Thursday, August 12, 2010

Surrounded by beauty!

I had so many beautiful moments today that I wanted to share a few with you!


When I walked this morning I saw a Rufous sided Towhee….that was beautiful!


And when I shopped I found these beautiful plates….


I think they will be perfect for our home in Florida! And the best thing about them…my husband LOVED them!


They are Kaiser Porcelain, Made in W. Germany, Artist William R. Johnson, Jr.


And I took these photos of a hummingbird in our feeder on the balcony….



And then tonight the sunset was spectacular!


Time for bed? I put the little pillow that my girlfriend, Penny gave me behind my fan to bring even more of the wonderful scent of lavender into our bedroom as we sleep! (It would be a GREAT time to visit Penny! She’s have a fabulous giveaway HERE!)


I think I will save this post for tomorrow morning!  I’m going to sit on the balcony and take more photos of the sky!


Enjoy the beauty that surrounds you! Red heart



Vee said...

Well you really have had yourself a few wonderful moments and thank you for capturing them and sharing. I am always very impressed with those who are able to take a photo of a hummingbird. I have not yet achieved this and may never.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love that you find beauty all around you Dianne! And thank you for mentioning me and my giveaway!

Marydon said...

Awesome gifts of joy & delight that you enjoyed! Love the birds & that skyscape ...

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Ruth Welter said...

Hello LD, thank you for sharing these beautiful and very inspiring photos. Have a great day.


Melanie said...

Beautiful post! Love this!

Have a blessed day!

~ ~

Freckled Hen said...

Thanks for sharing this...I like your happy moments. Your bird pictures are pretty!

Becky said...

Pretty pictures.I love the little towee.Hes cute.

JG said...

Oh, the colorful hummingbird! They move so quickly, how did you take that great photo?

koralee said...

Beautiful my friend...I love the first image..stunning. Hugs for a great day. oxxoxo

Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea said...

I love the plates..., the design and all the colors are wonderful. What a find!!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, what a beautiful morning. I think the joys that only God can share were sprinkled through your morning. Such a blessing. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs.

Cornbread Fed said...

Looks like you had a beautiful day! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Nice to meet you, as well! :)

From the Kitchen said...

Wonderful photos! You know I love seeing the mountains. I'm guessing that you are a doll collector. Celina is gorgeous!!


From the Kitchen said...

I've just answered my own question by spending more time on your blog!! You have wonderful dolls--and photographs.


It's Just Dottie said...

Looks like your day took you to a perfect place.My aunt would have loved your fish plates. She had many things like that in her beach house. Smiles

GardenofDaisies said...

You took some beautiful bird photos!! I love to spritz my pillow with lavender spray before bedtime too. And those plates will be perfect for your Florida home!!! What a great find!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I just hopped over from Penny at The Comforts of Home. I really am enjoying going through your blog. I am also a nature lover and you have taken fabulous pictures! I am really enjoying looking at each and every post. Lovely!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I just became a follower. I am looking forward to following along.
When you have a chance I would love you to stop by my blog and say hello.

lila said...

Beautiful! I love the bird photo! It is wonderful that your hubby likes those plates too! They are wonderful! Perfect for Florida!

donna...@ d. reyné.com said...

I love your photos!
My hubby would like your fish plates too! I think they will be cute and fun for your Florida home!

Dianne said...

Beautiful post...

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane,
Oh what a beautiful post of nature at it's best. You captured the hummingbird perfectly.
Love the sachet pillow from Penny and your sky pic is gorgeous.
But those fish plates are an awesome fine and perfect for your Florida home.

Thank you for sharing such inspiring moments from your day. Your blog is always a joy to visit.

I am back from vacation and trying to catch up now. It's a challenge. LOL
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Cyndi said...

Diane, you just always have the most wonderful photos. It's like taking a mini vacation every time I visit your blog!

If you get the chance, you should go outside tonight and try to get some photos of the Perseid meteor shower. It will be tonight and tomorrow night. They say you should be able to see over 80 meteors per hour! What a fantastic photo that would be!



~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your post is beautiful, so so calming. I am enJOYing the everyday beauty. love looking up to the sky... xx

cynthialeedesigns said...

Beautiful post!! I love hummingbirds...they are my favorite bird. Oh...what wonderful photos of the evening sky!!

bj said...

These are amazing photos, Diane.
The humming birds are the sweetest birds. We don't get many out here in West Texas. I love your sky photos, too.

Jemm said...

Such beauty indeed! Great shot of the Towhee. We've had oodles of bluebirds and hummingbirds lately. 10 hummers all at once buzzing around my 1 feeder. Thanks for being a friend.

Bearly Sane said...

Yes Diane ... I can see those plates in your Florida house too!
Seems like we were both on the same track today with our sunrises and sunsets! LOL! He does paint beautiful pictures doesn't he?
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Annalisa said...

What a wonderful post! Puts a beaming smile on my face,as always!The pics are just sooo romantic, love the sky and the "shy" sun through the clouds...beautiful...
Love the plates, they're so colourful and perfect for a summer tablescape :)
Take care,

Angie's Recipes said...

Stunning shots!
And I love these porcelain plates.
What camera and setting/lens did you use to capture these beautiful moments?

Madame Samm said...

A gift the world gives back to us if we are patient and observant enough..seems you have captured beauty in your minds eye.
blessings ms

Beedeebabee said...

Your photos of that little hummer are just amazing! You must be very quick with your camera! ;) Love the sunset too! xo Paulette

Lallee said...

Wonderful 'beauty' captures. I saw almost everyone of those types of fish underwater this summer!