May 20, 2009


I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you.

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.
-Luis Armstrong

Aren't we so lucky?

Take time to smell the roses, or in this case, the exquisite southern magnolias ;)
Best thing I've smelled in years.

xo Emily xo


Jami said...

You took those gorgeous pictures? Wow. Just wow.

Emily Anne Leyland said...

I did. Thank you Jami. I took the magnolia pictures at a "Time Out for women" in Columbia S.C.
I had never smelled them before and they are seriously so beautiful and smell so beautiful.

The cloud pictures were right outside my house one night. I went out to water my plants and looked up at all the beauty brewing in the sky and ran and got my camera. I just captured God's beauty. He is the real artist ;)

Alisha said...

great pictures! i miss the magnolia trees (i used to live in north carolina)! btw, that was the song i walked out to for my of my favorites :-)

The Crash Test Dummy said...

That was AWESOME!!!

I wish I knew you in real life. It seems only fitting since we're cousins and all.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

I love seeing Jami over here. It makes me feel like we're all having a tea party or something.

Darci said...

I'm always impressed with your photography skills. The magnolias are stunning. That is a great song too. Fun post!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Gorgeous EMILY!!!

Anjeny said...

Totally breathtaking! Love the song and all those are amazing!!

Emily Anne Leyland said...

You guys are the best!!!!!!!!! Thanks for all the adulation. It means so much to me. I guess that's why I try to share these things. I love that it touches a heart string or makes you remember good times like Alisha ;) or it makes you want to know me in real life, like my long lost cuz Crash..LOL ditto chicca!

xxx Muah xxx to all of you!!!!

April said...

Gorgeous pics...and I love that song..i could hear the music playing along as I scrolled down....fabulous!

Emily Anne Leyland said...

Thanks April ;) I sang it too as I read it.

carrie @ bloomacious said...

those flowers are magnificent - I can almost smell them!

Emily Anne Leyland said...

I wish you could :)They are fabulous!

* said...

Gorgeous. Love the song. One of my all time faves. And the flowers practically sing as well, of beauty, of this wonderful world. Thank you.

Heather said...

so pretty....

binks said...

One of my all time favorite songs! The pix are wonderful. I love magnolias, they are so beautiful and smell so wonderful. I wish them didn't make me sneeze.