Well life is short
And love is rare
And we all deserve to be happy while we’re here ~ Little Big Town
As the warm summer breeze blew through the window, my entire day was brightened. It has been a cold and rainy spring here in New Jersey and the bright sunshine was a welcomed change. Spring typically has some warmer days but usually more cold days, then without notice summer shows up.
Today, I wanted to share some beautiful bright colors with you, which for me, represents what summer is all about. Summer has an easiness about it, relaxed summer nights sitting on our front porch, watching the humming birds feed and play with each other. Neighbors walking their dogs and stopping by for a small conversation and let’s not forget the beautiful sunsets and the smell of the sweet summer air.
My blue chair featured today was quite a find in a craft store, which sadly, is not longer there. I could not believe my ears when the owner said $20, so in my car it went. It has served me well in the last two years that I’ve owned it. It’s old and worn and the bright cheery blue instantly makes you feel happy. Pair it with some vibrant orange flowers and beautiful tulips and you cannot go wrong!
When I search for flowers, I don’t always have an idea or composition in mind. As I begin to arrange the flowers, and play around with some of my props, the picture and story seem to unravel. This is what brings the quiet in my mind and the peacefulness. There could be complete chaos outside my studio, but in my world, there is just calm and peace.
I’m sure there are hobbies or things that would bring the same quiet peacefulness for you, the secret is to find that one thing and bask in it. Make it a point, if even for 10 minutes a day, to find that quiet in your mind and enjoy it. It will change your entire perspective on how you look at your day.
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Until next week …
Copyright 2021 Debra Nancy photography
A visual storyteller. I use flowers, tea cups, cake plates and various props to tell still life stories. I grew up in the city, but I have lived in the suburbs for over 30 years. Living close to the beach and a local small village has given me the opportunity to tell my story through photographs.