Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Bits of Beauty

The ice frozen on the remains of the vine I grew this past summer on the side of my house was gorgeous this weekend. I almost missed this bit of beauty. But I ran to the grocery Sunday afternoon and when I hopped in the car there it was, just waiting to be discovered. It was just around the corner, literally, and it could have disappeared before I got to appreciate it.

It made me wonder how many things like this I have missed. How much have I not noticed, skipped over, or been in too much of a hurry to perceive? The list might well be lengthy.

For the last few years the message has repeatedly come to me that I need more beauty in my life. Here was beauty brought to me and I almost overlooked it. I must learn to peek around the corners.


Susannah said...

Beautiful photo, I am so glad you got to see it!

You are right there are so many beautiful things around and it pays to slow down and give ourselves time to see and appreciate them.

Thanks for a lovely reminder. :-)

Patsy Terrell said...

Thank you...

It's hard to imagine how much beauty we're missing out on that's just around a corner. So much to see!