Nature’s Bounty




Bare tree stands against misty sky  

A thing of such beauty almost makes me cry  

Bare tree

Sunlight dapples through the moist trees  

Catches my breath and makes me weak in my knees  


I thank God for this beauty, I send up a prayer  

Thank God for Mother Nature or whoever is there  

Who would think there would be such power  

In the stark beauty of a single flower  


A single blue flower against endless seas  

Of countless flowers and plants and trees  


Beauty surrounds me at every turn  

Much needed nature walks I feel I’ve earned  

Time for my “Father/daughter” God and me talks  

That’s what I find when I go on my walks  

Uninterrupted by friend or by foe  

I commune with nature and bask in its glow  


Life is a gift – don’t ever forget  

This could all end tomorrow, you take what you get  

Of love, of life, of beauty, of living  

For all such gifts are the thanks I am giving  

Don’t turn away, not one moment lest you miss  

This bounty, this beauty for which we’ve been blessed  


Enjoy today and hope for tomorrow too  

Be thankful for all this awesomeness God gives you  


About pegbur7

South of the Mason/Dixon Line
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30 Responses to Nature’s Bounty

  1. Beautifully done Peg! Gorgeous photos, lovely words.

  2. Angelia Sims says:

    I am thankful. I am very blessed.

    “Indescribable. Uncontainable…..You placed the stars in the sky and you know them by name.

    You are amazing God.

    All powerful. Untameable.

    Awestruck, we fall to our knees as we humble proclaim, you are amazing God.” -Chris Tomlin

    Amazing pictures and words.I am humbled by this amazing world and the people in it.

    Thank you.

  3. terrepruitt says:

    Wow. This is where you walk? Wow. How beautiful. I can see why you love your walks and your time with nature and God.

    I can also see how one might be compelled to create such a lovely poem . . . . the pictures are so beautiful. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the one of the stream.

    Thank you for reminding me life is a gift. And thank you for sharing some of yours with me.

    • pegbur7 says:

      Thanks Terre. I feel bad because it’s been so freaking hot that I haven’t walked for a while. I need to just bite the bullet and get out there. I see all manner of “critters” out there. I’ve seen coyotes, beavers, deer, foxes, a cougar, possums, cranes, hawks, and then all manner of your common ones you see every day.

  4. suzicate says:

    Absolutely stunning!

  5. I’m here! Sorry, I fell asleep a bit early last night.
    Beautiful Spin, I love the words and the pictures are a perfect soundtrack. You’re linked!

  6. Alaina says:

    What a beautiful poem, and some amazing pictures to go along with it!

  7. Lovely post and gorgeous pictures! Love them!

  8. Love the interplay between the poetry and the pictures. Makes me want to go out on a nature walk.

    Thanks for sharing,

    • pegbur7 says:

      Thank YOU. Thanks for stopping by. I love my nature walks. I just wish it would stop being so freaking hot so I can actually GO on one!

  9. LisaF says:

    Wonderful combination of thought and photos. The poem speaks much truth and I love the little waterfall in the creek bed. Thanks for starting my weekend on the right note.

  10. Lovely words and lovely images. The color of that lone flower is astonishing. Is it a cornflower?

    This morning I saw a butterfly with wings of black and a liquid, saturated turquoise. It’s so rare to see that color in nature. It was an amazing sight.

    Wonderful way to put “life” into perspective.

    • pegbur7 says:

      Thanks. I’m not sure what kind of flower it is but since it was the LONE blue flower it was rather startling and caught my eye. I had to take a close up!

  11. Manzanita says:

    A picture’s worth how many words??? A hundred, a thousand? I’m there. I’m silently transported. Thank you

  12. Jimmy says:

    Very Nice Peg,

    As I have said probably a hundred times “The Good Lord Sure Paints A Pretty Picture” and you sure captured his beauty in this post.

    Thank You my Dear Friend.

  13. Kate says:

    This is so beautiful with the pictures. A photo is almost like a poem to me!

  14. Heather says:

    Lovely poem and Love that rocky river pic!

    • pegbur7 says:

      Thanks. I know, I love going down there and just closing my eyes and listening to the sound of the water babbling over the rocks! HEAVEN!!!

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