Elder and Sister Watts

Elder and Sister Watts

Hill Cumorah Visitors' Sites Mission Statement

"Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life."
3 Nephi 5:13

Saturday, October 23, 2010


As we have enjoyed the magnificent fall leaves here in New York I am reminded of this verse in Psalms 19:1:
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork."
I  hope you enjoy viewing some of the photos I took of the beautiful fall season.  In this first clip you will see some pictures from the Church Historic Sites.  The trees with the brilliant orange leaves are at the Peter Whitmer Farm.  The views of a forest and all close-ups of leaves come from the Sacred Grove, and this first picture was taken by Elder Watts, out our back door, looking into the Sacred Grove.

This next clip has pictures of leaves we took when driving along one of the Finger Lakes, Lake Candandiagua,  south of Palmyra.
"There is an old Indian Legend that the Finger Lakes came into being when the Great Spirit placed the imprint of his hand in blessing on the Upstate Land."  Arch Merrill, Slim Fingers Beckon.
Certainly, as we drove along the shores of Lake Canandiagua, we saw great beauty in the fall leaves reminding us of the Divine and wondrous creation of this earth.

This last clip shows leaves around Palmyra, including the beautiful Palmyra Temple.  All of this beauty in nature reminds me of the hymn, "For the Beauty of the Earth".
For the beauty of the earth, For the beauty 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.

May we always remember to give thanks to our Heavenly Father for the beauties of the earth!