Without really thinking about, I glanced outside the kitchen window.
It had been rainy for the last few hours.
Now, in the midst of all the wet grass and glossy tree leaves, golden sunlight was streaming onto my front yard.
For me, that was a resounding call to go outside with my camera.
After taking some photos of the sunset, I walked around my house, enjoying the coolness of the air and the gentle sounds around me.
Stopping at some flowers I had planted earlier in the summer, I found that water droplets were adorning each one like little clear jewels on pink pillows.
Everywhere I looked, I saw beauty.
Other flowers blooming.
A red-shouldered hawk, high in a tree.
How blessed I was to see it all!
God has made everything beautiful.
He has made everything beautiful in its time.
—from Ecclesiastes 3:11
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