Sunday, 17 September 2017

For the Beauty...

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.
 ~  Folliott S. Pierpoint

 One Saturday morning, not too long ago, we decided upon a simple picnic at the Botanical Gardens… 

What a delightful time in the Lord’s marvelous creation it was!   
In the chaos of the last while, we had quite forgotten that Spring had in fact arrived in all her splendour…

What a sweet blessing it was to bask in the glory of the new life surrounding us…

...Cheerful yellow Weavers weaving their precarious looking nests…


Beautiful buds…

And of course, happy children delighting in the beauty of their Master’s handiwork!

^Mr Caleb....

 ^Miss Sofia...

^Caleb loved walking and exploring...

^Miss Beth 

 ^Miss Gabrielle...

^Mr Caleb getting started on his picnic lunch...{{Smiles}}

Of course I took my ever faithful camera along and enjoyed a slow-paced walk around the gardens, capturing bits of beauty and splendour through my lens…{{smiles}}

How good it was to be reminded that we serve a majestic and powerful God who takes delight in beauty and loves to see His precious children glorying in the beautiful earth He lovingly created for them…
 Blessings and joy in Christ,


  1. You take such gorgeous pictures! Lovely post, Kelly-Anne:)

  2. Oh, Kelly-Anne! How delightful this post was, and the beauty you captured is exquisite! Botanical gardens are so fun...I went once on a field trip when I was 7 and loved seeing all the different plants and flowers and little creatures hiding in all the vines and bushes. Spring sure has given you some lovely things to enjoy and look upon.

    I loved seeing your siblings, too! Caleb is getting around, isn't he? I'm sure he keeps you all on your toes! But I know it's loads of fun, too {{smiles}} And all the girls look so lovely....little ladies!

    It was such a joy to find this post in my feed this morning and a perfect way to begin a Sunday! That hymn at the top is a favorite of mine, though I haven't heard it in a very long time. Thank you for reminding me of it ♥

    I received your lovely email, too, and will be responding within the next day or so! Thinking of you all and sending much love to all the Grays!


  3. Beautiful shots, Kelly-Anne. You certainly have a way with the camera. Your delightful siblings are growing up so quickly!

  4. This looks like a beautiful day, my friend! :) The weavers make a lovely nest. It's interesting to see how Caleb is growing in resemblance to Sofia, I think? :)

  5. Such lovely pictures! I love going on picnics! Springtime is my favorite season of the year. I love how everything just seems to turn green all at once before ones eyes! Hope you are doing well....much love and blessings

  6. Beautiful and sweet pictures. Basking in the Lord's Glory soothes the soul. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. Gorgeous photos of gorgeous children. Where is Rachel?
    Marion and Marilyn

  8. How beautiful! The yellow weavers nests are SO neat! I've never seen those here, they are so neat and God was very creative when He thought of how they make their nests! {{smiles}} Your siblings are so lovely and pretty, and my how much Beth has grown up, and Mr. Caleb too! He is such a tall, handsome boy now! {[smiles}}

    Sending you and your family love and hugs! {{smiles}}

  9. My, what lovely photos Kelly-Anne! Those birds are so pretty and the nests are amazing! It looks as though it would fall off the branch doesn't it? So interesting! Your siblings are all so darling and that Caleb is looking like a big boy! Such a handsome little boy! Thanks for sharing your family adventures with us. Enjoy will be fall/autumn weather here soon!

    Blessings, Vicky

  10. What a fascinting bird the Weaver bird is. - Enjoyed your photos of it. Boy your brother & sisters are sure growing and they are all just precious looking children.


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