September 11, 2006

Beauty Is



I'm not that much of a flower person, actually, but black-eyed Susans just get to me.

My favorite color is the saturated yellow that they so proudly declare to the world, and I also love twilight, when this picture was taken, so this photo – which old-time But Waiters may recognize from last summer, when it was initially taken – is the first image I thought of when prompted by Mama Says Om this week.

Here's the second one:

Beauty is a boy deep in thought. I am so grateful that he is still willing to happily claim some things he enjoys seeing in his world as "beautiful." I hope that we can keep this alive in him while the world tries to squash it out of his vocabulary.

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8 comments:

Waya said...

That's my favorite flowers as well. Both pictures exude such beauty!! What a handsome little man!!

Josephine said...

Now here is a woman with her head on straight!

He's a very handsome young man...

The Imperfect Christian said...

Wow, what amazing photos!

Veronica TM said...

I love both photos, perfect for the theme...such beauty!

Nancy in NYC said...

He is a beauty, Shell, and even better up close:)

kerrdelune said...

Exquisite flowers and a beautiful thoughtful boy. Nurturing a sense of wonder and beauty in our children and their children is the finest gift we can give them.

Lillithmother said...

I think it's beautiful that you want to nurture your son that way Shelley - thank you for sharing!

tracey said...

Beauty will always be in his vocabulary because you will keep it there. What a lucky boy.