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.....