Thursday, March 12, 2015

Seeing the Beauty


Daffodils, one of the earliest flowers to begin blooming here, altho these are not from here, well, technically they are not, they are actually from Trader Joe's and I have no idea where they came from. But they remind me of Spring and what's eventually to come and the sun is shining and all is good with the world.

Well, not everything. Just reading the newspapers is a scary event.  What with Hilary hiding e-mails, the violence continuing in Ferguson, ISIS spreading and destroying lives as well as precious artifacts, and next season may be the last for Downton Abbey, so no I guess everything is not right with the world.  It's difficult to think of all the bad things there are in this world, all the unfairness, all the diseases that are not curable, but dwelling on these fears is not good for our souls.  Many of you know that my husband's decline is what brought me to photography.  It gave me beauty when I was surrounded by grief and anger.  So I encourage you all to find something, someone, anything that takes away the fear and sadness in your life and replace that with something of beauty.


God has given us beauty, let us enjoy that beauty that surrounds us and try not to dwell on the ugliness in the world.  I don't know why I chose this subject to write on today, except perhaps after reading the newspaper this morning, which seemed to be exceptionally worrisome, I looked up and saw the daffodils that I bought yesterday that were nothing but tight little buds, now in full bloom and so cheery on the windowsill.  So my focus went from troubling to beauty in a turn of the head.

My trip to Arizona was filled with beauty everywhere I looked.  I probably have close to 1,000 shots taken while there.  This shot in particular caught my eye as Terri and I wandered the streets of the Barrio in Tucson.  Do you suppose the owner of this motorcycle bought this particular color with the BMW logo to match his house??  I choose to think he did.  And because it has a little fence separating the bike from the house I am joining Theresa at Good Fences and Kim at Little Things Thursday because daffodils after all are little.


"Surround yourself with people who make you a better person." ~ Unknown

Until next time.....


15 comments:

  1. now that's a homeowner who knows how to accessorize. :) i like your blooming accessories. :)

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  2. I like sunny yellow too :) I might have done the
    same thing, just for the colour itself, not to match
    anything else :))
    Thanks for the last saying, I'll keep that in mind :)

    Have a beautiful day!
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  3. Sometimes, I think I must hide my head in the sand because it's so hard to think of all the evil that is happening in the world right now and not get depressed. I am with you on thinking of the beauty that surrounds us and to find something we have a passion for and to give it your all. Perhaps, as we share the beauty we find, it will cheer someone's day and that would be a good thing...as Martha says....
    Your shots are beautiful....

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  4. I agree that we need to focus on the signs of beauty and goodness in an ugly world. I know that my heart can lead me to despair when I let myself be pummeled with bad news. While we can't hide from it, when can minimize the input. Or maybe just balance it out with good things. I love your Daffies and they really do brighten things.

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  5. I agree it's important in these troubling times to look for beauty and joy where ever we can. Yep that bike sure matches that house and the blue door....way cool.

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  6. Daffodils are such sunny flowers. Thanks for sharing the beauty with us.

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  7. I feel the same every time I watch the news.. Sometimes we are Parked out in the boonies and cant get the news and it really is amazing how much happier I feel. I have to agree finding beauty in the world is the best way to live life.. I LOVE your beautiful flowers. You captured them perfectly.

    Hugs~

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  8. I have teeny crocuses (croci?) in the garden!!!! But back to the subject at hand, I love your advice to find a passion to keep ourselves centered (Methinks there's a good FOL post lurking in there.) love your daffs and vote yes on the color of the motorcycle. Happy weekend!

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  9. beautiful pictures and beautiful sentiments x

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  10. There Iis always google in every situation but sometimes you have to look hard to see it. Love the Daffodils.

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  11. Fun shot of the BMW, love the perspective.

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  12. My favourite flowers... I love them so much

    mollyxxx

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  13. The news is full of shootings, war, and so much other evil. We must concentrate on the good things. Such as, today, I need to go pick Daffodils!

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  14. the daffodils look so pretty in the blue mason jar and the yellow motorcycle does match the house.

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