Monday, February 18, 2013

Sparkles

Did you know that the inside of a chicory blossom has SPARKLES? Well, it does, and they are sprinkled on by God, all Mother Nature's sparkles. Not bad for what is called a common roadside weed. Check it out with your macro setting next time you pass one.



All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.
Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.
Cecil Alexander

27 comments:

Connie said...

Hi Ginny, I think that is exactly what we all are . . .common roadside weeds. That is until the good Lord gives us His life . . . then we start our journey to become beautiful flowers :)
Thanks so much for all of your encouraging words and for entering my give-away.
God bless you.
Connie :)

reana claire said...

Ginny, the combination of the colors is really beautiful! God is great.. awesome!

SquirrelQueen said...

Great photos Ginny. I did not know about the sparking inside of the Chicory bloom. It is beautiful. I do remember as a child my grandmother would add Chicory to coffee.

Ma said...

I love chicory:) It's too pretty to be a "weed".

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I never knew it had sparkles!

Sandra said...

this is amazing, had no idea a flower could sparkle and this one does. have not seen these before but wish i could...macro puts the spotlight on what God has done

Annmarie Pipa said...

wow...isn't that amazing?! so much beauty in this world when we take the time to notice. Beautiful!

Rose said...

I did not know, and I will look next summer.

Love that poem...have you read the books by James Herriot that uses the first four lines as titles? They are wonderful....he was a vet.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I did NOT know that. But I do know that I LOVE the beautiful color of chicory blossoms. Wish I could have some in our yard, but they won't let me...against the law to plant seeds that are considered invasive weeds. Bummer.

Arti said...

True, not bad for a road side weed. God's miracle, it looks so pretty. Love the dazzling color.
Have a wonderful week Ginny :)

Remington said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful pictures. Seeing the little details is where so much of the beauty can be seen.

Linda said...

Beautiful post, Ginny. Thank you so much for sharing your light.

SweetMarie said...

Such a beautiful post! Pretty, pretty photos!

Andrea said...

Sparkles indeed.... how beautiful, Ginny!!

Yes, by "bike" I mean motorcycle... a Harley Ultra-Classic. Oh how I wish I could drive it instead of just ride... but riding is wonderful too. I admire you for being able to drive! You go, girl!! :-)

Have a wonderful rest of the day.

Blessings--Andrea
XOXOXO

Gina Gao said...

These are really beautiful pictures! I enjoyed this post very much.

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Filip and Kristel said...

Excellent macro's, love the blue.

Greetings,
Filip

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful shots of the sparkles, Ginny! I didn't know this. Amazing what God has done, isn't it?

George said...

These photos are absolutely beautiful. You've done a great job with these.

A Quiet Corner said...

Ginny, swear to goodness when I took pix of my red cactus flower and got in for the close-up, the stamen was aglow with it's silvery white powder! Everything from God sparkles!!!!!...:)JP

Ruth Kelly said...

Glorious colors of nature and such a lovely poem. I loved your whole blog today.

Ann said...

some weeds are just as pretty as any flower. I'll have to look for the sparkles next time I see one

Betsy Adams said...

I love Mother Nature's SPARKLES.... I see them all over the country wherever I go... Even things in winter can sparkle in my eyes!!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

LV said...

Thanks for sharing this information in such a spiritual fashion. Will have to check them out sometime. Thanks for your loyalty in visiting. I have not been up to doing much lately, but getting back in the swing of things.

Chatty Crone said...

Ginny - don;t you think colors and sparkles and bling - are some of the things God gave us to love and enjoy and make us happy. I love color. sandie

The Café Sucré Farine said...

Very cool! You always teach me something new and fun!

Dee said...

I love the way you caught the sparkle...there is beauty in all of Gods creation.