Beauty in a bucket

“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.”
Louisa May Alcott

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.”
John Donne

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(the fallen late blooms of the meyer lemon tree and an oak leaf float in a bucket of water / Julie Cook / 2014)

When might debris in a bucket deep,
take on such beauty doth to keep?
Which floats upon a surface sweet,
while wind and rain so strangely meet.
In Autumn’s late grey days of myth and lore,
as light doth fade forever more.
Be quick to see all who so chose,
for beauty hides just under your nose.

Blessings for a Tuesday full of surprising beauty and joy

For thus says the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
Isaiah 45:18

4 comments on “Beauty in a bucket

  1. Lynda says:

    God has grace you with many creative gifts – the flowers and the poetry are lovely. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. Blessings.

  2. She takes great photos, she writes great prose, she writes great poetry, she’s a great cook and on and on it goes. You are just so accomplished and creative, my friend. I loved the photos and at first thought that you had painted them. Loved this post, missy! Hugs, N ❤

    • thank you Natalie, once again for your kind words—I wish I had painted those–they were so pretty just floating in there bucket—I’ve not painted much at all since leaving the classroom—and I do miss it—but I suppose the blog has opened a different creative door—one that has been fun as well as rewarding—not to mention a wonderful learning experience!!!
      Happy pre Thanksgiving—I’ve been cooking like a maniac for two days!!!
      whew!!!
      hugs to you and much much love—-Julie

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