I sometimes stare at the sky and wonder
why we have made such a mess of
things. I wonder how we can tear up the
seas and use up the trees all in the name
of progress. It is such a tragedy that we
are damaging things so fast and they will
soon be way beyond repair.
It is very sad to think future generations
will not have the natural things to enjoy
as we have had, and that they will be
paupers when it comes to the offerings of
the natural world.
But, preserving nature is one thing …
appreciating it is quite another. There is
so very much beauty all around us to see,
touch, and hear. Nature is so miraculous
because it is always changing. No matter
how many times you look at something, it
is always different.
Nature can set a sky aflame at sunset or
magically transform a familiar landscape
into a snow-white wonderland. It can
paint a rainbow in the sky, paint beautiful
autumn colors on trees, or paint a clump
of daffodils in the grass with glow of soft
Nature can bring a lot of beauty into our
lives. Nature has a way of affecting our
moods and it can force us to change our
plans. Nature is responsible for the sun,
clouds, rain, and snow. When it is sunny
and bright outside, we feel cheerful
inside. When it is cloudy and rainy, we
often feel gloomy. When there is a
beautiful and starry night, the moonlight
makes us feel romantic.
When we see the leaves budding on
tree or when a timid flower pushes
through the frozen ground, or when we
smell the freshness of spring, new hope
will always come to us. Nature is truly an
intrinsic part of our lives.
When we wake and see a sunrise, when
we walk and feel a breeze, when we gaze
at the mountains and the splendor
the seas, when we see the earth renew its
beauty at each season of the year, and
when the stars shine at night, we should
be so very thankful to the Lord for giving
us all these wonderful and miraculous
things. Learning to become more aware
of nature can truly have a good effect on
our lives in the way we look at things and
in the way we feel about ourselves.
It is with much love that I these
pages to a very special and wonderful
person, Ginny Ellis. If it hadn’t been
her, these pages would not be possible. I
truly appreciate every beautiful poem
that she has ever written. I thank you
from the bottom of my heart, Ginny, for
bringing so much beauty into the world.
I would now like to share with you some
of Ginny’s and other poets verses and
other things that capture Nature’s moods
and majesty. They may evoke some
memories and dreams I do hope you will find something that you will enjoy.