The Gallery — Beauty


the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as in shape, colour, sound etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (as a personality in which high spiritual qualities are manifest).

Beauty for me is generally to be found in the natural world.   Long stretches of sandy beach, sunlight and shadows on the garden, or spectacular views.

This picture, for this week’s Gallery, was taken in 2007 during a family holiday with another family in Wales, near Llanberis and Snowdon.   We had gone “on to the top road” and stopped to look at the view and for the kids (five of them between us) to go and climb rocks.

I remember clearly just being blown away by the size of the sky.  That sounds an odd thing to say, we all know the sky is huge.  But how much of the sky do we ever really get to see in one view in one direction?

For me this is beautiful.

An amazing sky

An incredible view

Kids being kids out in the natural world without a computer or phone in sight

That’s my idea of beauty.

What’s yours?


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