There is a quote that I love; it hangs around here in various places – it might be on the fridge for awhile, then on my desk, then displayed in the living room….but everytime I see it I love it. It reads: Life is full of beauty. Notice it.

And honestly, I don’t know where I first saw it, and I had not written down the author’s name, so I goggled it and found that there is more to the quote. The entire thing reads:

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
—Ashley Smith
Of course, I love the whole thing. 
A couple of months ago as I was driving down the road I noticed an elderly couple planting their garden together. I found myself wanting to stop and capture the moment. The morning light was beautiful, but it was more than that… it was the way he was just ahead of her plowing the rows, and she just behind him – on the next row over – carrying her bucket of seeds and dropping them in the neatly plowed rows. It was beautiful. Everything about it. The dirt, the light, the rows, the couple, the bucket, the way their heads were bent. I never stopped, never did get a picture, but it did remind me of the quote I love (above). Now when I drive past their garden – it is perfectly gorgeous and I smile thinking about the picture I wanted to capture.
I did however capture this shot of Kennedy the other night – and there is something about it that I love.
I hope you had a wonderful long weekend and a happy 4th of July… mine was fabulous!

11 thoughts on “Beauty

  1. Mona Alicia

    That is a gorgeous picture of Kennedy, she is really growing up! I know what you mean about noticing pictures, I see things a lot that I wish I could capture, and I love the quote, too!

  2. Brooke

    I adore that quote and this picture, how beautiful!! I love coming to your blog.. I can always feel your passion for photography and the love in your images. Beautiful.


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