Years ago, I read all of L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables books and loved Sullivan’s 1985 movie. I always got a kick out of Anne naming Barry’s Pond “The Lake of Shining Waters.”
My dear Grandma, who passed away five months ago, had nicknames for each of her grandchildren. She always called me “Snooks.” I have no idea where she came up with this.
Having her genetics and loving the character of Anne Shirley, I sometimes create names for places I love. Where I’m standing in the following photographs I named “Glorious Splendor.” *
It is the highest hill in the pasture south of my house.
The view up here is just amazing!
These three photos are my favorites of this particular angle of the SSE. I love the lines of the rolling hills. I love the contrast of shadows and outline of the hills at sunset.
And the sky! Ever changing, every beautiful.
And I will bless Your name forever and ever.
2 Every day I will bless You,
And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised,
And His greatness is unsearchable.
4 One generation shall praise Your works to another,
And shall declare Your mighty acts.
5 On the glorious splendor of Your majesty
And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.
6 Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts,
And I will tell of Your greatness.
7 They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness
And will shout joyfully of Your righteousness.