Beautiful morning, a touch of fog. Lots of dew.

Wondering if color and shape from the external world seep into me unconsciously. The softness of this fog bank, the fluffy edges.

I was starting to listen to a podcast with the intriguing title “The Subtle Art of Appreciating ‘Difficult Beauty'” (Ezra Klein show). I found the speakers were focusing on human attractiveness. I stopped listening because it didn’t hold my interest. I’m interested in making beautiful things. One time I got caught in this distinction when talking with my sister. I said I was becoming more and more interested in beauty and she said she was too. Later I realized she must have been talking about maintenance of the body – or maybe home? – because she doesn’t make anything. She must have thought I wasn’t doing a very good job at it because I don’t pay much attention to the looks of my body or my home. Interesting to think about. I would like to read, or listen to, a philosopher talking about the subject.

Fog bank
Heron at the top of a tree (heavily cropped)
Latest nine-patch

6 Responses

  1. my thoughts have nothing to do with anything but they
    in some disconnected way… like the second pic of the heron on the Pine….
    i just watched a montage sent to me of images of that Queen
    i had never thought much about the monarchy at all
    and i see this progression of photographs and am struck by her eyes, her smile they…being GENUINE
    and her
    hats and hats and hats What was she wanting us to know by all those Hats?????????????????????????????

    • Catherine says:

      A lot of hats! One image had a rainbow of her in different hats and outfits. Lots of fabric and maybe some milliners who will be out of work now. All I can think of it that it was something like a crown. King Charles for sure won’t be wearing so many hats and such colorful clothing.

  2. Liz A says:

    I do love herons … their solitary postures, their magnificent feathers, their grace in flight … true beauty in my eyes

    and I very much like your take on the Queen’s hats … which feels just right … as did the depiction of her in the rainbow of outfits … what will become of them all, I wonder … a museum collection perhaps?

    • Catherine says:

      There are so many outfits. They will probably make it into someone’s collection, I would think. I used to subscribe to a magazine called Heron Dance, beautiful watercolors of herons and other wildlife. I think it’s no longer published.

  3. jude says:

    the soft kind of day, here today, so yes, same kind of wondering. I feel softened. And I love you nines.

    • Catherine says:

      A soft day here today. Nines have turned into my favorite thing, lots of scraps in the queue. Learned from you, thank you

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