Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bees On Pink Zinnias

This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears
all nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Father's world: I rest me in the thought
of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
his hand the wonders wrought.


This is my Father's world, the birds their carols raise
the morning light, the lily white declare their maker's praise.
This is my Father's world: He shines in  all that's fair;
in the rustling grass I hear Him pass;
He speaks to me everywhere.
Maltbie D. Babcock

27 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You got so many wonderful photos of that busy bee, Ginny! I hope you are careful not to get too close and be stung!

I also enjoyed reading the lovely verse.

Joanne said...

Beautiful poem! Ginny , yet again I am in awe of how beautiful your photos are! You should seriously think of writing a book based on this blog.
Blessings, Joanne

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

I love the photos... what a beautiful bee... and that lovely poem -- it is a song too, isn't it?

I had a little sad moment today... speaking creatures from our father's world.... a little bug got caught on the wet paint of our deck. And by the time I got to him, paint had dried on his back and some on his tiny, tiny legs. I felt so bad..... I even saw his beady, little eyes and said I was sorry he got caught. Because now he couldn't fly or hardly walk.

reanaclaire said...

I love this song, Ginny.. This is My Father's World... my church sings this at time...

SweetMarie said...

Ginny these are amazing photos!
Pretty & Pink!

Regina said...

The words are so beautiful Ginny!! "This is my Father's world..all nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres- to the last stanza- in the restless grass, I hear Him pass" wow!!
The bees are so pretty and transparent (on one of my favorite flowers too)-

SquirrelQueen said...

Ginny, you got some really great shots of the bumble bee. He seems to be enjoying those beautiful zinnias. You are getting really good at macro shots.

You've got me thinking, I haven't seen any bumble bees here lately.

Maple Lane said...

One of my very favorite hymns. I love to see the bees enjoying the zinnias.

LC said...

Love the different angles of your images of the "busy bee."This hymn was a favorite of mine as a child and still sounds in head and heart on a beautiful days or when I become captured by a bee on a zinnia!
Thanks for providing both today!

From the Kitchen said...

Beautiful--and, I'll be singing that song all day and maybe tomorrow.

Best,
Bonnie

Sharon said...

Wonderful pictures of bees and flowers, it's beyond me how you could capture these! Beautiful!

Fran Amenábar Ch. said...

A beatifull images!

T.O. Geezer aka ~Ron said...

Fantastic Photos! Isn't His creation beautiful?

God bless and have a great week :-)

~Ron

Sandra said...

the song says it ALL, and I can see each little fuzzy hair on that bee, great macro of the buzzy beee. bee U T ful

Shug said...

Great Picture Ginny.....I just have to wander what ate the precious lttle petal there? Love all the details of this picture..
Hugs Ginny,..
Shug

Nature Rambles said...

The words are lovely! I also enjoyed going through your photos. The bee is unlike the bees that we see here...really nice shots!!

Remington said...

Beautiful pics! They made me smile....thank you!

Lady Jane said...

Love the busy little bee on this pretty pink zinnia along with the words to this beautiful hymn. Also those are the neatest erasers ever. Bee careful, they look good enough to eat, lol.... Anne Marie is a very creative little girl... Hugs, LJ

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Beautiful! I could reach out and touch the bees but nah...great pics

Rose said...

Ginny, these are wonderful...and I have even clicked them yet! and a beautiful poem.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

These are so vibrant - they jump off the screen!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Exquisite photos and this is one of my favourite songs.

S. Etole said...

What a busy little bee.

Ann said...

Those are beautiful shots. You got some great close ups there. The song fits so well.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Ginny - I love that song - I remember it so well from my past. Wonderful. The flower is gorgeous not so sure about the bee!

sandie

missing moments said...

Your bee shots are amazing. I have yet to capture a good one!

DawnTreader said...

Wow you really got up close there...