Beauty is all around us - but so often the crush of the horrible and the mundane drive it away from our ken.
Take a look at a small gift from a couple with a big heart for us:
Saro Mathai made this sunflower at a miniature scale. Using paper-quilling.
She and her wonderful husband Martin presented us with this tiny flicker of joy - the result of careful craftsmanship and attention to detail.
And it wasn't the first one we have received. The tea cups on the banner-head of this blog are from Saro.
On getting this latest miniature treasure, we had to bring out one of the cups from before - and a key to give perspective....
How much colour and form can bring us joy - even through tiny bursts of light and love!