Thursday, October 15, 2020

Do you believe in Magic? Follow ME!

 
I see some magical sights when I hike so it's time to clear your head and enjoy some magical moments.


Sometimes it means you need to use your imagination to see them.

Other times it just requires a glance up into the sky.

And then there are the special photos that you don't even see the magic revealed until you load the photos on your computer.

Whatever it means, I think there is magic in every day life.

And beauty all around us. (the sun is overhead and I am facing a preserve that is 8,000 acres...have no idea the source of this light)


We just need to take time to see it....


maybe with just a small dose of your imagination.


Life's too short to focus on the harsh realities all the time!

Who knows...there might be a fairy ladder to the tops of the trees!

Or a tree with a Beauty Salon in the branches!


Look UP...


look around!


Be thankful for the beauty that surrounds us. 

What are you thankful for today?

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays and

I like Thursdays HERE too!

47 comments:

Sandy said...

Amen! Now, if we can get the rest of the world to throw their TV news shows in the garbage and a good portion of social media. Then join on a walk with a friend. That is what I say.
Or course, even a vicarious walk with a friend helps!!!

Tom said...

...wonderful magical moments.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

You know I enjoy your walks, all the natures scenes and birds.
The beauty is all around us, thanks for sharing your walk! Great capture of the egret. I like the tree face and the burst of sunlight. Sunshine makes me happy. Take care and stay safe. Have a happy day!

A Bit of the Blarney said...

The world has such wonders it wants to share with us, if only we would take the time to look! I do agree with you, it's magic! Have a grand weekend!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

It's so nice that you can get out and take those wonderful walks to see so much beauty. I always enjoy looking at your photos of your walks in nature. Hope you enjoy your day and the weekend.

Susie said...

Diane, That was a magical hike. :) I was looking at the trees in the little woods in back. One was totally yellow, I said a little thank you prayer, and then noticed the top grouping of leaves was shaped like a heart...thank was a thank you to me:) God smiles at us , we have see it. Keep hiking sweet girl. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Vee said...

God has certainly created a beautiful world for us. Now what could be the source of that mysterious light...

Marcia said...

Love this post. I'll be more mindful the next time I hike.

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful images,Diane. I am like you. I can see magic all around me--even on snowy days (which I DO NOT like) there is a beauty to the storms and sun-kissed snow.
You really got some great shots there!
I hope you have a wonderful day. xo Diana

Crafty in the Med said...

Indeed magic!!! You have made me look at the detail Diane ....and there is much more in each photo than just a pretty view!! Wonderful!!


keep well Amanda x

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That was just lovely! A reminder for me to be mindful and to look for those magical examples everywhere. They are out there.

Edna B said...

What wonderful photos of Nature's beauty. That face on the tree trunk is quite amusing. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Martha said...

Thanks you for taking us along on your magical hike. That light really has me wondering what it could possibly be. One of my other blogging friends recently took a photo of the path she was walking on along by herself. In the photo her shadow showed up and another taller shadow next to hers that appeared to have wings did too - no explanation.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Magical post. The light in the photo is heavily frosted cupcake for the imagination.

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful pics. Loved the post.

MadSnapper said...

love the salon and that photo with the grasshopper and whatever that black thing is, is amazing.

LA Paylor said...

yes to some daily magical moments!

Terri D said...

I agree that there is magic all around and love all of your photos today! That salon picture is such a cute idea!

Jenn Jilks said...

This IS magical!

Debbie said...

today, i am thankful for the blue skies and warm temperatures we have here today!!

i am also thankful that they have started to rebuild our building that caught fire!!

there is beauty and magic all around us, you certainly found it during this walk!! the wispy clouds look like an angel in the sky!! happy thursday, one more day until the weekend!!!

Martha said...

Popping back over to give you the blog I mentioned earlier. It's https://farsideoffifty.blogspot.com/ The photo is on her October 13th post.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Love the photos. Amazing what you can see when you go for a walk. I do like the face in the tree

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely post and photographs.
Yes, I too think there is magic in every day life... we just have to look for it!

All the best Jan

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

and I am thankful for wonderful blog friends who help find the magic and share those photos with us!
luv, di

happyone said...

God shows us magic and miracles every day if we just look for them. 🙂
You showed us many of them!!

Small City Scenes said...

Beauty surrounds us at all times----we just have to know where to look and accept it all. We must always be optimistic
MB

PaintedThread said...

Pretty stuff! Thanks for sharing.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog...fun to see your magical moments!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Such beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing all that magic!

Ann said...

What a great post. I love the magic you found. It sure does make a day a whole lot brighter when you can find magical moments.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

I am thankful to be back in Decatur today. I need to do some cleaning here at Nanaland. As usual I love seeing the beauty of Florida through your eyes Diane.

Inger said...

When I hose off my Jeep, I make rainbows. I so agree with you, we need magic in our lives. I was sick yesterday, but today I will definitely go to the post office.

Caroline said...

Hi Diane, beautiful photos of your hike. I love the black bird and the pink grass. Thank you for your friendship. Have a nice weekend. Greetings Caroline

Joyful said...

Very interesting and magical photos indeed. Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday. Stay safe.

Carla from The River said...

I loved this post my friend. I am all about finding magical moments and beauty that surrounds us.
Yesterday I was busy planting spring bulbs, daffodils and tulips. Guess who showed up, my mourning dove that I cared for this spring. It had to be him, because he followed me as a I planted and did not fly away. I tossed him some seeds, seeds just for him, he could eat them all in his own special place in the garden.
xx oo
Carla

carol l mckenna said...

Definitely a magical post and photosand your header is exquisitely magical ^_^

Live each moment with love,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

David M. Gascoigne, said...

It is true that you sometimes don't know what you have until you get the pictures up on the computer. Nice to have surprises though.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh yes, Diane! You and I are such kindred spirits! I see these things too, and I sometimes hesitate to share them because I don't want people to think I'm a little soft in the head...but I believe God wants us to see the beauty around us and the unusual things that are there for our joy and happiness. Thank you for sharing these things with us today. I love them all! The tree with the beauty salon is the best! LOL. (actually I love them all, but that made me laugh).

Gina said...

So lovely, Diane! I'm intrigued by the black and white insect. Is it a wasp?

BeachGypsy said...

Howdy there girlfriend, fun pictures! My favorite is the one of the mysterious green light. What in the heck WAS THAT??! lol Do y'all have plans for the weekend? Are y'all getting any of the COOLER WEATHER?? I am so ready for it. Have a great weekend my friend! Stay safe! Hugs

Powell River Books said...

I hear owls all the time up at the cabin, but never see any. Of course we can't get to shore where our cabin is anchored. Even so, I've never seen an owl anywhere. - Margy

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great likes, and pictures.

Rain said...

Diane I love this post!!! Thanks for mentioning it on my blog! I do see magic in nature every single day, gosh I love your fairy ladder, that is something I would see too! :)

Teresa said...

Tu reportaje me encanta, siempre hay cosas maravillosas en la naturaleza. Besos.

Michelle said...

I love these photos. So beautiful and I see the magic in them :) Thanks for linking up and stay well!!!

Aunt Helen said...

Lovely photos of your magical walk! Such amazing beauty if we all would open our eyes and use our imaginations!! I cannot go for a hike, but I can look out my windows and see the beauty in my own backyard !Love, Aunt Helen

Red Rose Alley said...

Beautiful signs in nature. Love that old tree with the smiley face. If you ever find out what the green light is all about, be sure to let us know. Sometimes there's no explanations, just blessings. : )

~Sheri