Imperfection

In my considered opinion, its absolutely true – imperfections are perfectly beautiful. Unique characteristics provide interest and greater beauty than that which is otherwise commonplace. Relative to this vintage glass macro photography, it’s the air bubbles, variations in thickness of glass, color and discolorations, pitted surface, etc., which make it especially appealing.

A Precious Soul

Calmly pouring a dab of sugar-water into her hand, I watched as she positioned it under a ray of morning sunlight.

It glistened as I listened to the sound of a faint fluttering, slowly growing stronger.

Soon, a hummingbird appeared, pausing briefly to glance my way before proceeding to drink from her palm, thirsty and trusting.

From a precious soul, precious love emanated from her eyes in sharing and caring for this small, delicate creature.

I’d never seen a bird smile before that day, and I’ll always treasure the beauty in her eyes – a joy in my heart.

© 2021 Phil Perkins


PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

Poem of Dreaming

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

Some may say she’s perfect
She’ll tell you otherwise
Aware that she has faults
There’s no need for disguise

Her shy smile and brown eyes
Each melt my heart away
Plus, an inner beauty
She’s more than just okay

The time to share is now
While in the Spring of life
And were my wish fulfilled
Come Fall, she’d be my wife

Yes, I know I’m dreaming
Though hope to see the light
Thinking of her daily
And wanting what feels right

Of course, a few things would need to change. For starters, it certainly would be nice if she’d remove my name from being blacklisted on her site at WordPress. It would also be charitable if my emails were no longer filtered into her trash bin. And, on occasion, she could use Twitter to read some of the messages & comments I’ve left for her. Perhaps, as an act of goodwill, she might like a single post on my web site…sometime. Lastly, if she would refrain from associating my name with the term ‘devil’ – I think that would be helpful, too. Barring these few exceptions, the future looks bright!!!

Yes, I know I’m dreaming.

© 2021 Phil Perkins


Beautiful Flower

In The Mountains

Enjoy my artistic rendition of this beautiful flower which I photographed while hiking in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, at Laurel Falls.

Visit my shop to find a print suitable for your home or office. There are several options available – canvas, framed, art, poster, metal, acrylic, wood and tapestry.

Thanks for stopping by!

Laughter Is Good Medicine

CAUTION

What you’re about to see in no way resembles the behavior of a mature adult

I made this film in December 2020 for a woman I liked a lot, but who, at that time – in my opinion – had low self confidence about her appearance. In my eyes, though, she was truly beautiful…

Sadly, remarks such as – I like you very muchI think of you a lotI know that it is a huge feelingI dream about you – etc., ended early.

But, the video remains & has some redeeming value – Phil’s humor 😂 I’m glad that I can laugh at myself & think laughter is good medicine!


MUSIC CREDIT:Beautiful” by Gordon Lightfoot (1972).

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

Poem About A Writer

I have a friend who is a gifted & imaginative writer. She also is often a source of inspiration for me to write poetry, including the following…

She Writes From The Heart

Putting pen to paper she writes
Words flow from her creative mind
Imagination without limitation
Always, one of a kind.

From deep in her heart, filled with love
Her life experiences teach
With wisdom and inspiration
She shares advice but doesn’t preach.

A humble woman with courage
She’ll tell you to believe
She knows the best is yet to come
Her goals set to achieve.

I’m so grateful to call her friend
Yet sometimes my heart skips a beat
Her eyes and face, so beautiful
And precious soul, so sweet.

© 2021 Phil Perkins

More Poetry

Saying Goodbye To A Ghost

Simple themes on a canvas –
on the wind, a transient cloth
Like a dream or ghost in my heart.

A weight of emotional scale –
From equilibrium, light rises to dissipate
An apparition of appreciable bearing.

In likeness absent chamber –
A transcendent mirage, untimely and apart
Goodbye my beautiful little ghost.

© 2021 Phil Perkins


Modified photo from unsplash.com.

Imperfect Beauty

It is the degree of unique variations in the face of a lovely woman which serve to define beauty, in my opinion, not cookie-cutter uniformity. This same interpretation can be applied across a spectrum of subject matter, including vintage glass bottles. Here, characteristics that are one of a kind – air bubbles, asymmetrical color, scratches, chips and stains, etc. – provide for an imperfect beauty with far greater appeal. If you’d be interested in a print, please visit my shop. Thank you.

Beauty of Glass

This macro photography of a large chunk of glass in the sunlight demonstrates that beauty can be found almost anywhere…one simply has to look. If you’d like to look at available prints featuring this colorful image, visit my gallery at Fine Art America.

Hope to see you soon!