Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Our World Tuesday

Today I'm once again linking up with Our World Tuesday, a meme that encourages bloggers to share images of their world. It's a great way to get a glimpse of life through the eyes of others! You can find out more about it here. Even if you don't participate, I encourage you to take a look at the intriguing pictures that bloggers from around the world share each week.


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I took this photo last week out on our front steps. What you see in the foreground is some twine that my husband had stretched from railing to railing in the hopes of keeping people from using the front door. (Long story!) I noticed that the twine had started to fray and thought that the shapes it was making as it did so were pretty, with all their arcs and lines. After I took the picture, I realized that I also liked the way the twine looked in relation to the apartment building across the street. It's such a simple thing—a piece of fraying twine—but I do believe that if we just look, we can often find beauty in unexpected places.


 
Wishing you a Tuesday filled with unanticipated beauty!
 

52 comments:

  1. Happy Tuesday! I have something for you at my blog:
    McGuffy's Reader
    http://www.mcguffysreader.blogspot.com

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    1. Happy Tuesday!

      Thanks—I'm heading over to your blog now. :)

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  2. Dana that is so true...we really do find beauty in the most unexpected of places. I think that, if we look closely enough, beauty can be found in almost anything! It's "seeing" it that matters...

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    1. Exactly! We have to train ourselves to see.

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  3. that is cool, looks like threads of magic at work!

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    1. That's a good way to describe it. :)

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  4. This is a wonderful idea! I may have to check it out! I have all kinds of pictures from my trucking road trip with Bill. Have a great day!

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  5. Beauty is all around us if we can take the time to look.

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  6. OK, I admit it - I thought your kids had scratched your photo. But I'll grant you the premise that there is beauty in unexpected places. Putting on my faux-artist's cap, I must admire the contrast between the curves and movement of the twine juxtaposed against the severe and sterile lines of the building. (How did I do? Did I make up for missing the point early on??)

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    1. Haha! You're too funny! And you've got it—exactly. :)

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  7. Interesting!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. I agree that we have to take time to absorb or surroundings. It's amazing what shows up.

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  10. You are right beauty everywhere even in twine ~ creative photography ~

    (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  11. Very cool blog. Interesting posts. ;)
    Nice atmosphere guests with you here on the blog. ;]
    Yours. Have a nice day. !

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  12. What a great photo, thanks for sharing. The reiner is a nice touch

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  13. Dang auto correct, twine not reiner#

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  14. It's amazing how there is beauty in every day life as long as you stop long enough to notice it!! :)

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    1. And so often we're too busy to see it. It would serve us well to slow down a little and really look at the things around us. :)

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  15. Cool pic,I love the beauty of ordinary things!

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  16. Simple is usually the best. Love it.

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    1. Thanks. I was all set to go back in the house when I thought of it. :)

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  18. That is an interesting pattern it makes, nice shot.

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  19. Dancing string! Does make intriguing patterns. (But practically, I also want to know the reason for needing it!)

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    1. That's a great way to describe it: dancing string!

      As to why we need it: Well, let's just say it's one of my husband's more interesting ideas. :)

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  20. That's probably the beauty of unexpected places - there's beauty in it if you look well enough.

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  21. I like this, Dana. When I first saw the picture before I read what it was, it was intriguing trying to figure out what it could be. Very nicely done!

    betty

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  22. It's nice and creative idea. Thank you for sharing.

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  23. Good to see the beauty around:) thanks for visiting my site and have a happy day:)

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    1. I try to look for moments of beauty every day. :)

      Thanks for stopping by. Happy Wednesday!

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  24. How true that we can find beauty in unexpected places!

    FYI: We don't use our front door either. Maybe we have the same long story. :))

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    1. How awesome that would be if we do! :)

      Have a great day!

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  25. I am also a firm believer of finding beauty in unexpected places. That's one reason why I always have my digicam with me wherever I go :D

    We also don't use our front door! We live on the first floor (second floor actually) of a Khmer-style apartment where the back door is the main entrance. Our front door opens to a veranda that faces the street.

    I'm sorry if I visited late. Lots of wifey chores to do. Have a fun weekend with you and yours :)

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