Monday, March 24, 2014

I Know You Can, I Know You Can....

I am packing, whoop whoop on my way to Charleston, SC tomorrow to drink in the beautiful surroundings.  My sweetie and I took a vacation there back in the 80's and somehow I don't think a lot will have changed.  The South, especially the Charleston area is so proud of their heritage that they maintain, not tear down and rebuild like so many areas do.  We Americans do have a habit of getting rid of the old, sometimes before it's time, and building something bigger and in some eyes better.  We don't restore like England and many parts of Europe do.  I know it must be terribly expensive to restore, which is probably why glass and steel have replaced stone, wood, and granite. I am off to enjoy some of our American heritage and hopefully capture some southern springtime beauty.

So today I am happy that the suitcases are filling up with springtime clothing, not boots and wooly mittens and hats,  And speaking of suitcases....before I went on my trip to Phoenix in January I purchased some new luggage. The old stuff was heavy and awkward, I upgraded to lighter and with those 360 degree turnaround wheels, it was heaven on wheels, really.  So in this case, it was a good thing to get rid of the old and go with the new.

And speaking of new, my little mums are still looking as new as they did yesterday.  Linking to Sarah Carletti's Macro Monday even tho this isn't truly macro it's close enough...!!


Ho hum, we are predicted for snow tonight and tomorrow morning, putting Spring on hold, once again.  I feel like one of those hampsters in cages running on the wheel that never goes anywhere, just keep seeing the same things over and over again.  But as I filled the bird feeder today for the last time until I return, I spotted a little feather on the ground.  I picked it up, brought it into the house and set up a little springtime vignette.  Now the bird's nest is one that the cardinals nested in last year that I recovered after they fled the nest, the eggs are leftover Easter candy from last year that resemble eggs, heh, I am all for making the most of what you have on hand and since the birds are not quite nesting yet, it's the best I got.....but the feather is fresh from the front yard.


Sadly I have to set up my own Spring vignette for Spring to be present here.  But I know it will come, like the little Engine that could, I know you can, I know you can.....



"Every man is rich or poor in proportion between his desires and his enjoyments."  ~ Samuel Johnson

Have a great week, everyone!!  Probably won't be around much until I return from Charleston.

Until next time....

 

32 comments:

  1. enjoy your trip and your photography workshop! say hi to jeanne!

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  2. You have a wonderful time, my friend, and enjoy that warm weather. :-)
    Snow is expected here midweek too. It's gotta end sometime, right????
    Your mums are just beautiful, and I really love that pink.

    Travel safe, and make lots of photographs! xo.

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  3. such an exciting trip ahead Deanna - and that new luggage will be such a joy to handle too - the hardest part is lifting it up into the boot of your car! Those chrysanthemums are soooo beautiful. You created a fabulous vignette image!

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  4. I just love your photos! Have a great time away!!

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  5. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! {I'll bet you'll find some great images for Waterlogue! Then you can keep us posted on your journey.}

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  6. Have a wonderful trip! I can't wait to see your pics of all that southern heritage!

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  7. Enjoy to the hilt . . . Love the feather focus . . .

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  8. I enjoy the warmth of your photos. Hope your trip is a true blessing for you.

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  9. Enjoy your trip! I love the mums. I love how each petal is like a cup. Beautiful capture. Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs.

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  10. Have fun on your trip Deanne. I love the south!

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  11. Have a grand time. . . I'm hoping to get to North Carolina sometime to explore family roots.

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  12. Such Beautiful photos my friend. Have fun on your trip.. I know you will..

    Hugs~

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  13. Hi Deanna love the flower shot. Have a great trip.

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  14. After lugging our old luggage around on this last trip, Glen and I both agreed it is time for new luggage for us as well. Those 4 wheeled pieces are just too tempting.

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  15. Oh my gracious - that nest is perfection and those left-over candies are super convincing. Enjoy your trip and bring back some warm weather (it is currently snowing here ... again... but I digress) Enjoy!

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  16. Wish I could tag along! Give a big hug to Jeanne for me! :)

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  17. Have a great trip and take lots of pictures of that great American heritage!

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  18. Oh, have a great time! Sounds fun. Love the luggage with the 360 wheels--got a set 2 years ago. :)

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  19. Have a wonderful time Deanna I'm already looking forward to your photographs..

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  20. Beautiful photos! Enjoy your vacation! I went to Charleston last summer and absolutely loved it there. I can't wait to see your photos :)

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  21. Your blog is always a delight to the eye, Deanna. Enjoy your trip to warmer climes.

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  22. Enjoy your trip, Deanna! Your flower image and your nest "still life" are wonderful!

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  23. Have a wonderful time! I have never been there - looking forward to your photos! Love the little feather and nest. xo Karen

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  24. Have a wonderful time...it just has to be spring here when you get back!

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  25. Have a great trip.
    Charleston is such a beautiful place. Can't wait to see all the terrific photos you take.

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  27. Can't wait to see your photos, Deanna! I've always wanted to visit Charleston.

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