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Monday, November 29, 2010

Beautiful in the Mundane

Driving to work I stopped to look at this.



Walking to get my mail I watched how shadows fell.




Washing the dishes I enjoyed this view.



Hiking a trail I left a smile for whoever came next.


It's finding beauty in every day mundane which sometimes keeps me going.

It can be 
quite a 

beautiful Life.
~~~



40 comments:

Naturedigital said...

Thank you Dawn for sharing the beauty with us.
Costas

Hilary said...

This sure is a day-brightener. Fine photos.

Cat said...

absolutely!
love the "veiw" Dawn
it is in the mundane that life finds it's breathe.....
love this tonight

love and light

Barbie said...

I read your posts and I just sigh. You make me so relaxed and so focused on all that is good around me.

darlin said...

Awesome post Dawn, I love your outlook on life! Sometimes we have to look a bit harder or make out own beauty but it's there. Gorgeous photos of the trees, stunning shots! Love the smiley face as well.

Pat Tillett said...

A great post! What nice views you have! I'm happy/sorry to say there is no snow where I live.....ever!

Liesl said...

Ah! You made my day! Such stunning pics!

Penny said...

Snow! How stunning. Someday I want to experience a white Christmas. Beautiful photos

Allison said...

Yes... it can be when we look for that beauty. I have thought the same thing. It is easy for me to sit and think of the things that are not beautiful around me... because aren't there many of those things? In everyone's life? Looking for the details that bring joy is like a life raft for me. A bit of beauty in the ordinary. That's living! Hugs, Dawn!!

angela walker jewelry said...

That is one of my favorite sayings...."Beauty in the mundane". It is what makes me most happy and I believe I am not alone... :) Oh dear Dawn, you are one amazin' girl! Always love popping over to your blog!
Happy Tuesday!
Hugs to you,
Ang
-PS. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I too am painting everything white and not everyone here is agreeing with me. :)

Bela said...

One more sweet and warm (besides the snow!!) post, dear Dawn!! I love your words and shots!!! It is hot and wet around here! Beach season!
Love!!! Bela.

Kerri said...

Oh YES! Me too!

Deb said...

your post made me smile Dawn

Shayne said...

It's so easy to miss the obvious because we are so caught up in what is going on in our heads.

But you ahve managed to capture it beautifully.

xxx

Nancy said...

I wish more people could adopt your attitude. Something so simple as opening the door and taking a brief walk can certainly make one feel grateful for the simple and ordinary.

Warm hugs, Dawn :)

Leah J. Utas said...

The shadows pic is very relaxing. There's beauty in everything.

Alli said...

Beautiful photos. Something about still snow seems so peaceful. Nice idea to leave a smile behind for someone. :)

Chloë said...

utterly breathtaking! :]

texwisgirl said...

You've got a gift, dearie. So glad you share it with all of us!!! Loved the smiley face you left for the next passer-by!

Lynette said...

I love the way your world is all frozen. Thank you for sharing the beauty;-D

Out on the prairie said...

I like the frost on the trees, it carries on through your tale.Nice post in your frozen world.

Julie said...

Loved it! Just think how many times in a day so many of us forget to appreciate the things that you appreciated today and how much we miss out on.
Lovely pictures.

Farm Girl said...

I agree with you, I have been so amazed in my life, the beauty I find in the mundane. It is like think being surprised by joy.
Lovely photos and beautiful snow.

Hope said...

*smile*
I love your posts!

Aimee said...

Love your posts!!

Country Mouse Studio said...

thank you, I miss that frost, we don't get it here

varunner said...

Pretty pictures (although I confess, I'm not much of a fan for snow)

Tiggeriffic said...

No SNOW here yet~! I'm sure it's coming to my yard soon. Just took out some homemade suet for the birds..They are swarming the feeders ....
Thanks for those frosty pic's of the trees. Next time I go for a walk in the snow I'm going to leave a happy smile.. Cute idea~~!
Even in winter there is beauty all around us~!
ta ta for now from Iowa..cloudy 25 degrees and windy...

Kristin said...

Sigh. . . it's beautiful . . .I would love to have a white Christmas - one day I will have to make that happen. We are "freezing" here in the desert - it was 50 this morning!! Laughing yet?
Thank you for your sweet message and for these beautiful photos - you are such a talent! And I love the new picture at the top of your sidebar with the red and the tree - stunning!
I think you would really like the blog, E Makes Art. If you are interested, you can check it out on my sidebar, xoxo

Gerreke said...

Oh Dawn, what a beautiful pictures! Fantastic! I enjoy them all!

Dancing Branflake said...

Such a beautiful tribute to the beauty around you. You definitely know how to appreciate the gifts around you.

Widge said...

Beautiful. I particularly love that first shot of the snow covered tree. wow

Susan said...

What a beautiful post, Dawn! It almost makes me wish we had snow! It's been unseasonably warm here. I do love the beauty of the glistening snow and I appreciate the beauty of every season! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings!

Farmchick said...

There really is beauty all around us. I think sometimes we are just too stressed, or in a hurry, to see it.

Rick said...

Ain't that the truth ! Beauty in the 'ordinary' things of life. You've captured some magnificent beauty - pure, simple. Life needs to be more like this !

Jordanna said...

Oh my goodness, LOVE this!! Love your eye for creation and seeing life through your eyes. And LOVE that you left a smile in the snow! SO sweet :) and I know it made someone's day :) Made my day!

Melissa Allam said...

Love that snow you have. There is definately beauty in that and a smiley face left for someone else :), even blogging friends. Yes, my birthday is close to Christmas, but before Christmas so it's not been forgotten like my Mothers was when she was young because it is two days after Christmas. I love celebrating my birthday at this time. Have you decorated for the holidays yet? I was going to take a pic of my little squashes that I hollowed out and put flowers in for Thanksgiving and my table, but I was too caught up in the company to remember. I really need bring the camera out more often so I can post more of my own pics on the blog. Hope you had a great day. Hugs to you too.

this free bird said...

Oh Dawn I couldn't agree more...and looking at your photos makes me homesick for the snow. I cannot believe I just said that.

xoxo,
Carrie

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Isn't that just the key to life? FInding beauty in ordinary things? Of course, you express it so extra-ordinarily, it's just like a masterpiece. I'm still waiting for our snow! That will be a great day for me.

Eyeliquor said...

These photographs are so pretty!
The lighting is fantastic!
One eye of your snowpainting is shaped like a little heart! :)