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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Backyard Beauty

They are autographs of angels, penned
In Nature's green-leaved book, in blended tints,
Borrowed from rainbows and the sunset skies,
And written everywhere--on plain and hill,
In lonely dells, 'mid crowded haunts of men;
On the broad prairies, where no eye save God's
May read their silent, sacred mysteries.

Thank God for flowers! they gladden human hearts;
Seraphic breathings part their fragrant lips
With whisperings of Heaven.

~ Albert Laighton ( 1829-1887 )


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Anne!! Your photos always touch me! They are truly beautiful.

The Feathered Nest said...

Such a gorgeous post sweet Anne!!! Just wonderful ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Alice said...

A gorgeous photo and a lovely poem. Thanks for sharing!

traci said...

a beautiful way to start my sunday.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Very beautiful Anne!~Hugs, Patti

Theresa said...

Gorgeous! I love it dear Anne! Have a most blessed Sunday! HUGS!

BECKY said...

How delightful, Anne! And isn't this petite bloom Lantana? I have never seen it look quite so lovely!
Have a most joyful Sunday!

Privet and Holly said...

Happy Sunday!
Loved your TOM
post....Yes, you
two really are
xx Suzanne

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Such a beautiful post. Have a great Sunday!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Sue said...

What a beautiful picture and poem! Have a wonderful day.

Take care, Sue

Arabella said...

Fabulous photograph and quote ~ thank you for the weekend inspiration.


Susan said...

GORGEOUS photo!! LOVELY poem :)
Great post for this sunny Sunday :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Anne! Oh, what beautiful words and a beautiful snap! You're so talented!
Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandy said...


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Anne, this is beautiful. Happy Sunday, T

{oc cottage} said...

Wow! Awesome words! And oh, so true!

m ^..^

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Your photographs are so beautiful, Anne.
I feel like I could actually reach out and grab this flower.
Lovely words...from a lovely lady. :)
Lisa xo

time worn interiors said...

Lovely photo!

Mona Kay Gorman said...

Beautiful....the poem and the picture!

Lili said...

Divine! The flowers AND the lovely poem. xoxo ~Lili

Lara said...

Phenomenal image, Anne! Beautiful focus and dof! :-) I hope you had a good weekend!

Jemsmom said...

Just gorgeous! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Jilly said...

A gorgeous photo and a interesting poem. It seems edited photograph but it is not. I am fully agree with which you shared here. My description also same as your words for this image.
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for the love of a house said...

hi Anne! Nice to meet you!
Lovely post and love the photo of lantana- I can smell it from the photo;) I just spotted some baskets of it at the nursery here; I always loved the white!


Unknown said...

Great picture...DOF is nice. Lovely poem too.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...


Dear Lillie said...

Such a lovely post, Anne!

Cindi @ Rustique Art said...

I love Lantana. I can't kill it. and neither can this drought :) Your photo is stunning. Yes indeed, Heavenly Father, thank you for the flowers.

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