Friday, February 12, 2010

Ordinary Miracle

It's not that unusual when everything is beautiful

It's just another ordinary miracle today.

The sky knows when it's time to snow 

You don't need to teach a seed to grow

It's just another ordinary miracle today.

Life is like a gift they say
Wrapped up for you every day 

Open up and find a way
To give some of your own 

Isn't it remarkable?
Like every time a raindrop falls 

It's just another ordinary miracle today.

Birds in winter have their fling
And always make it home by spring

It's just another ordinary miracle today.

When you wake up every day

Please don't throw your dreams away

Hold them close to your heart 

'Cause we are all a part 
Of the ordinary miracle.

Do you want to see a miracle?

It seems so exceptional

That things just work out after all 

It's just another ordinary miracle today.

The sun comes up and shines so bright


It disappears again at night 

It's just another ordinary miracle today...
It's just another ordinary miracle today.


~ Inspired and sung by
Sarah McLachlan
2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies
12 February 2010


Nutty Gnome said...

Hi Kylee - I loved that poem and your photos proved that there's no such thing as an ordinary miracle!

I didn't see the opening ceremony as it was on at stupid o'clock here (about 3am!), but having read some of the blogs about it, I rather wish I had ... so thanks for sharing the poem! :)

Colleen Vanderlinden said...

That was beautiful! I love the song already, and your photos were the perfect touch. Very uplifting on this cold, dreary day -- thanks Kylee!

Lona said...

Kylee I love that song and even heard it last night on the Winter Olympics opening ceremony. But lady your rendition and pictures are so much better. This is going to be a favorite posting of yours. Wonderful!
Have a great weekend!

Katie said...

this made me cry today, Kylee....

Michael Nolan said...

A stunningly simple post that is enough to make even me slow down and say, "Whoa!".

Thanks for this.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

A lovely post Kylee. It is good to be sure to appreciate those everyday miracles.

Tee Riddle said...

A truly inspiring post. I loved your pictures, and the song brings hope and comfort in life. This reminds me of a saying my mom would always say when planting in her garden.

"To plant a seed today means to believe in tomorrow"

She even had a tiny garden bench that had that saying on it. I think that's where she got the saying from, but I still find it pretty neat.

Helen said...

Perfect pictures for this song. Great photo essay, that made me give the song itself more respect!

Unknown said...

"Today's not the same as every day, it's far from ordinary..." (some singer from Missouri I like)
This is a lovely post, Kylee. Despite my exasperation with the Olympics for some of their obvious shortfalls, I love the sense of camaraderie between nations and the sense of possibilities that the gather creates. Thank you for this.

Oh, and I love y'all to small bits...but we're gonna kick yer butts at hockey. Just sayin'. ;-)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Lovely post! Gardening continuously reminds me of ordinary miracles.

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha said...

Beautiful, Kylee! So many signs of God in your pictures.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Beautiful post! Your pictures go perfectly with it!

Dirty Girl Gardening said...


Pam/Digging said...

Beautiful, Kylee!

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Hi, Kylee;
That song was in my head after last night's Olympic ceremonies. So nice to find it over here so I could enjoy it again. And what a lovely post. Your photos are terrific!

Garden Lily said...

I watched the opening ceremonies last night, but enjoyed your version of it SO much more - with the music playing and scrolling through your beautiful photos. Yes, miracles are all around us. A big "amen" to that. ;-)

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

You made me cry a few happy tears. Thank Kylee.

Teresa O said...

I love this song, but accompanied by your photos it becomes even more beautiful.

garden girl said...

That's such a beautiful, inspiring song - became an instant favorite the first time I heard it. My girls and I have had a few wonderful mother/daughter bonding experiences at Sarah McLaughlin concerts. Your photos are perfect accompaniments for Sarah's song Kylee.

Peg Wiggins said...


Inspirational post, Kylee.

Sabrina said...

That was lovely. Thanks for putting it together.

Gail said...

That was really beautiful! Thanks, gail

Anonymous said...

Ms. Kylee, this was a lovely post!

Shady Gardener said...

What a great post, Kylee! There is definitely NOTHING ordinary about a miracle - and you've displayed, quite well, a number of them. :-) Hope you're enjoying a great weekend.

Melody said...

Love this! My favorite picture is the one of you and your grandmother (?) That is the true miracle - a loving relationship.

Chandramouli S said...

Wow! That was a beautiful poem with lovely pictures. I could almost hear the music!

Louise Hartwig said...

One of your best. What a story!!!

Melanie J Watts said...

A lovely post kylee. I enjoyed reading it and looking at your wonderful photos.

Melanie J Watts said...

A lovely post kylee. I enjoyed reading it and looking at your wonderful photos.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a beautiful post. Such true words!
I just love that song. It's been a favorite of mine.

Victoria Williams said...

What a great post, Kylee. Loved the opening ceremony.

Priscilla said...

Wow. I just discovered you from Renee's Garden Seeds and SO GLAD. You are the only blog I've ever subscribed to and I'm so dazed and amazed at your photos and thoughts and generosity of sharing. Thank you!

Kylee Baumle said...

Everyone ~ Wow...thanks so much for all the lovely comments. As I said, I was inspired. I love when that happens, because the heart truly speaks as a result.

Tee ~ A similar little poem is a favorite of mine:

"Who plants a seed beneath the sod, and waits to see, beliees in God."

jodi ~ Since I don't particularly like hockey, I'll let that slide! LOL!

garden girl ~ Ohhhh...I would LOVE to be able to see Sarah in concert! Lucky you! One of the advantages to living in a major metropolitan area...

Melody ~ Yes, that's my grandma. She's 95 and an amazing lady.

Priscilla ~ I'm flattered! I hope you'll enjoy my gardening adventures as much as I do! :-)

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