Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Welcome to the backyard... It was pretty quiet around here most of the day, except for watching my hubby go from window to window, staring at a robin in the backyard. Next thing I know there was a squeal of glee and he went running for the camera! I would love to be able to share that lovely photo of his robin with you, but alas...the beautiful robin got away! But the whole ordeal got me to thinking about how much beauty there is around us, and how our busy lives make us miss it most of the time.
  This isn't my first time thinking about beauty. I wrote today's poem about beauty when I was in my early 30s. And NO! I'm not in my early 30s anymore! But even at this age...*gulp*...50, I still know beauty when I see it. And Etsy is FULL of it!!! I'd like to share a few photos with you of items of beauty that I found on etsy. And I'd like to thank each and every one of these beautiful-eyed  etsy owners...and great photographers...for the privilege of being able to share their beauty with you...First is this beauty from mistflowerphoto. It's title? "LIGHT LUNCH 8X10 fine art photographic print lustre" ...Then this one. It's title reads: "NEW 3 piece set-Chocolate Brown Peony Flower with vintage rhinestone Brown skinny Headband AND Chocolate Brown combo Newborn Baby Infant Newborn Toddler Girls" by DolceVitaMia.
"Hanging Rain-10X15 Fine Art Photographic Print" by Kjdphotography ..."The coreopsis effect-Fine art flower photography print (10X10) BOGO SALE" by Raceytay ..."Sun Dog-Vertical Rainbow 5X7 Original Photograph" by giftforallseasons ..."Hand in Hand-Framed Vintage Black and White Photograph" by GoodBehavior ...And lastly, and sweetly beautiful, "Giraffe Kiss Print" by my friend and photographer extraordinaire, LittleFoxPhotos.
  Please check out, not only these photos, but all of the beauty in their shops!...Poem is below.


The sun is peeking through.
Its beam is flowing to the ground.
The Autumn at it's new peak,
and the leaves are fluttering down.

A baby girl's joyous laughing,
legs and arms kicking everywhere.
A mother, when she's  nursing,
playing with her baby's  hair.

The gentle rain, when falling
on a southern old tin roof.
A toddler's gap-faced grinning,
when they've  lost their first front tooth.

A man with long, bow legs,
walking slowly down the street.
A colorful spring flower,
visited by a bumble bee.

A person who is kind,
and smiles at everyone they meet.
An artist's painted picture,
with the last brush stroke complete.

An "I love you" that's said
just because they wanted to;
and the person that gives hugs
when they hear an "I love you".
(And there's  other beauty too.)


  1. Wonderful selection of images! Thank you for adding my giraffes! :))) xoxo

  2. Lovely pics and lovely poem! I'm an artist and I'm looking at the birds in our garden every now and then while working at the computer or just drawing. It is so wonderful to be a part of the nature I would say :)
    You are welcome to look at my drawings

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  4. Thank you so much for including me in the company of such talented photographers. :)

    Dianne-giftforallseasons on etsy

  5. I loved your poem and your writing style. Thank you for selecting my "Light Lunch" print to be included in this lovely collection. You started my day off with a smile. :o)

  6. Another wonderful post by a wonderful person!! Love the photos and the poem!!

  7. Reet, I just checked out your website. You are extremely talented!!! Thank you for sharing it with me. Now I really know where your daughter gets all of her creative talent from! ;-))

  8. Haha oh and Wug, my dad is the same :D So double influence for me :P

  9. Thank you for your kind words, Debbie!

  10. Mariann Rea, Ah ha! YOU are the triple threat! :-))

  11. I am so glad that I found your blog and just love this poem!!

  12. fabricartist21, Thank you!! :-)


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