Next week I move house and will lose my twice-daily walk through the Botanic Gardens. Whilst I am eagerly anticipating the move (if not so enthused at organising all my stuff!) I will miss this source of delight and wonder. Today, despite early morning mist and a fairly keen frost, the signs of spring were abundant - new leaves on trees and catkins bravely clinging on despite the best endeavours of sub-zero temperatures. As I look forward to new pleasures to be discovered on my new walk to work, I am moved to praise of the one in whom the beauty I see each day has its beginning.
So, some pictures taken this morning, mainly in the Botanics but one at church, which capture a fraction of the beauty of the morning.
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 our God, to you we raise
This our joyful hymn of praise.