Sweet Escape

Every Friday I take a moment to create a little sweet escape in my mind for the weekend, just for fun and to dream. Maybe for some inspiration! Whether it is my own chair where I can sip coffee and read a book, a fairytale castle in Scotland, or a horse farm in South Carolina, the feeling is the same. BLISS! Wouldn’t this be nice to escape to for your weekend home? And I don’t even particularly like horses, but I think I could grow to love them if they lived here…

Sweet Escape

Sweet Escape

Sweet Escape

If you think you can afford this property and would like to have an equestrian estate in South Carolina, visit the webpage and find out more… maybe if we all went in on it together! yeah

I see

I see

Oh, friends, I am so sorry for being late with my posting. I had one of “those” days. Son’s first full day of school, work to be done, clients to call, carpool lines, things to catch up on, bills to pay, phones ringing, emails. Life! I couldn‘t do it all today! But, oh! Today was quite wonderful in spite of being one of “those” days! Why you ask? I cannot tell you, but good things happened. Very good things indeed! I will reveal it all, all in good time. I love my job!

Now, I have to make this quick because my husband is downstairs waiting for his blogging wife. THE BLOG will become a sore spot if I don’t hustle down there. But I have a real treat for you! Nothing but the best for my blog readers!

I was talking to my sister today and found out that she too sees in pictures (she sees in photographs like I see in Magazine Cover shots!). We have strange eyesight. This was so interesting, I had never heard her say this before! She showed me some of her photographs from her garden and I almost fell over! WOW! Does she ever see in pictures! I had no idea. Makes me a tad bit embarrassed that I put my slide show out on the internet for the world to see. She could’ve done so much better. Next time she is doing the photos!

While I see how things should be, in my magazine-cover way of seeing the world, she can actually translate what she sees to a real photograph that is quite magical. My photographs never look nearly as good as the real thing, due to my technical limitations. Remember my pathetic attempt at photographing the jar of Gooseberry Jam (I think that was back before I had any readers, and I was just filling time talking to myself and taking random photos of jam)? Well, just as my friend Alica’s photo of the Cloudberry Preserves blew mine away, my sister’s pictures are in a league of their own. Mine need some serious Photoshop work, and who has time for that? Not me!

So, as a part of our series on the senses, feast your eyes on these glorious God-made textures and living things found all around our gardens, just outside our doors! If nature doesn’t inspire you to add beauty and texture to the INSIDE of your home, nothing will. I know none of us really want spiders or webs in our house, but outside they are so beautiful! Just by looking at beauty in nature, and by studying colors and textures, your eyes will be trained to see things in new ways. Beauty is meant to be savored!

I see

I see

I see

I see

I see

I see

Yes, that photo of the poppies is real, and not altered in any way! Cool, huh?

UPDATE: These images were shot with a Panasonic Lumix DMS FC8K 7.2 Megapixel camera.

For more information on her photography or to order prints, contact Heather.

All images copyright 2007 Heather Doornink.

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