O Heavenly Father, who hast filled the world with beauty: Open, we beseech thee, our eyes to behold thy gracious hand in all thy works - that rejoicing in thy whole creation, we may learn to serve thee with gladness. -Book of Common Prayer
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever;
Its loveliness increases;
It will never pass into nothingness..."
- John Keats
"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest,and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." Genesis 8:22
My husband took this picture over 20 years ago, after a huge snowfall at his parents' farm. This is looking from their property towards the grandparents' windmill next door...this is an unretouched slide.
"The Lord made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before Him; strength and beauty are in His sanctuary. O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness..." -from Psalm 96
"He that sees the beauty of holiness,
or true moral good,
sees the greatest and most important thing in the world...
Unless this is seen,
nothing is seen that is worth seeing;
for there is no other true excellence or beauty."