Savoring beauty

By Caitlin Kelly

Every day, beauty sustains and replenishes me, whether natural or man-made.

It’s everywhere, every day, just waiting there quietly for us to notice it.

The sky, clouds and ever-shifting light.

The moon, at any hour.

The stars.

Trees, barren or blossoming.

A friend’s loving smile.

Early buildings with carving or terracotta tiles or gargoyles. (Look up!)

Here are a few of the many things I find beautiful — I hope you’ll savor them too!

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I was so inspired by this — Charlotte Bronte’s dress and shoes. What an intimate memory of a fellow woman writer. (thanks to the Morgan Museum.)

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Love discovering and poking around quirky/interesting shops. This one, GoodWood, is in Washington, D.C.

IMG_20160616_133549584_HDRThis is part of the Library of Congress, also in D.C.

IMG_20160412_165237000A reservoir-side walk near our home in Tarrytown, NY. I know it in every season — and see amazing things when I slow down and look closely.

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That same walkway in deepest winter

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Looking down the stairs at Fortnum & Mason, London
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In our rented cottage in Donegal. The essentials of my life: tea, laptop, newspapers and tools with which to create.
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The doorknob of our friend’s home in Maine
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A lamp on the campus of Pratt Institute, Brooklyn

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That reservoir walk — in spring!

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Our view
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A Paris cafe
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Lincoln Center, Koch Theater, one of the great pleasures of living in New York
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7:30 a.m., Lake Massawippi, North Hatley, Quebec

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A Paris door

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ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT CAITLIN KELLY 2013.
The Grand Canyon

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A Philadelphia church window

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Dublin

9 thoughts on “Savoring beauty

  1. you have such a wonderful eye and the ability to find beauty everywhere. that is a gift, and thanks for sharing your gift with all of us, over and over. happy holidays to you and jose )

  2. The mixture of colours and subjects in your collection of images is gorgeous. 🙂 Love the blue/green Paris door!

    I hope you have a lovely festive season. And let’s hope (somewhat optimistically?) that 2017 is better than 2016 has been. What a year!

    1. Thanks!

      I love love love the colors I see when I visit Europe — very different from what I see in North America, sometimes because of the light. Glad you enjoyed this one.

      Oh, yes, PLEASE let 2017 be better than 2016…even though we are (some of us) so very scared of Trump as President after January.

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