Through My Eyes I See Beauty

Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Through my eyes- A May Challenge. 

Thanks to Debe Maxwell, CRS, for this month's challenge about appreciating the beauty of May flowers.

I was sitting outside on my porch this week, enjoying a lovely picnic lunch with my beautiful daughter. It was a delightful perfect Spring day. I looked up and around and saw the sheer beauty of the trees, the leaves, and the grass. Did those trees and leaves get so much greener than I remembered? Did what's left of my blooming Azaleas get brighter and more delicate in color and shape? 

Maybe not, but to me, they were much more vibrant. The texture, the colors the shapes were spectacular. 

But they are the same trees and flowers that bloom yearly. What changed was me! The way I saw this beauty was through my "new" eyes. 

Recently I had cataract surgery. I have been in glasses since the age of five. They have always been a part of me. Now just a few months later, my vision without my glasses is clear, sharp, and so bright. I appreciate the clarity, which I didn't know I was missing.

Yep, I see the azaleas through my now-absent rose-colored glasses, and the nature, the grass, foliage, and flowers are spectacular!

Only the high blossoms of the azaleas remain because the deer love the taste and colors of these pretty blooms.


Where my other lost/disappearing azaleas grew over the years, my landscaping choice is now rocks and no flowers but plenty of green.

I hope you take time to share your Spring beauty with  Debe Maxwell, CRS, and enter this easy May challenge.


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Comments (16)

Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400  Azaleas are lovely! Flowers have not come to full bloom here yet. Perhaps over the weekend. We are supposed to get rain. So glad you have such gorgeous flowers. Have a lovely weekend! 

May 19, 2023 01:37 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret glad to hear that your cataract surgery now allows you to once again fully see the beauty that is around you.

May 19, 2023 01:50 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Always so good to see you, Hannah Williams. I am enjoying the beauty of nature with my "new" eyes!

May 19, 2023 02:05 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

George Souto, I didn't even know I was missing anything!

May 19, 2023 02:06 PM
Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
Energy Efficient And Eco-Friendly Homes in Florida

Margaret, Congratulations on your successful cataract surgery. How exciting to not be wearing glasses anymore. I miss spring. We don't have that season here. Enjoy the flowers and all the beauty around you!

May 19, 2023 05:53 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Thanks, Janice Zaltman So good to see you.

May 25, 2023 08:12 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Excellent news about  your improved eyesight! That must make such a huge difference!

May 20, 2023 04:53 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Thank you so much, Kat Palmiotti.

May 25, 2023 08:13 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I can see the beauty that you have shared with us and I am glad your cataract surgery has you seeing it better as well.

May 20, 2023 07:41 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Hi Brian England. I am so enjoying my "new eyes."

May 25, 2023 08:15 AM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hi, Margaret.

Experience the stunning beauty of these irresistible blooms in a whole new light! I can empathize with your newfound appreciation for their vibrant colors, having undergone cataract surgery a few years back.

Trust me; it was love at first sight! 😎

May 20, 2023 08:14 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Aura Alex Love, at first sight, is a perfect way to describe this quick  procedure

May 25, 2023 08:17 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I love your collage, Margaret.  The flowers, at least in my area, have simply outdone themselves in beauty this year.

May 20, 2023 07:48 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

The collage summarizes the post. Always a pleasure to see you, Myrl Jeffcoat 

May 25, 2023 08:20 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, your azaleas are gorgeous - as are your beautiful trees, Margaret! Funny but, I was reading the first part and was thinking, "No, they didn't 'get' more vibrant, it's your fabulous new eyes!!" Then, you shared that's what is is...


I hear the surgery is such an incredible improvement that you see things you never saw in your life. I'm so happy you've 'adapted' and are now loving your new eyes!

Thank you for sharing your story & your beautiful photos in this month's challenge! I've had wedding festivities all weekend and hope to catch up here today but, I'm sorry for the delayed response to your post.

May 21, 2023 07:16 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Debe Maxwell, CRS

Every day, I see more things that I had not noticed before<

May 25, 2023 08:26 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I do love azaleas and we can’t grow them in AZ, so thank you for sharing yours with us

May 22, 2023 06:17 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

My pleasure, Ray Henson Good to see you.

May 25, 2023 08:32 AM
Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN

Hi Margaret - I haven't had any problems with my vision, in fact my eye doctor says my vision has improved but I do appreciate beauty more as I get older. Have a great week, glad to hear that your vision has improved.

May 25, 2023 08:02 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

So good to see you, Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc and glad to hear your vision has improved.

May 29, 2023 12:27 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Congratulations on your new eyesight!  I can imagine that must be a welcome "sight!"  Love azaleas and those are beautifully pink.  Loved them so much that I added them to the design in Huntsville, AL when redesigning my yard in the mid-90's.  Love their blooms!

May 29, 2023 11:01 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ  Thanks, and glad you have these beautiful azaleas to enjoy at this time of year.

May 29, 2023 12:28 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ

Not in Arizona though.  Love yours!

May 29, 2023 01:13 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Margaret:

It's wonderful to hear how your vision is improved with your surgery. What a treat to experience such floral beauty in a new light. The photos are beautiful but I suspect nothing compares to seeing your flowers through your new eyes!


May 30, 2023 08:19 PM