You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. ~ Isaiah 62:3

I came upon jewelweed growing in lush abundance this morning. A perfect choice for the WordPress Photo Challenge: shiny. The small droplets of water hanging on each leaf shone in the morning sunlight, a perfect ornament for reflecting the radiance of God’s creation.


When He cometh, when He cometh
To make up His jewels,
All His jewels, precious jewels,
His loved and His own.

Like the stars of the morning,
His brightness adorning,
They shall shine in their beauty,
Bright gems for His crown.

~ William O Cushing (1856)

Hummingbird’s Delight – Tithonia

Skywatch Friday – Showers of Blessing
“I will make them and the places surrounding my hill a blessing. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing.” ~ Ezekiel 34:26

There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.

Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

~ Daniel W. Whittle 1883

I’ve enjoyed growing Mexican Sunflowers this year. Today for Skywatch Friday I took a photograph of these brilliant flowers in the rain. Truly God has showered me with so many blossoms of beauty in my garden.

For more information on the history of this beautiful hymn visit Wordwise Hymns

In the Eye of the Beholder

“Jesus Christ drew all His illustrations from His Father’s handiwork, from sparrows and flowers, things that none of us dream of noticing; we take our illustrations from things that compel attention.”

“When we are born from above the Spirit of God does not give us new ideals, we begin to see how ideal the real is; and as we pay attention to the things near at hand, we find them to be the gate of heaven to our souls.” ~Oswald Chambers

Cabbage Butterfly: Shimmer


“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”~ Robert Brault

Hummingbird Feather

I recently received a SPECIAL DELIVERY. Left as a gift on a red gerbera daisy, this small hummingbird feather delights me. Until this year, in the midst of a wild abandon of gerbera daisy blooms, I didn’t know hummingbirds fed on gerbers.

Skywatch Friday Feather

As of now, the feather sits on a window sill, the end weighted down with a pebble, waiting for me to decide how to best preserve it. Any ideas?

Lincoln Penny with Hummingbird Feather

This photograph is part of Skywatch Friday.