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Beauty Day 170

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 170 Spring Breakup of the River Ice

Every year in the north country 

comes a day when river ice breaks up

it’s a day of celebration dancing singing

flowing good cheer

and it should be

because life continues

moves on to fuller days ahead

little did I know

as I lay sick and motionless

for nearly two weeks

that the ice pack was melting

and fissures deep within

perhaps because of stillness

with little outward stimulation

I had time to hear and could hear

the deeps within me creaking groaning

and finally the ice began to break

and so it begins again

new life new commerce

good cheer and miles of new roads up ahead

in short

paralysis died

after so many years

the bathroom is on its way

to getting some fix

and who know where that will lead?

what pray tell comes next?

 

 

Beauty Day 169

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 169 Discover

Little person

flying a kite

face filled

with wonder

Daddy’s joy

to lead his girl

to worlds

she then discovers 

 

Borrowed Photo

 

Beauty Day 168

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 168 Welding

Learning to weld

practice a bit

willing to try anything with her hands

always active never still

weeding sorting chopping cooking

cutting painting this and that

art craft life combined

visible sparks excite

 

Borrowed Photo

 

Beauty Day 167

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 167 Down

Hopping on the scale this morning

as nimble as a nymph

(not)

a beautiful sight awaited me

the needle on the dial 

it never lies that needle

’twas moving in the right direction

a small bit of encouragement

encouraging greater things

the head is where things happen

before reality sets in

I promise you won’t be sorry, scale

this inch will mean a mile

 

 

Beauty Day 166

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 166 Two Flowers

Nasturtiums help me pretend

that I don’t live where it’s hot and dry

that I live where it’s wet and cool

but these nasturtiums are nursed

and as the season progresses

they wane

neither able nor wanting

to continue in lies

Alyssum is nature’s little joy

showing kindness where none is required

giving constant bloom

expecting nothing in return

my whole street has been seeded

by alyssum’s generosity

 

 

Beauty Day 165

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 165

Beauty is a child in Africa

who thinks you’re special

because you pay for her books

school uniform and tuition

when really it’s the Lord who loves her

got a letter from her today

she’s doing great

so much better than before

thanks Lord for cheering me up

I was worried about her

 

 

Beauty Day 164

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 164 Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Working on this diet

wanting to lose some weight

loving food too much

to eat something small

a bit of motivation

let’s see what’s on the shelf

 a bit of this a dab of that

a lovely treat results

 

 

Beauty Day 163

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 163 Connected

Thousands of years of song

wrapped in a simple psalm

uniting God with man

through every eon of history

countless souls around the world

turning to God and God replies

this morning’s quiet time

takes me places far and wide 

to worship with people

I’ve never seen

no longer me and God

it’s God with us

 

 

Beauty Day 162

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 162 Strength Returns

Strength lurches to its feet

like a baby learning to walk

an uneven jagged rhythm

happy to be alive

motivated to move

to go

to accomplish

then crashes again

in a can do nothing state of immobility

sleeping

imprisoned

by the couch

we’ve passed the half way point

this sickness soon shall pass

 

 

 

Beauty Day 161

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 161

Roses to announce 

the colorful words

on the card he wrote

for it’s words I treasure

as anyone can note

his words are getting better

and better

while the flowers stay the same

 

 

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