Green leaves and a weathered fence

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Noticed these green leaves on an almost completely bare vine, attached to a weathered fence. May you continue to notice the good in 2017 and, to borrow words from the song, “When the fight calls,” not let the storms which come your way “weather your heart” or “the darkness beat you down.”

For the beauty of the skies

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The title of the post is a phrase from a hymn I learned as a child, “For the beauty of the earth.” Here is the verse which contains the phrase:

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise

You can find the complete hymn here.