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Sunday, February 10, 2013

scavenger hunt Sunday - post 1,000 ...

 Today makes my 1,000th post.
I can still remember my first post in January 4 years ago. 
Holy Crap - 4 years of blogging. 
I'd like to think I've become wittier, wiser, and more savvy with my photography. 
 I suspect I've achieved some of that, but mostly have gotten older. 
I am grateful for finding several memes to inspire and share as well as the folks I have come to look forwarding to seeing each week (well, at least their work and words). 

This week's scavenger hunt included: 

... The small things ... 

~ Enjoy the little things in life for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things.~ 
Robert Brauit 

 I treated myself to a bouquet of flowers from the grocer and these little niblets were tucked inside. 

... Illustration - own drawing or someone else's ... 

The wall over my work desk displays some of the best art in the world. 

 ... Valentine ... 

The love of your friends can never be over-stated. 

 ... Work of Art ... 

Years back my younger brother and I picked out a piece of art for our mom, a picture of a lady who strongly resembled our great-grandmother, the woman who raised our mom. At some point later one of us came across this statue - seemingly the same lady. 
When I look at it I see my great-grandmother as a young woman, 
I see the woman who shaped the woman I would call mom, 
the woman who would in turn shape me as a mother. 

... Window Beauty ... 

a window painting that hangs on the wall at my mother-in-law's house during the winter. 

and some window art in the form of a silhouette of the tree outside one of the bedroom windows. 

Thanks for visiting!

** everyone suffering through Storm Nemo - 'just keep swimming, just keep swimming!' **
seriously, keep safe and warm!


  1. Very nice set of photos. That first capture is marvelous. Have a blessed Sunday.

  2. 1000th post! Wow! Congrats and amazing shots!

  3. Great work & congratulations for the 1000th post & 4 years of blogging!
    Love visiting you on a regular basis!

  4. Love the small things photo! And the quote on the valentine is priceless. Congrats!

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    1. Wonderful set! I love your Work Of Art and the story behind it! Beautifully photographed!

  6. The details you captured in the flower photo...amazing! That is such a great Valentine's Day card. :) I'm so glad to have found your lovely blog!

  7. wow! don't you love the color of your flower!??! congrats on your 1,000 post. I've got a ways to go to reach that milestone. But, I have noticed how my photos have changed. I think?? for the better. I know I see things differently, that's for sure. Just love paying visits to your blog.

  8. You obviously enjoy art. I love your sculpture shot and what you wrote about it. Window shadows on the blinds....very awesome. I should treat myself to some grocery store flowers. I could use some color around here. Have a great day.

  9. Oh and congrats on the 1,000th post. A milestone for sure. did you ever think? I'm sure you've grown in many ways-not just age. Go back and read a few from the first months. Mine are embarrassing, but we all start somewhere. I think the growth will hit you instantly.

  10. What a delightful set from start to finish.
    Loved them all. The Macro of the Flower was stunning and I love the Art piece of the woman resembling your Great Grandmother.
    Also think it's really cool how you have family art displayed in your office.
    Congrats on 1000 Posts...I've a ways to go for that milestone.

  11. oh congrats on your 1000...that's a lotta words and a lotta posts, and yours is always a fun place to visit. Love the work of art...has such a special meaning!!

  12. Love your small things photo, and the sentiment behind your work of art is wonderful! Meaningful art is definitely the best kind to have.

    Happy 1000th!

  13. Congratulations on your 1000th post...It shows you are a person of determination.....All of your photos are great but I especially enjoyed reading the story behind the work of art.....So sweet....

  14. I love your photos,congratulations!

  15. Oh congratz on your 1000th post! I have a while to go before I get there.
    Lovely photos to go with lovely news :)

  16. Simple things is perfection! Incredible!

  17. Nicki,

    Congratulations on 1,000 blog posts!

    I love the "work of art" picture and the tribute to your Great Grandmother.

  18. Congratulations on your blogging milestone... :-)

  19. Love your macro pic and the art above your desk!!!

  20. Your wall art is wonderful - such memories! I've been blogging as long as you but don't have as many posts to my credit! Congratulations.

  21. The snowman window is quite cheerful. I love your photo and story for work of art. Lovely!

  22. Simply wonderful high quality photos, gorgeous these interesting and beautiful flowers in the first two ... good work!

  23. Great set! That statue is gorgeous! Love your flower photos and the artwork you get to see every day! Inspires me to frame some of my kids' artwork.

  24. Nice pictures. Window and illustration are great. Thanks

  25. Nice shots, Nicki - love that snowman painting!

  26. WoW, what an amazing set this week! Tried to pick a favorite but it could not be done!

  27. Big congrats on 1000 posts. Love your interpretations. You are witty and have a great eye!

  28. You've made a great 1000. post , yous photos and words are magical :)