Monday, April 18, 2011

Staring Right at Me


Stop. Look. Beautiful things are right in front of you. That's what happened to me over the weekend. I was sitting in the car waiting for my husband to get a beach permit for our car and I was staring into space, waiting....then I noticed I was staring straight into a gum nut tree which was ablaze with blooms! Nobody else in the car noticed. I had to pick a teeny branch to adorn our table that evening. Such beauty in such a small moment. So I continue to stop.... and look ..... at random.......
Happy Monday to you all.

39 comments:

  1. You are so right- beautiful colours! I'm always seeing little wonderful things that make me smile - happy monday to you too

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  2. Love the flower moment. I just tried to open a sponsor page, Flethcer And Grace. Won't open, I will try again later.

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  3. Just to think..all that growing throughout a whole season and budding and flowering..all that effort and energy..just for you to discover and admire and your family to enjoy! Someone loves you. Isn't it amazing.

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  4. You are so right Simone! What beautiful pink blossom :)

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  5. Wow. So true. I love it. I've never seen these before.

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  6. Pink blossoms...my favourite colour don't you know! I do believe that is also the beauty of bloggin, we take time to notice the little things and we try and capture them to share with others. It makes the whole day seem like it has a purpose then! A beautiful happy purpose...every day is special!
    Kiss Noises Linda

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  7. Very nice. I did the same with cherry blossom this weekend!

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  8. What a beautiful bloom!!! I love how it is the simple things that are right in front of us can give us so much joy. :)

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  9. So beautiful! The blooms remind me of the mimosa tree/bush we have here...
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  10. There's indeed beauty in the smallest things, in the smallest moments, you just have to notice them. The gum nut tree doesn't grow over here but what lovely blooms!!!!
    Bye,
    Have a great week!
    Marian

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  11. Hi Simone, isn't it good for your soul when you notice the simple beauty right before your eyes. yesterday morning at about 4.30am,as i was putting a blog together, i looked out the window and saw the moon, just before the clouds washed over it. I was so grateful that i looked up at that moment in time.

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  12. That's stunning what a gorgeous colour ;-)) Its good to stop every once in a while and see and enjoy what is around us, dee x

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  13. What a beautiful flower! Don't think I've seen one like that over here before...xxx

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  14. Beauty really is everywhere isn't it? We just need to take a deep breath and take the time to notice - something I need to do a lot more of!

    Keren
    xx

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  15. Gorgeous Simone enjoy your blooms from the gum nut tree they look so bright!! :)) x

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  16. mmmmm....i can totally see why...it is such a gorgeous reminder of home for me...thankyou simone....
    hows that car going?
    autumn in queensland and a beautiful old car- heaven!

    melissa xx

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  17. Wow this is so pretty! I've never heard of this tree before...we only get boring ones in England! xxx

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  18. Those trees are stunning. I just love them too. Looks gorgeous on your table. Good spotting! xx

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  19. How pretty! I've never seen one of these before :)

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  20. Gorgeous flowers! Sometimes it's easy to overlook what's right in front of you :)

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  21. Now this is what I call smelling the gum nuts along the way. Good on you.
    Best Carolyn

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  22. I just love gum blossoms Simone, they are so colourful and delicate. Thanks for the reminder
    Lee:)

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  23. i love these flowers. i've been a long time follower of yours..don't know why you weren't showing up in my blogroll, so i joined your site again.
    thanks for your lovely comment!
    cheryl x

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  24. so cute! = )


    kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

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  25. It is just astounding how beauty is everywhere we look!

    Come and join my Fashionable Giveaway from the French Basketeer!

    Xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  26. I had to smile at this story ~ sounds like a mad dash while nobody was looking to get the golden treasure!

    And treasure it is too! Such an amazing colour. I love, love, love gum blossom ~ my favourite of all flowers.

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  27. I loved the thought. It reminds me of when my grandaughter said to me "Grandma, you're so random".

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  28. As they say, take time to smell the roses xx

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  29. Those blossoms are stunning! It is a good reminder to stop, take a breath and look around... there is beauty everywhere...you just have to take the time to appreciate it!!! x

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  30. Stunning, love picking a bit of nature to bring indoors. Amazing colour, love Posie

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  31. Can't get enough of those moments! Love the Gum blossoms.

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  32. beautiful color! and i'm glad to here someone else is a random blossoming branch snatcher too! i've got it bad this spring :)

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  33. Oh those blooms are so beautiful! I agree we all need to sometimes just stop and see all of the beauty around us!

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  34. Oh Yes my friend....beauty is everwhere..sometimes we just have to look.

    Love these flowers...I have never ever seen them before! Hugs my dear friend.

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  35. What an ordinary name for something so pretty!!!

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