Jan 18, 2011

Beauty Under Foot by Anna



“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.”  - Camille Pissarro
Although I appreciate dramatic skies, breathtaking vistas, and “trophy” landscape views, I find I am often drawn to the intimate aspects of nature.  These gems are the beauty under foot!  What attracts my eye may be the curve of fern fronds freshly dusted with snow, mushrooms nestled in fall leaves, or sunlight glinting off a dew covered spider web.  These diminuative worlds hold all the wonder of color, form, and emotional power that their larger, sister views do.
The path to these intimate views is not the fast-paced, direct hike listed in a travel guide book, but rather a rambling, circuitous trail that includes many detours.  As you take this winding path, time slows down while cares ease.
So, take a break and head for the hills, woods, or your backyard with your writing journal, sketchbook, or camera.  Be on the look out for unexpected beauty.  You’re sure to be rewarded with a calmer state of mind and inspiring captures!
Wishing you a day filled with humble beauty,
Anna

6 comments:

Jamie said...

What a great reminder to stop and look around!

BonnieRose said...

beautiful message, and such a great photo.. sadly.. all I see here in fargo ND is white snow. Just white snow. Not many trees where I live. Just snow. There is beauty there I know.. I just hv to search harder. hugs xo

kelly@thebluemuse said...

zI totally agree. And I adore that photo, just when I was craving some green!

Teresa said...

Thanks for the reminder to take the path less traveled and revel in the beauty that surrounds us! Have an inspired day!

ELK said...

i am right there with you ..it is a magical place anna

Prairie Girl Studio said...

i am so about rambling along and seeing up close ...

you have painted a most magnificent picture with your words, anna ...

and your intimate image of the luscious ferns is refreshing indeed ... : )

thanks for all this loveliness!
xo
prairiegirl