No Escaping Beauty


There is no escaping beauty. Sometimes it explodes in front of your face when you least expect it, like this morning when I stepped out onto the back patio and beauty flooded the sky from horizon to horizon.


There was the snow covered log, bobbing on the pond, the roll of wire turned into a work of art by yesterday’s snow, and the wooden bridge made soft and woolly by a blanket of soft snow.


Nestled away in the chicken coop, two month old chicks are in that awkward stage where at times they look like scruffy old buzzards instead of the little princesses they are.


Beauty Surrounds Us

Beauty surrounds us throughout the day. Today I found a robin’s egg in a nest, was handed a bouquet of peonies from the kind driver delivering planting soil, enjoyed watching a hen with her chicks as she rested with her chicks after exploring outdoors all morning, and took in the colors of plants in bloom. And these were just a few of the many beautiful things I saw today. Even now as I edit this page, I have a lovely cat resting on my arm.

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy ~ Anne Frank
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ~ Confucious
Beauty is not caused. It is. ~ Emily Dickinson
Everything changes, but beauty remains. ~ Kelly Clarkson
Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson