"When you see beauty all around you,
beauty will seek & find you,
even in the most unexpected places."
~ Alberto Villoldo
I went for a little walk today during lunch to seek out the beauty of nature. I am always amazed at the beauty of the wild flowers that grow haphazardly in the fields. Until I started taking photographs, I never took the time to really notice them. Sure, I would see them as I drove down the road but never close up. Now I see how intricately they are made. How large flowers are made from a group of tiny little flowers. How a thistle (which is the first photo) can have such a beautiful blossom. I notice the dappled light shining over them and across the field. I smell the wonderful fragrance that some of them emit which I would have never noticed if not stopping to take the time to really see.
This all leads me to the quote above. I have found by taking these moments to notice little bits of beauty each and every day, how much more beauty continues to reveal itself to me. I now crave these moments of wonder. I go in search of it and give thanks for what it brings to my life.