There is beauty to be found in all things … if we but notice. A rose is always a rose, even when laying suspended and partially submerged in smooth flowing water. Might that also be true of many we meet? Slow down, pause, breathe in deeply, and then …
Take that second look. There is beauty in ALL things. Beauty that nourishes and lifts us up. You may be pleasantly surprised with what you view (and feel) if you just take the time to do so!
May your day be a good one for you.
47 thoughts on “Taking a Second Look!”
Yea, there is beauty in every creation 🙂
a beautiful photo and writing too:)
Thank you Padmini! It is a beautiful shot isn’t it? Something ethereal, almost! 🙂
How beautiful! Took me off to another world and it was an amazing world to be in thank you 🙂
I’m so glad I could take you there! I think I’ll go there to! 🙂
So beautiful Penny, a simple rose evokes so many things. 🙂
Hi, thank you. It is a lovely pose isn’t it? So reminiscent of gentleness and serenity! 🙂
Yes Penny, I enjoy your writing. 🙂
Some people think I’m loony because I see beauty in things that most would think are ghastly. For instance, the last 2 days have been cloudy and rainy, and the temperature has dropped to signify the fact that it’s fall. I’m enjoying the absence of the sun because it’s a change from all the brightness of the summer. The mist of the rain feel wonderful on my skin. The cooler temperatures makes my daily walks so pleasurable.
Glynis I positively love your outlook on life. Just exactly the way it should be! 🙂 xx
I love that you see that too my friend….. finding beauty in what may be unnoticeable and mundane to others………… all we have to do is open our eyes and heart to see beauty everywhere. xxx
Do you know something Roxi, my problem is in not, not seeing beauty, is that weird or what? Does it even make sense, my friend? Everything I look at has a beauty to it. xx
It is an outstanding photograph for sure 🙂
Have a truly awesome Thursday Penny and
be wicked, good and naughty, just like me 🙂
Hi Andro, thank you. Something ethereal in this shot I think! you also an excellent day as well, Friday now for you, it would be about 8 a.m. there, I think – midnight here, so I’m off to bed. Take care of you dear friend of mine! 🙂 xox
Yes I agree with you regarding the picture, and do have a wonderful start to your Friday Penny, my sweet friend 🙂 🙂
a lovely thought !
Thank you, very much! 🙂
WOW, WOW, WOW!
xo 🙂 🙂 xo
Yeah, I even snuck your name into my tags! I did think of you, of course RoSy! 🙂 xo
LOL – I see that – YOU are THE BESTESTEST!
xo 🙂 🙂 xo
AnElephantCant always be observant
He quite often misses small things
But Penny is right
So he adjusts his sight
And sees there is beauty to be found in all things
AnElephant is too kind. But perhaps there is a truth with beauty. I have found it even in a certain smile and the warmth and twinkle of an eye during a shared moment! 🙂 xo
Slowing down with open eyes, that is certainly the key, and that is one fabulous image. 🙂
Isn’t the photo beautiful? I was quite moved by it myself, on several levels, as were you, I’ll bet! 🙂
You always post the bestest images! 🙂
Beautifully told! These things we ignore everyday — they’re the ones that really matter.
Hi Jake, thank you. As always it is the very simple things that bring the most beauty my friend, hope you’re having a wonderful day today! 🙂
You too, my friend! I have to get back to teacher mode in a few minutes to devote some time marking my students’ essays. We’re on a two-week school break. Blessings!
Good for you, Jake! Enjoy both the “marking time and the break!” Rich blessings to you for making a positive difference in the lives of students! Penny 🙂 xx
Thank you, I thought it was such an unusual and beautiful shot of a rose in repose, the fluid water adding so much to the photograph!
My beautiful sister – every bit as beautiful as the rose you posted. I love you lots.
Hello Jeannette! And I love you with every single beat of my heart. So many wonderful family memories. Thank you for always being there for me! ♥ ♥ ♥
I agree with you fully Penny, enjoy your beautiful day !
Hi Ute, thank you and you also a most lovely evening my friend and sound restful sleep! 🙂 xx
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Hi Jueseppi, Thank you dear friend! xoxo
Hello Ms. Penny, good to see you.
Slowing down is so hard to do sometimes! It often requires me to step on the brakes, hard!
I agree, sometimes it seems impossible. But it is worth the brakes – don’t you think?
Oh yes, if you can’t take is slow, then brakes are really handy.
I have learned that since taking up photography. There is beauty in spiders, water, sometimes even mud if it flows a certain way. Looking beyond what you see immediately is great advice. Thank you Penny. Hope your day is a good one
beautiful Penny 🙂
i share the same mindset xo
have a great day xo C
Hi Cat! Thank you! Doesn’t surprise me, though (re: your mindset) – you’re definitely one of the loving, gifted ones! 🙂 xo
Contemplative like You – as well 🙂 xo xo xo xo xo