Poem, Winter Blooms and Nativity Angel

11 Dec

1   This lovely poem by W H Davies came to mind this morning. It sums up what I try to achieve with my blog, making myself take time to appreciate all the beautiful things around me, especially at this busy time of year.

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?—

No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep and cows:

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass:

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night:

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance:

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began?

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

2   These beautiful flowers, Kashmir Lilies, keep on flowering despite the cold winds. It took many shots to get  pictures as they kept swaying in the wind!

Kashmir Lily

Kashmir Lily


3   J, the oldest of our Grandbabies at just 5, called to tell us he has been an angel in the school Nativity this afternoon – wish we could have seen him. The following  video is not of J but made me smile in memory of the many Nativity plays I have watched over the years.  I think it’ll make you smile if not laugh out loud!


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5 responses to “Poem, Winter Blooms and Nativity Angel

  1. lavendermoongirlblog

    December 12, 2013 at 10:19 am

    This is my most favourite poem and it has inspired me to paint, enjoy nature, the moment, take photos and write poetry. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 12, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      That is lovely to hear – a fellow inspiree! 🙂

  2. utesmile

    December 11, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    I love that poem too. Your pictures are brilliant to this.

  3. Talk to me...I'm your Mother

    December 11, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Hate missing those plays! Anyone who wants Holiday spirit should just attend a school or church play.


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