14 thoughts on “Sunday Thoughts ~ October 13, 2019

  1. Sandra, you always give me something to ponder. I hope I never lose the sense of wonder about the smallest and simplest things. Thank you sweet friend for reminding me to travel this journey of life with open eyes and heart!

    1. Dear Pam, thank you. I don’t believe you will ever lose your sense of wonder, it shows through with your every photo. I hope this finds you feeling better and enjoying cooler weather. Have a lovely day and week ahead, sweet friend. ❤

  2. Thank you for your lovely post. And for your untiring efforts to keep stoking the sparks of awe and wonder within your readers. Don’t ever stop, dear lady. The world needs you.

    I do love the windmill at sunset photo — it’s quite stunning.

    Wishing you a beautiful Sunday, Sandra.
    Brenda xox

    1. Dear Brenda, thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate them more than you can imagine.
      Wishing you and yours a lovely day and week ahead.❤

  3. I enjoyed all the wonder. That sunset with the windmill is lovely and all the other pictures also.
    Glad you received some rain. We are still waiting and tomorrow is promising. It has been a long time.
    Happy Sunday. Beautiful post.

    1. Thank you, Bonnie. I do hope you see rain soon. We have had some, but not near enough. Have a lovely day and week ahead.

  4. I love enjoying the little and big things nature has to offer! Lovely post.

  5. Sweet Sandra, thank you so much for these beautiful Sunday posts. They always give me a sense of peace and inspiration. The older I get the more I find myself wondering in amazement of all the wonderful things God has created. May you have a most blessed and happy Sunday my dear friend!!!

  6. Your words are so glorious and what photos to share with them. I know what you mean about being grateful to your mother. I think ours would have got on together very well! And like you, the architecture created by humankind ican be equally as amazing as that of nature.

    1. Many thanks, Jeanie. The beauties of this world are amazing, for certain. Hope you are seeing a lovely autumn day, we had a slight frost last night.

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