"The ever-present phenomenon ceases to exist for our senses. It was a city dweller, or a prisoner, or a blind man suddenly given his sight, who first noted natural beauty."
- Remy de Gourmont
This week's Scavenger Hunt's subject is "beautiful". What a joyful subject! I think we don't take enough time to stop and see the beauty of things around us. Most of us don't anyway for a long enough time because our lives have become too busy. They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think that most things that are beautiful to me are beautiful to you and vice-versa, because beautiful things have a virtue to them.
I wanted to go out a few times this week with my camera, but we had alot of rain. I finally got out on Thursday on a trip to my church. I took these pictures of flowers in my church yard. I thought they were absolutely beautiful! I like them because they are smaller and the colors are so vibrant! What do you think?
I was really happy to see white bleeding hearts! They are one of my favorites! They had pink ones, too! This purple flower below was tiny and beautiful. I think it is a pansy. Is it? I just love flowers. It makes me realize that God is such a wonderful Creator and painter. How He thought up all the colors and shapes and flowers, birds, trees, etc. of the world, well, it astounds me!..
"Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them."
- David Hume
I also wanted to share with you two "beauties"...my daughter and her best friend, Cara. They are having a yard sale today and are hard at work with their other friend, Lucy, who is also beautiful :-)!
I can't help but smile when I see the two of them together with the big smiles on their faces. Cara is a sweetheart!
And lastly, I wanted to share with you something that I noticed in a picture Chelsea took from Krissy's wedding. It is my favorite shot of all of them. I think it portrays beauty. It also portrays joy! Take a look at the expression on the priest's face after he announced Krissy and John as man and wife! This is Father George. He is a wonderful man! Look at my Uncle Gene. He is Krissy's Godfather and a Deacon. He is also my favorite Uncle and he loves Krissy and John very much. There is alot of beauty in this picture! See for yourself...
So, I sure hope you had a few moments of fun and relaxation seeing my glimpses of "beauty"! If you want to participate in Krissy's Scavenger Hunt give it a whirl. It is lots of fun! Have a beautiful rest of the day! xox