7.08.2010

Ordinary Beauty

Maybe it's my artistic nature, but I tend to see things within ordinary things. Beautiful things. Shapes or colors that hint at something more. I haven't done a post about Ordinary Beauty in awhile, so let me remind you of some of the beauty around you every day. This concept for a post series all started with the pattern of grease in a pot soaking overnight:



Once you open your eyes to the beauty around you, you begin to notice things. Like,the pattern of pancake batter left in the bottom of the pan (do you see a hummingbird?):



Or the way the clouds part to form a heart (a message of love?):



Silhouettes in a culvert pipe (who would think this ugly, dirty pipe would be ideal for a photography session?):



What Ordinary Beauty did you see this week?

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14 comments :

  1. I love those pictures. I know I have been trying to find the beauty here even though is is so flat. Sometimes it is easier than others. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. I need to start looking for simple treasures like that!

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  3. I saw a heart in the sky/clouds last week and wished so badly I had my camera with me :)

    And what a wonderful treasure it is to see beauty in the ordinary things!

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  4. The other day my Baby Girl was finishing her Lucky Charms (as a snack) and with the last few little bits she would circle them in the bowl and then we would try pick out the shapes. I would never have come up with that idea on my own. I wish I could see things through the eyes of a child every day.

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  5. The faces of my kids as they sleep - no matter how frustrated they made me when awake!

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  6. Love it! I need to open my eyes more...

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  7. so cool! i love the first and last picture so much! now i'll have an excuse to wait on doing the dishes, haha

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  8. This morning I was waiting at a red light behind a car that had what I think was supposed to be a Christian message. I looked at the car with the various Christian stickers to make sure. The delivery was not Christian - it was hateful and confrontational. I felt annoyed and judgmental of the people in the car in front of me. At that very moment I looked up and saw the cloudless sky above me marked with a perfect crucifix (don't know if it came from vapor trails or a cloud formation). It reminded me that sometimes people co-op religion to put forth their own angry agenda. I can not change this fact but I can decide to be more gracious in my own life, and to look for the lesson when things (or people) aren't just the way I want them. The sky was beautiful.

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  9. Thanks again for the reminder to stop rushing around and enjoy the beauty in every day. And can I just say I'm thrilled for your advertising!! You're a big girl now, all grown up!!!

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  10. great pictures, great moments in this big world. seeking ordinary beauty fills my heart :)

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  11. This post is right up my alley! Love looking for the beauty in the ordinary and everyday things! Have a great weekend!

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  12. Great pictures! This is basically the whole premise for my blog, Seeds on a Breeze.

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  13. i love this post. so glad i'm a follower. be blessed!

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