Beauty is around you

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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Fence posts

Crooked old road signs

Places to sit and sip

White columns

Pointy things that reach upward

66 responses to “Beauty is around you

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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.

    • 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).

  3. 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.

  4. 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 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!”

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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