Friday, October 11, 2013

See Beautiful - Define Beauty









Beauty in things lies in the mind which contemplates them. David Hume



To a toad, what is beauty? A female with two pop-eyes, a wide mouth, yellow belly and spotted back.- Voltaire  



Beautiful defined is:

qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind. wonderful, very pleasing or satisfying. Excellent of its kind.



Beautiful is an adjective used to describe things as possessing beauty.


Resurrection Fern after the rain

Beauty is a characteristic of a person, animal, place, object, or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure


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36 comments:

Muffy's Marks said...

Beautiful capture of the beauty of nature. Have a beautiful day!!

Catherine said...

Wishing you a beautiful weekend Sandra!
xo Catherine

Blackberry Lane said...

I love the fern! The frog quote kinda reminds me of something John and I tease about....Harriet has a hairy chin and her belly drags the ground and yet we think she is cute; the same is not cute on me!!!!!! LOL

From the Kitchen said...

Beautifully captured beauty!!

Best,
Bonnie

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Last year, it was very odd for us to see Hibiscus blooming. They are beautiful and at the same time a bit fragile. Golden Thanks for sharing and capturing their beauty. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful! And I think there are some things, maybe not toads, that are universally considered beautiful. Who could look at a bouquet of hibiscus or Stargazer lilies or wildflowers and not think them beautiful.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Lovely capture of the flower and thought stiring post on beauty.

Betty Manousos said...

You're beautiful my friend!
such gorgeous shots, sandra! how wonderful to be surrounded by so much beauty. i really like that first one!
thanks so much for your thought-provoking post!
i thoroughly enjoyed it!:)

Mary Hone said...

The flowers are amazing. So beautiful.

Deb said...

true beauty Sandra...true beauty...

TexWisGirl said...

nature is beautiful. so are toads. :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Beauty is truly everywhere, Sandra. Sadly, many people forget to see it every day in some way.

Madi and Mom said...

MS WE SEE BEAUTY EVERY SINGLE DAY IN YOUR PICTURES AND CREATIVITY.
HUGS MADI AND MOM

Inger said...

I know I will always find something beautiful here. Your garden is so rich in beauty and you know how to capture and share it.

Susannah said...

These pictures are spectacular...just spectacular! So bright and clear. Each one is so cheery to me. I really like the hibiscus. I have always loved them but have never grown any. Even the wilting ones are gorgeous. You get better and better, Sandra. I know you love taking the photos but I love seeing them.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderful macro shots of nature's beautiful flowers and love your animals! ~ carol, xo

Amy said...

Very creative use of quotes on the meaning of beauty alongside photographic evidence of beauty. I really enjoyed this.

Snapper II said...

Beautiful, Sandra. Are those in your back yard? You never showed them before.

S. Etole said...

These are beautiful blossoms. I like the way you've photographed them against the wood.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius

barbara l. hale said...

Absolutely beautiful photos today! Love seeing those pinks as we are past the pastels here and onto the autumnal tones.

Ann said...

A beautiful post. :)

Nancy said...

Beautiful shots....Great post; I enjoyed reading it very much...

Cynthia C said...

The first flower reminded me of red and white peppermint candy. lol

coffeedog said...

love your photos! the voltaire quote reminds me of the twilight zone episode in the eye of the beholder. to the pig-faced people, the beautiful woman was ugly. beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder.
wags, bailey unleashed

Chatty Crone said...

You know you are right - beauty is in the eye of the beholder. A frog would think that another frog would be cute - where someone else wouldn't. I love the flowers in the first two pictures!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Your pictures do a great job of showing beauty.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love the Voltaire quote!
I think flowers are beautiful in all stages as your photos show. The first one is my favorite but as much for the background as the flower.

George said...

Your photos have captured beauty and are in fact beautiful themselves.

magscorner said...

And you for sure captured some beauty in these pictures sweet Sandra. These shots are terrific! Hugs

Amy Burzese said...

Everywhere.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like your idea of beauty, Sandra.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Sandra. The truth be known.

I like all your reads and beautiful photography right down to the long Horn.

Have a nice weekend.

Linda@arichtapestry said...

Hope you're having a good week and everything is going well. The pink flowers against the wood in the first photo is my favourite, but they are all beautiful.

Rose said...

So, a toad would love me...now wait...I don't have a yellow belly and spotted back!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Well said and well shown