Saturday, February 11

Happy Sunday

Facial Features-Madelyn's face is changing constantly as she grows

and she is growing fast. I enjoy hearing about her days at school and

how she views the world. She is becoming quite expressive in many ways.

Shadow- This is a very quick snap of my window sill and the shadows it casts

against the opposite wall late in the day. I have always loved shadow play.

Spicy- Some homemade spicy tomato sauce I canned this summer and we

are still enjoying it this winter. The tomatoes still even taste sweet.

Note to self: Can more this summer*

** Gold- A warm, golden fire is one of my very favorite things I look

forward to in the winter season. A fire, the quiet, hot cup of tea

and I will call it "bliss."

* Fabric- Just a piece of the bottom of this dress. Madelyn likes to put

this dress on and play. The crazy thing has wings on it. I don't really

get the wings, but she loves it and that is just fine with me. Crazy that she

wants to wear it on a day when it is 20 degrees outside.

*  *  *  *  * 

I have been in a semi-hibernation mode. These days of winter I find

are long and grey and cold. I am enjoying my new tea called

"Body and Mind". It has jasmine and oolong and some peach.

It keeps me warm these days.

I will be finishing Walden soon, and moving on to a new read.

I am ready to go a-wandering in the fields and the forests

here in the midwest. I have committed to some photos for

Missouri Dept. of Conservation and I am craving a

little vitamin D of the God given kind, LOL.

Here's hoping your days of winter are allowing you

space, and warmth, and sun to go out and wander

along some paths where you can find fresh air

and breathe deeply.

Thank you friends for stopping here.

Happy Sunday, dream big.

Joining Scavenger Hunt Sunday, *Your Sunday Best,

Shadow Shot Sunday, The Simple Things,

**Project Alicia "warmth" and Sunday Snapshot,

Sundays in my City.


  1. Wonderful shadow design cast by the features on your window sill! And love the misty whimsy of the moment in the first photo!

  2. Your facial features and fabric and breath taking beautiful. Wonderful job.

  3. beautiful work....LOVE that last one!!!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

  4. Your photos are wonderful. The cozy fire, there is nothing quite like it, and I love the way you have your feet in the shot. Nice. The objects in your window sill create very clear shadows and make a great Shadow Shot.
    Isn't it funny the things kids like to wear at times. Usually something out of season, but if it makes them happy, what's the big deal. They are only little once!

  5. Beautiful photos.

    Regards and best wishes

  6. Love your pictures, it sure looks cold at your house.

    Love the shadows on your window sill

  7. Love the shot of the window sill shadows - very effective...

  8. I plan to can every summer again, but somehow forget it. Maybe I should write it down somewhere big in my kitchen: "Can!" Enjoying the summer fruits in winter sounds so wonderful.

    Have a lovely Sunday.

  9. Great variety of shadows! Lovely!

  10. Oh, she really is beautiful! And I love your shadowy windowsill, too. Excellent finds, what a lovely post!
    Have a wonderful week!

  11. I can totally understand wanting to wear a dress with wings. Totally. :)

    Thank you for sharing with us at Your Sunday Best!

  12. Your photography is awesome ~ good eye, great composition ~ lovely ~ thanks for coming by my blog also ~namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) and A Creative Harbor

  13. Hi!
    Great shots! Love the shadows and the cozy fire. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

  14. LOVE the first and last shots..stunning!

  15. My favorite is your "Shadow" photo! I love me some shadows. I think they make interesting pictures. :) But all of your photos are great! I had thought about doing my fire as gold too, but then changed my mind at the last minute.

  16. Those are gorgeous and very poetic. It's cold here, too - so no wandering outside for now. Can't wait for Springtime!

    Happy Sunday!

  17. Love love love the last shot! Beautiful blog.

  18. The fabric shot is so beautiful as is the shadow one. So...whimsical.

  19. Madelyn has a beautiful profile. She's going to break a lot of hearts in the years to come!

  20. The softness of these are so inviting! Wonderful light play!. I WANT that FIRE!!!!



  21. great set this week - and I agree, too cold and dreary to do much!

  22. Love the face picture. You really are an artist with a camera!

  23. Al of your shots were great. I hope that warmer days are coming soon. I don't think I would be able to handle living some where that actually had weather.

  24. Love the face and the hem of the dress. Beautiful photos.

  25. You take beautiful pictures! I love your style.

    OMGoodness. The fabric shot is LOVEly!

  26. Great photos! The one with shadows is totally cool one!!

  27. Fun set...but that last shot....sigh.


  28. There's nothing quite like sitting in front of the fire on a cold evening!

  29. Love your photos! It's almost like looking at them through a veil or in a dream.

    Thanks so much for joining us in the Poetic Winter Photo Challenge. We're moving on to a new theme on Friday, Warmth. Hope you'll stop by and join us again. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. :)

  30. Gorgeous! Thanks for your contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

    Muffin's Shadow

  31. Gorgeous processing - I love your first and last shots.

  32. Love the idea of my feet before a fire.

    We're having an awfully mild winter here in my corner (Wis) of the midwest!

  33. Beautiful shots - love the shadows!

  34. I love your first and last shots and I can totally see why Madelyn loves to wear that dress. Btw, your "Body and Mind" tea sounds delicious, and I've just started reading Walden myself!

  35. nice job processing!!! I really enjoy the first picture. I think there's an element of emotion that it evokes and that's really awesome! I'm definitely a follower!

  36. Beautiful photos! I love the first one and the one with the hem of the dress best! Thank you for sharing!

  37. These are all lovely, but I really love that cozy fire shot with your warm wooly socks propped up. Perfectly captured. Thanks so much for joining the Poetic Winter Challenge!

  38. Those last two shots are really nice!

  39. Beautiful post. Makes me happy to be in the now.

  40. Your photos have a very poetic quality! I enjoyed seeing them.