It’s always fun to go back through and look at all of the photos that have been posted here over the last year. Here are a few of my favorites. What an amazingly beautiful world the Lord has blessed us with!
*Meme Monday will be back next week.
Lisa from Four Simply Living invited me to be part of a blog tour. How fun is that? You can read her blog tour post here. Lisa’s photography challenges, educates, and inspires me. She hosts a link-up each Wednesday called Life Through the Lens. I am grateful that she links up here at Beauty Observed for Whatever is Lovely on Fridays.
1. What am I working on?
I’m currently planning a Christmas note card series. I’m also working on a variety of planner pages to be released around August. All of these will join the other items in our Etsy shop. (We are currently running a 20% discount for Father’s Day. 😉 Enter code DAD20 at checkout.)
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I’m a fairly new blogger and I’m still learning and defining my “voice.” I have noticed that most of my photos are macro shots. There’s just something about getting in there and showcasing all of the detail and creativity that God has put into His work.
I think something that makes my blog a little different is that my husband, Ed, contributes by writing posts, editing photos, and creating memes. He is such a wonderful and creative blog partner!
3. Why do I create what I do?
I get so excited about light and detail and I want to share it with others. I hope it will cause others to slow down and try to find beauty in their own lives!
4. How does your creating process work?
Before blogging, my photography just occurred when the mood struck. Now, I’m more purposeful about taking my camera everywhere. I spend a lot of my time in my garden. It’s impossible to not see beauty with all of those flowers!
I invited June from Inspired by June to join the blog tour. June is passionate about inspiring others through the written word. She lives, loves and cares for her family in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. I enjoy visiting her blog because we both use the Canon Powershot SX50. You should see the beautiful birds she captures with her camera! Visit June on Monday, June 16 to find out how she answers the same set of questions.
Have a beautiful day!
“How fun!” I find myself exclaiming this many times throughout the week. Here are just a few things that touched me or made me smile:
I mentioned here that I love houses. Victoria Elizabeth Barnes is a really fun blog by a couple who are restoring their 1890 Victorian house. Victoria has a slight obsession with Craig’s list and has a flair for the beautiful!
I’ve added another book to my summer reading list: A Fine Romance by Susan Branch. It’s all about her trip to England with beautiful hand painted illustrations.
I recently read this fascinating article about creativity and walking. “Many of our famous authors and painters and composers were huge walkers that would go walking for inspiration.”-John Ratey
What we are eating next week:
- Saturday Make your own pizzas, broccoli salad
- Sunday Marlboro Man Sandwiches,homemade macaroni and cheese, peas
- Monday hamburgers, baked beans, fries
- Tuesday Parmesan crusted chicken, roasted potatoes, broccoli
- Wednesday Pizza, cut up vegetables, dip
- Thursday Taco salad
- Friday Tortellini Tomato Soup
Baking this weekend: Mixed Berry Scones
Link-up as many posts as you like that are lovely, excellent, or praiseworthy. Share a wonderful piece of writing, a DIY project, a recipe, or anything else that strikes your fancy!
Thanks so much for participating! I appreciate links back to Beauty Observed. Either a text link in your post, or feel free to use my button. Please visit some of the other links and pass them along to your friends. Let’s spread loveliness everywhere!
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Have a great weekend! Remember Philippians 4:8. “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”