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Beauty Through My iPhone

This morning I was sipping my chai tea and reading my recently acquired Anthology Magazine (Fall issue: Going Global), getting all kinds of inspiration from the beautiful photographs and stories.  Since this particular issue had an international feel to it, with stories about Stockholm, Buenos Aires, and Amsterdam (to name a few), I got a major case of wanderlust as I flipped each page.  I wanted to jump right into each and every picture, transporting myself to far away lands.  When I finally tore myself away from the pages I looked out the window and realized it was a beautiful day outside here in my own part of the world.  It is a crisp fall day, perfectly clear and sunny and despite the beauty in the magazine's pages, there was no reason why I couldn't be enjoying my own surroundings.  So I grabbed Scout (my dog) and we headed downtown for a walk.  

Sometimes we can get too caught up in pretty images online or the idea of escaping somewhere that we forget to take in where we are currently.  Beauty truly can be found everywhere and it's nice to remind ourselves to enjoy the present.  We took a long walk and it was lovely.  I saw all kinds of interesting things and Scout, of course, had a blast.  I still long to visit those far away places but since I'm not going anywhere today I may as well enjoy the place I'm at now.  To help me focus on the beauty around me, I challenged myself to snap 10 pictures with my iPhone highlighting different things I found interesting.  Here is what I found... 

Maybe you too have been missing out on the beautiful things that surround you lately.  Challenge yourself to a similar activity and go out and find some local inspiration.  Not only will you be getting exercise but you'll be rediscovering the beauty that is in your home.  Have fun! 

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Reader Comments (6)

Veri nice and great wallpapers dear..
Thanx for sharing it.
Sandy Peterson

November 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSandy Peterson

Hi Lauren,
What a beautiful post. I agree, we get too caught up in looking online at beauty we forget to appreciate and admire the beauty around us. That craftsman is amazing, I love homes that look like that! :)

I hope you are well.


November 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

Thank you for sharing the photos. This is inspiring. You are right. We can find beauty anywhere but we should never forget to appreciate the places within our reach.

November 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHugh @Catalog Printing

Loved reading your interview. Your pup is adorable. My "girls" are 6 & 8 respectively and are of the 4-legged kind, although my parents own a tripod. hehe.

I always forget to look around me. I've had a lot of bad experiences with the world, so to speak, and I tend to favor the inside of my apt instead of being out and about. Thank you for sharing your photos. :)

Speaking of iPhones (of which I don't own), I am in a contest to choose the name of an app that allows you to upload your iphone videos directly online without having to hook the phone up to a computer. My name for the app is LiveLife.Share Would you vote for my entry? I'm #71 . http://www.5minutesformom.com/46145/name-our-app-contest/

November 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you design this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. appreciate it


November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy Ford

Great blog you have shared here!!!!!
I got lot of information by reading your post.
fair and lovely

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLarry

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