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Friday, September 9, 2011

outdoor inspiration

I know I've already posted a sunflower picture this week ... but .......

gorgeous, aren't they!?!
I'm a lover of Robert Service poetry (thanks to my husband, Brad)
I especially love his The Call of The Wild. I often think of this phrase:
"Have you gazed on naked grandeur where there's nothing else to gaze on ..."
and he ends most of the stanzas with:
"Then listen to the Wild - it's calling you"
Have you suffered, starved and triumphed, groveled down yet grasped at glory
Grown bigger in the bigness of the whole?
"Done things" just for the doing, letting babblers tell the story
Seeing through the nice veneer the naked soul?
Have you seen God in His splendors, heard the text that nature renders?
(you'll never hear it in the family pew)
The simple things. The true things. The silent men who do things -
Then listen to the Wild ~ it's calling you!


  1. Beautiful! I really like that first image - makes me feel like I'm laying in a field of flowers with the warm sun on my face and a cool breeze on my skin :)

  2. LOVE this - so inspiring love!

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika~Tiptoe Butterfly~

  3. Moving words. Blessed assurance. There's beauty out there. Stop and check it out!

    Thanks for the sunflowers! I don't see 'em here!

  4. Beautiful post!
    I love sunflowers!


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  6. Beautiful post !! from

  7. My comment got lost :(

    Your pics are just incredible - these would look beautiful on my wall!

    Thanks for participating in the Family Celebration by reading and commenting on my post over at Welcome to the Madness -- it's so fun to meet more people this way.

  8. I love your "silver strands"...what a neat story! Thank you for joining the Celebration today and commenting...Looking forward to hearing more from you!! - Jocelyn

  9. Those flowers are so fun and bright!

    Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely week!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  10. Lovely photo's and WOW, that poem stanza is powerful! Thank you for sharing it : )

  11. What great photos when I am down, I also go to my field of Sun flowers who needs prozac when Gods beauty can do just the same

  12. You can never post too many pictures of sunflowers. They're beautiful and my favorite!