Ordinary Beautiful

October 6,2015

There is always more than one way to see.

Some see ordinary. . .

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while others see beautiful.

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Imagine a blade of grass.

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Did you imagine ordinary?

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Reading her poetic words triggers my vision to change from ordinary to beautiful.

For, I have seen her words in the grass, but my vision had forgotten.

Suspended between the seasons, watching summer dwindle

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and awaiting autumn’s splendor, I am fooled by thinking all is ordinary.

When I take time to go out with my camera,

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always

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I am amazed

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by the beauty

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that I find

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amongst

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the ordinary.

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Of course,

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it helps to have a bed of zinnias and visits from neighboring peacocks.

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You

and

that

blade

of

grass

are

made

by

the

same

creator.

Can you see it?

Latest Comments

  1. D. Wallace Peach says:

    Beauty for the eye, words for the soul. I always love to see your posts scroll across my reader. I feel like I’m opening a gift. Another smile.

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  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Breath-takingly beautiful! The one with the Queen Anne’s lace and pink grass especially!

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  3. Julie@frogpondfarm says:

    Isn’t nature beautiful? Breathe it in and you will remember things you didn’t know you had forgotten .. Oh my. You see and feel so much says I with moist eyes. I adore zinnias ..

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  4. Lynne Hall says:

    I can see it! Thank you for the reminder to look!

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  5. oakcoveresort says:

    Beautiful. thank you.

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  6. Jane says:

    Simply perfect, Julie! Thanks for sharing such beauty in words and stunning shots. You put a smile on my face. 🙂

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  7. Everydaycheerblog says:

    Some see ordinary…while others see beautiful. That is profound in itself.

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  8. Marla aka Crazy Mom says:

    I, too, love letting my camera point out beauty that I otherwise might have missed!! Thank you for your beautiful post!

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  9. Everydaycheerblog says:

    Reblogged this on Everyday Cheer and commented:
    “Some see ordinary, while others see beautiful.” I had to reblog this post of Julie’s. I love this statement!
    The world would be a better place if more people saw the beautiful in people and things.

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