Monday, September 28, 2009

Three Beautiful Things: Blue, Crunch, Nip

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I used to do "Three Beautiful Things" somewhat regularly. Somehow I've fallen out of the habit in the past year, and I miss this reminder of the small things that make this world so beautiful. And so today, I return.

1. Blue: the sky was so very blue today, and it has been so long since we've seen a perfect blue sky around here.

2. Crunch: the driveway is covered in early leaves, a portent of all the lovely autumn leaves yet to fall over the next month.

3. Nip: There is a nip in the air for the first time this evening, and the week ahead looks deliciously cool—for Tennessee, that is. Day time highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s. Ah, autumn approaches.

What beautiful things are in your life today? Leave a comment or post Three Beautiful Things on your own blog and point the way. Even the worst of days carry some tiny bit of beauty.


  1. PB & J picnic in the backyard

    Gravel driveway + plastic shovel + tonka dumptruck

    nursing baby till he falls asleep

  2. Supper finished, kitchen cleaned, kids asleep. So when are you going to start writing for the rest of the world? It is so poetic.


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