Beauty is Wherever You Look For It

by Texas Homesteader

When I lived in the city I noticed that between the ribbons of highway clogged with speeding cars filled with people in a rush to get somewhere there were often beautiful blooming wildflowers in the medians between the sections of 8-lane highways with their large concrete overpasses. I noticed how beautiful these cheery yellow blooms were even though these plants were deemed to be “only weeds” by the powers that be in median maintenance.

How many times had I myself rushed past this sight without noticing the simple beauty? It was then that I began to try to purposefully notice beauty around me. It’s hard to beat the sight of a healthy heifer calf hanging close to mom. Looks like she’s being a typical little diva – striking a pose for the camera.  (aaaaaand turn!)

Taylor-Made Ranch #18-3

I’m thrilled to see that even though it’s only February the large fragrant glossy-green rosemary right outside my back door is blooming…again. It brings a smile to my lips every time I see it. Sometimes it’s the little things…

Taylor-Made Ranch Rosemary

In walking among the groups of trees that dot our pastures, I’m always fascinated at the beauty in Bois D’Arc wood – so many features. This limb fell from a very old Bois D’Arc tree and I’m drawn to the interesting hollowed-out features it holds.

Taylor-Made Ranch Bois D'Arc

This fence was built several years ago and I love that the workers used sturdy Bois D’Arc wood from our property for the corner posts. This wood is known for its use in fence posts since it’s very rot resistant. Functional, beautiful and environmentally friendly.

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The sight of ponds finally filling after two brutal years of drought. Beautiful.

Ponds Filling

The way the girls line up like a chorus line of dancers.  (And a-one, and a-two!)

Taylor-Made Ranch Chorus Line

…and of course this adorable boy’s face! Only 4 months old and cute as a button. Couldn’t you just PINCH those cute cheeks?

Taylor-Made Ranch Adorable Face

My world is full of beauty and I enjoy stopping to notice and take it all in.  Slow down today and notice the beauty in your world.


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5 thoughts on “Beauty is Wherever You Look For It

  1. Anne Payne

    Ok, I love this series of photos, especially the baby at the top! It does make one thankful to stop and look at the beauty surrounding us, any season of the year.

  2. Tammy/Our Neck of the Woods

    I try to find beauty in the everyday as much as I can. Living out in the woods, it’s not hard to do! I am so inspired by nature. I love all the photos of the cows. They are so cute!

  3. Texas Homesteader Post author

    Y’know Karen, the more I think about it the more I’m wanting to go back to that tree grove & bring back that hollowed log for my flowerbed. I loved it too! ~TxH~

  4. KarenLynn

    I love this kind of post on my blog I list them under musings and I can tell where you live beauty surrounds you everyday. You are so blessed! I so enjoy seeing your world through your eyes. Thanks so much for linking up to “The Ole’ Saturday Homesteading Trading Post blog hop this week! Love the pictures I especially love that unique log you spied in the woods or thicket.

  5. Jori

    I agree! Beauty can be found every where! Love,love your photo’s especially your cow pictures!


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