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  • In Search Of Beauty

    August 31, 2007

    So then, after our weekend on the White River, we spent a few days at Hacienda de Gigi in East Texas where Antique Daddy and I practiced the fine art of goofing off and Sean enjoyed being a country boy and roaming around barefoot and unsupervised.  One afternoon while we were there I gave myself an assignment to discover beauty and so I took my camera and set off. These are a just a few things that I found.  I challenge you to discover the everyday beauty in your life this weekend.

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    1. Kvetch says:

      I think that is a fabulous challenge, A.M., camera or not. A reminder to cherish the moments and see the good is always warranted in these busy, hectic times of our lives (whatever they may be).

      August 31st, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    2. Quirky says:

      These are amazing! I love the one of the dragonfly the best. Such colors! (If you ever decide to sell your prints, the dragonfly would great in my living room. Hint Hint). Thanks for sharing some of your found beauty with the rest of us.

      August 31st, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    3. Shalee says:

      I like your last one the best! (But your bugs come in a close second.)

      August 31st, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    4. jean says:

      Your son seems to have grown up so much. He’s gotten big (must be the potty training!). and the butterflys are beautiful. How do you get them to stay still?

      August 31st, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    5. Antique Mommy says:

      When does this growing up happen? One minute he is a little boy and the next time I look he’s all legs and I’ll do it myself. Sigh.

      The blue butterfly was the Norma Desmond of the butterfly world, a former beauty a little beat up by life. She was on her last wing and not going anywhere in a hurry. It was a hot day and everything was moving kind of slow, except the dragonflies. I have a lot of pictures of grass and a spot where a dragonfly was a nanosecond before I snapped the picture.

      Photography for me is mainly dumb luck. I have no idea how a camera works.

      August 31st, 2007 at 8:03 pm

    6. Terri says:

      I need a reminder from time to time to discover the beauty that exists all around me.

      Thank you for the reminder.

      August 31st, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    7. Sandi says:

      Those are wonderful photos. Love the zoom or macro – whatever you used. It’s always amazing how the smallest items we can find are sometimes the most beautiful.

      August 31st, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    8. The G-Ma says:

      I am certain that some days we each are Norma Desmonds. Tattered and torn but still skittering about.

      What an apt and pretty metaphor! I found it beautiful in its own small way.

      August 31st, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    9. Blue Yonder Girl says:

      The blue dragonfly is AMAZING! Beautiful ♥

      August 31st, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    10. Jenny says:

      My hubby has been out of town all week and won’t be back until Sunday evening. A challenge to look for the beauty is just what I need for this weekend! Very pretty pictures!

      August 31st, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    11. Ginger says:

      Thank you for the pictures…my children enjoyed looking at the butterflies.

      I chose your blog as one of my 5 blogs to nominate for Blog day. I have really enjoyed reading through your blog. Thank you for sharing.

      September 1st, 2007 at 12:02 am

    12. Susan says:

      GORGEOUS photos…

      September 1st, 2007 at 12:48 am

    13. LittleAcorns says:

      Beautiful! You always seem to find beauty wherever you go. 🙂 My little boys love to go over to to identify all of the bugs that we find out here. *shudder*

      September 1st, 2007 at 2:01 am

    14. Sally says:

      Beautiful photos!! You have such a gift for both writing and photography and I am thankful that you share both.

      September 1st, 2007 at 7:30 am

    15. Skip says:

      Thanks for the idea. Been in a photographic doldrum for a while. Time to get cracking before we head for Moscow and opportunities there.

      Wonderful idea for looking for good pictures.

      September 1st, 2007 at 7:52 am

    16. Skip says:

      Oops! That’s the post on our Web site.

      September 1st, 2007 at 7:53 am

    17. JD says:

      Beautiful pictures…I love the one of the horses.

      September 1st, 2007 at 9:02 am

    18. Tammy/Photography for Fun says:

      Beautiful photos. I love them all!!!

      September 2nd, 2007 at 12:21 am

    19. Lynn says:

      wow, beautiful pictures. 🙂

      September 2nd, 2007 at 1:27 am

    20. Pamela says:

      Awesome pictures. You must be good at photography. Enjoy all the pictures posted so far. Pamela

      September 2nd, 2007 at 10:27 am

    21. Crystal says:

      Love the pictures! They are gorgeous!

      September 2nd, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    22. Alison Shiloh Wear says:

      Gorgeous pictures! Glad you found some serenity in your travels.

      September 6th, 2007 at 10:47 am

    23. Eve says:

      these photos are beautiful!

      September 8th, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    24. mutating missionary - robyn says:

      i miss horses in wide open fields

      September 10th, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    25. Casdok says:

      Thank you for reminding me that the world a beautiful place!

      September 12th, 2007 at 11:24 am

    26. Jason of Kim & Jason says:

      I think it’s cool how the butterfly is all beat up, and yet it’s still beautiful. I guess it just goes to show you that beauty has nothing to do with perfection.

      September 17th, 2007 at 6:26 pm

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