Thursday, January 22, 2015

Seeing the Beauty Swirling Around Us

Such a
completely unexpected,
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
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.

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Linda Kay said...

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

Roan said...

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

Snap said...

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

Tamar SB said...

What an amazingly gorgeous book!

MadSnapper said...

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

abrianna said...

That book does seem like fun.

Kim said...

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

Nancy said...

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

Sarah Huizenga said...

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

Mersad said...

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

Bonny Bonafilla said...

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

Cheryl McCain said...

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

Michelle B said...

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

Anonymous said...

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!

Susan W said...

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