Monday, 20 April 2009

The Rhythm Of life Is A Wonderful Beat

O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works Thy hand hath made,

I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,

Thy power throughout the universe displayed:

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

When through the woods and forest glades I wander

And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;

When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,

And hear the brook, and feel the gentle breeze:

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

And when I think that God His Son not sparing,

Sent Him to die - I scarce can take it in,

That on the cross my burden gladly bearing,

He bled and died to take away my sin:

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation

And take me home - what joy shall fill my heart!

Then shall I bow in humble adoration

And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

Russian hymn, translated by S. Hine
Labels: Mixed Tulips
Mixed Narcissi
Siskins and Goldfinches
Mixed Primula
Hellebores and Bumble Bee
Anemone Blanda
Foliage of Weeping Birch,
Cashmiriana Rowan,
Populus Candicans,
Young Ivy,
and Horse-Chestnut
Hoverfly on Marsh Marigold
Floating Lily Leaves
Great Diving Beetle and Great Pond Snail
Common Newt and Great Pond Snail
Common Newt
Great Pond Snail
Spring lambs
Barleycorn Weather-Vane
If you click on each photo, it will enlarge to show you the botanical name and the common name of each species.


Sorrow said...

It would seem that spring has come to your corner of paradise.
and has given you an abundance
filled with blessings.
Lovely photo's as always.
Thank you for sharing in the glorious green!

Anonymous said...

Truly beautiful post! I almost can't believe there are so many tadpoles - they'll make quite an army of frogs!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Hi Wildie! Thanks for a lovely colorful post. I enjoyed seeing everything in bloom and the various critters as well (hello, Taz!). I love the texture of the little birch leaves! Happy spring!

A wildlife gardener said...

Welcome to our little corner of paradise, Everyone :) I feel so humbled to have you all arrive so quickly. I only finished to post a few minutes ago :)

* It's always a pleasure to share the garden and its delights, Sorrow...and, you are right, I do feel blessed to be living in such a paradise :)

* The ponds are teeming with tadpoles, Kitty...but, the newts and the great diving beetles are busy dining upon them at the moment. Let's hope they leave some to mature into adult frogs :)

* Great to see you, Monica :) The garden is truly coming to life each day. Everything is greening up, and the wildlife is burgeoning too :)

Chandramouli S said...

That's lovely, WG. What bright a cheerful photos and what touchy words! A Beautiful Laud and photos to match the words so perfectly!

A wildlife gardener said...

* Lovely to see you in the garden, Chandramouli S :)

I am glad you of your company, that you enjoyed the post, and feel humbled by your gracious comments :)

Libby said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning. Tulips are my favourite flower of the moment! I have had a lovely display and intend to have more next year too.

Jeanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous my lovely friend.
I love you

A wildlife gardener said...

* How wonderful to see you again, dear Libby :)

I love tulips too. These ones are all in humble large black plastic pots...but the tulips did well in them. I can't say the same for the ones I planted at the back of the house though, as the Winter frost has stunted the growth in several of the pots. I will transplant these ones to the garden later in the year and plant up new bulbs in the Autumn for next year :)

* Thank you for stopping by, dear Jeanne, and for all your positive comments :)

Marie said...

What a beautiful post! Words and photos both!

kate smudges said...

The hellebores are gorgeous as are your daffodils and tulips. It's wonderful to see the tadpoles in your pond. spring is definitely there!

swallowtail said...

Thank you for the walk through Barleycorn! What abundance... and even I sang along!

Bimbimbie said...

Wonderful photos ... no 21 seems to say it all 'We're Awake' lol *!*

Nicole said...

You took me back to my convent school days-we sang that hymn every week or two at mass.
Love the orange blooms and all the pics of barleycorn.

A wildlife gardener said...

Good morning to you all, on this beautiful Spring day at Barleycorn :)

* So lovely to have your company, Marie. Glad you liked the post..and thank you for the lovely compliments :)

* Spring is bustin' out all over, Kate. Great to see you again :)

* Our first swallow arrived yesterday, Swallowtail...must have known you were coming to visit me :)

I love that hymn. It sings out so powerfully and epitomises the garden at this time of year :)

* It seems so strange that you are moving into Autumn as we are into Spring, Bimbimbie, but wonderful (via computer blogging), to see the difference in Nature happening around the globe :)

* I am so happy to have your company in the garden, Nicole :)

The hymn expresses what I want to sing about the beauty of Nature all around me :)

Sheila said...

Only one thing would make this more stroll around it with you, a glass of wine in hand on a lovely evening.
The photos are beautiful..

A wildlife gardener said...

I would love that too, dear Sheila...and Ivo too. Thank you for your words of encouragement :)

Cheryl said...

Hi wildlife gardener....spring has arrived......and God has given many blessings to live with nature is to be at one with our maker.......

Beautiful and colourful photographs......

Enjoy the season......

A wildlife gardener said...

Always lovely to see you at Barleycorn, Cheryl :)

The world of Nature gives me a song in my heart, a skip in my step, makes me feel happy and at peace with the world...the sun shines even on a dull day :)

Duxbury Ramblers said...

I know what you mean about the hymn, All things bright and beautiful from my early school days spring to my mind on certain walks, great blog.


Dawn said...

How beautiful to match the photos with the lyrics. Your kitty-on-the-path photo is sweet.

I love your entry title, since "The Rhythm of Life" is one of my favorite songs that I sang at university...

"Oh the rhythm of life is a powerful beat,
Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet,
Rhythm on the inside, rhythm on the street,
the rhythm of life is a powerful beat."

A wildlife gardener said...

* Great to have your company, Duxbury Ramblers :)

I agree with your choice of hymn...I used it in an earlier post...we think alike, we Nature Lovers :)

* I was originally going to use that song, Dawn...but the only words which fitted the photos were the ones of the, I borrowed the title instead :)

Lovely to meet with you once more. Glad you liked Taz...he follows me around the garden while I'm working :)

linda may said...

Yes! Oh Yes! I was singing along with you. I can't wait to see what you put in here to celebrate summer where you live.

A wildlife gardener said...

* It's lovely to see you again, Linda May :)

All the beauty of the Spring in our garden makes me want to sing about it :)

Kathleen said...

Oh I've missed a couple of your posts. I'm going to have to catch up. I just love this one. The photos are spectacular. I'm going back to click on what I think are drumstick primulas?? They are beauties. and look at all the tadpoles! I've been wondering about them. I installed a teeny pond in my garden ~ wonder if I'll get any tadpoles?? I sure hope so. Good to "see" you again Wildlife Gardener.

Miranda Bell said...

What a lovely posting and a beautiful hymn to fit some gorgeous photos - words and photos says it all!

Hope all's well with you - sorry it's been a while but it's a busy gardening time of year as I'm sure it is with you! Take care Miranda

A wildlife gardener said...

* Always a pleasure to have your company, Kathleen :)

Thank you for the lovely comments. I have only managed to post about once a month, people are finding it difficult to keep up with me when I do...but I understand why.

Good luck with your new pond. It will repay you with hours of pleasure :)

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

I haven't stopped by your little corner of the world in awhile, what a treat awaited me! Lovely photos as always, loved the frog pictures also.

Kathleen said...

It's me again Wildlife Gardener. I just wanted to come back and thank you for the excellent advice you left me about oxygenators for my pond. I AM having an algae problem so I know I need to address it. Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice comment. No matter what the trouble will be in getting the pond set up, I know I won't regret it. :-) Thanks again!

jamjar said...

I popped over to your blog to thank you for saying such lovely things about my work, and found my self singing this beautiful hymn out loud as I strolled through your wonderful photos, it is always a joy to come here to your corner of paradise.

Chandramouli S said...

That was a beautiful song and I could almost hear the music! The photos are so ultra-cool! I'm flummoxed!

Chandramouli S said...

I had to come back to this blog and read it again. :)

Sande said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful song, superbly wonderful sentiment. Thanks for posting!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

A little butterfly would like to fly over the sea to Barleycorn; come over to Boulderneigh to help it along!

A wildlife gardener said...

* How wonderful to open my journal and find you here, Iowa Gardening Woman...long time no see :)

I shall pop over to find out what you are getting up to :)

* It's always a pleasure to share information, Kathleen. Don't hesitate to ask for any advice with your pond and I will help you if I can :)

* I love to visit you at Jamjar and see all your artistic work :)

I am always left feeling inspired :)

* You are doubly welcome Chanramouli S :)

I feel so humbled you have paid me two visits in the one posting :)

* You are most welcome, too, Sande. Thank you for the compliments :)

* I shall fly over in a moment, Michelle, as I love butterflies :)

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