I drive by the same things each day. I try to see nature new each morning. I look at the sky and I think “Wow, we live on such an amazing planet.” Yet, I still somehow miss the details of many things ; the bay window with a handmade curtain, the little courtyard tucked in between buildings and the tiles around windows that sparkle as the sun visits. I saw these things today. I saw that even in boring everyday scenery there are diamonds to be found. Beauty really is all around us. We just have to take the time to find it.
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your are absolutely right friend:) everything, whether God made or man made has some beauty in it. it only needs to be discovered and felt . thank you for giving gift of beauty every day. Stay blessed 🙂
you got the inner creative eye, seeing everyday ordinary objects as new…keep on clicking!
It is so easy to miss the detail in things when you see them every day.
Sometimes I think I should know better than to miss such details as my previous career was in the arts.
I like the seldom appreciated details you caught today, Seth. Sometimes I play a game: what will I see today that I’ve never noticed before. Always surprising what I had missed before that moment.
Good game to play! I might have to try it. Thanks.
True! What was your previous job if I might ask. Thanks for your comments.
I trained as a graphic designer in my native Canada and worked in that field for eight years. I decided I needed a fresh start, so I relocated to Europe and have been teaching ESL for the past eight years. I still keep a sketchbook, but was happy to say good riddance to the business end of art.
I bet. I imagine it would be hard. An ESL teacher sounds like an interesting job, especially living abroad.
Oh yes! Beauty is all around us. I enjoy viewing your finds.
Thanks so much!
It seems that you don’t have snow yet, although it’s a deep autumn now.
Yes, we usually get our first measurable snow in mid-December. Although lately we haven’t had much snow here at all. Last year was very light. We usually have a bit of snow on the ground for Jan and Feb. We are just south of the snow belt (I-70).
I love the details. One of my favourite things to do when in a town is ride on top of a double-decker bus – that way you can see all the intricate bits you usually walk straight past.
Wow yes but unfortunately we don’t have many of those over here 😉
Nor round here – tends to be saved for trips to bigger places… adds fun into having to travel
I love how you have captured the images, and its so beautiful to see, the angles, the shades. I know when I travel in the outback, there are those sunsets, and the morning mist over the farmland. Beauty is indeed all around us. Sometimes we just need to open our eyes. ❤
Thank you for sharing ^^
I want to travel to the outback! Do you see Dingos? Didn’t they finally rule that the Dingo in fact did eat that woman’s baby? 😉 I bet you see all sort of fabulous things.
Yeah, they did rule that the dingo did it, but many years afterwards. As for Dingoes, I do see them when I am driving out to the mines, as I am in the Gem fields. There are a lot of emus, and roos of course. Lots of roos. ❤
The roos are quite mean aren’t they?
The Big Reds….Yes! Eastern greys are smaller and more wide spread. Wild ones can harm you and are only tame in the zoos.
But the Reds….oh boy, you never want to come face to face with one of those.
Do they chase you? I couldn’t imagine running from and seeing a bouncing roo behind me. I’d probably be thinking: “Is this really happening right now? Wake up!”
Lovely captures! But even lovelier message. Nice reminder to open our minds and hearts to be aware or beauty all around us and not take it for granted.
Thanks! Glad you like my words. Sometimes I think they are a bit silly but they are what I feel.
So pretty, beautiful and idyllic – just I image a small town over there – stunning photos again … sound like an old record by now. Handmade privacy is my pick of the lot.
Thanks viveka! 🙂
I especially like the pointy things that reach upward!
Thanks yestheydont! Glad you like it.
Very beautiful: the gold course especially, at first sight, it looked like a slowly moving river of something more dense than water, blue and peaceful. Incredible.
Also, could you tell me about the house in the cover photo? It is very similar to the house I have in my mind and which I’m writing about in my novel: where is it?
I believe it is more of an outer building and not a house. Although, it might have used to be a house. It is in a rural area of Warren County, Ohio. Warren County is sandwiched in between Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio.
Taking a closer look at first sight is a good thing: “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ~Confucius”
So much beauty to see if one takes the time to look.
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Thanks for the love KW.
Love the angels in the places to sit and sip
Thanks! Thought that was a neat spot.
It seems that you have a very nice drive. Not every one is as lucky as you. Nice shots of all the scenes.
Thanks. It is a nice drive although it just get a bit scary when we have a bit of snow as there are lots of turns and curves.
How right you are! I don’t know about you, but I have discovered that carrying a camera around with me everywhere I go is helping me to notice things I would have just rushed past before.
So true Leslie. I now feel naked without my camera. People give me the oddest looks when they see me at a stop sign with my camera out. They either shake their heads or look around and try to see what they are missing. I also stop in the middle of the road (on the country roads) if I see something interesting. And, sometimes people will lurk up behind me and wonder what I am doing.
Haha! That’s great. 🙂
Oh no you didnnntttt say beauty is all around you – you rascal, you…spot on. Beautiful, sethsnap, you have the eye.
Thanks Shelia. Glad to be spot on for a change 😉
Great photos! Love your thoughts on noticing beauty in every day life.
Thanks so much. It’s easy to miss sometimes.
Your photo snaps have an extra fluorescence and certain sublime luminosity. Though I am not a technical person, I perceive something superb in your art work. Always a feast to the eyes and mind. Congrats.
Thanks for your kind words Justine. 🙂
Another great set!
Thanks so much! 🙂 Made my day.
Tree shadows….so cooool!
I love the way to tell a story with your photos, they’re amazing!
Thanks Anna 🙂
Really striking pictures of what we all see…but don’t stop and appreciate. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you go Mama O
The colours in your photos are quite amazing.
Thanks. I love lots of colors.
Lovely pics. Wonderful photography, I can’t imagine a more enjoyable hobby or profession.
These are absolutely stunning. I love the colours and the perspectives you’ve captured. I can feel them stirring my imagination. You are truly talented and have a wonderful gift.
Thanks so much. I am glad you like them. You made my day. 🙂