Saturday, June 5, 2010

Thistle and Lace



An early morning walk...
... a few springs of wild thistle by the roadside...



It doesn't take much sometimes...



...to get me in the mood...



....the mood to get my camera out...



...to try to capture the details ...



...the colors...



...the textures...



...the beauty that surrounds us.



...what mood are you in today?

25 comments:

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Laura, I can picture you walking along and seeing a few springs of wild thistle by the roadside...and wanting to get your camera! I love my camera and love taking photographs! It brings joy to me to take a picture of anything outdoors and of course, my grandkids!

Great mood, Saturday evening and we ordered in!

Nancy

Tricia said...

What a lovely series. You are an inspiration. It makes me want to be more patient when photographing what I find interesting. It is also a challenge to add things to make my photographs more interesting. Thank you.

sissie said...

I'm in a much better mood after looking at your beautiful photos of simplicity. It's the simple things that makes us happy, especially flowers, shells and lace.

hugs
Sissie

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

I'm glad I stopped in today ~ I needed a reminder to stop and enjoy the simple things. Because it is there that we find true beauty!

A rainy, melancholy day here in the midwest. Looking forward to seeing nature drink it in and revitalize!

Have a great weekend!
Lori

Lisa Holtzman said...

Beautiful photos Laura. You've put me in the mood to do some art!

RaisedInCotton~Carol said...

That thistle color makes my hear skip a beat:)) Just beautiful Laura:))

xoxxo~Carol

RaisedInCotton~Carol said...

Let me try this again, "Makes my heart skip a beat"~xoxo Carol

1 Funky Woman said...

Oooh, very pretty! Well I'm in the mood to take a long walk but being in a cast and crutches prevents that, so I think I will walk through blog-world!

Debby said...

Gorgeous photos!
Debby

Angela said...

So pretty!! and I noticed they are a little different than the ones I just brought home from the roadside here in Texas. The flower looks the same, but the part under the bud is much longer on yours...also I don't see any barbs. Ours require gloves to touch!! Come take a peek.

Rebecca said...

Very Pretty! Love the thistle, right now we have Queen Anns Lace, which is one of my favorites, all over in the ditches and I keep forgetting to bring my clippers in the car... maybe I should walk more!
Blessings
Rebecca

Beach House Living said...

Lovely photos. It's sometimes so hard to capture what your eyes see with a camera lens but you manage every time.

LiLi M. said...

I went to a jumble sale yesterday, so today I will play with my new treasures, enjoy the garden and the beautiful weather and I have to start to paint some chairs. Have a great Sunday too! Love your photos! Though thistle is not my favorite flower, you can change my mind!

vicki archer said...

You have made me feel like getting out the camera too....Have a happy Sunday, xv.

Roseanna said...

That color...oh, I must have it somewhere, soon! Thank you for capturing it. Lovely photos...

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I can't help but think that your lovely inspirational vignette photos and commentary would be wonderful all compiled in book form, Laura. What do you think?

Karen said...

Hmmm, what a luscious blog. I'll be back!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Lululiz said...

Your photographs are just delightful. That delicate and beautifully soft lilac/lavender colour set off by the gorgeous lace and the creamy white shell, wow.

The French Bear said...

Laura, your photos are so lovely, makes me think of Scotland.....the lace is incredible, I wish I had time to crochet more trims....nothing compares to that delicate and romantic edging.
I love how you are inspired by things and then end up with the most charming vignettes and photos!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

MALVINI FF said...

Beautiful pictures. The weathered weed and the rusty nails look great incontrast with the fragile lace.
Nice
veronique

Diane said...

Sooo, beautiful Laura~

Theresa said...

Oh my... gorgous!!!!! Love the mixture of texture and color:) HUGS

vosges paris said...

I spent some time reading your posts.. I was so busy lately and far behind with my favorite blogs

Herself said...

Being a Scottish girl, I can appreciate the beauty of a thistle! :)

Diane said...

Laura, thistles, like roses, can BITE! LOL! But aren't they just so beautiful!! Lovely with your lace.

What mood am I in? The sun's shining and it's nice and cool out so I am feeling dang good!

Lovely post, Laura! They always are.

Diane