My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Present From A Friend and A Gift to A Friend

I sometimes wonder how many photographs bloggers, or any photographer for that matter, take when trying to get photos for a blog or article. Love Bunny will sometimes take pictures but just one or maybe two for something he wants to keep. (As an aside: He once took photos of an open house for his model RR train club and not one of them came out! He was devastated because that event can never be duplicated.) But he is always telling me I take too many photos. What does it matter as they are all digital and I'd rather have more than enough than not enough. Anyway, I take several pictures for just one blog. I'm talking maybe 15 to get just 4 or 5 for that blog. I'm a very cautious person. ;-) But in saying that I want you to take a look at the last picture in this blog. That is the most "reoccurring" photo I take. About 1/5 of the time I'll be attaching the cable to the camera from my Mac and I'll inadvertently press the button on the camera that snaps a picture. My desk is the most photographed thing ever to appear on my camera!

Anyway, a friend was released from her church calling and had all these pictures left over—among another thing or two—and immediately thought of me. So she brought these over to give me. I noticed that some of them are Sonie Ames and I have a friend who loves this painter so I plan on sending those to her. I hope it perks her up after her long battle with an illness these past several months.


I'm grateful for my small, snug, comfortable home. Even if I lived in an apartment I would be happy because I'm more fortunate than a lot of people who don't even have a roof over their heads.

I see people building lavish homes and lament that they need more space. How selfish can one be to build a home that could house a couple of families? I do not begrudge them their successes by any means. I just believe we could live comfortably in much humbler homes and maybe even be happier in them. It doesn't take a mansion to make one happy.


  1. Interesting last photo, Connie! I have several like that too.
    The paintings are beautiful. Have a good day!

  2. Good Morning Sweet Chickie,
    Thanks for sharing this Beautiful Tuesday morning. I love the paintings and what a wonderful idea to pass them on to a precious friend who has been under the weather. It will cheer them with glee I am sure.

    I too take so many pics to get things just right. You get a shadow, you get a body walking by, the critter hops in. So many pics to get it just right. I especially loved the last pic of your table. Great shot. Love it.

    Have a beautiful day sweetie, and please stop by to see what I am thankful for today. Great minds think alike.

    Country hugs and love sweetie, Sherry

  3. Pictures and paintings... I hope she likes them too. What happened to Love Bunny is my nightmare. I'm always afraid I'll mess something up like that and won't be none the wiser until AFTER it is over and done. I suppose that has to account for a few of those kinky grey hairs!


  4. Hello Connie, I just scrolled down to Mondays post as well. I just didn't get to everyone on Monday. sigh. I love your attitude about your home. I feel the same way. Having moved from a large home I am so pleased to be in the home we have now. Much smaller but plenty big enough.

    Your paintings are lovely and I know your friend will be pleased to have them. I too take many photos to get just the right shot. Then, delete the rest. It is so easy and you have a better choice. Love your desk shot. HA! At least it is cleaned off.

    I forgot to mention your pumpkin. I LOVE IT. It is you!!! Big smile. Love your sense of humor.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  5. love the paintings... and yes, I am thankful for a nice home too... not very large... but mine! thank you Lord!

  6. I absolutely love those photos.....especially the grapes since I decorate often with them. What a great gift.

    I hear you about the size of our homes. It was hard for me when I bought this home after my divorce since I left my dream house and this is smaller. But I thanked God for giving me this, I know it could have been worse. And now Im moving again and most likely will end up in something small that I dont like. Im trying to stay in a place of gratitude tho because as you could be worse. Its just hard downsizing. At least its not a disaster tho that is taking all of it. How people get thru that is beyond me. And so I thank God as much as I can for what he has given me. I am a lucky woman.

  7. That it's ours is what I like about our home. A cape cod like I have wanted for years. Great gift for your friend. You have the cutest ideas. I have been hoarding away the lovely, tiny negligee I had bought for my wedding night, waiting for a mannequin to hang it on. Wala your dress hanging on the wall set me out to hang mine on the door of the old wardrobe in my bedroom. A decorated hanger some cosmos pink like in our wedding and I have my 50 year old negligee. A tribute to our almost 50 years together. Love ya girl.

  8. Hi Connie! Sorry it's taken me to long to get over here I am back in bed with the flu!

    I hope you are well! Wow you have done a ton to your house recently I love it! So fun we live so close by too! When I come up to visit my step-son we should meet for tea and crumpets haha!

    Thanks for your super sweet comments as always I appreciate your visit and tender sentiments!

    Wishing you a wonderful week and good health!

    Molly xo

  9. llove the picture you take most often! What a hoot!! I take lots of pictures also and then usually call Rachel in to snap one so I can compare and hers is always the best. I love your thankfulness for today also. I struggled for the longest time when my kids were little with the fact that I was in a small home when so many friends had huge, lavish homes. I'm still in the same place and many have foreclosed. Of course I'd like more space - who wouldn't - but home is what you make it and it's where our hearts are. Great post, as usual!!

  10. Hi Connieness! Oh, I take photos like yours very often! :)
    Oh, what beautiful paintings and I see a pink rose painting, wonder who will keep this one! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  11. I too am guilty of taking a lot of pictures for my blog! Hubby is now "trained" so to speak, he'll stop and say I bet you want that for your blog!!
    Those paintings are so beautiful, and I am sure your friend will be so happy to receive them. Just knowing that you thought about your friend should put a smile on her face.
    With the rain coming down in buckets thanks to Hurricane Ida I am thankful too for our home.
    Take Care!

  12. Thanks so much for the photo advice! I will check it out!
    Take Care!

  13. Hi Connie, I'm still making my Pink Saturday visits and you've got 2 more posts up already. LOL Love your letters in your PS post, also loved the rose prints on this post. I take lots of pics too. I've always done that even before digital.
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  14. I think we can all confess to the last picture happening way too many times than we would like!! The paintings you did get pictures of ( and great pics by the way!!) are lovely!! Did she paint these or are they copies? Oh my wouldn't they look lovely framed!!

    I too am so blessed and happy with the home God has provided us- it is a tad bigger than I would like- I am serious- loved my 1300 sq foot home! but it has been so much fun making it into a home!



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