Friday, September 12, 2014

friday finds ... welcome home

It is Friday once again ... and time for another Friday finds with Kim Klassen.  "It is a place to gather and share ... a place to cherish life's simple pleasures".  Doesn't that sound like such an inviting place?

"the soul should always stand ajar,
ready to welcome the ecstatic experience ..."
~Emily Dickinson~

I have been absent from blogging home for some weeks now ... so much has been going on here and i have been pulled away from my big girl camera ... meetings, decisions, appointments, oh my ~ but more on my exciting news next month.
And in the midst of it all, i started Christina Greve's new Lifestyle Photography Workshop ... an amazing birthday gift from my husband ... and i have promised myself at least five hours a week of camera time to learn, experiment and just have fun!  
Now that i have started the class, it looks like i am going to need five hours a day!!
This is THE perfect time of year for photowalks, no excuses, the days are cooler and there is a hint of autumn in the air ... perfect!
So out I went ... no agenda ... no time restraints ... my camera around my body and a water bottle hanging off my bag.  As I walked I found myself looking beyond the ordinary ... focusing on all the delightful details.
As I walked past a quaint home downtown, i came to a sudden stop.  I knew I had found my Friday find!  
The zinnias were in full bloom and surrounding a fence with delightful white chippy paint.  Who wouldn't love to be welcomed home everyday to these blooms?
I must have been there on the sidewalk for nearly an hour photographing these beauties ... not caring if the homeowner had thought that I had completely lost my mind ... well ... maybe I had ... smile.  I was certainly lost in my own little world and enjoying every single second of it! 
One thing that photography has taught me is to slow down and enjoy the beauty that is offered to us everyday. 

If you have a few moments, be sure to click on Kim's adorable button that will lead you to more delightful finds.

Kim Klassen {dot com}
until next time ...


  1. Nothing better than being alone with your thoughts and your camera. What a great gift from your husband.

  2. It is hard to find time for creating, sometimes I even feel guilty for taking time for me. (I know...) I am glad you took the time and found beautiful flowers. Enjoy your class!

  3. Oh Nancy, you got to takeTHE class!! I would really love to take day. Walking in a quaint district gets my shutter finger going quickly. Love your zinnias!! Wow, enjoy your class!!

  4. Absolutely beautiful images and that is so great that you got so caught up in what you were doing. That is the best. You are making us wait a whole month to learn the exciting news?

  5. Oooh, what a wonderful birthday gift ! Enjoy the class, I would love to take it one day too. Love your collage, zinnias are such colorful flowers, no wonder you stopped there !

  6. Beautiful! Zinnias and white fences are just perfect for one another! It's nice to slow down and enjoy the whole photography process. Congrats on the new class!

  7. I can well understand that you stopped and took your time to photograph these beauties - I probably would have done the same. They are lovely, and their colors are so happy against the white fence.

  8. It is so nice to get a story with the picture. Often people either write or take pictures. I love pictures, but find I need/crave/enjoy words even more, so to find both is always a treat.

    Tell me about that course, what are you asked to try?

  9. Hi Nancyjean - your flowers are so pretty, bathing in sunlight!
    Oh, I'd love to take the course with Christina Greve - But I barely manage to follow the Be Still 52 and the LR-courses ... I look forward of your shots from Christina's course!

  10. Those zinnias are gorgeous, NancyJean, love all the pretty colors !
    What a great birthday gift from your husband, enjoy the class !
    And the news ... oh my, wait even longer ... :-)
    Have a nice week,

  11. What a beautiful collage of those wonderful zinnias...the longest growing flowers of the season and they provide so much eye candy...I have seen many on the fences like the photo you captured and it makes a white picket fence really stand out...
    Can't wait to hear your exciting news in October...

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