Tag Archives: Beauty

gray skies (& sunshine) @ The Grand Canyon

“Gray skies are just clouds passing over.” Duke Ellington gray skies @ the Grand Canyon Glancing out the window the other morning I encountered a glorious sunrise. Waves of color filled the horizon before disappearing behind bleak winter clouds within … Continue reading

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#Advent – Waiting and Wonder

On this Second Sunday of Advent, Virginia is contemplating waiting and wonder (being open to wonder while waiting for something?) “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” Greek proverb “Teach us to wait, as we hang in the balance of the … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Contemplative Beauty

In the mad hustle and bustle of our daily lives it’s often a challenge carving out time to contemplate beauty, to let it settle in our hearts for a tick or two. Today Virginia (the person) is sharing pics from … Continue reading

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Butterfly Beauty (scattering JOY!)

A little Monday butterfly inspiration… “There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “Be at peace and let your soul feed upon the sweetness … Continue reading

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Opening Our Eyes (a little wider!)

Quickie quotes and thoughts today. Sometimes we may want to bury our heads in the sand, ignoring all that’s going on around us. Or, maybe we just keep our heads down without looking up. “You’ll miss the best things if … Continue reading

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#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. … Continue reading

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#Lent : Reflecting Beauty

When we look in the mirror of our lives, what do we see? Ducks reflecting (mirror-like) @ Maymont Park (Richmond, VA) Sometimes I focus so much on the stuff that’s wrong with my life (& me) that I forget to … Continue reading

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Snapshot & Whatnot: Broken World Beauty

Here’s a quickie pic taken last year while visiting the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Snapshot: U.S. Botanical Garden Conservatory & Whatnot: “Finding beauty in a broken world is creating beauty in the world we find.” Terry Tempest Williams (author … Continue reading

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beauteous wayside sacraments (quickie quote!)

On this last Friday of Lent, here’s a quickie quote to challenge our hearts. “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 … Continue reading

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#MeToo

Social media feeds have been buzzing with the hashtag #MeToo, a movement started 10 years ago by activist Tarana Burke that catapulted into global attention this week with actress Alyssa Milano’s tweet to ‘give people a sense of the magnitude … Continue reading

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