"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Heaven and Nature Sing!

I often have Pandora Internet Radio tuned into the classical Christmas station these days so that I regularly hear the lyrics, "Joy to the world!  The Lord has come!  Let earth receive her King!  Let every heart prepare Him room, and heaven and nature sing..." My activities seem to reflect on those lyrics as I have been crocheting stars and my oldest daughter and I tried to capture a good photo of the vibrantly uniformed wood ducks swimming and singing in the front pond :)

Have you noticed heaven and nature singing around you?

xx from Gracie


  1. Hi Gracie! I love that song also. Your package is on it's way and the little ornament inside quotes the same thing....JOY TO THE WORLD!
    The ducks on your pond are so pretty...they are hard to capture from a distance but you did really good!
    Have a great day!

  2. Good morning Gracie!! I have Christmas music on my radio in the car too. But mine is country music. I do love that song you mention!!! And your stars are beautiful! And Wood Ducks...oh how I adore them. I have been trying to get a good photograph of the one on my Mom's lake for years!!!! Their markings are just spectacular!!!
    I missed your last post. Were you making elf ears? So cute. And the little ones asleep in the back, one with her "night night" are so precious!!!
    xo Kris

  3. Beautiful Christmas song. Once school is over, I put on our Christmas music. Yesterday we made ornaments and listened to Christmas carols for a couple hours before dinner. Puts a skip in my step. Have a wonderful day. Heather

  4. Hi Gracie, I love your stars, very pretty and what a lovely photo of the pond.

  5. Hi Gracie, those stars are great and will go well with your hearts! About those wood ducks.. they are the most beautiful of all ducks and you are graced to have them choose your pond to visit! Hope to see you soon! We've been so darn busy around here!
    ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
    *M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
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    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. Beautiful song, stars and nature. I thought that the frost on everything around us was so beautiful this morning. Anne x

  7. Beautiful wood ducks-I wish some would visit our ponds again(one time I did find two swimming contentedly above our koi)!
    I think the best example of heaven and nature singing out here is our camellia! Even though most people cannot hear it, I am just SURE I hear the flowers singing "Joy to the World" :)

    1. Our visitors weren't wood ducks -- but they were still fun to see! Aimee

  8. I must Try Pandora!!! You've inspired me. Nature has been lovely although we have grey skies here...
    the nuthatch on our feeder is so darn blue and beautiful~!

  9. Yes! I love Christmas music! And I am walking every day and love to see how the creation glorifies God. Love those stars :)

  10. Yes and I also love Pandora classic Christmas. Such a lovely time of the year isn't ? I hope you are enjoying the Christmas festivities.. Are you and Teresa going to get together before Christmas? I would love to meet you lovely ladies :)

  11. Oh yes indeed! There were some unbelievable rainbow clouds in Aberdeen recently and I haven't yet sorted my photos to see if I can share them, but actually standing there looking up at them was incredible. I hadn't remembered the phrase "Let Heaven and Nature sing" but it exactly describes the experience!

    I loved your "Anticipation" post - especially the wee ones zonked out in the back after your visit to Santa's grotto!

  12. I love the simplicity of your crochet stars...I do love me a bit of star gazing on a cold frosty night. I also love your duck photograph. I have not seen ducks like those before. xxx

  13. i am definatley preparing room! and having a jolly good time doing it too. love the stars. I have a night in on my own and am going to watch a film and crochet some lovely stars and snowflakes! love to you xxx

  14. All day long! :D And you're so wonderful to point it out. The stars are charming!

  15. You have captured a brilliant photo Gracie.


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