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Beauty in the Blah.

I was walking my dog yesterday morning and I was grumbling to myself about how rainy and gray it was. I walked, head down, just wanting it to be over so I could get out of the rain. Then, when we got back to our house, I saw this lone flower in our yard.

It had blown over from our neighbor’s bush and I couldn’t help but think about how symbolic it was. It was a huge reminder to me that I should have been enjoying the moment, or “smelling the roses”, as they say. I should have been grateful for the crisp morning air and exercise I was getting. My dog certainly was grateful. She is just excited to to be moving and exploring, no matter what!

I’m grateful that this beautiful flower reminded me to “stop and smell the roses”.:)

 Nikki Closser, Seattle Wedding & Glamour Photographer

April 11, 2013 - 3:57 pm

Kate O'Connor - Yes! There is always something beautiful about living. For me right now it’s the peaceful sound of rain on the windows of my studio – thank you for the reminder.

April 11, 2013 - 4:06 pm

Yasmin Sarai - Sweet thoughts and one gorgeous shot, Nikki!

April 11, 2013 - 4:14 pm

Mark Martinez - Beautiful image Nikki! And, I agree, sometimes my dog seems to have a better perspective on things than I do :)

April 11, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Wedding Photographer Barrie - Sound advice we all need to remember in this fast paced world, stop and smell the roses :)

April 11, 2013 - 6:02 pm

Carrie - Gorgeous colour! Love the positive thinking.

April 11, 2013 - 6:15 pm

Ann - It’s so true… sometimes we get caught up in the “grey” world… but hey, that grey world can be just as beautiful. Great reminder!

April 11, 2013 - 7:37 pm

Anna Gordon - So true Nikki! Thanks for setting me straight this morning:) Love this post!

April 11, 2013 - 8:01 pm

Conchita Medel - Nikki, loved this reminder and how sometimes the little simple things in life can bring us reality. :)

April 11, 2013 - 8:38 pm

Hannah Nielsen - Great reminder, Nikki! Just another reason to add to the list I’m making for my husband about why we need a dog ;)

April 11, 2013 - 10:37 pm

Jenna Leigh - LOVE this – what a beautiful reminder. You are FAB.

April 11, 2013 - 10:44 pm

Jete Devisser - I need this reminder ALOT these days. There are only so many covered areas in this town!! Looking forward to summer :)

April 11, 2013 - 11:53 pm

Jade - Amazing image and a good daily reminder – thanks!

April 12, 2013 - 1:07 am

Karthika Gupta - Couldn’t agree more – Be present in today! – What a beautiful rose :)

April 12, 2013 - 1:29 am

Beth - Great post! I love flowers and I love it when little things remind us to take time to enjoy life.

April 12, 2013 - 11:13 pm

Michelle S Hanks - I’ll be honest, before I started connecting (even if it is only online) with other photographers, I bought I was he only one that had rough, gloomy days.stupid to think that, I know. Thank you for the reminder to find the beauty and gracefulness in each situation.

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