Looking Closer at the Big Picture

It's a rough and prickly world out there.  So let’s take a closer look to find the beauty that's still in it.

Many in the world only see ugliness and feel unhappy about the future.

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But when one takes a  closer look, beauty and love is still out there to be seen and felt.  Just open your mind and heart to it.


 Never be quick to judge the world, a country, a race or an individual.

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 For most when we really look closely their inner beauty and love are sometimes hidden behind a prickly exterior.


When the spines are removed.

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There often lies a soft sweet heart.


Everyday I hear of or witness small acts of kindness or

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    meet someone who has so much energy to share.     

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They may choose to care about helping people, animals, plants or the earth they walk on.

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For every human that can care about even one of these things help connect us all.

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 Find enjoyment in one or all of these.

 God created it all for us so we could enjoy life here and learn to love under all circumstances.

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 Don't always just look at the big picture and be discouraged.

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When caring about something together we can live better side by side together.


             Look closely and find a detail that shines a light in your heart.


We all view life differently.  Learn to find a part you can view with beauty and love.  Then share it with others.
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Find something to care about and share the love of your interest with others and have a
Good morning…  Good afternoon…  Good night…
Whatever it is to you

Photos and Words

Here I Am/Carrie


TexWisGirl said...

a beautiful post - in images and idea.

Horst in Edmonton said...

The dessert is truly a wonderful and amazing place. Your photos of these beautiful plants are just amazing.

Beth said...

The photos and the words are lovely Carrie. Thank you!

john bord said...

You ever cut the cacti fruit off an make jelly..... oh is it good.

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Carrie,
Wonderful all these beautiful colorized flowers.
But that cactus with the beautiful yellow flower bud at the top is amazing to see.

Greetings, Marco

Anonymous said...

Amazing and beautiful. Thank you.

Light-In-A-Box said...

As always, you & your Point & Shoot capture the most amazing photographs, which once again proves that its not the camera its who's behind it! Nice work Carrie..

Joe said...

You have covered territory I've never really had the opportunity to photograph desert scenes. This is a real treat! This is an absolute delight to behold!

Rick said...

Wonderful words of wisdom and so well illustrated. You've captured some of the beauty of creation, and its purpose - so we may glorify the Creator for all and everyone He has created.

Anonymous said...

Not sure how I missed this post, but prickly is a good description of the roughness that can be encountered out there, the love that can lead us on to true beauty is an even better one, especially when get past exteriors. Thanks so much for sharing the wonderful photos of the journey.

Lisa said...

Beautiful in heart, and soul. You sound and write so full of peace.
Sending many hugs to you.
Loved your photos but not sure if I loved them or the peace that comes from all of this.
Much Love

Sharon said...

My husband and I are great fans of the desert. And there is a beauty found out there that really speaks to the soul. You have captured some lovely pictures.

And your lesson was well-spoken.


Sharon said...

A wonder-full Easter Sunday blessing to you and yours!

May you experience the joy of the Truth this Resurrection Day – that we serve the Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Praise His name for His gift of salvation, and for the hope and promise of eternal life.


Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

Carrie, this is such a positive message and your photos of the desert are beautiful, and well composed.

I just wanted to come by and wish you a Blessed Easter. It won't be long and you will be back home again. Have a safe journey home and look forward to more great posts in the future.
Hugs, Dianne :)

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Thank you everyone for your visits. I am now back at the ranch in British Columbia Canada after spending the winter at the desert at Salton Sea California. I didn't have internet while down there. Will take a week or so to get settled here and try and get some more blogs out on what the desert had to show and say to me. Wishing everyone a happy Spring. Hugs Carrie

Arti said...

A wonderful post detailing how one should lead the life and what beautiful shots to go with it.
The post truly tells us that we must look for positives in life and shut out the negativity.
Hope you are having a great week Carrie:)

Arti said...

Hope you are having a wonderful May Carrie:) This post is as fresh as I read it for the first time. So inspiring and such beautiful shots and teaching us to always enjoy the small things in life and take pleasure in little things.

Lisa RedWillow said...

By looking at your photos Im sure you cant wait to get back.
Had to have another look