Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Surprised By Beauty: It's the Little Things

This week I saw these.

Perhaps my favorite thing about carrying my camera everywhere I go is the eye I have developed because of it. An eye for spotting the little things. The way a fern is unfurling, or an orange flower that stands out against an old piece of wood.
I look up at the sky more often.
I look down at the ground.
I stop.
I am always waiting to be surprised by beauty.

It's everywhere. Really it is.
I take great joy in the beauty I find in nature. It fills my soul.
But there is beauty in my everyday also.
That, after all, is the whole reason I blog. To celebrate the beauty in my everyday.

So, for the next few weeks, I am going to change up the images in this series. Instead of my finds from nature, I will post some things beautiful from my everyday.
And I will ask you, what is beautiful in your everyday?
Think about it. That's your homework.

"The world is so full of a number of things,
I'm sure we should all be happy as kings."
Robert Louis Stevenson


Jennifer said...

LOVE those images. nice work. were those taken at enc? i am eager to return there, i didn't get enough exploration time there myself! it was gorgeous. but all that running through at full speed didn't lend to beauty gazing! :) those boys.

Erin McDonald said...

Amen Robert!