How quickly time passes eh? It was 2005 when I took this photograph of Clear Lake and was simply awestruck with the beautiful Canadian landscape.
Not sure if it is an age thing but I tend to appreciate the beauty of nature more and more each day. Just the other morning I was out in my unkept garden when I noticed two tiny yellow-breasted birds having a chat. I spent the next few minutes observing their movements and bird chatter. Yellow butterflies came fluttering by to join the scene and everything looked so perfect...in my unkept garden:) Yes I really must pull those weeds out and get my 'garden act' together but I am grateful for good interruptions that come along to help me refocus on the beauty that surrounds me in everyday things and events.
While I look forward to my next trip to Canada or another awesome part of the world, I am more aware of the beauty that surrounds me now, at this present moment. God has His special way of presenting us with beauty in people, places and things. If we allow ourselves time to enjoy and appreciate it, more beauty follows.
While the world faces disaster after disaster, let us not live our lives based on tragedy and pain. Look for beauty and it will be there waiting to welcome you. I wish you a lifetime of absolute beauty. May your spirit be charged up for this exciting journey of seeing beauty through God's eyes.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson