Sunday, December 30, 2012

Little Pleasures Still Ringing My Bell

DECORATING HOMES for the holidays has a way of spilling out into the streets and, in this case, parks and beaches. On a recent walk in Crescent Beach I spotted ornaments swaying prettily in the breeze.

Someone thought to string these few simple treasures on tree branches.

I appreciated the helping hands of a passerby who offered to lift the wings on this ornamental butterfly so I could take its picture. Her friendly gesture put us both in good spirits.

I am guessing that the wildlife in the area will intuitively know these dangling delights are not edible. The earth is my home and the wonders I find there are still ringing my bell ... and I hope yours too.

Happy New Year everyone!

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16 comments:

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It's always a pleasant surprise to find a kindness from strangers.

Happy New Year.

Jen

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, isn't Crescent Beach just the most wonderful place for beautiful things and beautiful people?
Love, K

Island Rambles Blog said...

Such a pretty place. We have just found some trees in a swamp all decorated up!!

Stephanie said...

Happy New Year! I must visit this spot when I get back to Vancouver.

Carver said...

These are great. I particularly love the butterflies. Happy New Year!

Gary said...

Happy New Year!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely place and marvelous captures for the day!! Love the butterflies! Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!! Enjoy!!

Sylvia

Karen said...

What a delight to find these little treasures! Happy New Year!

Carol L McKenna said...

Oh Wow! Such beautiful ornaments for the world and nature to enjoy ~ Great photography ~ !

(A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

mick said...

Best wishes for the new year and what a wonderful way to share the joy of the holiday season.

Fun60 said...

What a wonderful idea. A real joy to find something like that. Happy New Year.

Jesh St Germain said...

Beautiful - i love 'em all!

Black Jack's Carol said...

There is a delicate enchantment to your photos and thoughts, Maria, that brings a feeling of hope for a gentler world. Your interaction with the helpful lady was just one of many that find you because of the wonder you see in your world. As I think of it, that sense of tender admiration pretty much defines both of your blogs. Wishing you and those you love fulfillment throughout 2013 and beyond.

Ann said...

just watched TV replay of the Titanic, she had a butterfly hair pin.

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet the person who decorated the area will return to pick up the ornaments. That's what usually happens here.

All the best in 2013!

stardust said...

This earth as our home is filled with wonders both in animate and inanimate, as you have always showed us nicely. Wishing your 2013 be full of smiles, pleasant surprises, and good health.