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Stillness and beauty on a Sunday morning

Sometimes the elements of natural beauty here in Radnor align in such a way that capturing those moments for posterity seems like the only responsible option.

Radnor is a beautiful place to live, with enough trees and space remaining to soften the impact of our increasingly dense development. If you narrow your sightline sufficiently, you can still get a glimpse of what it was like to live here 50 or 100 years ago.

I was reminded of that this morning when I went out to the patio to refill the bird feeder. A soft dusting of snow had coated the grass and shrubbery, and there was a stillness to the chilly, humid air. At eight o'clock, the sun was up just enough to backlight the mist in a breathtaking way. It was utterly picturesque, which led me to capture it for a lasting memory.

The photograph is unretouched, and simply reflects what I saw on this tranquil Sunday morning.

I'm guessing others had their own moment of awe. This was mine.

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Lindsay at Flag Lady Gifts January 07, 2013 at 07:52 PM
Thank you for sharing such a serene and beautiful photo!
John Dallas Bowers January 07, 2013 at 08:00 PM
What a poignant -- even bittersweet -- comment, Jane. I hope the pleasure of the remembrance outweighed the pain. And here's a thought: come back -- at least for a visit!
John Dallas Bowers January 07, 2013 at 08:01 PM
And thank you, Lindsay, for saying so.
Karl Tusing March 22, 2013 at 12:48 AM
Artistry is beautifully revealed in the photograph - and photographer.
John Dallas Bowers March 22, 2013 at 01:25 AM
I'm letting that sink in, Karl. Thank you, brother.

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