December 4, 2009

two posts in one day...now I really am crazy...

a dried up paper lantern
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who knew the beauty could be there
long after the color that made her blush
faded away
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who knew that an early december walk
before the snow arrived last night
would provide me with such a gift
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I guess I knew all along
~~
maybe
because I'm always looking
~~
it's amazing to me
what a camera in your hands
can do to your heart
*


28 comments:

  1. Oh Beth so true I'm gladd you took a your camera along and take us with you too.

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  2. paper lanterns offer such visual display, but i don't think i've ever seen one so faded and crying out to be loved...and so you did.

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  3. Life is just so amazing when looking through a lens, isn't it?! It's a special kind of seeing.

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  4. ...just beautiful... love this imagine.. never seen one so faded, or so beautiful...

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  5. You have the most beautiful heart. you just sing!

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  6. that's gorgeous - that's totally worth the trip

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  7. i.so.agree.it.is.a.magical.feeling

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  8. What a wonderful thing a camera is and the eyes that see behind the lens!

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  9. Gorgeous!! So simple; yet, very powerful! Thanks for sharing and seeing!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  10. A camera definitely helps us see and open up the heart. Keep clicking.

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  11. I can not keep up with you! Glad you posted that- it's beautiful! Did you get lots of snow? We did not where we are. Have a nice weekend!

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  12. all i can say is, Oooooooooo...

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  13. it seems to glow from the inside. so delicate and special. thanks for sharing.

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  14. I love those last three lines. And this photograph is amazing.

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  15. such wonderful words...and a magnificent picture

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  16. Love the beauty you capture...

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  17. thank you for showing us the beauty we sometimes miss...

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  18. i have never seen them with their bright orange, lovely
    kt

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  19. so delicate.

    and what a gorgeous header you have got, beth.

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  20. exquisite, my dear.

    lovely post.

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  21. Thanks for sharing and for reminding me to look around a bit.

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  22. This is beautiful!

    Wanted to tell you how much I love your "new" banner (maybe it has been up for a while.. I've been away from my computer for about 2 weeks now .... life getting in my way!)

    I also liked the post about where your blog name came from... I always wondered about the address "more doors"...

    PS: I think our hubbies have the same birthdays (11/29??)

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  23. Finding beauty in the simple things; you're a pro at it.

    Thanks for continuing to share them with us!

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  24. Beautiful words to go with the photo...

    Having a camera in hand opens up the eyes, lifts the heart and mends the soul...

    and some think its just a hunk of metal and plastic...

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  25. It looks as though this little paper lantern is lit from within. Maybe it found it's inspiration to glow from observing you!

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth