Fresh and new and beautiful

Grady makes an exciting discovery! April 2014

Grady makes an exciting discovery! April 2014

A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement.  It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.”Rachel Carson

Grady wants us all to know that in our very own cabinets, we have some of the most fun toys ever invented.  They are called pots and pans.  And you thought they were only for cooking!

Today, I invite you to go through the day trying to imagine what the trappings of your everyday life must look like to a baby.  Doors that open are pathways to new worlds to explore.  Objects are to be experienced by all five senses; if they are silent, you can always bang them on something to access that particular sensory path.  Everyone who smiles at you is a new friend.

One year ago today, I posted a quote from Robin Williams about spring being nature’s way of saying “let’s party!” Babies are another way nature reminds us to celebrate.  I hope we can channel some of that wonder back into our minds to light up our days.

One year ago today:

Nature’s way

This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.


  1. MaryAnn

    Oh the WONDER of seeing God’s world thru the eyes of a child! The best walks are taken with a child “leading” the way & making marvelous discoveries! The excitement is contagious.
    Precious shot of Grady!

    • Thank you, Mary Ann. I’m glad for the times I was able to spend with Grady. I had a lot of fun with him and loved taking pictures of him. He was a fun baby.

  2. I feel this way every time I step out onto nature’s doorstep with camera in hand! Great thoughts, Julia.

    • Thanks, Steve! I’m so happy you have continued to enjoy taking pictures all these years. I hope to get back to it myself, hopefully before too much longer. Are you still living in Nashville?

      • Steve Bodiford

        Yes, I live in Mt. Juliet! And I believe it would be a blessing for you to pick that camera back up! 😊

        • OK, I’ll let you know if I ever make a photo-op journey to the Nashville area. We could do a repeat of that time so many years ago when we went out taking black-and-white photos somewhere near Lipscomb (I forgot where). I still have my old Canon AT-1 and all the lenses and filters, but I doubt I could get film for it anymore…

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