O Beautiful…

for spacious skies,

For amber waves of grain;

For purple mountains majesties

Above the fruited plain!

America! America!

God shed His grace on thee,

And crown thy good with brotherhood,

From sea to shining sea.

We did not see any seas but the mighty Columbia River that begins in the Canadian Rockies and flows through the state of Washington empties into the Pacific Ocean between Oregon and Washington…

These are some of the views we saw on our road trip to Eastern Washington to visit our son, Dan. We are home now and I wanted to post something from our trip. Our company survived nicely without us. Don’t know what the plans are for today except for what we are having for dinner. Summer has arrived on this side of the mountains, too, so our guests are finally warming up. Hope all is well with you and yours today…

ht: Words to O Beautiful for Spacious Skies: Katharine L. Bates, 1904.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

13 thoughts on “O Beautiful…

  1. Beautiful combination of words and photos…

    I think it’s so cute to have company while you’re away. That might be the easiest way.

    BTW, love the photo of your hubby and son. What great grins!

  2. Those words and pictures are so inspiring and remind us of all God has blessed us with. Glad you are home safely and that you had a great time with Dan. Enjoy your guests.

  3. At our home in Colorado we lived with Pike’s Peak in full view of our back deck. The Peak was the inspiration for this song, and it was a privilege to see its “purple mountain majesties” every day—unless it was hidden by clouds. Your photos are beautiful, too.

  4. This is beautiful, Ellen. I love Eastern Washington…so much wide open space! I’m glad your son is still posted on the northern border these days…and I am sure you are too.

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