Friday, December 17, 2010

Photo Fridays! Water.

 " How often we forget all time, when lone
 admiring Nature's universal throne,
 Her woods, her wilds, her waters, the intense
 reply of hers to our intelligence."
                           George Noel Gordon
                                Lord Byron

   I have been pondering the idea of making Friday a day to show my photos. My time in the woods brings me such joy I would like to share with you.
 The only way I think you can understand my life is through my photos. I want to show you my place of solitude, and bliss.
 I hope you will join me on my hike through my woods.
 If you enjoy this idea please let me know so I will continue.

Relax and enjoy!

That is not my shadow. Cool.

Peaceful sounds

Babbling brook. I sat here for a long time, listening.

The ice is gone.

Just peaceful.

I hope you have enjoyed these, please let me know.

 I thought I would tell you a little story about stress and the holidays. The photos above are places I go to think about things that are bothering me. It usually gives me a solution.
 I was just overwhelmed this year about putting a big Christmas tree up with everything going on in my life right now. I knew my girls enjoyed the tree and I did so want to make it a nice holiday.
 After much thought I decided I would put up a tree but my version of a scaled down one.Here is what I came up with.
 I took the artificial tree, my Dad had given me (it is very sentimental to me), I took the top off. I proceeded to mount the top into an upside down metal oil funnel, then use that ever so handy duct tape; and  I then secured it  to a plastic place mat. Anchored down by a couple of flat heavy books I put  the tree on top of the gorgeous cast iron base, for my treadle sewing machine. Then wrapped the duct tape and funnel in a festive material.
 I covered it with the memories from Christmas's gone by and My Hero's tractor lights and this is what I have.

Silly or Clever? You be the judge. All I know is I am very pleased with the look, and I am no longer stressed.
 There is always a way to make you less stressed.



  1. Not only are you talent at taking photos of nature...but craft work! Must get that fr you mom and Nanny. :) Luv you pictures. Especially the decorated xmas tree.

  2. I always enjoy seeing your pictures as you live in such a beautiful place. Great idea with the Christmas tree...I love it.:)

  3. Awesome photos as always. Keep 'em coming.

    Love the tree :)

  4. if it works for's fantastic..

    Another Canuck...


  5. The first 2 photos are wonderful, very clever in your composition. I like to see your photos of the bush, for it's rather different to my bush, naturally.

    You did a wonderful job with the Christmas Tree, it looks so lovely, and your dad would be very proud of you to have his Christmas Tree take pride and give joy in your home.
    Love M xoxox

  6. It's a good idea. Your photos are beautiful.

  7. Your Christmas tree is most certainly clever and also resourceful, perhaps most importantly sentimental. Happy Christmas to you and your family.


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