Extraordinary ordinary

Not much happens in my life. I work, I play, I laugh, I cry.

I focus on the small wonders of life.

A luminous leaf nestled in diamonds.

A strawberry jewel in the frost.

I have faith – even in the dark times – that there is beauty in the ordinary

And that life, in all its frailty, still contains the miraculous.

For more beauty, please visit: My World.

68 responses

  1. That is my faith, too, Fi. I always visit here to see the small miracles you’ll share – the best kind, I think.

    November 15, 2010 at 16:23

  2. You may feel that nothing much happens, but you have eyes to see the beauty in the ordinary, and that is a gift that ensures it is the right kind of “nothing much”!

    November 15, 2010 at 16:24

  3. There is a lot going in your life! You work, you play, you laugh, you cry, you see beauty in everyday life, and share it with us…
    I’d say you are a very busy woman, and I thank you for letting us see your inspiring photos!

    November 15, 2010 at 16:54

  4. Just beautiful. I love my simple yet fascinating life.

    November 15, 2010 at 17:37

  5. I need to take time to notice these kinds of things.

    November 15, 2010 at 18:09

  6. Beautiful post Lady Fi!

    November 15, 2010 at 18:15

  7. JM

    Now these are such beautiful compositions! I especially like the one on top. Great work!

    November 15, 2010 at 18:28

  8. There is beauty in the ordinary. It´s just so hard to see sometimes. Love your pictures, as always!

    November 15, 2010 at 18:30

  9. We are on the same wave-length!

    Aloha from Waikiki :)

    Comfort Spiral

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    November 15, 2010 at 19:41

  10. Gorgeous, as always.

    November 15, 2010 at 20:50

  11. Wonderful :))) Many many thanks for these great images ;)

    November 15, 2010 at 21:03

  12. Blu

    The beautiful words and images that you share are so special. Best wishes as always Blu.

    November 15, 2010 at 21:03

  13. There are small and great wonders in all of our worlds if we’re willing to pause and look and listen! Your glorious photos are certainly a part of the beauty in my life each week! And I hope your week is filled with more beauty! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

    November 15, 2010 at 21:22

  14. The frost on the plants in your lovely photographs reminds me of the soft brush of snow that has yet to come. :)

    November 15, 2010 at 21:36

  15. yes there is if you are willing to see it…love that first pic!

    November 15, 2010 at 21:46

  16. love your words as much as your photos. you must be a poet.

    November 15, 2010 at 22:38

  17. What a blessing it is to visit you here…your words and photo’s are such a great reminder and they give me goosebumps. :) I’ve actually said to people, ” I live a very extrodinary ordinary life.” :) Thank you for blessing me today. XX

    November 15, 2010 at 22:49

  18. Gorgeous images. The first shot looking wonderful. Well done!

    November 15, 2010 at 23:17

  19. You are so right, the large joys and deep tragedies fade against the little things in nature that gladden our hearts.

    Frost is so exciting, I go out in the early morning in dressing gown and slippers and try to capture its beauty with my camera too.

    The strawberry leaf is material for a fairy tale.

    November 15, 2010 at 23:43

  20. Clive

    Couldn’t agree more! We are always looking for the little things – they are the best and most precious ….

    Thank you for your comment today and for emailing Dublin Zoo – much appreciated.

    November 15, 2010 at 23:50

  21. Gorgeous. Love the look of the frost on the leaves. :)) Makes me miss autumn.

    November 15, 2010 at 23:57

  22. love your pictures and the header! how did you do that? :)

    November 16, 2010 at 00:01

  23. Di

    Goodness… such gorgeous photos!

    Di

    November 16, 2010 at 00:41

  24. Frost “diamonds” — what a beautiful thought. Some people live their entire lives without ever thinking a beautiful thought. Can you imagine what that must be like? So desolate.
    Your life is full of beautiful things and beautiful thoughts. Thank you for sharing them with us.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

    November 16, 2010 at 01:46

  25. Al

    There is indeed beauty in the ordinary, and you’ve found it in abundance in these photographs. Great post.

    November 16, 2010 at 01:49

  26. I truly believe you have the right perspective on life … and thanks for sharing it with all of us.

    November 16, 2010 at 02:07

  27. The ability to find beauty in small things is a huge blessing — and is another way of saying “I don’t get bored. Ever.” (At my stage in life, I also choose to believe it keeps one young.)

    November 16, 2010 at 03:17

  28. oh… I so heart you.
    this is spectacular.

    heavy heavy sigh

    November 16, 2010 at 05:41

  29. this is sheer beauty. sheer beauty.
    xo

    November 16, 2010 at 05:53

  30. What a lovely post depicting beauty in the simple and the easily missed. Stunning in images and words.;)
    xoxo

    November 16, 2010 at 08:12

  31. That red leaf is beautiful – I wish fall lasted longer.

    November 16, 2010 at 08:36

  32. Brrrr!

    November 16, 2010 at 11:07

  33. Spectacular autumn colors. Beautiful frames. Saludos From Spain.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:29

  34. life is beautiful….

    November 16, 2010 at 11:59

  35. A lot happens in your life!! You make us aware of the beauty of fallen leaves and the small things around us!

    November 16, 2010 at 13:43

  36. Lovely shots – like the first on with the leaf best. Life is work, play, sleep…it is the moments of beauty that make our lives. And most people never even notice them.

    November 16, 2010 at 14:18

  37. Great photos and philosophy on life

    November 16, 2010 at 14:25

  38. I love your photographs! Gorgeous.

    November 16, 2010 at 16:46

  39. sorry for the late reaction, but I had to do my job the whole day

    Beautiful My World Tuesday posting
    we had the first frost this mornig

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

    Link to My Word Tuesday post!

    Seen on My World Tuesday

    November 16, 2010 at 17:26

  40. great words and photos! your header shot is so sweet, makes me smile!!

    November 16, 2010 at 17:34

  41. Gorgeous images of your “Extraordinary Ordinary” world. The frost looks amazing!

    November 16, 2010 at 18:04

  42. That is gorgeous! I love those photos – such amazing detail and great angles. Your poetry between the photos fits them perfectly, as well. I could borrow some of that grace, I think.

    November 16, 2010 at 18:41

  43. Jen

    Sheer beauty, absolute sheer beauty.

    See, I am not the only one who sees the beauty and sadness in the falling leaves.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

    November 16, 2010 at 18:51

  44. Beautiful endeed!!

    November 16, 2010 at 19:30

  45. Amy

    Your photos are stunning and give such strength to your beautiful words Fi….

    November 16, 2010 at 19:41

  46. the last colors of the season I think. Great shots.

    November 16, 2010 at 20:07

  47. Beautiful. I liked each and every one of these photos.

    My World

    November 16, 2010 at 23:50

  48. A day a small wonder, keep the doctor away.

    November 17, 2010 at 04:43

  49. Thank you for this joy!

    Aloha from Waikiki :)

    Comfort Spiral

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    November 17, 2010 at 04:44

  50. Wonderful photography, each is a stunner.

    November 17, 2010 at 07:40

  51. Nice shots !! Is it Film Camera ??

    November 17, 2010 at 08:00

    • No, it’s a DSLR… Canon…

      November 17, 2010 at 08:48

  52. Not much happens in your life? Beautiful photos happen.

    November 17, 2010 at 09:20

  53. Oh I totally agree with you! There are miracles and beauty all around …. if we just stop being “busy” and take a deep breath of nature.
    Wonderful post and AMAZING images!

    November 17, 2010 at 12:12

  54. Thanks for reminding us to enjoy the journey–as you are doing.

    November 17, 2010 at 13:57

  55. “A strawberry jewel in the frost.”
    Gorgeous imagery!

    November 17, 2010 at 13:59

  56. Just gorgeous.. how I love that first image.

    November 17, 2010 at 16:19

  57. I love that first pic…the snow crystals look like sugar!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 17:32

  58. Fantastic collection of images.

    November 17, 2010 at 18:32

  59. Simple beauty. Love it.

    November 17, 2010 at 19:55

  60. I love your outlook and I love the images and words that you share with us.

    November 18, 2010 at 01:14

  61. The leaf is like a musical note on a diamond staff!

    November 18, 2010 at 02:46

  62. Ash

    I’m in love with these photos – gorgeous. Particularly the first one!!!

    November 18, 2010 at 14:09

  63. You are the queen of findng beauty in the ordinary. I never cease to be amazed by what your eyes see.

    November 18, 2010 at 15:28

  64. It is a gift to find beauty in small things – a gift you have in abundance.

    November 18, 2010 at 17:10

  65. That first photo…seriously….lovely!!

    November 18, 2010 at 19:42

  66. Excellent shots, Fiona

    Congrats

    November 19, 2010 at 05:51

  67. What do you mean ..not much happens in your life..your photos are stand alone art work..these are all stunning:)

    November 19, 2010 at 15:24

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