Posts tagged “simplicity

Finding rainbows

Sometimes you can find beauty in the most unexpected places.

Entering the interior of Paris’ oldest church, Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Pres, once so mighty but now eclipsed by Notre Dame,

I was struck by the beauty of a humble set of chairs next to some ancient chipped pillars.


The light from the stained glass window behind them

Transformed the chairs into miracles of colour and form

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And the floor, worn by centuries of visitors,

Became a dazzling thing of rainbow beauty.

(I have to say that out of all my Paris photos, these are some of my favourites.)

“The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen.”
G. K. Chesterton

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Poem to heaven

The first time I saw this white wooden church

I gasped in amazement at its beauty.

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It started out as a simple chapel built in the 1700s —

And then in the mid-1800s, it was expanded

And the old clock tower replaced with a new one.

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The white wooden planking,

The delicate leaded windows —

Such simple and exquisite beauty

Iced with snow and love.

The lovely and talented RED has interviewed me. So, if you want to know more about me or my photography tips, then please do visit her and say hi. You can find her at Amazing Australian Adventures.

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For more wonders, please visit: Our World.

Going with the flow

Sometimes you just have to go with the flow

And realize that life is as delicious as a leaf floating on water.

We can’t control everything,

But with roots and wings we can go far.

Even when the world looks grey

You can see that it has shades of silver in it.

Children teach us the simple lesson

That sometimes we just need to be still and listen to the sound of our own breathing.

I’m still in New York so won’t be able to visit your blogs until the end of the week. Thank you so much for popping in!

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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.