Six On Saturday: Six Beautiful Things


“The mind can go in a thousand directions,

but on this beautiful path,

I walk in peace.

With each step, the wind blows.

With each step,

a flower blooms.”

Thich Nhat Hanh




is a necessary ingredient

in beauty.”

Charles Baudelaire



“Beauty is no quality in things themselves:

It exists merely in the mind

which contemplates them;

and each mind perceives a different beauty.”

David Hume



“Live quietly in the moment

and see the beauty of all before you.

The future will take care of itself……”




“All the diversity, all the charm,

and all the beauty of life

are made up of light and shade.”

Leo Tolstoy



“Though we travel the world over

to find the beautiful,

we must carry it with us,

or we find it not.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Photos by Woodland Gnome 2019



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6 responses to “Six On Saturday: Six Beautiful Things

  1. Gorgeous, is that a camelia? What kind if you don’t mind?

    • Yes, a Camellia japonica. Sadly, I have lost track of the cultivar. If I find it, I’ll send a note to you. This is the first year it has really bloomed so well. Sometimes deer get the buds. I’ve been using Milorganite aggressively around this shrub which has both protected and fed it. We are enjoying the flowers this spring 😉

      • Could it be ‘Nuccio’s Pearl’, or is it too pink and blotchy? I think of ‘Nuccio’s Pearl as being rather pale pink around an even paler center, but the pink edge seems to be more richly colored in other regions. It might have been our most popular cultivar in the late 1990s, but I still do not recognize it when I see plants that we might have grown blooming somewhere else.

        • Tony, I’ve not had time to go through my other file of plant tags to confirm your ID, but I am pretty sure you’re correct. I admire Nuccio’s Pearl and likely purchased that cultivar if I found it locally. I’ve checked the photos online and you’re spot on with flower form. this one does have those darker streaks of pink…. I’ll try to get to the tags tomorrow.

  2. Oh magical
    Spring – thanks for this splash of beauty

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