......................................................................................................................................................Finding BEAUTY, JOY and CONTENTMENT in my everyday life.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Recent Delights




A young zinnia standing tall in today's early morning sunshine.




Wednesday's free paper wearing pearls of rain.




Miss E drawing raindrops which have been a very familiar sight this summer.




 A fresh green zinnia.




Last month I spent much time creating a special book through Blurb as a record of our family happenings during 2011. Miss E delights in looking through the photos and remembering each event.




Master T creating more memories - sometimes it's best not to ask, just to supervise carefully......







Sunset after a recent storm, always a pleasant way to end a long summer's day.

Sharing at SkyWatch Friday, Tuesdays Around the World.

53 comments:

dandelion67 said...

The first light of day they know the nature kissing gently.
The kindness of a flower that kindles a smile.
The images that we experienced that become memories to browse and relive.
And how nice to stop and observe a soul committed to discovering the meaning of things.
And greet the day with a beautiful sunset.
A glimpse of beautiful Lived.
Thanks for sharing.
A smile..
dandelìon

Dave said...

Karen, nice photos. I liked the ones of the children and especially the two scenics with the red clouds. - Dave

geanina said...

thanks for sharing. a big smile..:)

Rajesh said...

Very delightful images. Sunset is gorgeous.

Giga said...

Najgorszym wspomnieniem lata była chyba za duża ilość deszczu.Dzieci zawsze coś ciekawego wymyślą. Cynie są śliczne i ich zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam cieplutko. *** The worst memories of the summer was probably a large number of deszczu.Dzieci always come up with something interesting. Zinnias are beautiful and their pictures. Yours warm.

Carole M. said...

beautiful photos and love your book concept for memories

eileeninmd said...

Love these photos! The little one is a cutie and the flowers are beautiful and the last shot with the reflection is my favorite. Happy Skywatching!

s.c said...

Nice ones again especially the skies for me. Thanks for showing.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

So much lovely pictures.
Thanks for sharing us.
I like to see a little summer picutres :-)

MarieHarmony said...

Love them all, the raindrops, the flowers, your little ones enjoying life, and this stunning sunset. Have a fabulous week-end!

thomas said...

Beautiful sunset by the bridge.

FotoAnna said...

Such a beautiful captures Sunshine and what a beautiful skies!
Greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

cris photos said...

Lindas fotos e flores.

Um bom final de semana, beijos.

Ashley Sisk said...

WOW - those sky shots are absolutely incredible...and I have my sound on so I almost forgot that it wasn't that way here.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous, dramatic skies, breathtaking colors and superb captures for the day!! I love the reflections on the water! And you're right -- a superb way to end a day, any day! Hope you and your family have a great weekend!

Sylvia

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

The last two photos are my favourites here today, I love the dramatic look about them.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice shots.

Regards and best wishes

Liz said...

Beautiful series of images, Karen. The sunsets are so beautiful after a storm, aren't they?

tinajo said...

I always enjoy your photos as you know! :-)

Gemel said...

A relaxing visit as always.

laveta'splace said...

What beautiful pictures. And you have zinnias already. We have to wait another few months. At least we can enjoy yours while we wait!

Rosemary said...

I love the description of the newspaper as wearing "pearls of rain" - it's perfect.

Linda R said...

So many wonderful shots.

Hugs, Linda

marijke said...

Hello Karen,
I mist a couple of posts I see. But I am up to date now. What a phantastic photo's.
Have a lovely weekend
Marijke

Joyful said...

A beautiful series. I love the photo of your son's deep concentration during his science experiment :-)

Andrew said...

Your images are all so wonderful to see..
Big smile on my face..

Karin M. said...

I like your photos very well, fantastic shots,
such a gorgeous sky and beautiful flowers...
Greetings Karin

Barb said...

Fabulous photos! I enjoy making books for my Grandchildren, too - a lovely way to remember. Your sunset photos are spectacular.

ally said...

I love her enormous rain drops
Blurb books are fantastic aren't they?? I keep meaning to make one for us..just because

Amanda said...

A beautiful set of photos. :)

Gillian Olson said...

Love that green Zinnia. This is a great set of pictures.
Miss E's raindrops are really big, those must be quite the storms you have been having!

Deanne said...

Love the sunset photos!

BlueShell said...

I have no words...Everything is so beautiful: the flowers, the child...the landscape after a storm..what can I say? Amazing!
BS

Marion said...

The sunset pictures are beautiful, but so are those f the flowers and not to forget those showing the activities of the children. Excellent!
Best regards, Marion

Ruby said...

The last two shots are superb. Spectacular!! Cheers, Ruby

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne
said...

Wow, beautiful flower pictures!
Many greetings and have a nice weekend!
Yvonne & Raphael

Jeanne said...

These are all lovely Karen. I always love seeing the photos of your dear children! Looks like Master T is "inventing electricity". How fun. also, the zinnias are wonderful, and remind me that I mean to get some of those started in my garden very soon. They are so lovely! Love the book that you have created of your family activities. What an awesome tool digital capabilities give you, I have 50 huge scrapbooks of my last 30 years and they take up a large amount of space, wish I had had the ability to make those wonderful books. !!!! Very nice. also love the pictures of the storm clouds behind the harbor. Wonderful. Very nice post as usual!

Rena said...

Love the pearls of rain, Miss E's raindrops and the sunset! I have a couple raindrops pics I need to post myself...Adorable little things.

Danelle said...

Love the raindrops on the newspaper. And those clouds! Stunning!

Lauri said...

Your photos are lovely as always, however I could stare at the last one for hours. Stunning!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Love this series of shots... especially the last shot of the bridge...

Pia said...

Your post made me smile... Miss E painting super big raindrops and Master T doing ??? So wonderful your comment under that photo, and so true!

Liebe Grüße,
Pia

Isabelle said...

Spectacular skyes! I see you got the book... are you happy with it? It's always fun to do isn't it :)

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

You captured the drama in those skys so well especially the composition of the last shot and the beautiful reflection.

I enjoyed seeing the look of determination in your sons face as he does his experiment.

Tammy said...

It's nice to see your summer :)

I love the zinnias

Rosie Gan said...

There'll never be enough of beautiful sunsets in a photographer's world. Yours is another treasure that you share with us. Thank you!
Rosie

Seeing Each Day said...

You've labelled this post accurately because 'delight' is exactly how I feel looking through these pictures. Look at the one of little miss e browsing through your book - doesn't it make it so worth it the fact that you've taken the time to compile that for your family. I'm still laughing about you saying 'sometimes it's better not to ask in relation to master t's creations! As soon as I see his face in a photo I now think 'what's he up to now?'!! And then those most delight full photos of the sunset - beautiful.

Stan said...

The last two images -- absolutely glorious skies; and, the reflection besides the bridge was superb!!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Thank you my friend at Seeing Each Day, you understand perfectly. I made the book, my first, through Blurb and only discovered last night (through a blogging friend) that I hadn't connected my photo library to the software and I had consequently made it 10 times slower and harder than the process should have been....Yet as I was watching Miss E go into raptures over the book last week, I instantly felt it was still all worth it.

Céline said...

lovely lovely pictures !
^_^

Tamar SB said...

Those clouds are stunning! And that experiment looks interesting!

Life with Kaishon said...

It looks like you are having an absolutely magnificent summer : ) I am so glad!

likeschocolate said...

Especially love the last two photos!

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