Friday, October 11, 2013

{this moment] see beautiful

i snapped this picture in jfk. the reason i see beautiful in it is because i went to ny to see daughter #2. landing in new york meant i was that much closer to her and that i would be seeing her as soon as i could get a taxi ride to her apt!

my father was a photographer and he taught me to see beautiful in things we see every day without really seeing. when i saw this manhole cover in new york, i thought of him. the few leaves & the bricks placed so haphazardly all add to the beauty of the photo.

last month i shared a picture of an ugly orange dog caterpillar. this month i'd like to share what that caterpillar will turn into. i caught this swallowtail butterfly flying around the same orange tree that last months orange dog was living in.

i found this leaf bug resting on my patio pillow. last month's orange dog caterpillar looked like bird poop, now i found a bug that looks like a leaf! hey you insects, you have very clever disguises.

and of course i see beautiful in my little bailey.

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  1. They are truly beautiful images. Since I started painting again I see the world in a whole new way. You are right, there is beauty in the most unlikely places.
    Lynne x

  2. You capture Beautiful photos. My mom would have done the same thing ... taking photos of a manhole (especially NYC). Lots of Golden Thanks for sharing. Happy Seeing Beauty. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. Awesome! I loved those. Bugs can be magical if we look at them that way.

  4. We are surrounded by beauty, you just have to see it!

  5. Wonderful beauty here ~ especially your cute doggie ~ happy weekend ~ carol

  6. I think the manhole cover photo would be really cool in black and white too. The insects are amazing and you are so lucky to be good at spotting them - keep them coming!

  7. Your daddy has to be proud that you have developed (sorry for the pun) an artist's eye

  8. Beautiful photos Judy. I hope you and Bailey had a wonderful time!

  9. Those are lots of beautiful things
    Benny & Lily

  10. You see beauty the same way I do. I really like the big apple shot and the man hole cover... and of course Bailey

  11. Judy....
    I've been a stranger in these parts of Blogville--again!!--it feels so good to be back!! ;-D
    I love the butterfly picture!! One word. Breathtaking!! ;)
    I love the leaf bug, too!! Cool!! ;op
    Love, Raelyn.... Plus Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

  12. Oh, those are FABulous!!!! Such beauty everywheres!! That butterfly pic is amazin'.
    I loves how Bailey is givin' you the raspberry! BOL
    Ruby ♥