Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Looking for beauty...

It's funny what I find beautiful now...you know, at my age :)
I used to think everything had to be pristine, perfect and elegant to be beautiful ~
and without blemish or flaw....
Now, I feel so differently about beauty.

(image above courtesy of Bumble Buttons)

Beauty is simple really...you can find it in everyday, ordinary things ~

Yes, gorgeous old paintings are beautiful.

But rugged, dilapidated barns with a rusty old tractor inside are beautiful too.

A rotten old fence with green moss and lichen is beautiful as well, don't you think?

I find so much that is beautiful now....is it my age?

Living probably more than half my life, I'm seeing things differently now.
Beauty is everywhere ~

It's in the common, everyday things.

Beauty is as simple as blemished, home grown pears in a brown transferware bowl.

Take the time to see the beauty around you today ~

Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday precious friends,
hugs and love,


Anonymous said...

I agree, there is beauty all around. Thank you for sharing some very beautiful prints, flaws and all.

Dorthe said...

Thankyou, dearest Dawm, for this beautiful advice--it is so importent to see the beauty in the small,- every day- and I do try to remember doing it.
I love your rottened fence with all the beauty of years gone by ,showing on it- and thankyou for your wonderful photoes from the past--I now have a folder called: DAWN no.2 lol.
Precious sweet Dawn, I wish you a wonderful day, too.
Hugs and love, Dorthe

suziqu's thread works said...

Yhe more simple the life and the closer to the earth we live the more beauty we seem to see and appreciate!
That's why we so appreciate the beautiful images and posts you write!
Thank you so very much for sharing these things with us Dawn!
Very warm wishes,

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Your picture of the lichen and moss covered fence with all of the shades of green was so pretty. I felt like I was standing right there in front of it. And the mama squirrel carrying her baby made me smile. I think it is good for all of us to look for all of the beauty we can find in this world. I am sure that the more we look, the more we will find, and the happier we will be.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

My sweet mama taught me to see the beauty in everything since I was little and I'm so grateful for that!

Susan said...

I am so grateful for all the beauty that is in this world. I see so much through the blogs I visit. Normal every day items people take for gran-it turn into art.

Nancy's Notes said...

What a great post! I do know that as I've gotten, ahem...older, I do find beauty in so many things now! What a gift!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful pictures, Dawn! I think a lot of how we view things comes with age and we can really appreciate the beauty in different things.

Primitive Seasons said...

You're seeing the sacred in the everyday Dawn.


Theresa said...

So much beauty ALL around us! Age has really made me appreciate that imperfections have beauty too:) Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Shirley Hatfield said...

Because you are beautiful inside and out, you see beauty everywhere.
Because you see beauty everywhere, you are beautiful inside and out. I hope that doesn't come across as a strange thing to say, but when I need a restful visit and some soothing to my spirit, one of the things I do is visit your beautiful blog.

Vee said...

Ohhhh, did you take all those shots? I really like the peek of the tractor through the barn boards and the railroad tracks. The squirrel carrying her "cub"? "kit"? I don't know...reminded me of the day I watched a squirrel mama ferry her babies up and down trees all over the place. She seemed restless.

Laurie said...

So true and so beautifully said and illustrated, Dawn. You have a gift for seeing the beauty in life. At this moment, the most beautiful thing I am seeing is the sight of 2 of my grandchildren playing with their legos as they visit me today. It is also softly snowing outside, covering the dry grass in a blanket of white.

Anonymous said...

Always beautiful here, milady! I think I need to pin that opening picture - hope you get some visitors!!


Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Dawn, you have ALWAYS had an eye for finding the beauty..and I can only see that getting sharper and sharper as you "ripen" :-)

Elderberry Dreams said...

Thanks for the wonderful images, and YOU are a beautiful person!!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Lovely to vist you Miz Dawn, a nice break from life to come here and see your sweet shoes and images.
May God continue to bless you

Luvcreatincards said...

Hi Dawn,
You sooooo are right, there is beauty everywhere, and you certainly have an amazing ability to can see it everywhere, and capture it to share with us. If only everyone could see things like you do, the world would be a better place don't you think.
Love hugs and warmest best wishes dear friend

Luvcreatincards said...

Sorry Dawn,
Mrs Muddhead me forgot to say THANK YOU for capturing sharing these wonderful images,
Warmest best wishes


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