Beauty Is …

Baronne Prevost rose


“Beauty is not caused. It is.”  -Emily Dickinson
Baronne Prevost rose
Baronne Prevost rose

Lately, as I write, and rewrite, and rework my novel, I have thought much about beauty– in stories, in relationships, in the way things look and feel, and the way words sound when read. But beauty and achieving it is not something easily done. Anyone with a blank canvas and a handful of brushes knows that beautiful art is not easily created. Anyone with a keyboard and a blank screen knows that excellent writing cannot quickly be hammered out. But somehow, beauty is …

Often, I turn to photographs for inspiration. I thought I would share a few with you, flowers I photographed in our former gardens.

Beauty is …

one of my favorite combinations of garden roses in bloom
a beautifully-painted Black Swallowtail butterfly on Echinacea
the jaw-dropper of a daylily, about twelve inches wide
my personal favorite: Bellaroma rose dazzling in dew at first morning’s light
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting … -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Starting the Conversation (leave a comment below): What do you think about beauty and art? Can beauty be created? Or like Emily Dickinson said so eloquently, do you believe that “beauty is”?

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