Looking for Wonder

posted by Sharon April 15, 2014 20 Comments

When you sit in a garden, do you see the beauty, or do you notice the imperfections instead? In any clump of flowers, some will be wilting.

Some are past their prime and straggly. Those pesky bees are flying around, too. They can be a nuisance.

You may wish for more of some flowers in the garden, or less of others, or different colors. But if you focus instead on the tiny miracle of each flower, you’ll know delight.

How about you? Do you find yourself thinking of the niggling negatives of your day? Or are you looking for wonder? I’m trying to move toward seeing more wonder, and it’s something I want to work on day by day. Because it’s always there waiting to be seen, isn’t it?

Wishing you a week decorated with delight!

Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Wednesday Around the World, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays. Photos are edited with Kim Klassen’s texture 0312. The theme this week at Texture Tuesday is “Perfectly imperfect.”

 

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Elizabeth April 15, 2014 at 5:25 am

You’re right! We can either see the imperfections or the beauty…it’s all in our focus!

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prairiejill April 15, 2014 at 5:25 am

Oh, such gorgeous flowers! They look perfect to me!

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Andy April 15, 2014 at 6:21 am

Wonderful blossoms 😉
Have a good time,
Andy

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Bonny April 15, 2014 at 6:22 am

I think we need to embrace the imperfections in life, and in gardens, because they help the good stuff to really stand out. Have you ever gone to one of those garden shows, where nothing looked real because it was all too perfect? Well there you go … that’s my point exactly! Bonny

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Carmel April 15, 2014 at 6:28 am

Beautiful images.

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Barbara April 15, 2014 at 7:24 am

I love to see things like a child and be marveled everyday. Flowers don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. Beautiful images!

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Thoughts from the Desktop April 15, 2014 at 9:30 am

I love embracing the imperfection because nothing is ever completely perfect.

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FlowerLady Lorraine April 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

Beautiful flowers and I also try to look for the beautiful in each and every day.

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dalettre April 15, 2014 at 11:28 am

I love this, Sharon!

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Barb Brookbank April 15, 2014 at 1:21 pm

You are sooo right about this! and your photos are perfectly imperfect – love it!

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin April 15, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Spot on and what gorgeous flowers – perfect and imperfect!

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kim at picking poppies April 15, 2014 at 2:51 pm

I see wonder and awe in nature always, working on that when it comes to myself sometimes! Beautiful photos!

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Peabea April 15, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Perfect words to fit your photos for the Perfectly Imperfect theme. Beautiful…even with the bees. I learned a new word with your sharing today….Have never heard it before, but Love the word niggling. It evokes images of someone tickling the neck of a child or just lovingly taunting so hopefully that’s part of it’s meaning. haha 🙂

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Pat April 15, 2014 at 6:45 pm

These are beautiful photos.

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Earl April 15, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Beautiful series of photos. Really love your garden chair.

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Pieni Lintu April 16, 2014 at 7:07 am

Lovely!! <3

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kim April 16, 2014 at 2:49 pm

I’m definitely working towards shutting out the negatives and focusing on blessings! Thank you for the beautiful reminder!

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nicki April 16, 2014 at 4:20 pm

weeds, I see way too many weeds (in my flowers). focus is something I’m working on; that and the whole ‘glass 1/2 full versus 1/2 empty – I see a glass that is only going to need to be washed regardless. I am a work in progress. These, however, are lovely garden images

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Jade @ Tasting Grace April 18, 2014 at 2:18 pm

What a lovely crop and collection of flowers, and lovely thoughts you’ve shared too. Thanks for that!

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Carolyn April 20, 2014 at 3:54 am

I was going to throw away the angel statue in my garden with the broken wing–broken during a romp with grandsons, but then thought the better of it. Why not keep the imperfect angel?! God uses broken pots and I am one! Love the beautiful flowers, Sharon!

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