Tag Archives: Summer

Wordless Wednesday- 8/24/16

24 Aug

There’s a storm rolling in…

More than just a photograph

25 Jun

There’s this beautiful, simple photo that hangs in my office conference room; it’s just a rock wall with the most lovely display of wildflowers growing behind. Adding to the atmosphere of the room, I love that the designer thought to paint the room in a calming orange.

While waiting for a meeting to start yesterday morning, I stared at this photo and found myself wondering about the story behind it and the photographer. How did the photographer find this beautiful spot – did they grow up with this scenery in their backyard? Go out walking and happen upon it? Find it during a romantic get-away with that special someone? Or was the photographer trying to focus their lens and this was a convenient spot?

What about this spot itself? How many people have walked by and never noticed the beauty? Never  stopped to smell the flowers or soak in the sun’s rays while sitting on the little wall? Is this anyone’s special place? What event’s has the wall and flowers seen – love? Heartache? Proposals? Photo shoots? Those feeling lost or helpless? Those who are weary and needed a safe place to sit?

And then I wondered about what’s behind the photographer, opposite the wall and wildflowers. A matching wall, maybe? A field with sheep and goats? A street filled with Mom and Pop shops? A rock cliff leading down to the ocean? A country cottage?

What if there photographer’s real purpose for being in this spot was what was behind him or her when this photo was taken, and they just happened to turn around to see the wildflowers dancing in the wind and enjoying the sunshine on their happy faces?

When I picture my happy place, my  sanctuary from my troubles and worries, it looks a lot like this photo. As crazy as it sounds, I wish I could jump into this photo and sit on the wall for a few hours. I want to have the aroma of the wildflowers fill my senses and have the sun warm my skin. I want to watch people watch or maybe lay down and read a book.

I’m curious to know, what do you think about when you see this photo? What emotions does it stir in your heart? Do you want to visit the wall with me?!

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Wordless Wednesday – 6/15/16

15 Jun

Feeling like a milkmaid! 

Wordless Wednesday – 8/26/15

26 Aug

Welcome to the county fair! 

 

Wordless Wednesday – 8/19/15

19 Aug

Beach babes! 

 

Wordless Wednesday – 7/22/15

22 Jul

Gotta love those country summer sunsets!   

I scream, you scream, eat ALL the ice cream!

19 Jul

Happy National Ice Cream Day! Honestly, is there a better summer holiday?! 

Ice cream is such a perfect summer treat – so many combinations to choose from! Typically I’m all about chocolate (in a bowl because cones are gross!), but today was a walk on the wild side of the frozen treat road. 

This afternoon my family and I went to the little, local restaurant by our house called Kyp’s to celebrate. 

May I present to you the BEST Cake Batter Ice Cream you’ll ever have! Rich, silky smooth texture, chunks of cake and flakes of chocolate. Happiness on a spoon! 

Which flavor of ice cream did you enjoy today?! Tell me your favorite combinations so I have something to try next time!