Seeing The Beauty In Everyday Things
Taking The Time To Enjoy The Details
It’s easy to get so wrapped up in the To-Do Lists that we fail to notice the beauty that surrounds us. In any given moment there is beauty all around us. Sometimes everyday beauty is found in the eyes of our loved ones. Sometimes we find it in the details of a flower we pass on our way to the next thing. Sometimes we only need to look up to see everyday beauty. Sometimes, we need to look down.
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Here is a collection of my favorite examples of everyday beauty that I have been blessed to be able to capture myself. I hope they inspire you to look around and find the everyday beauty that is waiting for you now. Right where you are.
The Barista’s artwork in your coffee mug!
I really like a cup of really great coffee but I LOVE a really great cup of beautiful coffee.
Glass Pieces In An Antique Store Window In Elizabethton, TN
While wandering through the antique stores downtown, I came across this site. I love the cheerfulness in the bright colors and I adore the old town architecture you can see if you like just past them out the window into this beautiful town.
Church Steeple In Elizabethton
Sometimes, in order to find everyday beauty, you need only look up. For example, this church steeple with the clouds behind and the clear blue sky heading its way is absolutely lovely to me.
You can find plenty of everyday beauty in the grocery store. Obviously, it is awaiting you in every floral department, but it is also in the produce section and the bakery too. And in abundance. These bright peppers absolutely spilling out of there bin in the grocery store made me smile. T started telling me all the things he would like to make with them and that’s another kind of beauty altogether. The sound of your sons’ voice. The excitement of a young chef inventing recipes in his mind. The idea of warm dinners together with your family around your kitchen table. Yes, beauty is absolutely everywhere. If only we remember to look for it.
Flowers of Every Color
Who doesn’t love flowers? Flowers are the perfect example of everyday beauty. The closer you get to them, the more there is to see. They come in so many shapes and sizes. I get so excited when I see the outdoor center at Lowe’s open every year. Beautiful!
Old Books and Hot Tea
There is so much everyday beauty in this shot that I could go on and on about it. Obviously, this teacup set is especially beautiful. Even more so to me because it belonged to my Grammy Newcomb, who encompassed the essence of everyday beauty all of her days. The books, well read and very worn belonged to my Gram Cooper who is strength and beauty and a force all by herself. The stories within the pages each contain beauty. The act of reading is to me, a beautiful act. To get lost in another world is one of my favorite ways to have an adventure. So much everyday beauty, Y’all! Do you see it?
Blackbird Bakery Is Full Of Tiny Yet Delicious Pieces of Edible Art
I think whoever coined the phrase, “You eat with your eyes first,” was on to something. It takes me forever to make a selection every time I visit this bakery. Which is often.
Grass Is Gorgeous
Sometimes the grass out does the flowers! This picture was taken up on Roan Mountain but you might be surprised by how many pictures of grass I have taken. I love it. Why? You guessed it – because it is the perfect example of everyday beauty that too often gets overlooked.
Bridges Are Beautiful
There are many forms of architecture that I adore but bridges are at the top of the list! I love what they represent. This one I came across in Morganton, North Carolina. When I saw it, I had a moment. Did you? Just now. The shadow play, the colors, the feel of Fall in the air… Beautiful!
Beauty Is Often Found Just Off The Side Of The Road
What you see here is a shot I took of Alta Pass Orchards. It’s beautiful in itself and so are the mountains surrounding it. The trees drooping from the weight of delicious apples were also beautiful. The little bridge leading to the orchards was charming too. But the most beautiful part of Alta Pass is the memories we made! T, my Mom, and myself. Family always makes for the best examples of everyday beauty.
8 x 10 Printable – “It is up to you to see the beauty of everyday things.”
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