Friday, January 8, 2016

See Beautiful: If You Look

I'm going to be honest with you. I lacked inspiration for this month's See Beautiful post.

It's not that there wasn't tons of beauty. It's just that it was holiday and family-related. The kind of thing you would have to be family to be even remotely interested in. Also, the kids understandably don't want our private holiday zaniness on the web for all to see. 

However there's one photo I took of my granddaughter Christmas night that her mother already shared online:


She's showing the waving hologram of Mickey Mouse her new Minnie Mouse watch.
So, anyway, stumped, I came across Sugar's post. "Beauty is all around us." Looking out the window at the dreary, cold, gray winter day, I decided to take Sugar's phrase as inspiration. Is there beauty in my neglected back yard? With camera in hand and Toby beside me, we went out to see.
Here are the results.





"It's been twenty minutes. Time to go in, don'cha think?"

I love the double cowlick on Toby's chest.

Can you tell it was spinning?


It's a tree on a tree. Or an arrow. Rorschach test?
 All this time I could hear the birds chattering away. I wanted so badly to try to photograph them, but they weren't close enough. It was maddening to know they were all around our yard, but not in it because of my presence.
Then just as I was ready to give up, a cardinal came in. He was soon followed by chickadees, juncos, and a mourning dove!  






Thank you Sugar of Golden Woofs for hosting the {This Moment} See Beautiful blog hop, and for reminding me that you can see beautiful everywhere but you have to look!

14 comments:

  1. Those are ALL beautiful pictures... but NONE can top that GORGEOUS Grandchild. HER EYES and her Smile.... OH THAT IS TRUE BEAUTY... THAT PICTURE IS WORTH A FRAME AND A SPECIAL PLACE ON THE WALL...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Yes she's full of joy every day.

      Delete
  2. Ohhhh your granddaughter is a little beauty.
    Toby you are very wise...we loved what you said on our blog and OMCs do not tell me a cow licked you too. My human sis had a cow lick her too when she was a wee girl
    hugs madi your bfff

    ReplyDelete
  3. there is a TON of beauty there and your granddaughter is GORGEOUS!!
    DakotasDen

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Caren, she is like a little magnet. All 3 year olds are cuties, but she has a genuine charisma, everywhere she goes.

      Delete
  4. All kinds of beauty! Gorgeous grand baby. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Nola. Yes I was truly surprised at how much I found to photograph. From inside the house it looked much more bleak. (…need to get out more!)

      Delete
  5. Your granddautghter is SO cute! Lovely pics! I love cardinals so much and we don't have them here. I miss them!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wonder if you have a different species of cardinal there. When we were on our Hawaii vacation we saw cardinals about the same size but a different color pattern of red, black, and white.

      Delete
  6. What a beautiful post, you did great with this post! Love all the pictures and the first one of your granddaughter is just precious.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment, JoAnn!

      Delete
  7. That is a beautiful post! Your granddaughter looks so sweet. And the beauty that you and Toby found outside was wonderful. The cardinal is such a treat - a splash of bright happy color in mid-winter!!! I love the double cow-like too... Shyla has that but no beautiful white blaze like Toby has.

    ReplyDelete
  8. These are all wonderful photos. Your granddaughter is adorable.

    ReplyDelete

We love to know what you have to meow, bow-wow, growl, or just plain howl. Leave a comment for us!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...