Sunday, October 21, 2012



There is beauty all around you 
Drink deeply of it's treasure
The sights and sounds of life itself
Enjoy in fullest measure.
The roses from the garden
Picked in early morning hours
The fragrant and velvet petals
This Queen of all the flowers.

The cool and gentle breezes
The clear blue skies above
A gentle hand to hold us
And eyes that show great love.
The salty tang of sea spray 
A gull's loud and plaintive call
Crisp and golden autumn leaves
Blown in piles against the wall.

Daffodils in springtime
A faithful dog at heel
The sound of sweet sweet music
That makes our senses reel.
The colour of the brown damp earth
The sound of tramping feet
Coffee in the morning
Smiles from those we meet.

Majestic mountains soaring
A river on the run
The rise and fall of ocean tides
The setting of the sun.
The stillness of the mist that rises
The puddles after rain
New buds and setting fruit
And fields of golden grain.

Apples on laden boughs
Strawberries in the patch
Tomatoes ripening on the vine
Bring joys that none can match
Time spent with loved ones
A letter from a friend
Warmth and love and laughter
Such joys that never end..

A book to read and savour 
A warm and cozy bed
A soft and downy pillow
Where you can lay your head.
The sound of laughter ringing
Times of silly play
Find the beauty all around you 
It is there in every day.

There is beauty all around you 
In photographs of days gone by 
Special memories returning
Without the need to try.
Absorb each special beauty 
Find the joy in little things
Celebrate the beauty 
Living daily brings.

© Linda J. Vaughan
October 2012


Whimsicalnotions said...

beautiful post and lovely day here too.

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