Monday, March 26

A Flower


Some time back I wrote a post on friendship and community.
The comments and feedback were wonderful and warm.
Many of you ladies had alot to say about what we share here
and how it is an outlet the has created more in your life.

Our art and desire to create are what binds us here.
I really felt sad when Lisa Gordon announced she would
be resigning from her web site to continue with some
personal life activities. I understood, but I was sad and
felt that Mondays would be a little blue without the Creative
Exchange to gather and share.

I guess it is the nature of life. We grow, and pursue and
move toward the next thing along our paths, and so it

I have found it most important to stay on schedule
lately with everything that is going on right now here
at home. It seems life is speeding as the weather gets warmer
and there is always more to do. Boy, do I understand, Lisa!

I have made a committment to dedicate a certain amount of
hours to editing and posting here on my blog.
Lately, my time is consumed with work, rehabbing
a house, getting a house ready to sell, and some traveling.

Am I doing everything I dream of doing? No, but I address
what life lays along my path and it works just fine for me.

By the way, the end of the month is my giveaway.
I posted here about it.
I have a linky thru the end of this week.
More info here. I would love for you to join us.

If you love vintage, iphonography, instant film,
as long as you create the art, you are welcome.

Happy Tuesday ladies. Embrace today and all it brings.

Joining Texture Tuesday, Sweet Shot Tuesday, Show Off Your Shot,
Tones on Tuesday, Project Alicia, Live and Love Out Loud.

Photo edited in PSE and photoscape.
Kim Klassen texture "Sweettreat" used.

Sunday, March 25

Welcome to Everyday Moments

I have been on the hunt for new glasses for awhile now.

It didn't seem like a hard thing to accomplish when

I decided to start looking.

I realized I am alot pickier about price, color, quality than I thought.

I found these though, and instantly  loved them.

We are working around here with renovations

so we are homebound for the next couple

of weeks.

It will be great when we are done and free

to play on the weekends for awhile.

I do love how these glasses capture the light and shadows.

I decided to splurge and get these adorable juice

glasses, too. They are from Anthro and I think

I will keep them forever.

At least until the girls claim them as their own :-)

This first link is for your everyday moments in your life.

What is happening with you everyday? What sets the rhythm

in your life right now?

Are you proud of your cooking, of your home?

Share some moments you had with your family this week.

I added just a touch of some vintage colors in green and red tones.

I use Photoscape which has quite a few built in actions that

make for easy creations, but we'll chat about that another time!

(This link will remain open thru Saturday, March 31st.)

Joining Your Sunday Best, The Simple Things,

Sunday Snapshot,

Tuesday, March 20

Smile Guys

Thought I would have a little fun and gather the family

for a quick snap.

This is not all of them sad to say, but nonetheless,

this is enough.

I hope your week is off to a grand start. Today was

the most beautiful in every way.

Hope you find satisfaction in your art.

Happy spring friends.

Long live vintage photography.♥

Can I get an amen?

Photo edited with Kim Klassen "revolution" in soft light at 30%.

Another layer added in normal at 100%, then erased at 8%.

That's it ladies!

Joining Texture Tuesday, Sweet Shot Tuesday.

Saturday, March 17

Scavenger Hunts, Daybook Notes and Reflections

Vintage-This is a typical weekend for me when the time allows.

Looking for wild field flowers to capture in a photo.

B♥ took this and I am surprised of the outcome.

I added vintage with a little florabella texture.

Quote- Mary Oliver is one of my favorite poets.

Her words have soul and life to them.

Natures Own- This was taken with my pudding camera app.

These were some mighty big clouds forming, I am still

amazed by the sky and clouds.

People- These are people in my life. I always say my

father is one of the last cowboys.

He doesn't like to pose for shots ( he doesn't know I don't care

for the posed shots either. I love just waiting for the natural

smiles and emotions to happen.)

I love that I have this of him.

Choice- a small moment at the Sweet Family farmhouse where

I am photographing my last series of pictures before it is torn down.

This was an afternoon picture. The house was dark and quiet

and Maddie obliged for this shot. It is one of my favorites.

* * * For Today * * *

Outside my window the rain is gently laying a mist on the grass.
 I am thinking about spring activites and plans for summer getaways.
I am thankful for the quiet here in this space I occupy at this moment.
In the kitchen a cat sits in the windowsill watching the rain and listening to a bird sing.
I am wearing my most comfortable pair of lounge pants because I have been
tending to a little spring cleaning all morning.
I am creating a new link up party here where we all can gather and share our art.
I am going to look for some of our Missouri mushrooms very soon as the
warm weather came very early this year and we have many edible varieties.
(Yes I use a handbook, always for mushroom hunting)
I am wondering what kind of summer weather we will have.
I am reading" The Help". I have seen the movie and wanted to read the
story in detail.
I am hoping to have my house on the market in a month.
I am looking forward to settling with B♥, for a slower pace, and more
time for my photography.
I am learning the art of faith all over again.
Around the house there are telltale signs of upheaval. Boxes packed,
cabinets slowly emptying.
I am pondering about my career as a full time nurse.
I feel a need for change lately, as in less hours in nursing
and more time with home and family.
A fave quote for today,
“But I also say this: that light is an invitation to happiness, and that happiness, when it's done right, is a kind of holiness, palpable and redemptive. ”
Mary Oliver

One of my favorite things is my early morning quiet when everyone is sleeping
and I can sit and listen to them sleep and turn in their beds.
A few plans for the rest of the week: a new treadmill, painting a bathroom,
cooking some new organic meals.

A peek into my day:

Our little morning moment. What do you think guys?

I announced my giveaway here. It will be open until the end of this month.

Leave a comment, tell a story, maybe win!

Joining Scavenger Hunt Sunday, Your Sunday Best, Weekend Reflections,

The Simple Womans Daybook, The Simple Things, Sunday Snapshot

Happy Sunday friends. Go out and find your big life.

Tuesday, March 13

Magic Moments

There are memories to go with this picture.

I told the story here.

It is a story from my childhood, a story of those

moments as a child when everything is new and


Moments we experienced as children.

This photo is part of a last series of photos

and story of a farmhouse that once was.

a story of recollection, remembering and the

beauty of everyday life.

I found this lovely little necklace not very long ago.

I have been holding on to it.

I am giving it to someone very soon.

Maybe it will be you!

All you have to do is leave me a comment about a magic moment you

recall as a child. Now it doesn't have to be lengthy, ok?

Be as short or as detailed as you want.

Join the blog here, add your comment and let me know

you are a follower and you will be added twice for the drawing!

Sound easy?

Great, can't wait to hear from you!

This magic moment was edited in PSE with yesteryear in soft light at 30%

and mad love in linear burn at 78% with some glow distortion added, that's all!

Hope your week is off to a great start.

I was sad to hear of The Creative Exchange news today....we will miss you Lisa Gordon

every Monday. Thank you for all the beauty you have given us! macro love ♥

P.S. Do you love a challenge in photography?

Stay tuned, next week I will be announcing my weekly link party.

"Magic Moments"

I hope you will be joining me.

For now, Happy Tuesday friends.

Be happy in the small things.

Joining Texture TuesdaySweet Shot Tuesday

Tones on Tuesday

Sunday, March 11

Live Your Life

                                                        Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

Hi it's me.{Veronica.}

I'm alive and almost well again.

We are happy to see the arrival of spring.

We are chasing the light.

Hope you had memorable moments this week.

Don't you just love all those little daily messages

in the everyday things?

Joining The Creative Exchange, Show Off Your Shot,

Mellow Yellow Monday, Quotography {green}, Your Sunday Best.

The Simple Things.

P.S. I am announcing a giveaway tomorrow....stay tuned friends!

Sunday, March 4

God in a Flower

The daffodils bloomed at the farm last weekend.

Sometimes I feel guilty picking them, but I succomb

to their beauty.

They bring the feeling of spring, and growth

and warmth.

They fill many places in my home with their unexpected


I am looking forward to their bright colors and

smells that fill the air.

I had the lovely ole' stomach flu that has

been circulating around here.

All weekend indoors and feeling kinda

tired and sluggish while I recoup.

Hope this Monday finds you in good health.

"God loved the flowers and invented soil. Man loved the flowers and invented vases."  ~ Jacques Deval 

Joining The Creative Exchange, Earth Wonders, Show Off Your Shot,

Mellow Yellow Monday, Quotography {spiritual}, Your Sunday Best,

The Simple Things