It is physical, yet ethereal, and so laden with meaning.
It IS in the eye of the beholder, a thing of beauty IS a joy forever. And as Confucius said,
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
But I love, and live by, Emily Dickinson wise observation,
Beauty is not caused. It is.
And I saw it in every moment of my birthday and our Silver Wedding anniversary celebrations last week - enjoy!
Sue spoilt me with these fun cakes
I've saved this decoration
Coffee and cake with Sue in a local teashop
Roses on the table
Birthday bunting handmade by Johanna
Meet Aloysius - my pressie from hubby :)
A calla lily in my birthday bouquet
Hydrangea plant from Tina
Family dinner: Sam (18), Nick (hubby), Jon (brother), Esther (16), Dad, me
Our gorgeous kids
Dad, me, Jon - guess who blinked at just the wrong time??
Nick and I spent the day here - shopping with birthday and anniversary money and wandering the gardens, it was cloudy but warm...
Spalding is England's tulip capital
Odd one out - it's my favourite photo :)
Loved the zen garden...
Sculpture from old car exhausts
Fountains made from what??
Leaping metal salmon
All I could think about as we wandered around was my word for last week - Abundance - and, of course, this week's Word is self-evident in every photo!
I wonder what Beauty means to you... do tell...