Finding beauty in ordinary objects is not difficult when the things with which you have furnished your home are beautiful in your eyes. I’m a collector — or perhaps I should say “reformed collector” —  so there’s a lot of stuff here that gives me joy just to look at it. They serve no other purpose but to be beautiful.

The first genuinely bright day in a couple of weeks made taking indoor pictures much more attractive!


This is my dining room. More to the point, this is the home of my Dracaena Marginata, the plant I’ve been growing — and cutting back — for more than 20 years.


It needs to be pruned again as it starts to scrape against the ceiling. These must be the easiest of all indoor plants. The whole dracaena family are tolerant of low light and forgetful watering.


Give them half a chance and they will keep growing and never disappoint you. And … they are beautiful. Every once in a blue moon, they will also flower, though the flowers are nothing to write home about.


This is a challenge created to find beauty in almost everything. The challenge is simple : find beauty in everyday mundane things and frame it beautifully and upload the photographs. And give me a pingback by including the URL of this post in your challenge post.

If you think this challenge helps you to see ordinary things in a more beautiful way and to improve your photography, do help a friend to improve their skills too. You are free to Tag/Challenge a friend to join MMC, so that world around us look more beautiful to more people around us.

Categories: Composition, Home, Humor, Photography

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13 replies

  1. Interiors of your home looks fabulous. The light indeed is quite interesting. Makes everything looks nicer. Well I got your pingback this time.


  2. How wonderful to have a plant that has been around that long! I do love your dining room too. 2 Pianos?


    • 1 organ (old, not in great shape). 1 electric piano (birthday present 20 years ago and still in perfect condition). And one ukulele 🙂 I was a music major, originally until I realized I wasn’t good enough to be a professional. I can’t play anymore. Arthritis , but I can yearn 🙂

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  3. Oh my goodness, this post caused me to chuckle. Your plant is 20 years old, and I have one that is 38 years old. I just added a few inches of new soil to it this week and used my lopers to cut one branch off that was almost to the ceiling. 🙂


    • I need to add some more soil, too. I’m just afraid to encourage it. I’ve cut it back repeatedly, but it can be very enthusiastic. I used to have hundreds of plants. My house looked like a nursery. Over the years, it got to be a bit much, but I still have some legacy plants 🙂

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  4. Hi Marilyn, is that an organ in your dining room that I see?


  5. Thanks for reminding us to find beauty in everything! I’m going to definitely try to photograph more unusual things that I consider beautiful and that make me and others smile.


  6. Another interesting photo challenge. I think being an amateur photographer does show you the beauty in every object (almost), so I suppose I will be partaking in this one as well. Yes, there are some plants that just want to take over. In summer I have no plants indoors, except for one on the kitchen table – at the moment an orchid. Otherwise I put them outside on the porch. My avocado is growing and will die outside in Winter, so I will have to find somewhere for it in the Winter indoors. Love your dracena, they are the plants that really form part of your existence, checking daily to see if another leaf has appeared or branch. You have given me an idea for my next plant in the living room.

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    • Dracaena are super easy to grow. They don’t require a lot of water or light. They can survive neglect and bad soil and cramped pots. And they keep coming back.

      I used to move plants outside, but the dracaena is too big to move (and much too heavy) and the Christmas cacti won’t flower if I change their light. So I keep the indoor plants indoors and let the outdoor plants live there. I’m always sorry, though, when the fuchsias are finished for the year. I wish they would live through the winter, but they’d require a hot house — at least a hot house window. ALWAYS wanted a greenhouse. A little one will do nicely. So I can grow those gorgeous tropical plants. I SO envy your orchids!



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