is post was written for Five Minute Friday
Word prompt--VISION  
Five minutes to free write about it
Vision is one of the gifts I give thanks for every morning. Along with the gifts of a new day, and of being able to hear and walk as well as see. Blessings I often take for granted.

The abundance of rain we've had this spring has made everything look lush and green, and the azalea bushes by the library seem fuller and more beautiful than I remember them looking in the past. Stopping to take pictures reminded me of how much I used to enjoy going for walks with my camera, and how much beholding the beauty all around me would lift my spirits. It made me yearn to do so again.

I miss those days, and know I need to stop making excuses and just do it. It's time to once again go out "beholding"  the masterpieces God gave me my vision to enjoy.

Those who live at the ends of the earth stand
in awe of your wonders. From where the sun
rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of   
joy. -- (Psalm65:8)                                          



  1. Behold ye now the masterpieces
    God has placed for you.
    Get ye on your feetses
    and do what you must do.
    Pick ye up a camera
    such as you may own;
    millennial or grandma,
    you might also use your phone
    to preserve a pixelated
    vision of the beauty
    that God has in love created
    not from a sense of duty,
    but to do His holy part
    to bring a smile unto your heart.

  2. Gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing your words and photographs. Blessings. Visiting from FMF.

  3. Such beautiful snowy whites!

  4. Those are so pretty. Oh, how I love to be out and about fully take in God's creation awfully. Blessings.
    Visiting today from FMF#23

  5. Lush and gorgeous...We definitely need to Behold His Glory.

  6. I'm so glad you got the camera out to capture the beauty of those azaleas. You have an eye for it, so get out there with the camera. I always have a camera with me - even today I took pictures of coot parents with the tiniest little babies on the lake. Praise God for vision and for cameras. FMF #13

  7. Like you, I thank God daily for my senses and health. Thanks for reminding me to take my camera out walking with me!
    Just stopped by from FMF #31

  8. Hi there, thanks for stopping in and leaving a message. Your pictures are just lovely and I enjoyed your post.

  9. Extraordinary! Both words and photos.

  10. Beautiful photos and words - love God's beautiful creations - your #fmf neighbor

  11. What beautiful azaleas! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous blooms with us! Enjoy your walks and drives!

  12. Beautiful words and photos as always, Sandra.

    Happy Tuesday!

  13. A lovely post and I enjoyed both writings and photos. Those blooms are gorgeous! Enjoy the rest of the week :)

  14. Your azaleas remind me of the ones my grandfather planted in their back yard - so beautiful. They make me miss home. I'm glad you got out for photos - when I take the time to go for a photo shoot with God, He fills my heart - and camera! Shalom! ~ Maryleigh

  15. Such beautiful flowers. Thank you for sharing, Sandra. I too need to revive my practice of walking about and taking photographs.

  16. Beautiful flowers! The simple joy of vision is a blessing we shouldn't take for granted. I hope I never do!
    I'm over a week behind in reading FMF posts, but made it here at last! Visiting from FMF#25


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