Friday, October 24, 2014

Discover

I'm linking up with Kim Klassen today for a few Friday Finds.

I found time to create.

In Start to Finish, Kim gave us a 3 things prompt - chocolate, brown paper, and a kitchen tool or utensil.

Please take this as a jumping point …. for just one of your shoots this week… see where it takes you.


I found a simple question that will keep me inspired - a way to fill the well.


If you want better ideas, you need better input. Take time to inspire yourself.  - Henry Todd

I found a new favorite quote.

We have no idea what lies ahead or how God will open door of potentiality when we consciously choose to get out of the ruts we are in and start moving down new paths about which we can be excited - even passionate. Some think being adventuresome means taking a trip around the world, bungee jumping, or walking into a lion's cage at the zoo. Not at all. It's an attitude, not a behavior. It's daring to be curious about the unknown, to dream big dreams, to live outside the prescribed boxes, to take risks, and, above all, daring to investigate the way we live until we discover the deepest treasured purpose of why we are here. - Luci Swindoll


I found a great blog post by Brooke Snow that presents a persuasive argument for chasing your curiosity and putting in the hard work to become excellent at something.

And I find, every day, that I am the luckiest girl in the world because this little boy grew up to love me.

26 comments:

  1. This post, these photos, just may be my favs!

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  2. Oh my Donna! Your quotes, your words, your photos, are all truly wonderful and full of life and meaning! Thank you for sharing the quotes and thoughts today!

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  3. Beautiful Donna I love all your images but the leaf on the dictionary piece is inspiring, that is just the sort of photography I love.

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  4. Loving the chocolate prompt, your image is exquisite! ... and I could do with a wee piece of dark chocolate now, LOL! The photo of the leaf near the window is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing these beautiful quotes too. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

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  5. Beautiful and touching...I love both your words and your lovely images!

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  6. Your post is inspiring me today, your words and photos. Your Start to Finish image is stunning. I miss being in S2F this time around, I just don't have the time right now... Thank you for all you shared today. I do believe I need to get a copy of Luci Swindoll's book. Have a great weekend!

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  7. I love your thoughts, girl! And the chocolate photo is awesome!

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  8. Wonderful, wonderful images!! So your Cosmos is also still flowering its heart out? My garden is full of them but temperature is dropping below zero for the first time this evening so that will be the end of them for this year... Your chocolatey image is just stunning... I am so behind with the course :))

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  9. Wonderful pictures Donna! I love particularly the one with an old book page and a maple leaf on a string in front of this lovely vintage-looking window, so, perfect! your chocolate picture is worth the cover of a book about chocolate... completely in the mood of what Kim is teaching us... what an inspirational post Donna!

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  10. Now this is great work - very inspiring -- I agree with Odile Im -- it would be something I would see in a book all about chocolate -- thank you for sharing over at Friday Finds..
    Hugs

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  11. Your photos are so beautiful, wonderful work. I am a bit behind with S2F, so haven't come across the chocolate. I hope I don't eat it all before the first shot! That's a dangerous assignment!

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  12. I'm loving your chocolate image ... so beautifully messy, moody and organic. I love how you've composed it with everything placed seemingly random ... but not ... I also adore that leaf on the book page ... sigh ...

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  13. Gosh! I LOVE that window shot. Such good words today, I'll need to check out Brook Snow

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  14. excellent as always Donna. I LOVE that quote and am going to pass that on to my daughter. She is going through a very challenging time right now, figuring out her future, in the middle of a break up and scared to move forward. Thank you.

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  15. Donna, so glad to find this refreshing place with excellent food for thought and beautiful images. I love your Luci quote, too! Praying today for God to care for you as you care for your mom.

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  16. The second and third images are absolutely gorgeous. The second one - I love the perspective and the muted tones. The third image - that autumn leaf clipped against the pages of the book, the texture in the glass, the green beyond... so beautiful!

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  17. I love the chocolate image and the leaf at the window, great!

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  18. That chocolate image has me swooning!!!! Love how you wrapped the bar up in paper. And that window. All 3 shots are amazing. Great post Donna

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  19. Your images are so beautiful! I love the quote by Lucy Swindoll and I like your thought process too! I haven't taken the Start to Finish class yet but hope to take all of Kim's classes eventually. The problem with the chocolate still life lesson is I would eat the chocolate before I had a chance to take the photos!














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  20. Lovely photos Donna, the last one made me say " awww" ;))))) Love the leaf in the window, so creative !

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  21. Beautiful and enchanting work. I am so far behind is S2F, I don't think i'll ever catch up!

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  22. Dear Donna, I agree with your personal Statement and would like to complete with my own sentence: I have to look near, to see the Wonder of our World.

    Your captures are great and I like them all.

    Wish you a very good week
    Heidrun from Bavaria

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  23. My idea of an 'ideal' blog post: I feel as though I've just enjoyed a visit with a good friend. Love the photos and the thoughts...and the authentic glimpse inside your mind-heart. God bless you, Donna!

    xoxo

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  24. Donna, your chocolate still life has just blown me away! As good as anything I see in magazines!

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  25. Thank you so much, for your link to Brooke's post.

    And thank you for the lovely photos, you post here.

    Oh my, so wonderful! And I'm sure your camera is wonderful, also. And what you do with it, is mind-blowing. Mmmmmm......

    Happy photographing!

    Tessa~

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