Here are some beautiful flowers from my home for all of you beautiful people.  Don’t you just love flowers?  They are beautiful, full of life yet still fragile, each one unique with different styles of their own, and the constant ability to bring joy into peoples lives. . . And that is what I believe every person also possess.  A unique beauty from within that is vibrant and lovely in every way and the same constant ability to bring beauty and joy into the lives of  others.  
I have been thinking a lot lately about why I love looking at beautiful things (this all started with Absolutely Beautiful Things and then of course expanded to many of your blogs).  And I think I’m coming to the conclusion that beauty in different forms, of course, brings us joy.  And beauty is part of who we are.  Whether you consider yourself a beautiful person (I am quite sure that most of us do not feel this way about ourselves) or not beauty resides in the deepest place of our hearts.  Some of us have found ways to expose that beauty and share it with others and some of us have to discover the beauty that lies within.  But it is there.  This is just something I have been thinking about lately and will continue the conversation (I do this with myself, and a journal, quite a often).  I hope it makes you think too.
Have a lovely weekend full of beautiful things and beautiful people!
{images by Trina McNeilly}


  • please sir
    Commented on October 17th, 2008 at 2:16pm

    Oh I love flowers in the home – these are wonderful!

  • vicki archer
    Commented on October 17th, 2008 at 3:22pm

    I couldn’t agree more – beauty is so important in our daily lives, whatever form it takes for each individual person. Well said, and have a wonderful weekend surrounded by your gorgeous flowers.

  • Chris
    Commented on October 17th, 2008 at 5:43pm

    Gorgeous…the colors are wonderful.

  • Anna Spiro
    Commented on October 17th, 2008 at 5:59pm

    Oh Trina – what a lovely post! Beautiful things make me happy whether it is some beautiful flowers in a garden or a beautiful day at the beach or a new piece of furniture arriving into my store in one of my favourite fabrics…beauty is all around us and we all need to appreciate it!! Lovely flower vignettes you have shared here today!

  • benson
    Commented on October 17th, 2008 at 11:47pm

    And such a beautiful thought I received in the mail today…so sweet and so lovely! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Callie Grayson
    Commented on October 18th, 2008 at 6:41pm

    absolutely beautiful. i really love the pitcher with the green floral.

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on October 19th, 2008 at 10:55pm

    Thank you for the lovely comments, everyone!

    Commented on October 20th, 2008 at 4:23am

    they’re so pretty. i love your post!

  • The Lil Bee
    Commented on October 20th, 2008 at 9:58pm

    A very sweet and thought-provoking post. That first photo is achingly beautiful.

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on October 21st, 2008 at 8:59pm

    Thank you Lil Bee & Shill

  • Melissa Lewis
    Commented on October 21st, 2008 at 10:09pm

    Lovely post and lovely photos!

    I’ve been away from the blogworld for a bit, but I’m so excited to be back and catching up on all my favorite blogs! Hope all is well:)

    Melissa, Off The Wall

  • annechovie
    Commented on October 24th, 2008 at 1:58pm

    I love your flowers, Trina! Hope you have a terrific weekend.

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