Saturday, September 6, 2014

Beauty is Everywhere



This quote by Kafka reminds me to look for beauty every day.
It all starts in the mind anyhow. You’re seeing the world through your own special filter of reality and no one else sees it quite the same way.

Since I am an avid photographer, I have my senses finely attuned to look for the beauty all around me. It’s there if we look hard enough.

Beauty is a mourning dove



Beauty is a discarded glove,



Beauty is the sunset on a lake



Beauty is a delicious cake,



Beauty is a bratty cat



Beauty is a rubber mat,




Beauty makes every day a special surprise

All you have to do is open your eyes.

22 comments:

  1. And beauty is a lovely post! Thanks Cathy for showing us beauty is indeed everywhere if only we learn to see it. Great shot of the rubber mat and the sunset. And yes of course the yummy cake too :)

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  2. Such a lovely post..True beauty lies everywhere and we need to see it ,,,We just need to turn around and it is there...

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    1. Thanks, Naba. It's there if we look hard enough, right?

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  3. You are right. I loved the photograph of the rubber mat - it was so unexpected. And I enjoyed the mourning dove - I blogged today about passenger pigeons, and, in some ways, they resembled mourning doves. The mourning dove is a favorite of mine - hearing their calls near sunset always brings me peace. Alana

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    1. Thanks, bookworm. I thought the mat was interesting with the pattern of the holes. I must read your post on passenger pigeons. Aren't mourning doves lovely? I love their gentle cooing sound.

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  4. Thanks for pointing out beauty in our everyday lives!

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    1. Thanks, bb. I like sharing the beauty I find and hope others like it, too.

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  5. Such a beautiful way of looking at the world. Lovely, Cat. You made my Sunday!

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    1. Thanks, Shailaja. Glad I brightened your day with my pics.

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  6. That is such a simple and beautiful poem, Indeed I love your way of looking at things.
    Lovely pictures

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  7. Nature is filled with abundant beauty, but It all depends on our way of looking....thanks for sharing such beautiful clicks...

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    1. Thanks, shellymona. Glad you liked my "clicks"!

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  8. Different facets of beauty. Love this post:)

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    1. Thanks so much, vishal. Much appreciated.

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  9. Ah beautiful indeed! Loved the pictures, especially the cake and the sunset. I liked the way you've picked some of the most mundane things and sought beauty in them.

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    1. Thanks, Vinodini. Glad you enjoyed them.

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  10. How lovely! It's wonderful how much beauty is all around us if we only take the time to stop and look. I'm thankful for the photography challenges that have me doing just that.

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    1. I always enjoy your photos, too, Laurel. You have that same sensitive creative eye as I do and are on the look out for interesting images in our every day lives.

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