There are Treasures Everywhere!
“I say if your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.” ~ Bill Watterson
These photos are brought to you on bended knees, dusty elbows, scuffed shoes and some pretty awkward angles I found myself in.
Together with my trusty side-kick, the bounding Wonder Boy and his indomitable knack for discovery we bring you Nature’s sometimes small, modestly tiny and oftentimes hidden treasures.
“You know what I like about summer days? They’re just made for doing things…even if it’s nothing. ESPECIALLY if it’s nothing.” ~ Calvin and Hobbes
* Blogging to continue after the summer, folks! In the meantime, may your summer be full of treasures – everywhere! See you in just a bit.
Ahhh, Sharon! I love seeing the world through your lens! The green crocs made me laugh. And the light on those little mushrooms and the snail is exquisite. Thanks for sharing these. Hope your summer is going well – sure looks like it is!
The overflow of warmth in your message filled me up Cathy! Haha, you’ll be glad to know that the young owner of those bright green Crocs makes me laugh often too! It was a very good summer indeed and I hope to catch up with you very soon. Hugs, Sharon
Calvin and Hobbes had it exactly right! These are wonderful shots from a great perspective. Sometimes, it is the little things that truly inspire moments of beauty. Thanks for sharing.
I’m so sorry I’ve taken such a long while to get back to you. I had a few things that needed my full attention and I’m slowly taking my time to return to blogging. Every now and then I come by just to read the notes and messages you guys have left me and what a joy, what a comfort to know there are good, kind folks like you out there. Thinking of you with fondness and gratitude. Sharon
I hope that everything is now OK and life is moving on. I’ve missed you this summer, and really have been wondering what might have happened to you, since this is the time of year I’ve grown to expect some wonderful and insightful pieces from you.
Remember that we are all thinking of you, and hope that your life is getting better.
best regards, Barney
These are very beautiful photos! Love them
Thank you Makagutu! Sorry for this very late reply. I hope you have been well. Take care. Sharon
No worries Sharon.
How are you doing?
Gorgeous photographs…the miracles all around and within us: and sandwiched between two very observant members of humanity (and cartoonity): thank you, Sharon! You and Wonder Boy outdid yourselves this time. What a lovely reminder that now, and everything it holds, is holy.
Wonder Boy just entered First Grade a month ago. They tell me that I’ll now have more time on my hands but I’m still waiting to see how that happens. Thank you so much for being here. I have often thought over these last months how utterly amazing that I have connected with some of the kindest, beautifully sensitive souls and writers right here. Your words sustain me Kitty. Love, Sharon
The pictures are beautiful Sharon, a breath of fresh air.
So good to see you here and so glad you enjoyed this. With many thanks, Sharon
These are treasures of the treasures! Thank you, once again, for helping us gain perspective.
My dear Anne,
I am strengthened by your words. I hope I didn’t cause you any worry by my lapse of silence. Sometimes, we just need to take time off to focus on the most important over the important. I am well and it is a blessing to return to friends and writing again soon. I hope you have been doing good dear one. Hugs! Sharon
Thank you, dear Sharon! I think you know how much you mean to us, even in this artificial web, and so we only want the best for you.
Love this! Good to see your little boy in there 🙂 Love the macros and all the green. Hope you’re well!
This little Wonder Boy is the reason I’ve been absent from the blog these days! 😀 Really appreciate your great feedback. It means a lot. Much love, Sharon
Beautiful photos!! They make you want to stop and look around for nature’s treasures!!
Thank you for your delightful comment! The one thing I have found out that I never tire of is stopping and realising the wealth of treasures that is in nature! Many thanks and warmest wishes, Sharon
Beautiful discoveries Sharon! I particularly loved seeing the wild flowers of my childhood, which I don’t find here in FL and of course the wonderful swan mom with the little ones!
This must be the most late reply to a comment on a blog but I’m sending it anyway! 😀 I’m so glad to know this post brought back childhood memories for those are always so precious. I hope Wonder Boy will always have memories of all these moments and of his Mama crouching at his feet to take pictures of small flowers. Much love, Sharon
Superb photography! It seem we are both in similar summer moods here in Finland… 😉
What a glorous summer this was! I believe you had gathered many treasures of this wonderful season into your heart and mind. My warmest wishes to you and sorry for this very late reply. Wonder Boy is keeping me busy 😀 Sharon
beautiful post Sharon… actually…” Nature’s sometimes small, modestly tiny and oftentimes hidden treasures.”..bring us more happiness…than the big things…it gives us so much more pleasure when you discover them..and are able to photograph them…
thank you for sharing this lovely post
As you can see, I’m back at my blog 😀 Just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful friendship. My warmest greetings to you and yours! I’ve just been absolutely delighted, yet not the least bit surprised since finding out Sumi is your lovely, lovely daughter! Blessings. Sharon
hey Sharon….Thank you kindly…and so happy that you are back..:-)
my greetings to your family..
The pictures are really beautiful. Did you take these? I love them all but the one with the clover especially caught my eye. Thanks for sharing a little bit from your part of the world. 🙂
I know it’s been ages since I last wrote and I do apologise for this late reply. Seeing you here always bring a sense of peace to me. I hope you have been well and sharing your wisdom and healing with those fortunate enough to cross your path. Much love and fondness, Sharon
It is so good to hear from you, Sharon. Will you be blogging again? I’ve certainly missed reading your inspiring words. 🙂
Gorgeous images, Sharon. I’ll never look at clover in the same way again! The picture of the three mushrooms is lovely…like a little close-knit family of three…Daddy, Sharon and Wonder Boy. 🙂 P
My dear P! When I got this message from you all those months ago, it brought a smile which lasted till now. Yes, each time you see a clover, you’ll see me crouching at your feet with a camera! 😀 I’ve been away and I’m making my way back and dropped by at your lovely island and all its soul-satisfying beauty. Aaah and hugs, Sharon
So glad you are well, Sharon, and delighted to have you back! 🙂
😀 I missed you Sharon!
What a beautiful area, blessed with nature, you live in. Refreshing photos with a touch of humor at the end. My favorite photos are #2 & #9. Priceless! Wonder Boy will remember these family adventures forever. Truly Precious! Hugs, Fae.
I’m slowly making my way back to the blog after this stretch of silence! It is so good to return and be among friends and heroes. Love you and hugs and kisses from Wonder Boy! Sharon
Precious images to add to the memories….
Catching up with my summer correspondence and enjoying the spectacular views from your majestic ocean. Sharon
Love these images, Sharon. The Ladybug pic is wonderful. 🙂
Thank you for leaving me this note in June! I’m slowly catching up with everyone and it’s good to be back. Warm greetings to you and your family! Sharon
What beauty you and you son have discovered in the world around you! I ladore the last shot of this lovely series,
I’m so glad you enjoyed these photos from my summer. I know I’ve taken a while in getting back to you but I’ve just been spending some long uninterrupted time with my boys. Yes, those two in the last shot. 😀 I kinda adore them too. Thank you for the loveliness you bring into our lives. Sharon
I love the photos and the quotes. This seems like it would have been a fun post to create 🙂
These are all really good photos – especially the ones of your family blurred a bit that really conveyed to me your discovering nature together. it sort of took me from the computer screen amd made me feel a part your exploration. And the moher and ducklings – well – maybe a metaphor? It brings a smile to my face. Well done, ‘a leaf in springtme’.
Oh boy Sharon you sure do have a beautiful eye when it comes to photography. Your little boy will follow in your footsteps what a beautiful day you shared together. i especially liked the white mother swan and her babies and the lady bug, I have a thing for lady bugs. thank you for filling my cold winter day with sunshine and blessings.
OH Shaz~ Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful. I just looked at your post over and over again. I love it! Happy Summer. hugs from Renee ♥
Oh Sharon, what fabulous photos! And the quotes you chose are perfect! Thanks for sharing images of your summer colours! 😀
You have such a gift in making the ordinary into something extraordinary. What gorgeous images and well worth the strange positions.
Beautiful photos and a reminder to take time out to enjoy nature and the moments each day brings. thanks.
Ah but so worth it Sharon! These images are all incredible!!!
Gorgeous photos, Sharon! Thanks so much for sharing today ❤
Searching for the small things outdoors is sooooo good for young and old. I am enjoying your bright colours and summer light here in the southern hemisphere.
Nice set! Especially love the first one. 🙂 Nice to see you experimenting with different angles, and getting your son involved. Kids “see” different from adults, so it adds another dimension of creativity to your photos.
I loved every quote and every photo. What an excellent eye you have for a great story in one frame. The series was really lovely.
Another post full of beauty from a lady whose beauty shines inside and out!
I can see you must have been in some very awkward positions but the results are wonderful. Just like Wonder Boy and his bright green crocs and elephant shirt!
These are lovely photos, Sharon. It is so important for all of us, adults and children, to retain a sense of pleasure in the simple things in the world about us. The clover is my favourite.
Wow Sharon! Gorgeous pictures! The last one is my favourite 🙂
Stunning photos Sharon! And I love the quotes 🙂 Your photos and words reflect such amazing peace and happiness, always such a joy to read your posts! The swan family is so cute, and your family as well! Bended knees and dusty elbows sound so familiar 🙂
A great quote to start of the post, and intimate photos too!
Thank you for sharing these small and sometimes tiny treasures, which in our overly hustly-bustly world are truly larger than life. Great job on the photography! Jeanne
Absolutely gorgeous, Sharon. 😉
Lovely pictures. Happy summer 🙂
A gorgeous photo essay!
What a sweet and beautiful post…. Finished off so very perfectly by my favorite duo. 🙂 XO!
I’m loving the Crocs photo … very nice.
Hi Sharon!!! 🙂
All those uncomfortable positions paid off very well. These pictures are beautiful and true to their intent of showing the little treasures that are so easily overlooked. 🙂
Have a great day. 🙂
The minuscule world is filled with lovely small treasures. It’s good to focus on the little things often.
Amazing photos! Often times, the best photos are taken while on those “uncomfortable positions”. You’ve clearly demonstrated that.
Beautiful photos Sharon!
I cannot express in words how much in love I am with your blog..!!
How beautiful…. beautiful life!!
What great words, I’ll remember, always. And great series of pictures of course. As always. Treasures everywere, for sure, we have a lot to enjoy, here and there.
As always – such lovely pictures
Sharon, your images that you share would easily inspire poems in my mind as also your words, You are a blessing, a heavenly bright light that shines! Hugs and blessings my sister!
Don’t want to burden you but you have won the Wonderful Team Membership Reader Award.
Thank you for sharing your world view, Sharon. These are such beautiful photos, showing the world as your see it. Its amazingly touching.
Sharon, this is beautiful! May you have many more days of wearing such green this summer. 🙂
Your photos are just…Glorious!!
Hi Sharon. Just dropping by to say “Hi” and “I wish you a lovely day.” 🙂
What a great collection of photos you have shared here!! Wonderful work, Sharon. For me the last one was just amazing. Great photography. 🙂
Oh, so beautiful!
Hello Sharon, a splendidly eclectic selection of nature shots. I particularly like the first clover picture and the mushrooms.
Absolutely gorgeous and a treasure trove of photographs I dare say. I would suppose the opportunity to see Nature so close and upfront would have been motivation enough. But could there have been any other takeaways for you from the trip I wonder?
Months since your last post. I hope Sharon that like me, you have just stepped away for awhile and that all is well. Thinking warmly of you.
Words fail me to express the joy of receiving this little note from you! Thank you for checking in on me during my absence from the blog. There are some seasons in life that need that bit more attention from me. And with that comes also the greater need for the silent tending to one’s inner landscape of the soul.
But I am indeed yearning to be back to writing and blogging! I have missed the simple satisfaction of crafting words and translating thoughts – and also the agony of it too! 😀
Thank you once again. Your kindness means so much. Sharon
It is so nice to hear from you! I’m glad that you are well and simply giving time to your life and very fine soul. Though I’ve also spent this season away from the blog and writing community, I’ve been keeping notes and posting occasionally. I also feel the draw to return…. but am curious to what degree I will really get back. When I do, I would like to be able to balance it all better.
Sharon, thanks so much for your kind and thoughtful words on my Om Mani Padme Hum post! I think you will really enjoy Mountain Home. I love the clarity and simplicity of the poetry and life views. I think so fondly of you Sharon, your words always resonate with such gentle insight and compassion. Thank you and take care.
Balance…yes. That is just precisely what I have been learning and trying to practise with a greater degree of self-honesty. I somehow knew you would understand this time of silence, Chris. Thank you. You inspire me to keep it real. And beautiful at the same time. With gratitude always, Sharon
Beautiful photos! I really enjoy the different perspectives and textures!
Beautiful photos Sharon. Photos and beauty touch me deeply with no words required. Sometimes I think about the simpler times when I was photographing more. I love to find beauty in the micro views of nature as several of these treasures do. Thanks for sharing your gift for pics and words too. Brad
Absolutely addictive! Your beauty comes from inside out! I feel rewarded to witness your art.
Looking at the world, as we all once did, from a child’s height, bring us closer to nature and can remind us of the wonder, joy and even mystery we use to feel in even the smallest of things, Those lovely photos of yours made up close and on bended knees, and the beautiful story to accompany them stirs up all those things instantly in me. Many thanks Sharon.
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