Weekly Photo Challenge: Indulge

He could see naught but vanity in beauty,
And naught but weakness in a fond caress,
And pitied men whose views of Christian duty
Allowed indulgence in such foolishness.

Josiah Gilbert Holland, Daniel Gray, stanza 9

sweet indulgence

Sweet Indulgence

But . . . but . . . but . . . God carresses the earth with beauty every Spring! David Gray maybe never stuck his nose into a lovely collection of spring beauties, suppose?

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25 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Indulge

    • katharinetrauger says:

      Thanks, David! I like them, too, and was so happy I could photograph them without flash. Thanks for the compliment.
      I’d hoped the results would look like this. Now to work on making everyone’s screen scratch-n-sniff! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      And, yes, Mr. Gray has it tough–his own brand of narcissism, perhaps?

  1. Sojourner says:

    There is an unusual tension between the ability to enjoy God’s beautiful creation and our proclivity to overindulgence in the creation, forgetting the Creator. God looked on His world and said, “It is good.” Only when we acknowledge Him as supreme Creator and also admit ‘it is good’ can we relax and “indulge” in His gifts of simple beauty in a field of flowers, a snow covered forest, a pristine beach, and on and on and on, etc. Thanks!

    • katharinetrauger says:

      You are welcome, Sojourner, and thank YOU for these great observations!
      Oh, yes, we do elevate the creation over the Creator, to our detriment. It’s in our realization that it all comes from the Lover of our souls that we find the only true satisfaction that comes from a small bouquet.
      So, it is our faith that allows us true enjoyment, something the “Mr. Grays” among us perhaps lack.

    • katharinetrauger says:

      Wow! You are kind to the “petal-pushers” aren’t you! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I did not buy these, though, unless you count that we bought the property and the bulbs were buried in the ground already, unbeknownst to us. Ha!
      Thanks for your kind comments here, and welcome to Home’s Cool! ๐Ÿ™‚

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