Sunday Reflections - The Beauty Around Us

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Sunday Reflections - The Beauty Around Us

It's Sunday and for me it's a day of rest and relaxation, something I have tried to implement this year as much as possible. 

 Lily Flower Photo by Silvia Dukes

 

While it hasn't worked out every Sunday, I still try to get a least a few quiet hours on this day even if it's just sitting on the back patio enjoying the sunshine, the birds, the wind, or whatever comes my way. 

 

Female Cardinal Photo by Silvia Dukes

 

What I like about this most is that I don't have to travel far or spend lots of money to enjoy beautiful things - there is beauty around us everywhere we look. 

 

Butterfly and Fire Spike Photo by Silvia Dukes

 

It's the little things in life - seeing a butterfly, hearing a bird song, smelling some sweet fragrance from nearby blossoms, or feeling the wind on ones skin and in ones hair - that engulf all our senses as long as we allow it and give it some time to get to us.

Hope you have a great Sunday that gives you joy and relaxation!

 

Snail on Lily Cone Photo by Silvia Dukes

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Joan Cox
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Silvia, what gorgeous photos, and it is true, we DO need some downtime each week.   I try to take Sundays off, and yesterday I vowed I would NOT leave my house yesterday and get things done around here. 

September 17, 2012 04:41 AM
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Myel, thank you for the feature in the Photos group! The snail is my favorite too, that's why I put it last. :-)
September 17, 2012 06:30 AM
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Kathy, glad it brought you some enjoyment.
September 17, 2012 06:31 AM
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Jennifer, hope you did have some a good Sunday and some downtime.
September 17, 2012 06:32 AM
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Joan, I pretty much did the same thing. We are on the road so much that it's nice not having to go anywhere for a change.
September 17, 2012 06:33 AM
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Silvia  I absolutely enjoyed all of these lovely photos even the one with the snail - very relaxing message, too

September 17, 2012 06:42 AM
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Hi Silvia, this is a wonderful way to enjoy life without extra cost. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos, I am curious about your last picture - what kind of plant please?  

September 17, 2012 07:14 AM
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Karen, yes, snails have a way of slowing things down... :-)

Kwee, thanks, I wish I knew what this plant is.  I inherited it from my mother-in-law who always had them in her garden.  I think it's some sort of a lily but the cone shaped flower stem and the little yellow flowers are so unusual.

September 17, 2012 07:29 AM
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Great pictures, being in a positive mindset to relax and appreciate the time we have off is great advice.

September 17, 2012 10:39 AM
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Silvia... Thank you for sharing.  We are so very blessed by so much beauty that surrounds us.....

September 17, 2012 11:14 AM
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Silvia, I enjoy having Sundays off too. Had to do an open house this weekend, however. Loved your pictures, especially the snail!

September 17, 2012 01:14 PM
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 Morgan, it gives us the opportunity to recharge!

John, you are welcome.  Glad you enjoyed these.

Connie, thanks, hope your open house was productive and successful. 

September 17, 2012 02:22 PM
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What lovely photos, Silvia. You do an excellent job, regardless of the subject material. They are ALL beautiful!

September 19, 2012 12:45 PM
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Thank you Barbara-Jo, living in a great place like we do, makes it easy, doesn't it?

September 19, 2012 03:11 PM
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Wonderful Photos!  They are a good reminder to look at the world around...

September 20, 2012 07:52 PM
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David, isn't it true, you can find beauty in the smallest spaces and where you least expect it.
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Hi Silvia,

I am a big fan of Mother Nature and you are so right, beauty can be found anywhere. Your pictures are just lovely and what kind of bird is that?

September 25, 2012 08:29 PM
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Hi Kristin, it's a female cardinal!
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the way the colors pop out of the screen is amazing!  Great shot, and great capturing the different colors. :)

September 27, 2012 12:56 PM
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Thank you Chris, the colors of summer in Florida!
September 28, 2012 04:52 AM
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