Ugly – Beauty in the Unexpected

Ugly by definition means unpleasant, repulsive, unappealing and unsightly. I’m sure we could all come up with a few more adjectives to add to the list, but let’s just stick with these. =)  But is that really what you look for first, when you look at something or someone? No. I look for what’s beautiful.

To Quote Selma Hyek: “People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.”

When was the last time you dared to look?

Today, with my camera in hand, I went for a walk along some fields, that are waiting to be tilled and planted. Along the old fences are both dead and dormant weeds, mixed in with mud from the passing storms. It was perfect! I felt like I was finding these amazing treasures that I’ve never seen anyone stop to look at.  I had one woman actually stop and ask me what in the world I was taking photos of. lol.   So I played back for her some of the photos I had just taken. The first thing she said was, “I always thought those weeds were so ugly! I never thought to take a closer look.”   This is what I showed her:

And for this weeks project 52 photo, and shoot edit submit, I’m using the first one! I hope you all have had a fabulous week!


  1. Especially loving the first and lost shots. Beautiful.

  2. You are so talented. I love them all but if I had to pick, the splash of red is just too pretty!!

  3. Nothing Ugly about these! I’m glad you have the eye.:)

  4. Gorgeous photos, Dawn, truly beautiful!! You have such an eye for photography, these photos are truly artistic, love them!

  5. Beautiful pics.. and important message! 🙂

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