Tuesday, July 19, 2011

love DOES exist


We love because God first loved us.
1 John 4:19

 
And think not you can Direct the course of love, 
For love, If it finds you worthy, Directs your course.
Kahlil Gibran
 

A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness.
John Keats

Wishing you
love and joy always,
     ~Maria

{Photos taken July, 2011 at the Lady Bird Gardens ~ Austin, Texas}

33 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

It is so comforting, so JOYFUL to know that LOVE never runs out, love NEVER ends, and that WE are loved by the author of love Himself...and that we are taught and made to LOVE ONE ANOTHER...this is the thread of life....good day my sweet friend!! Anita

Farmgirl Cyn said...

His commandment...that we love one another, that our joy may be full!

Wanda said...

Maria, you can take a photo, and simple words, and paint a lovey canvas.

Thank you that you bring hope and joy to those who share your blog.

Loving you today, and enjoying my wonderful cards.

BEAR's Mom said...

thank you Maria
for reminding me of
that in the middle of a
busy morning...
where would we be
without the Master's
LOVE...i dare say i
don't want to find out.
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

It's me said...

Wishing you the same darling.......love....xxx...

Diana said...

LOVELY post and photos!
Love Di ♥

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Hi! Thanks for coming to visit! Summer seems to be speeding by and it is too hot to enjoy it. I'm still happier just looking out the window at the sunshine and flowers instead of rain or snow! Your sky shots as always are beautiful and you used some favorite quotes. I always feel more relaxed after visiting you.

Lori's page said...

Beautiful clouds, looking at them make me dreamy! And it is your turn to have the lovely weather. I prefer to stay with your photos today, over here is not as pretty! Thanks for your lovely post, as always, very inspiring. Hugs, Lori xxx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi sweet Maria, another inspiring uplifting post my friend. Wish our sky was as blue as yours in these pictures. We have rain and as I am typing a lighting flashes into my living room.
Stil three more weeks of vacation to go, hooray. Enjoy your holidays to the fullest, my friend. Lots of love xoxoxoxo

koralee said...

Love that verse...love it!

Hope you are staying cool my friend...I hear it is pretty hot out your way. Not here....I will try to send you some rain....hugs. xoxoxo

Barb said...

Your heart clouds have sent a beautiful message to me, Maria - just when I most needed it.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious Maria,

Oh darlin', I was and AM praying for you out there in the Eastern part of the country because we had heard about this "HEAT DOME" that is moving your way. We had 117 (with heat index) on Monday,and since then it has been at least 112-115 DAILY. I am staying in my BASEMENT too, where I have been drawing at my drawing table, or working in my craft studio!!! But we are fortunate that we have forced air, so I have gone NOWHERE. To even take out the trash is stifling! Hold on tight dearest and don't do a lot of physical activity and drink lots of water. Oh how I worry about you all! THANK YOU PRECIOUS for coming to see how I am!!!! It should break for us by FRIDAY....Oh, that this thing move out to sea and be done with!

HAPPY DAY ANYWAY!!! Bises, Anita

Julie Harward said...

Love the pictures and verse...that is what it really is all about, this life of ours...love. :D

ladyfi said...

So calm and peaceful and such a lovely message.

EG Wow said...

So serene and pretty but I hope some of those clouds dropped some rain on you as I hear you are experiencing a severe drought. :)

Cafe au lait said...

Looks like a beautiful day to spend outside.

Liz said...

Beautiful shots!

Happy sky watching.

Liz @ A Simple Life

clairz said...

Wishing you love and joy, too, but also wishing you RAIN, because I think you guys need it as much as we do.

ewok1993 said...

thanks for sharing those quotes and bible passage.

My sky is here

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful sky and a lovely quote. have a nice day and Happy skywatching!

Joyful said...

Your clouds look very peaceful. Happy SWF!

Gale said...

Love your Keats quote! Very fitting! I'd love to put a neat quote like that with my sky watch pictures but never think of anything to fit.

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nancy said...

I love your skies all clear and blue.

I do wish you have a pleasant weekend!

Wanda..... said...

Loved the heart-shaped clouds, Maria...they look like angels too.

Wanda said...

Another lovely set of sky pictures. Love the quotes and verses you always find to make the perfect match.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sweet Maria! THINKING OF YOU as the heat has gone your way by now; please, stay inside! I hope everyone is well, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Dear Maria!

You are trying to find relief in the same way I did..sleeping in different places in the house! Listen,I am typing from my husband's computer because as I was composing my new blog post, MY COMPUTER DIED OUT!!! SO I will have to post a quick message from here telling all of you DEAR FRIENDS and readers that I will not be around for a while....unfortunately, we cannot buy another computer and I am in tears just knowing that I will loose you all...I see what happens when people are away from blogging for too long...I am so bummed out....THANK YOU FOR COMING DEAR FRIENDm but I think this may be the last time I can get to you for a long time....I will make a quick blog post...Anita

Dianne said...

Just knowing you were in a state bordering Arkansas makes me want to see you girl--hope you had (having) a glorious time--try not to get too hot.

We had an incredible rain shower here today--rain really hard for about 30 minutes or so--oh how we needed it!

Love your sky pics!

francis said...

Thank you so much
for your sweet words .
You always know to touch me .
The name of your blog is so true !
Are you enjoying your time ?
I can see you sitting in your garden with your tea ....musing.
Would you like to see what my SURPRISE-gveaway was ......
In my sidebar is a picture when you click on it you can see Rodica's beautiful blog . She lives in France and makes the most adorable little houses you have ever seen !
enjoy your weekend dear friend

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice photos.

Regards!

dcrelief said...

I can remember being in high school, looking at Mom's book, "The Prophet". My Mom said, "Oh, you've never read it? Oh, Dixie, you must read it."

I read it so much and so often, she gave me a copy of my own for my birthday!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh sweet Maria! The calling is sometimes difficult to RETURN for we are often asked to do things we are uncomfortable doing, right? BUT THANK GOD HE provides the WATERWINGS to make the journey!

I GOT A NEW LAPTOP THANKS TO RUBEN! What a troopa!

LOVE TO YOU! Anita

Cathy said...

So very beautiful. I love bright blue skies and big fluffy white clouds!