Thursday, January 22, 2015

Seeing the Beauty Swirling Around Us

Such a
sweet,
little,
completely unexpected,
delightful
surprise
I found on the shelf of my public library
in the form of a borrowed book.

L is for Lemons 

I really didn't know what I had found
until I opened it at home
and out popped
inspiration
in the form of
lovely images and inspiring ideas,
presented in a book
that feels more like
perusing someone's scrapbook
than reading a library book.

"This book aims to show, 
through example,
 how to look at things differently 
and how to see them through a creative eye."
-Ted Kennedy Watson


 N is for Nests

Style and Simplicity
by Ted Kennedy Watson
inspires through
enticing images
simple recipes
 creative vignettes
 vintage collections
 ted's tips
inspiring quotes.


A is for Apple 

My hope [is to] open you, 
the reader, 
up to seeing the beauty swirling 
around us always: 
The way a light hits an object, 
the way a flower stem bends, 
the smell of the air when you 
first step outside in the morning. 
-Ted Kennedy Watson

Oh, Ted has a blog too,
check it our for some inspiration today.

You might also like this similar post.
http://thedustycellar.blogspot.com/2015/01/discovering-wabi-sabi.html



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15 comments:

  1. Rebecca, lovely verse and pictures. Those yellow lemons are so pretty to see early in the morning.

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  2. Enjoyed reading your post. I enjoy my first trip outside in the mornings with the dogs. Everything seems refreshed.

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  3. Wonderful! I'm going to look for the book and visit his blog. Thanks!

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  4. What an amazingly gorgeous book!

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  5. sounds and looks fantastic and I love the quote from Ted and will pop over to see his blog.. thanks for the inspiration

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  6. I love books like this that inspire me to think through similar shots.

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  7. I am loving this book; I can't wait to see if I can find it...Wonderful shots and so inspiring....

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  8. I have that book and love it. Full of so many beautiful photos.

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  9. The Lemon shot is my favorite, maybe because I love tho photograph them. They are always so cheerfully yellow.

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  10. What an inspiring book! I love the 'L is for lemons page'. All the best, Bonny

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  11. The book looks truly interesting. I must look for it! LOVE your lemons with that cobalt blue!
    Visiting from Friday Finds.

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  12. The book sounds wonderful! Love your images with it, especially the nest and blue eggs. Have a great weekend!

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  13. Thank you sharing about the book... looks wonderful and I love your photos! I am going to check out this book also :o) Have a great weekend!

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  14. I love what you've done with the book, expecially the lemons.

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