Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Beauty







Beauty


still lies
within

no matter the season
of our life.
~ ~

as ever,


48 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

{sigh} :)

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Love those images, beautifully captured.

Steve Gravano said...

AWESOME! especially the first and second images. HDR?

My Journey With Candida said...

How sweet that poem is and as always, love the pictures too.

Kerri said...

Pure Joy! So Lovely!

Ginny said...

It IS beautiful!!! You have a wonderful gift for seeing the beauty in everything. In the one picture, it almost looks like a homemade wreath!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

what is that? a hydrangea?

Oliag said...

If we look for it beauty is there! Love these shots!

gina said...

Good message, Reena! I think hydrangea are beautiful in every stage.

Cozy Little House said...

It is there, beauty, if only we pause to look.
Brenda

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful images and beautiful words to match! Thank you for both as a way to end my day! Hope your week is going well, Reena!

Sylvia

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very nice and so true! Hugs! ♥

Judy said...

Oh, so true, beautiful shots.

Jennifer Richardson said...

even when we're feeling crispy:)
thanks for the beautiful share,
Jen

bill lisleman said...

that is a very true and nice thought about beauty within.
Really after some aging (varies for each person) I do think the beauty goes further in because honestly I don't look too good naked.

rainfield61 said...

These are the beauties of the ordinary.

Kathy said...

Amazing how you turned something brown and withered into a work of art!

Rambling Woods said...

wow..how did you do that..amazing

Mark said...

Beautiful.

Lois Evensen said...

Yes, I agree with the above! Very beautiful. :)

Evelyn S. said...

I've been missing your moments, Reena! I find that I don't schedule my time very well and a day goes by before I realize that I haven't visited my favorite blogs! In fact, I haven't visited yours for two posts. These are fascinating images of something-I-can't-identify! LOVE the colors! (Thanks to you, I'm now playing with Adjust, but I have a considerable distance to go.)

Bob Bushell said...

Nice.

BlueShell said...

Yes, indeed!
I had some in my back yard...
Hug you

ladyfi said...

So wise and so beautiful!

Woody said...

Love the details in the veins of the leaves, great shots!

Sandra said...

awesome

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

There is beauty in every season. Well captured and displayed. :)

Jill said...

Yes. Yes it does. Well done.

Liza said...

Well said.

Linda R. said...

I have to agree.. They do look amazing..

Hugs, Linda

Ashley Sisk said...

So pretty!

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Miss Reena!!
What lovely pictures. The little pods are such a pretty color too kind of brown and gold!!
LET ME JUST SAY MOM HAS HAD A BEAR OF A TIME WITH OUR BLOG TODAY. She got lots of message about Blogger not being supported by our browser told us to change to Google Chrome which we did and now we have the upgraded blogger interface which is 200% different from what we were used to. After all of that she finally got on our blog and can read comments. The only problem is she isn't sure how she got here. MOL. At one point she thought this would be the end of blogging. Mom is not at all technical.
Hugs Madi

lisa said...

I always find it so amazing (and wonderful) at just how beautiful plants and flowers can be, even when not in their prime.

These are beautiful photographs Reena, and I love your processing on them.

Brian Miller said...

yes it does...lovely shots...there are seeds of beauty ready to burst forth when that time is right...

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful pictures and inspiring thoughts, thanks Reena.

edgar said...

Yes. the divine image we seek.

Ms. Becky said...

oh, the texture and colors here. ooh la la Reena. I repeat that. happy day to you.

Suldog said...

I rather like how the new buds look somewhat like Christmas lights.

bon bon said...

wow. makes you realize all the beauty you miss when you're not paying attention. :o)

Daryl Edelstein said...

Suldog is right, they do look a bit like Christmas lights

Nayana said...

wow...you find beauty in everything...gorgeous pics...

Ivanhoe said...

So sweet and so true :)

S. Etole said...

wonderful burnished colors.

Ann said...

it's amazing how pretty they can still be when they have gotten to that stage

Saun said...

Oh WOW gorgeous :)

lynnekovan.com said...

Marvellous pictures. Lovely post!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Digging the hdr effect -- very cool, Reena! :)

bobbybegood1 said...

My sentiments exactly. Where did you happen upon that lovely thing of nature? Stunning pic. Cheers!!