I was nominated by my friend Kate Green to participate in the 7 Day Photo Challenge by posting a nature/landscape photo each day for seven days. In case you missed them, I am posting them all here for you to enjoy. Please check out Kate’s work at Bit of Life – photography and words.

I have learned that beauty is everywhere, in the everyday moments. We simply need to take the time to look around us and see it.

What Do You See

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Henry David Thoreau

They say perspective is everything and we all have filters that we see the world through. There is light and color just beyond the chaos; a world open to possibility…

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“Hope Amongst the Broken”

Look for the God-moments in the everyday, ordinary things.

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“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting.” – Emerson

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The focus in this shot is not where I intended it to be but there are some interesting things happening here. The fold of the new leaves, the rain pooling in it, the lichen, the raindrops poised to let go and fall, the reflection in the drops…what do you see?

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This is the other cherry tree in my backyard – the companion to the one I posted yesterday. When we moved in last August they looked exactly the same. Apparently Spring held some secrets.

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I love old buildings and I passed this one quite a few times before I decided to take the picture…something about it wouldn’t leave me alone. And I do love the starkness of the black and white.

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“Redbud”
Took this one in the parking lot at the Dr’s office yesterday. Graced with a little beauty…

Remember to look  for the extraordinary in the ordinary moments. The beauty in the everyday. Knowing that the God who creates beauty in the ordinary, loves us enough to always be there.