Some Peaceful Landscapes for Monday

Some Peaceful Landscapes for Monday
A Photo Gallery: Chicago Botanic Garden

Please enjoy these images, taken over the weekend on our visit to the Chicago Botanic Garden. May the God of beauty enhance your peace of mind and spirit today.

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8 thoughts on “Some Peaceful Landscapes for Monday

  1. I just got back from backpacking with my sons in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania… I truly appreciate green and enjoyed these shots. My favorite is the one with the red plants and the weeping willows (the dirtiest of trees but beautiful when in someone else’s yard) – great contrasts.

    Give me a big tree to sit under with view of a tree filled valley and lots of colorful foliage and I will sit there all day lazily sucking in the oxygen and relaxing……

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  2. Thank you for these images. I am from Redding, California where the Carr Fire and other fires have destroyed so much of our beauty in the last few weeks–not to mention the horrible toll on homes and lives. These photos serve as a gentle reminder that God is still in control, and this too shall pass, and God can create beauty once again from the ashes. Hope…

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  3. Thank you, Senecagriggs

    very meaningful, very beautiful lyrics in that hymn:

    “In the garden of our Savior no flower grows unseen
    His kindness rains like water on every humble seed
    No simple act of mercy escapes His watchful eye
    For there is One who loves me
    His hand is over mine

    In the kingdom of the heavens no suffering is unknown
    Each tear that falls is holy, each breaking heart a throne
    There is a song of beauty in every weeping eye
    For there is One who loves me
    His heart, it breaks with mine

    O the deeds forgotten, O the works unseen
    Every drink of water flowing graciously
    Every tender mercy You’re making glorious
    This You have asked of us:
    Do little things with great love
    Little things with great love

    At the table of our Savior, no mouth will go unfed
    And His children in the shadows stream in and raise their heads
    O give us ears to hear them, and give us eyes that see
    For there is One who loves them. I am His hands and feet?”

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  4. Nice pics. It takes a considerable amount of work to maintain gardens in that state. Nature is very rarely so demarcated, fertilized and watered.

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