4.12.2012

The Extraordinary Beauty of Ordinary Days

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"I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
~Anne of Green Gables~ 


There are can't-wait-for days, there are summer days & holidays, and then there are ordinary days. Beauty can be found in all of them, but with ordinary days, it's the hardest. We tend to rush through them, maybe because we're so excited about one of those hurry-up-and-arrive-I-know-you'll-be-amazing days, or maybe because we can't wait for summer. It takes looking, really looking, to see the extraordinary beauty of ordinary days. It's there, but sometimes it takes a walk to the park or a peek through a shutter button to unlock it. And when you do unlock it, realize just what you've been missing, & if you're also a photographer, like me, the only thing you can think to do is run outside with a camera. Because the beauty of the ordinary things in God's creation is swoon-worthy; more so than any actor, movie, or book character you've met/seen/read about.

7 comments:

  1. Wow theese are beautiful. Are those your siblings?
    Ali

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  2. lovely. just perfectly lovely.

    xo,
    jess

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  3. Your photography is extremely lovely...like seriously, EXTREMELY LOVELY!!

    I absolutely love this line you wrote: "It takes looking, really looking, to see the extraordinary beauty of ordinary days." It surely does, my dear! And God had been trying to teach me this lesson for a looong time now (try since the beginning of last year long!) I've only just realized that to truly live and enjoy life one must clasp those ordinary days tightly to our chest and push eyes wide open so that we may see beauty and gifts all around in those small moments. Sigh. Thanks for this post, Eve!

    XOXO, Sarah Elizabeth

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  4. love these, Eve! especially that glorious rainbow-y bokeh one :) and the one with the mouseover! I can't decide whether I like color or black & white better. seriously, though, you are so talented!
    ~ not the first comment. :( haha!

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  5. love these photos! the last one is so peaceful

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  6. Lovely pictures!

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  7. Love those pictures!! And the Anne of Green Gables quote? LOve it!!

    `Lily

    lilycarolinephotography.blogspot.com

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