Photo Friday – Simplicity

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I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately.

Perhaps it’s because of cloudy skies and cold weather that has me staying inside. Perhaps it’s because I have been spending too much time worrying and not enough time praying. Perhaps it’s the holiday season. Maybe it’s all of these; maybe it’s none of these. It doesn’t matter.

Yesterday was a near-perfect day for me as I was able to stay home all day doing whatever I chose. Christmas carols playing…baking cookies…knitting…writing…just being. Gerry brought me flowers–daisies with a titch of sparkle on their petals.

This morning I captured a few images of them on a faux weathered backdrop I created yesterday. A little cup and saucer that belonged to my mom when she was a child and one of her silver tea spoons complete the vignette.

I’m attempting some new things with my photography–trying to capture a sense of simplicity and gratitude. Lots to learn, lots to play with, lots to think about.

Happy Friday and happy weekend to you.

Kim Klassen dot com

I’m linking up with photographer extraordinaire Kim Klassen for Friday Finds.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Simply stated beautifully. Gratitude and simplicity are so important and so easy to
    Run over.

    1. Exactly, Letty. Sometimes we have to be deliberate about appreciating the simple blessings that are in front of us every day.

  2. Friday Finds sounds like a fitting menu item on your blog – looking forward to this new expression of creativity.

    1. Perhaps not Friday Finds, as that belongs to Kim Klassen (the amazing photographer who inspired this post), but Photo Friday instead? Happy weekend, Marian.

  3. “There’s nothing like staying at home for real comfort” (Jane Austen). I love the cool gentleness of your picture.

    1. LOVE that quote, Sarah! Thank you for sharing it…and for stopping by today.

  4. Absolutely beautiful Linda, both the photo and the message. Best wishes in your new creative venture. I look forward to hearing about it.

    1. Thank you, Kathy. As you know, it’s such a blessing to have the time to indulge our creative urges these days!

  5. Simplicity is beautiful! Elegant photo!

    Happy Weekend
    artmusedog and carol

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words.

  6. Yes, I get a little loggy in the winter. However, living in ND for four years now, I realized that I’d have to suck it up and get out. Winter lasts about 6-7 months here. Now that I’ve made friends and have stuff to do, the winters ‘feel’ better. And this year has been mild…worst day so far is only about -15. But I do dig where you are coming from.

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