#LENT: Seeing (& seeking) Beauty

Sometimes we get so busy we don’t notice the beauty around us. The other day waiting at a stoplight in a busy intersection, I looked over to see what looked like a bluebird land in a tree across the street. Rolling my window down, sure enough – Mr. Bluebird flew up and down a few times from his branch to the ground showing off his bright blue glory.

The light changed and I went on my way, but with my day considerably brighter. (Bluebird sightings are occasions for joy in our home: they were my precious mama’s favorite bird.)

bluebird sighting outside house (iPhone handy)

Then there are beauteous spring flowers, God’s heavenly paintbrushes (so so so) busy this time of year. Seeing their beauty is an occasion for joy in my book, celebrating delight in our Creator’s might.

our Japanese cherry tree (sunny day)

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.”   Ralph Waldo Emerson

our Japanese cherry tree (rainy day)

On this Lenten Monday, let’s take a moment to seek (& see) beauty around us (even in the rain.)

grace, peace & beauty groupies

Virginia : )

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8 Responses to #LENT: Seeing (& seeking) Beauty

  1. Debbie says:

    Your Japanese cherry is gorgeous! I can hardly wait for our own cherry to bloom. Tiny flowers are starting to appear, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed we’re finished with cold spells!

    • Virginia says:

      Debbie, our Japanese cherry tree was planted with love by friends of my parents when our house was built especially equipped for Papa’s wheelchair 35+ years ago. Still sharing joy in all its gorgeous blossoms!! Blessings! ✨🌸☀️🌸✨

  2. My Carmel says:

    I love your Japanese cherry tree! It’s so beautiful! Spring is in the air ❤

    • Virginia says:

      It’s one of my favorite trees, Patty! We’re away this week but had almost two weeks of blooms to appreciate before we left (so blessed!)Hugs! ✨☀️🌸☀️✨

  3. Cj says:

    Yeah…God’s beauty

  4. arlene says:

    That Japanese cherry tree is so lovely. Seeing beauty all around.

    • Virginia says:

      Arlene, our Japanese cherry tree truly is lovely in full bloom (even on rainy days!) God’s heavenly paintbrushes busy at work! blessings & hugs!! 🌟🌸✨☀️✨🌸🌟

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