How to Find Beauty Every Day

7 Ways to Find Beauty Every Day Wherever You Are

Beauty is all around us. If you take time to look for it, notice and enjoy it you can find beauty every day and everywhere.

Here’s some beautiful wildlife I found in my garden, in my neighborhood or at Sunrise Beach which is just a short walk from our house in Queensland, Australia.

We live in the suburbs but you can find everyday beauty and wildlife in towns and cities too at the park, on trees or in the skies.

Here are seven ways to find natural beauty every day and wherever you are.

1. Look up

Monarch butterflies even migrate above Fifth Avenue in New York. These blue tiger butterflies were all aflutter around a tree in my suburb of Sunrise Beach when I was on my way home after a walk.

butterflies

2. Look down

Here’s another butterfly beauty my daughter found on the ground in Sunrise Beach. We saved it from certain death under foot.

butterfly

3. Look around

I spied this fancy cricket on my garden gate when I was going to the letterbox to get the post.

cricket

4. Look for reflections

You’ll see reflections everywhere – on cars, on water, in windows. They give us another alternative and often more beautiful view of the world like these clouds and duck reflected in the lake at Noosa Botanical Gardens.

duck

5. Look by night

Possums, bats and frogs like this green-skinned, golden-eyed beauty visit our garden after dark when we humans are usually tucked up inside.

froggy

6. Relook at common sights

Just a couple of seagulls swooping around a muddy creek at Sunrise Beach but there’s color and vitality in the water, ground and air.

seagulls

7. Look at the details

Interesting patterns, shapes and colors are everywhere but this pelican on the Noosa River is especially special.

pelican

What everyday natural beauty do you see around you in your daily life?

Author: Annabel Candy

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Charli | Wanderlusters July 15, 2013 at 4:06 pm

I love looking for patterns in nature. We’re currently exploring New Zealand and there are so many wonderful colors and textures weaving designs across the landscape!

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Annabel Candy July 17, 2013 at 9:02 am

Hi Charli,

New Zealand is gorgeous – I hope you find lots of beautiful shots and patterns :)

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Sarah July 16, 2013 at 1:01 am

I love these pictures , especially the butterflies and the pelican.

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Annabel Candy July 17, 2013 at 9:03 am

Thank you Sarah

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Dana July 25, 2013 at 1:13 am

Great post, and great photos to go along with it! I’m so happy to see people making more and more of an effort to enjoy everything around them. I love traveling to far flung locations as much as the next person, but it’s nice to remember that there is beauty all around you too!

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Nicole July 28, 2013 at 1:01 am

Great tips and pictures, especially like the Pelican. I just looked next to me at my kitty and can see all the different shades and lines of his fur and his cute pink paws. Observing my surroundings and appreciating the beauty is definitely something I need to do more of. Thanks for the reminder.

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