"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Everybody need beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in...where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." ~John Muir
The gift of finding beauty is a gift that I give myself (and hopefully I've given to my kids as well). Beauty can be found in the most ordinary of things...in the most ordinary of places. I took this picture in a parking lot on a cold grey evening. The sun was just beginning to set and I looked up and saw the branches of a tree silhouetted by this gorgeous colorful sky. Beautiful. Such a gift.