Thursday, March 15, 2012

New Palette


After winter's barren palette, dabs of color dot the countryside.





 Magnolia unfurls layers of color with each opening leaf...





hyacinths split the ground and bubble up like purple lava,

and St. Patrick's color returns.

With each new leaf and blossom, beauty is restored to the landscape.



But for me, beauty is not an end in itself;

it always points to its Maker,





the One who leads me by still waters,

Who restores my soul.



And I whisper my thanks.








Linking with Macro Flowers Saturday

Texture by Kim Klassen






21 comments:

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Amen, so beautiful.

Zinnia said...

What a beautiful series of photos. That magnolia flower is stunning, the tiny grape hyacinths quite charming and you even captured a bee! I feel like dipping my feet into that lovely clear water. I like the shallow depth and seeing the stones through the water and my eyes lift up towards that tiny waterfall.
You are already getting green leaves over there and ours are still in bud form, but swelling up very nicely now - they should burst open any time!

Horst in Edmonton said...

Beautiful.

Nadege, said...

I love the little waterfall...and the bee flying among the hyacinths.

pens and needles said...

Such lovely images, but the best part is that you always bring it back to our Maker, the source of all the beauty we enjoy. He gave you wise eyes.

...melody... said...

Beautiful! Love the first photo...a lot. :)

Pat said...

Beautiful, beautiful post!

Marcie said...

Aaaah yes! So good to see spring color!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos.

Regards and best wishes

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful!

Jennifer Richardson said...

my heart joins yours
in wrapping love around
this AMAZING shepherd
and singing out loud
how altogether beautiful
is the Heart
that held and holds
it all!
Faithful and worthy
and all that we could ever
need or desire:)
-Jennifer

Beverly said...

The photos and words are very touching and lovely. You said so much in a gentle way, and the meaning is beautiful. Lovely, Connie!

JillsyGirl Studio said...

What beautiful Spring captures, especially Mr. Bee making his rounds!

Emily said...

These photos are beautiful! I love the color in the first one, the composition of the second and the perspective of the third. Thank you for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful captures.

lisa said...

These are all just beautiful Connie, but the magnolia?
Oh my goodness! My favorite summer flower, and this one is so gorgeous!
Sending you wishes for a beautiful weekend!
xo

Lui said...

Beautiful, Connie!
And I agree... completely ;-)

hannah said...

Indeed a glorious new palette. And that soothing water scene, is that where I think it is?

lisa said...

Oh my goodness, that magnolia is absolutely breathtaking!

Barb said...

Beautiful post - the magnolia is gorgeous!

lisa said...

That magnolia just takes my breath away!
So beautifully photographed.