Saturday, March 15, 2014
Focus on Life: Week 11
Week 11: Beauty All Around
This week let's check out the beauty in the world,
the beauty that we sometimes miss
because we are busy with the daily activities
we "need" to accomplish.
I realize that I shared this photo earlier this year (Week 5) but with the huge snow storm here this week, added to the fact that I had a spectacular fall in the parking lot at work, I was not able to get out and about to take a new photo. And I really like this one.
Even in the aftermath of devastation following the big ice storm earlier this winter, there was beauty. The ice on the trees glistened in the sunlight the next day and had an inherent beauty to it, as all of nature does. I was not quite so impressed after three days without heat or hydro but I got over it quickly when I woke up at 2 a.m. on Christmas morning to the sound of my furnace coming on. Now, THAT was beautiful! *smile*
It occurs to me that a child's artwork is always beautiful too, if only to their parents and grandparents. This lovely painting was done by my granddaughter about 10 years ago. I think it's fabulous and it still hangs on the wall in my office.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It cannot be judged objectively, for what one person finds beautiful may not appeal to another. It's more a function of the viewer than the viewed. But one thing is certain, beauty is all around us. You just have to open your eyes to see it.
To see the beauty all around the other participants, check out the links below...