Beauty in the mundane

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"It's up to you to see the beauty in everyday things." -- Unknown

We have just over an acre of garden and a part of this includes an area which leads down hill to a small burn.  We have deliberately kept this area untouched to benefit the wildlife. It's a part of the garden we don't pay much attention to normally and it's quite overgrown and unruly even. At this time of the year, the wild flowers have succumbed to the cold autumn winds, and at a fleeting glance it looks quite bleak down there.  

"It's amazing how lovely common things become, if one only knows how to look at them."-- Louisa May Alcott, Marjorie's Three Gifts

Late afternoon was overcast and seemed to support the mundane theme perfectly!  I wrapped up warm and headed outdoors in search of today's chosen theme.  For me it meant going into that area of the garden we see every day but don't give much thought to; spending a little time there absorbing what it looks like and hoping to find some unrealised gem.  

After a while it's beauty began to unfold and reality hit me.... it had been there all the time, I just hadn't been looking!

2 comments

Jill Wasiewicz said...

These are beautiful Wendy, such gorgeous colours!

Wendy said...

Thank you Jillian! This was part of an assignment from Caroline's workshop.