for the beauty of the earth

We spent the weekend playing outside in the canvas of Autumn: picking apples, hiking through the woods, playing in the leaves. It was beautiful and refreshing.

(From the first verse and chorus of a favorite hymn of ours:)

For the beauty of the earth
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth,
Over and around us lies.

Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.