Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Flowers---God's Artistic Handiwork

There are so many incredible types of flowers on earth!

They come in every conceivable color, scent, shape, and size.

Isn't it mind boggling to think some flowers, like stargazer lilies,  can fill an entire room with fragrance?

Having an inquisitive mind, I often look deeply at flowers and wonder how God could have created them. They are all so different yet magnificent.

Of course, they are for our enjoyment.

I suppose one could have the same sense of amazement over animals, birds, fish and other sea creatures, insects, and, well, people!

All are so varied yet all so painstakingly formed.

A dear friend gave me the flowers shown in today's post as part of a Valentine's Day gift. Here it is almost two weeks later, and they are still alive.

Seeing them each day fills me with wonder and, of course, deep gratitude. 

Soon they will be gone by but until the last moment, they will be enjoyed.

Flowers bring such sweetness to our lives, don't you think?

Today, this blog is joining a new blog party, Think on These Things. It's on Lorraine's blog With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart.   Stop by and read some of the other inspirational posts!



LDH said...

The photos are gorgeous, especially the first one! The star burst of white on the lavender and purple background is amazing. I agree with you, it is mind boggling the array of colors, shapes and fragrances of flowers.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Susan such lovely photos. I love how delicate flowers are and the designs just amaze me. One of my favorite things to photograph. hugs, Linda

LDH said...

Yes! I am so happy you linked up! When I was reading this post earlier I thought it would be perfect but decided not to mention it to you. You must have read my mind :)

Chatty Crone said...

When your picture came up and I saw that flower - I thought of how beautiful Heaven is going to be - I mean if HE can make an earthly flower that pretty - can you imagine. I would love to just stare at it all day of if I was teeny - let it surround me. Been a long day!
love, sandie

Linda O'Connell said...

That purple flower is incredibly beautiful.

Leslie said...

How creative our God is--it IS mind-boggling, not only the outsides of the flowers, but the insides--the stem, stamens, pollen! Did you know that pollen is like snowflakes? No two flowers have pollen that is alike!
I love spidermums, too!
Love you, Susan!
Blessings on your beautiful day!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful photos. What I love about flowers is the variety and colors. I love this purplish flower in your photos :)
Have a lovely day!
Big hugs

Barb said...

Hi Susan,
Flowers are magic. For one little seed to have the makings of a flower inside is amazing.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Terri Tiffany said...

Your pictures jump right off the page! Gorgeous--however do you do that?? Vivid!

diane.stetson said...

I just threw my Valentine flower away today Susan. I loved how it stayed so long..YAY...your flowers are very pretty. Enjoy them! Have any of your spring flowers come up yet? I know it's only February in New 'England. I hope spring comes soon!

skoots1mom said...

such beauties...love those!

marie said...

Flowers are one of my favorite parts of God's creation.....thanks for sharing the beautiful photos and lovely thoughts!

I'm visiting from Lorraine's blog...happy to meet you. : )

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