When life is full of frustrations, I find that taking a few moments to intentionally enjoy the beauty and order in nature helps direct my focus back to my Wonderful Creator and Sustainer. Blooming flowers beckon me to join with their grateful praise that He holds all life in His wise, powerful, tender, faithful hands. Needing that reminder again this afternoon, I took a study break from my grad research papers to go on a brief photo-shoot at the Dow Gardens. Here are my favorite pictures from today. . . .