Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

There’s a stand selling flowers at the farmer’s market that has bouquets that bring joy to my heart each Saturday.  Winter is a lovely time to warm our hearts by looking at the beauties of summer flowers.

“I must have flowers, always, and always.”
~Claude Monet

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Beauty and bread

Posted: June 28, 2016 in Quotes
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It’s good to travel and it’s good to be home…and to have another trip at the end of the week.  But it does cut short time to get things done, so I simply had some fun with some photo editing and a quote.  I hope you enjoy both.

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copyright janet m. webb 2015

Go out just when the sun begins to peek over the horizon or above the trees and there has been rain recently or the dew is thick and you’ll see evidence of industry putting that of Rumpelstiltskin to shame. Every ray of sun picks out another spider web, seemingly covered with glittering diamonds. Webs decorate the grass, span bushes and trees, lying close at hand and everywhere in the distance. A photographer’s paradise, every web beckons, inviting you to enjoy and share the story of its beauty, whether small or large.

I fall prey continuously, as surely trapped as any insect, pressing “Pause workout” on Map My Ride time after time, moving only a few feet until the next web presents itself. Finally, I move into my rapid walking pace…only to stop for “just one more” photo.

When I return the next day, the webs are invisible, gossamer threads hidden, until once more moisture descends.

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When we moved into our rental house, one of our daughters said it had no soul.  Although it was clean and new, I understood what she meant.  Too many buildings these days seem to have no soul.  The house we owned in Cleveland not only was well-built, but was filled with little details that showed the care the builder took.  It lit our eyes when we first saw it, huge windows letting the sunshine in to illuminate hardwood floors.

This shot from downtown Cleveland shows the soul of a building.  Does your house have soul?  If so, what makes it that way in your eyes?  What buildings have shaped you?  If you comment, feel free to leave a link to a photo of a building that you love and that has shaped you or simply a building you find beautiful that has soul.

A real building is one on which the eye can light and stay lit.
~Ezra Pound

IMG_3159We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
~Winston Churchill

The fourth Monday of every month is Challenger’s Choice over at Sally’s.  My choice might be considered animals (doesn’t say they have to be alive!), still life, or objects.  No matter where you choose to file this photo, I hope it makes you as happy as it does me.  I wish these guys were in my yard filled with flowers!

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Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
– Camille Pissarro