I haven’t been very good about taking pictures of the world around me, at least not the last couple of years. When I was in Oregon, of course, the scenery was more remarkable to me. Back here in Los Angeles, even though there are spots of beauty around me, I’m usually in the car driving when I see things. It’s hard to snatch a sunset shot when you’re on the freeway at 65 mph.
But last week on Palm Sunday, I decided to catch some of the beauty around me.
In the church parking lot, there’s a planter with a rose bush. The dark red roses were past their prime, and yet they still showed why the rose is the beauty diva of a garden.
Nearby there were additional bushes, also past the most gorgeous point of their blooming, and yet their colors still caught the eye.
In Los Angeles, there are several types of trees that throw on a flowery garment during spring.
Back at the house where I’ve been staying, there are also a few flowers.
Along the wall of the house, beside the walkway, there are some very happily thriving pansies.
They are quite sturdy and durable (meaning that even a week later, they still look pretty good). So they are a pleasure to encounter when going out or coming in.
On the other side of the walkway, there’s a white rose. But I think it doesn’t get as much sunlight as the rosebushes at church get. Even so, the bobbing bloom was a pretty thing to meet.
I want to make more of a point in actually recording the beauty I see. Because it is worth it to see and acknowledge what is in the world around us.