Monthly Archives: April 2012

Taking Time

 i used to take time to take pictures. stopping roadside, sun slipping up over the horizon, i would clamour out  into a dew-laden field, wet to my belly from crawling in grass.  there’s a peacefulness there, down in the earth, water and dirt and sun rising up.  noises and stresses and life disappear, clearing my […]

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kamana - April 26, 2012 - 1:25 pm

these are breathtaking! i especially love the third photo.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm - April 26, 2012 - 1:45 pm

Pretty flowers, and love the dew!

laurel - April 26, 2012 - 2:29 pm

you got the “close-up thing” rockin’. beautiful!!!!

cathy - April 26, 2012 - 3:35 pm

stunning photography, patty. really breathtaking. xoxo

Lei - April 26, 2012 - 4:25 pm

Perfectness! I love it!

Lei - April 26, 2012 - 4:30 pm

I love your blog a lot! I browsed on it and looove all the pictures you took, so lively and tells a lot of stories to it! I also like that you only have pictures infront and nothing in the sidebard, i think I would prefer it that way too!

Pat - April 26, 2012 - 5:03 pm

Beautiful images! I love the low angle of the first shot.

Nancy - April 26, 2012 - 5:10 pm

It is amazing what you find when you look down. :)

Lovely photos — Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursday this week. xoxo

becky @ farmgirl paints - April 26, 2012 - 6:01 pm

wow, wow, wow!!

deb duty - April 28, 2012 - 2:59 am

These are just breathtaking. I need to take more time out for my picture taking.

Street Photography

 I spent the weekend inside a windeowless dance theater at my daughter’s dance competition. And they forbade us from taking photos, which is what usually saves me during these long weekends.  By Sunday afternoon, I was about ready to jump out of my skin.  So during a particularly long break, I took walk in downtown […]

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Nessa - April 24, 2012 - 3:38 pm

Knoxville is such a great city… love all these photos. Used to go once a year for work. Great to see again.

Susan - April 24, 2012 - 3:52 pm

Fun! I especially love the girl and her apron.

Stehanie - April 24, 2012 - 5:51 pm

Love your street photos! Fun, city pix are some of my favorites!

melody - April 25, 2012 - 7:27 am

These are great shots! Love the chalk art. :)

Taking Time » Finding Serendipity - April 26, 2012 - 1:19 pm

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A Week in The Life Of

Since I started using a smart phone in December, I find that I reach for it as a camera more than I do my DSLR. It’s just so much easier and more convenient. As a result, I’ve been documenting the simpler moments in life. And then when I found instagram, woo! Even my blog is […]

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Becky - April 21, 2012 - 12:01 am

Uh I love your pics! Always have…something about the convenience of that little phone that has 100% won me over. It’s just wonderful. Anyway truly enjoy following you around…Funny I’ve seen everyone of these. That plate with the avocado was gorg…and the pic with your legs…awesome. Makes me want to do paleo. Which I should seriously look into. My chub is getting outta hand.

Southern Gal - April 21, 2012 - 12:09 am

Great captures. I don’t even own a smart phone though I’ve been admiring instagram photos for ages.

momto8blog - April 23, 2012 - 4:31 pm

your pictures are fabulous!! I got very good at having a stash of food for the 15 teens in the yard who thought they were staying for dinner….

momto8blog - April 23, 2012 - 4:31 pm


Courtney - April 23, 2012 - 4:42 pm

I absolutely love all your photos! The sun in several of them is just amazing. Looks like you had a pretty great week last week. :) Thanks so much for linking up!

Jessica Washburn - April 23, 2012 - 5:41 pm

I love your week in pics. Such a fun time of life for y’all. Enjoy it. Before I know it, my kids will be doing the same things and I’ll be wondering how time went so fast. Great pics.

Kim - April 26, 2012 - 10:50 am

Speaking of paleo, I’ve been experimenting with Eat Fat, Get Fit….you have to try buttered coffee! Uses unsalted butter blended in a hot cup of coffee in the magic bullet blender, or immersion blender. Yum! Love those sihoes!

field of daisies, part 2

On the corner of a dusty old country road, lies a small abandoned farm field, surrounded by forest trees that are my home. Each and every time that I leave my house, I look out across this field through a break in the sweet, honeysuckle hedge that now grows wild in front of it. When […]

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Southern Gal - April 17, 2012 - 1:01 pm

The sun flare is gorgeous in that field of daisies. There’s a field of sunflowers around here somewhere. I saw them once while driving in the country. I’m determined to find them again this year!

I think I missed the 1440 post.

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Kaye Swain - April 17, 2012 - 1:25 pm

Gorgeous photos. Perfect for Sweet Shot Tuesday. Thanks for a lovely visit.

Nics Cahill - April 17, 2012 - 2:44 pm

How I adore these photographs. They have catapulted me joyfully to that field in my mind, and given me some time to breathe. Thank you. The picture with the ladybird is really special.

Your post has brought balm and calm to my soul. Thank you

Susan - April 17, 2012 - 3:16 pm

Beautiful! Love the sentiments and the ladybug! (So glad to hear that your boys picked flowers for you too!)

Stephanie - April 17, 2012 - 3:55 pm

Loved the ladybug one,too! Wish I had your eyes…you are so blessed to always be surrounded by such beauty. I appreciate your sharing your gifts.

Molly - April 17, 2012 - 7:10 pm

How beautiful… we are surrounded by rain and wind at the moment. The tulips are broken and everything looks a bit bleak… this picture makes me long from some proper summer months


Emily - April 19, 2012 - 3:12 am

Lovely shots! The bokeh and light in the second one is stunning. Thank you for sharing!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm - April 19, 2012 - 11:18 am

These are gorgeous! Love the beams of sun shining through.

deb duty - April 19, 2012 - 11:27 am

These are amazing! The light is perfect. I love every single one, but especially that little ladybug on the daisy.

Coloring Outside the Lines - April 19, 2012 - 11:53 am

Love the last two shots- perfect!

Marmepurl - April 19, 2012 - 12:17 pm

Ah, so Lovely! Truely Lovely.

Roan - April 19, 2012 - 12:28 pm

I love daisies. You have captured them well. Don’t you miss those little hands? I sure do, but now I have the grands to help fill the void.

Carol - April 19, 2012 - 1:07 pm

Absolutely marvelous photos ~thanks for sharing, namaste, ^_^

Tricia - April 19, 2012 - 1:42 pm

Wonderful & sweet story! What beautiful captures! =)

Brooke - April 19, 2012 - 2:46 pm

These photos are all amazing. I love, love, love the light you captured!!!

Teresa O - April 19, 2012 - 4:14 pm

I am speechless at the lovely photos filled with light and perspective. The sweet accompanying story added another layer of glorious to your post.

Rosie@leavesnbloom - April 19, 2012 - 4:50 pm

Oh to be there with you……………I love wildflower nature scenes like this and I love to shoot just like you – right into the light.

Sophi Belle - April 19, 2012 - 5:21 pm

Daisies are such cute flowers. Lovely captures of them.

Lisa - April 19, 2012 - 5:25 pm

Oh wow, these are so sweet. I love daisies. The photo with the ladybug is a great capture and the light in the others is just beautiful.

Anne Payne - April 19, 2012 - 7:36 pm

OH.MY. That ladybug photo is AMAZING!!! They all are but that one especially. I am sending this link to my daughter as daisies are her favorite flower :)
Thank you SO much for sharing your beautiful photography with us!

Nancy - April 19, 2012 - 11:28 pm

Lovely — daisies are such an innocent flower. Wonderful post.

Beth - VA - April 20, 2012 - 12:26 am

i love the close ups. where is this field. i want to go there. so gorgeous. daisies are my most favorite flowers. so pretty. (:

Michelle Buettner - April 20, 2012 - 4:50 am

I dream of taking photos this amazing! Lovely shots – thanks so much for sharing!

heyBJK - April 20, 2012 - 8:13 am

Wow! Absolutely beautiful! Fantastic photography!

Teresa - April 20, 2012 - 3:26 pm

These are such beautiful and peaceful shots! Love the way you used the light.

Laura Hegfield - April 21, 2012 - 11:29 am

beautiful photos and memories too Patty. The macro with the ladybug is amazing!

Michelle Kennedy - April 21, 2012 - 10:54 pm

Oh so beautiful!

[…] discovered a whole new, other world…Different from my mountains and sunsets and fields of daisies…Bright and beautiful… Bold and alive with […]

[…] there’s something about the sunset in the winter in the country, over my field. […]

wild iris

It’s a fact: I have a black thumb. Everything I try to grow, dies, and everything I try to ‘exterminate’, thrives. It makes something like this, this wild iris growing along a random, winding country road, unaided by human hand, all the more beautiful… And wondrous… And mysterious. It’s a reminder to me that real […]

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kim - April 16, 2012 - 12:22 pm

beautiful photos!

Merike - April 16, 2012 - 12:43 pm

Wonderful macrophoto. Looks very pretty :)

Jessica @ Balancing the Dream - April 16, 2012 - 12:43 pm

absolutely gorgeous!! I LOVE that first photo!! great shot!!

Stehanie - April 16, 2012 - 1:37 pm

So profound!

Krista - April 16, 2012 - 4:44 pm

Stunning! Love it!

MG Atwood - April 16, 2012 - 5:00 pm

The light coming through the iris’ is beautiful! I’m looking forward to iris blooming here. Have a great week.

Iza - April 16, 2012 - 5:04 pm

I love the first image the most- it has beautiful light and very moody feeling to it. I think you could try cropping it tighter, maybe square, without loosing the feel of the photograph.

Roxanne Reinhart - April 16, 2012 - 9:25 pm

Very pretty post!

Al - April 17, 2012 - 1:43 am

This was the MOST refreshing blog post I’ve seen in a long time! Simple. Elegant. Poetic. And BEAUTIFUL.

Thank you for this!

Happy Monday, love.

emily - April 17, 2012 - 3:40 pm

I have a black thumb too, fortunately my husband has a green thumb. Your photography is very inspiring!!

Emily - April 19, 2012 - 3:31 am

Exquisite light and color! Thank you for sharing!

rachel - April 19, 2012 - 3:53 am

oh my gosh! I have the EXACT SAME BLACK THUMB! ; ) lovely shots though.

Miss Charming - April 19, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Beautiful photography! I love how you captured the veining in the petals.

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