“Pleasure is spread through the earth in stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.”~William Wordsworth
Good morning, dear friends. Welcome to “Maison De Jardin,” I am so happy you are joining me this morning. I hope you will find pleasure in the “stray gifts” I have claimed. Personally, I believe we are all in need of a bit of inspiration from time-to-time. At least I am. While something may not be my style preference or yours, I can always enjoy the beauty ~ beauty never fails to lift my spirits. It makes my heart sing. And there has been magnificent beauty in my view this past week. So much so, I had to begin another post (you will see later). So find your coffee or tea and let me show you some of these lovely things. I hope they will make your heart sing also. I will refrain from too much chatter and let the voice of marvelously talented souls and beautiful images, speak to you.
“Architecture is frozen music.” ~ Goeth
Gloucester Cathedral ~ Gloucester, England
Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland
I wish I could tell you where this magnificent home or building is located, but that was not identified. Isn’t it beautiful? Do notice the cherubs, I have such a fondness for them.
“In every man’s heart, there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.” ~ Christopher Morley
Don’t you love fabulous staircases and gorgeous windows? I found several, but these two I thought were standouts.
“Chandeliers are marvels of drop-dead showiness, the jewellery of architecture.” ~ Peter York
Speaking of chandeliers, here are a few lovelies to add a little sparkle in your morning. Which one is your favorite?
“It’s the beauty within us that makes it possible for us to recognize the beauty around us.”~ Henry David Thoreau
It is one thing to see a beautiful room, but it is clearly another when the room is surrounded by beauty. And it is yet another when we are totally captivated through our awareness of the beauty.
“The presence and appreciation of beauty are central to the good life.”~ unknown
“Flowers are those little colorful beacons of the sun from which we get sunshine when dark, somber skies blanket our thoughts.” ~Dodinsky
Should your heart be in need of a little sunshine ~ these beauties should make your day more beautiful.
“In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November.” ~ Rose G. Kingsley
“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When in nature, often we walk alone, simply to savor every moment with few distractions other than those gifted, by Mother Nature.
“The life of the individual has meaning only insofar as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful.” ~ Einstein
And isn’t this the world we all desperately desire?
For ourselves and the littlest among us.
I do hope you have enjoyed your visit this morning.
And, until we meet again ~
“May you have heaven in your heart, starlight in your soul, and angels all around you.” ~ Unknown
Note: Images ~ (Via Tumblr) Unless otherwise stated, I do not claim ownership of these photos. These photos are the work of tremendously talented people and I simply compiled them for your enjoyment.
Image,Architectural Digest Magazine