Sometimes we just need a closer look.
Most of us survive by focusing on the big picture. We’re watching traffic, following world events, planning the next shopping trip, scanning the email. The minutes of our lives whiz past while our attention is elsewhere.
Sometimes we just need to focus, and breathe.
Life is now.
We find our greatest peace and happiness in this moment
when we focus on something beautiful,
something that brings a smile to our eyes
and a sweetness to our lips.
Focus intently and truly see.
Enjoy the intricate detail
The perfect balance
the beautiful color of this moment.
Like Horton, watch and listen-
hear the wings of the hummingbird,
See the stamens of a flower,
and find yourself, in this moment.
Note on the photos: All of these photos were taken over the last few weeks, but not used for one reason or another in other posts. Each one has been cropped hard to find a beautiful detail worthy of sharing with you in this one. You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it.
All photos by Woodland Gnome, 2013
- Hummingbird Moth (forestgardenblog.wordpress.com)
- The World (shunyatadharma.wordpress.com)
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So beautiful! Thanks! Cheers!
Your photos are so sweet and beautiful, each one fills me with happiness.
Then they served their purpose 😉 So happy that you enjoy them. Is it still raining? When you get tired of it, please send it our way…
I see little bits of blue sky this morning. Will try to send some rain your way 🙂
Much appreciated! It’s almost time to break out the hoses again if we don’t have a little rain soon.
So true – enjoy the moment. On the way from my car to the back door I love to pause for a few minutes and observe what is going on in my little flower bed. it makes me feel less stressed and more upbeat. Lately I have been watching all the bees and hummingbird on my Turtle head flowers and it felt so good to be providing habitat for them.
We can do what we can do in our own small corner of the world. Smelling my roses on the way to school used to keep me sane during those last few weeks of the year… So glad to know the bees and hummingbirds have a safe place to live in your garden.