Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Our Beautiful World - Hide

Dusk at Ko Olina Beach

I decided to join the photo challenge over at Our Beautiful World again this week.  In part, because I have been enjoying the very summer like weather here in Arizona and pondering the hidden beauty of the desert and in part because it is always so much fun to join.  The word prompt this week is Hide.  

What I really wish I had a picture of to share is our long gone St. Bernard, Jilly.  At 125 lbs of dog, it was difficult for her to hide and she was a "fraidy dog".    She would stick her head (a sizeable head at that!) into a bush and stand very still - certain no one could see her.  Instead, the 110 lbs of the rest of her body was standing where all could see.  This behavior would incite riotous laughter from the family...

Instead, I am sharing this quote and some pictures that, for me, represent the hidden secrets found in the beauty of nature.  I've tried to caption the shots. 

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” 
                                                                                                                                                                           ― Roald Dahl

Sunrise looking inward on Ohau
The sky on fire out my back porch in Chandler, Arizona

Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
                                    ― Francis Bacon

December sky at dusk, Chandler, Arizona

Of course, there is hidden beauty in us all.  My precious daughter Katie in Ohau, Hawaii.  She is a quiet girl (sometimes!).  As she grows and matures, I am often struck at her quiet beauty - the kind hidden on the inside that escapes out for us to see.

Let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.

                                                               ― 1 Peter 3:4

When you think of the word Hide, what comes to mind.  Either snap a picture or simply post one you've already taken and share it over at Our Beautiful World.  Or simply stop by and see what everyone else has shared.  They never disappoint!


  1. Lovely photos!Thanks for sharing with us in Our Beautiful World!Happy Easter!AriadnefromGreece!

  2. Just think of the laughter our furry friend gave us! : )
    That is one of my favorite Roald Dahl's quote, beautiful picture, thanks for sharing all your hidden beauties with us at Our Beautiful World!

  3. Beautiful photo's and fabulous quotes. TFS


Thank you so much for your kind words. Isn't it fun to encourage one another, even from a distance?