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Monday, January 12, 2015

Joy List Monday - A Beautiful Morning



Beauty Outside My Door

A Narnia Winter Landscape



On my walk





“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12



A neighbor's window



"Art is the window to man's soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within." ~ Ladybird Johnson


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My husband the artist at work




Have you taken time to see the beauty around you today?

What have you discovered?


Joy List Monday was prompted by Anne of My Giant Strawberry. I love her idea of "taking a few moments to jot down bits of beauty that I've noticed or any little details in my day that are bringing me joy." 


32 comments:

  1. That's a gorgeous view! I also love the photograph of your spouse as well. I started to write a few little words on a similar subject today, but since I have not photographed anything, it's not done.

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  2. What amazing pictures, and expressions of a life surrounded with simple beauty! You have inspired me today to do the same. We don't have to wait for the perfect moment to find beauty - we can find it right at home! Love this Nancy!

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    1. Yes we can, and it's been such an inspiring exercise for me to purposely look for beauty in the moment.

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  3. Love the view out the artist's window, Nancy!

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    1. It's the best thing about living and working in this apartment. The mountain view is gorgeous.

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  4. You certainly view the world with an artist's eye, Nancy! Your pictures are lovely...you turned the ordinary into extraordinary! Love that tree...Stay warm! :)

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  5. Goodness me Nancy, what incredible views from your windows, no wonder your wonderful artist hubby is so inspired!
    We're still awaiting at least a little snowfall, just to prove it's winter. The cottage looks so pretty in freshly fallen snow and I love to photograph the birds then. Sometimes later in Jan. or early Feb. we get some - but of course being in the south sometimes there's none at all here in central NC.

    Have a wonderful time in your pretty snow - throw me a snowball if you think of it, thanks dear!
    Happy, healthy New Year to you both.
    Hugs - Mary

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  6. Hi Nancy, oh my but Hubby is a good artist. have you posted much of his work. I'd love to see more.

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  7. Lovely views! Beautiful stain glass window and Bible scripture! Yes, I don't let a day go by without noticing God's glorious creation and all the beauty within.
    Have a blessed day!
    Gina

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  8. How beautiful! Love the view behind your hubby too!

    xox

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  9. What wonderful views and that tree definitely looks like it's straight out of Narnia.
    It rained today most of the day so it was rather grey but I still managed to take Rufie out for an hour and a half, it's just great to get out in the fresh air.

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  10. Nice post Nancy . . . I like your views . . .
    I was at a funeral this morning and one of the first to arrive.
    As I sat quietly in the sanctuary I was stunned at the beautiful stained glass above the altar.
    My thought was, I wish I could take a picture . . . immediately thinking sometimes our favorite pictures
    are the ones that remain in our mind . . . and "taking a picture" isn't always the answer.
    As I read your post when I arrived home my mind went immediately to my thoughts of the brilliant blue in the stained glass I had seen this morning.

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  11. Sweet Nancy!

    I am late....I had work and some other duties last night that kept me from the computer, but WOW! What a lovely post to show me more of what is around you and within! Your dear husband, look at him and his astounding art! And you do indeed have a Narnia setting. I love to have TIME for silence, so I can hear God's voice in nature, in my surroundings, in myself. Oh Nancy, I am delighted to know you! Anita

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  12. So, so pretty!! I am most taken with the picture of the lamp in the window. It looks like a vintage pencil sketch....just gorgeous! Your post is very inspiring in this dreary time of year!

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  13. January is such a good month, especially on mornings when we wake to -20 degrees, to look for glimpses of joy. And they are everywhere. You caught some wonderful examples.

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  14. Oh what gorgeous pictures. My favorite though has to be that tree. And who knew a lamp in a window could look so stunning and peaceful. Debbie

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  15. Morning Nancy, What beautiful pictures you've shown! And of course, that SWEET little camper caught my eye....is it yours? Love, Love! The stain glass church windows with verse grabs my heart for the daily word....and your husband is a very talented artist! Nice to start my morning! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  16. Oh Nancy what beauty in these pictures. Ohhhhhhh the view outside the window where your hubby is creating. Gorgeous. Have a great day.
    Kris

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  17. Nancy, every one of your wonderful photographs speaks to me, each in its own way. Your reminder to look for beauty is timely this morning as I face a too-long-neglected pile of filing and tax documents to organize. :-) Thank you for the nudge to slow down and refocus on what's important rather than grumping through the "I don't wanna" tasks ahead. Enjoy your Tuesday!

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  18. The snowy landscape is absolutely gorgeous!

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  19. Hi dear Nancy !! Que bonito espectáculo de la nieve ...bellas imágenes .. Que tenga un óptimo miércoles
    Cariños

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    1. Gracias por su visita , Angélica . Salud!

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  20. Beautiful photos. I love the Narnia photo. :-) That is my favorite and I have to share it with my boys.
    And they say it is their favorite too.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  21. Every photo is a beauty! The first photo is a stunner, and your husband looks very talented!

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  22. Oh Nancy,
    I am visiting by way of Vera's pillow giveaway, I am in awwww of that first snowy foto, to live with this view I would never get anything done but gaze out the window dreaming.
    Your husband wow, how fun is it to be married to an artist.

    Will visit soon.

    Xx
    Dore
    Ps. I hope you are one of Vera's beautiful winners!

    Xx

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  23. What beautiful and unique photos Nancy! Thanks for sharing :)

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  24. Gorgeous photos. Looks
    like you are living a lovely
    cottage life. Oregon is one
    of my favorite places ~ My
    parents live in SW Washington.

    Happy Friday,
    xo Suzanne

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  25. Oh my, what a view! You certainly are surrounded by beauty. Not to mention such a talented husband ❤️
    Hugs

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  26. Scenes of seasonal serenity, snowy brilliance, and cozy warmth; all so inspirational for the artist in residence!

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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  27. Hooray for Joy Lists! So glad you're still playing along. What joyful, joyful things. Thank you for sharing. It's fun to see your husband creating his art and I love that frosty tree! Finally catching up on some blog reading and happy to be stopping by. Have a great week!

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  28. Such beautiful images. Thank you for sharing them!

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