Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Little Beauty

In life sometimes we just need a little beauty.

Something to remind us that life is sweet...

Even in times when life seems unfair.

When things happen that we just can't understand.

Like a friend who has cancer, or a life taken too soon.

As I picked the tiny viola flowers for a completely different sort of post today I was struck by how frost bitten their delicate petals were.

But how despite their blemishes they were still so very beautiful.  Reminding us that life is imperfect, and that even with the bumps and bruises we gather along the way, there is beauty deep down.

As I have been having some of the best weeks of my life career wise, some of my blog friends have been having some very hard days.  So this post is dedicated to them...especially Jenni.

To those of you who are struggling, I wish you strength, love, support, and comfort.  And I hope that even in the darkness you will find the beauty.


  1. Beautiful song and post! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Such beautiful photos and wonderful and thoughtful words. I'm glad the career is going so well, although I'm not surprised!

  3. Wonderful words...I hope they will support them who are in trouble!!

    Warm regards, Ingrid

  4. I know I cried when I read her post. So sad when a child loses his life so early. Your post is beautiful.

  5. Such a poignant reminder of the fragility of life, Kat...such a sad story you linked. Your photos really are full of beauty!

  6. A beautifully thoughtful post, Kat.
    My heart goes out to Jen, too.

  7. Lovely post, Kat.
    So thoughtful to dedicate this to others like Jenni.

  8. So beautifully written and illustrated Kat for the sadness I just came back from reading. xo ~Lili

  9. Beautiful post, Kat. I don't know Jenni, but I will follow your link.


  10. Such a beautiful post. Thank you! Bonnie

  11. I just finished a book
    called The Violets of
    March and it left me
    wanting to see their
    sweet faces.....SO,
    thank you for these,
    Kat! They used to grow
    in our yard in Illinois
    and I loved them.

    xx Suzanne

  12. This is such a poignant reminder to cherish our blessings and our accomplishments while we have them. Beautiful images, as always.

  13. Beautiful violets and matching tea cup...very sweet for this February evening! The perfect flower to photograph now w/ its color. andrea@townandprairie

  14. Blogging is such an odd thing. One minute I'm reading about how someone left a pen in a shirt and the ink ruined all the clothes in the wash. And then, 5 seconds later, I'm reading about someone dying.
    Sometimes I just want to quit.
    Your Friend, m.

  15. Beautiful post, absolutely love the images too...

  16. I think this is one of the most beautiful and simple posts I've read in a long time. It has - such deep meaning and such respect for life and reminding us to enjoy each moment of every day.

    All the best,

  17. What a beautiful post, words and images both! Thank you for your gentle reminder to find the beauty in each and every day... xoxo

  18. What a great post Kat! I love the song too!


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