I am aware of the fact that too many people fail to see the real beauty in their immediate world. There is beauty around us every moment of every day. We just need to take time to see and appreciate it. One of the best ways is through the eye of a camera! Try it. Take you camera and look at your own world. The world that is right around you. Inside or out, beauty is every where. Seeing and appreciating it will make things much better in this difficult world we find ourselves living in.
Earl is gone now. His place is empty and we mow the yard and let out poultry graze there so the place does not look unused and abandoned. His daughters are in Florida. Earl was the first person we met when we came to look at the house in 2003. We went into his shop to introduce ourselves as prospective neighbors and to ask if he knew where the property line was and was he happy with it.
Earl was feeding peanuts to a chipmunk that day we first met. He walked us out and showed us the survey stakes. He was happy with them so we were too. Earl was a good man. Earl was a good neighbor. His shop was here before we bought our home. We bought our home knowing that Earl ran his shop and the yard filled up in the non-winter seasons. We planted a “wind break”. We defended Earl’s right to do as he wished with his property. Earl was a good neighbor. We miss him.
The perception of beauty is a moral test. – Henry David Thoreau
Let me share some of the beauty that Abigail and I see every day that we walk. Hopefully it will encourage you see see that beauty that is around you all the time.
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. – Alice Walker
Beauty is not caused. It is. – Emily Dickenson
Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them. – John Ruskin
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. The longer I live, the more my mind dwells upon the beauty and the wonder of the world. – John Burroughs
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty. – Edmund Burke
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. – Confucius
Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. – Albert Einstein
Beauty is life when life unveils her holy face. – Kahlil Gibran
Beauty is the experience that gives us a sense of joy and a sense of peace simultaneously. – Rollo May
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. – John Muir
A thing of beauty is a joy forever. – John Keats
The beauty around me is endless – Take time to see the beauty around you.