Friday, February 09, 2007

Indoor beauty

Even when I'm too busy to "stop and smell the roses," my eyes still see the beauty around me as I'm dashing here and there. Even in the house - ESPECIALLY in the house, where we all spend a lot of our time - it is good to surround ourselves with things we find beautiful.

Our sunnier-than-usual January amplified the beauty in our house. Winter sun is always appreciated in Oregon, and has a softer quality than the brassy glare of summer. It streams through the southern windows into our master bedroom and bath, highlighting my favorite white/blue/silver color scheme.

In our great room, the main space of our house, there are many things I find beautiful, from the oak on the floor to the weathervane up near the ceiling to a peacock feather somewhere in between.

Up in my office, these little sheep not only grace the top of the little oak cabinet that houses part of my fiber stash, they are a constant reminder of the dear friend who gave them to me.

That's it for now at . . .


Kathy said...

How sweet of you!

I love the pictures! You are right...we often overlook the beauty of the most simplist things in our lives just because we fail to slow down to see what's around us.

And how DO you keep you house that clean???!!!

Michelle said...

Hee hee -- it's trick photography. You can't see the dust and cobwebs!

Tina T-P said...

What a nice accent that weathervane is - T.