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Beauty Day 147

Find one beautiful thing every day and take a photo of it.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


 

Beauty Day 147 Wendy

Over at a friend’s house

for a friend and family barbie

no one knows anyone really

just pockets of people

who know one or two

but conversation flows freely

and soon all are happy

the one thing we have in common

each of us knows and loves Wendy

who began it all by inviting

the people in her life she loves

 

 

Beauty Day 146

Find one beautiful thing every day and take a photo of it.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


 

Beauty Day 146 Sisters

We never met before this pic

which verifies the fact

the musical and its message were great

we love this sister act

 

 

 

 

Beauty Day 145

Find one beautiful thing every day and take a photo of it.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


 

Beauty Day 145 Purple Sage

When the clothing comes home

smelling like purple sage

even though I didn’t 

brush and touch

right through it

then I know the hills are alive

and covered with pollen and blooms

then the dried husks of grasses 

glistening in the wind 

are my string orchestra

Which will I remember more–

the dancing sounds of wild color

or the non sequitur Chinese food

which followed?

 

 

 

 

Beauty Day 144

Find one beautiful thing every day and take a photo of it.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


 

Beauty Day 144 Empowered

The air was clear

the goal unobstructed

the timing perfect

and those bushes needed a trimming

I got out the electric saw

I had purchased for myself

and began swoosh

swoosh swooshing

mindful of my legs

and toes especially

and where I’m holding my hands

one down

another down

yes! I’m still strong

I’ll take that last one down

Wow!

What a sense of empowerment

to trim my own bushes

with my own electric trimming saw

just when they need it most

and there it is–job done

without a single phone call

 

Beauty Day 143

Find one beautiful thing every day and take a photo of it.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


 

Beauty Day 143 Pink

Hand watering plants

beneath a canopy of pink

who can resist

the bright assault of pleasure

erupting in the eyes?

supersaturated photos

screen media combined

please not a fraction as much

as these natural wonders

 

Bougainvilleas

 

Beauty Day 142

Find one beautiful thing every day and take a photo of it.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


 

Beauty Day 142 Mission Accomplished

Lists!

Having noticed the other day

that if it’s on the list

I tend more to do it

–except for the most excruciating tasks

those with the largest mental resistance–

and if not on the list

I remain in a prolonged state of frozen distraction 

I came to realize

this late in life

that it’s best for me to write

a long list of all the things that’d make me happier

if I accomplished them “today”

today was one of those days

after two days of basically nothing but rest

I slowly creakingly with prayer got started

gaining momentum as I went

and now I have a beautiful list

of checked-off items and

Unstuck!

 

 

 

 

 

Beauty Day 141

Find one beautiful thing every day and take a photo of it.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


 

Beauty Day 141 Warm Fire Chillish Evening

Feeling just sick enough

with a strongish ache in the back

and a craving for rest

to justify canceling

the evening’s social activity

square dancing

and the air being chillish

it seemed a good opportunity

to sit warmly by the fire

continue reading this book

the best book I’ve run into

after years of searching

on my favorite topic

the hot tea was good

the water cool and refreshing

the book great

but mainly it was the fire

sput-sput-sputtering warm flames

that captured me

and healed my soul

sometimes sickness

is a good thing

 

 

 

 

Beauty Day 140

Find one beautiful thing every day and take a photo of it.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


 

Beauty Day 140 Happy Birth Day

a church is born

the egg has hatched

the embryo matures

the new emerges

Happy Birth Day

Shepherd’s House Church!

your day has come

you are blessed

fulfill your calling

fulfill your dream

live and grow

worship your Creator

the Lord

and glorify Him

 

 

Beauty Day 139

Find one beautiful thing every day and take a photo of it.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


 

Beauty Day 139 Coffee and Doughnuts

Coffee and doughnuts on a Saturday morning

shared in camaraderie

father and daughter share their work 

and that’s unbreakable too

 

 

Beauty Day 138

Find one beautiful thing every day and take a photo of it.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


 

Beauty Day 138 Job Well Done

Two large pans of stroganoff

with multiple hunks of big beef

cooked for a family of six

including the hard-working dad

one to eat tonight

and one to freeze

a special pan of shrimp alfredo

for the very skinny teen

why are the ones

you want to hug the hardest

so difficult to please?

two large heads of fresh broccoli

steamed al dente

for the nursing mom

a basket of fresh kiwi

for the seven year old

the baby has her mom

and the two year old

he’ll have to fit in-between

he didn’t seem to mind

he was just happy to see me

it was a fun time

oh and biscuits for the dog

 

 

 

 

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