Lily pads and specks of earth floating in a pond.

Lily pads and specks of earth floating in a pond. Some leaves are turning yellow and brown. They are beautiful.
Lily pads and specks of earth floating in a pond. Some leaves are turning yellow and brown. They are beautiful.
A splash of living green hovering before the eye. It is a natural mosaic that slowly grows, year by year.
A splash of living green hovering before the eye. It is a natural mosaic that slowly grows, year by year.
Lily flowers brightly reflect sunshine. I see two pennies on two pads. Can you find them.
Lily flowers brightly reflect sunshine. I see two pennies on two pads. Can you find them?
A photograph altered so that we see color more vividly, and mysterious depth and objects. That dust you see is made of stars.
A photograph altered so that we see color more vividly, and mysterious depth and objects. That dust you see is made of stars.

Welcome to this tiny corner of the world!

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Hello!  Good day!  How are you?

Thank you for checking out my new blog!

Perhaps you’ve arrived from my established blog, Cool San Diego Sights.  I have many friends over there!

Life is too short to ignore beauty.  One might argue that nothing in life is more important.  Beauty uplifts, ennobles what is common, opens our minds and spirits to deeper things.  Fortunately, our small world is overflowing with beauty.  (If the beholder has eyes for it.)

I will be dedicating this blog to photography and writing–two of my favorite hobbies.  I’ll attempt to frame the beauty that I might perceive.  Where I’ll find it, I’m not sure.  I suppose I’ll just walk out and stumble upon it.

A single Canna leaf contains magical beauty.

Close up photo of intricately beautiful strands of color in a canna leaf.
Close-up photo of intricately beautiful strands of color in one Canna leaf.
Orange and green textures seem layered in this Canna leaf, a small miracle captured by camera.
Orange and green textures seem layered in this Canna leaf, a small miracle captured by camera.
Canna leaf brightly backlit by summer sunlight glows with yellow, green and orange.
Canna leaf brightly backlit by summer sunlight glows with yellow, green and orange.
Green veins of Canna leaf seem to radiate with other bright colors.
Green veins of Canna leaf seem to magically radiate other bright colors.
Look closely at all things to find essential beauty.
Look closely at all things to find essential beauty.