September 2, 2009
rainy weather allows many discoveries - the ability to entertain yourself when all of television is boring (even with 200 channels). finding unfinished project and deciding to finish them. indoor photography. and this old tea cup - i've had it for a while...guess what - it's a homer laughlin. i know. tell me about it. and what's better? i have a set of four. it makes me smile.
i've been reading this month's o magazine (quit laughing) and the articles are centered around the theme, 'you are stronger than you know'. isn't that da dang truth - you never know until times are difficult what strength you have inside. of course - tough times make strength necessary, right? i mean, who needs strength during good times when we are so bubbly happy. *snort* seems a bit obvious to me. but i digress (as usual.) but, yes - most of us never really believe in our own strength until we have to rely on it.
me, i whimper in the corner a bit and think i can't possibly do it and then i push myself off the cliff and dive in. turns out i can sometimes (well, a lot of times) channel an acapulco cliff diver and cut that water like a knife. then i wondered why i was so silly about the whole blasted issue.
where was i going with this? oh yes, discoveries. see the little pattern in the background? this is a book i discovered in one of my mom's stacks of books. she loved coffee table books - you know those big oversized books that you think no one really looks at? she would look for hours at the book stores, sometimes stalking particular books until they went on sale and she could afford them. she would go to yard sales and buy them. this one is 'the laura ashley book of home decorating' circa 1985. i fell in love with the soft green shell pattern. see, a discovery. right under my nose.
also discovered this week - tons of talented women over at the new blog. so much fun and i'm getting to know so many new people. talented photographers, writers, painters...in just three days i've been blown away. when you're over at lens.us.together take a few minutes on the side bar to get to know these women. i think you will be glad you did.
i wonder what else i can discover...off now to study for the insurance examiner's test. hopefully i discover that i can still run a calculator.
scribbled by Char
Labels: 52 week project, blogging, discovery, lensustogether, obvious, strength, tea cup
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Such a lovely photo. There is something so precious about teacups. And the new blog is terrific!ReplyDelete
I adore this Tea Cup photo..perhaps I'll make a watercolour out of it with your permission.ReplyDelete
Oh...and HOW glad am I that I'm involved with LUS...it's been SO great meeting such talents!
Thanks for organising it!
FABULOUS start to September.
You will soon discover you can do and be any thing you set your mind to. Grab it and go!ReplyDelete
very lovely photo of a cup! :)ReplyDelete
This is such a lovely reminder. We all have to remember that we're strong and you never know what you can do until you throw yourself in and try.ReplyDelete
love this reminder....so fitting for me right now. and that teacup is beautiful!ReplyDelete
oh, btw....lens.us.together. - it's just wonderful! I think I'm gonna like it there :)
best of luck to you on that test!ReplyDelete
and this photo is beautiful and it makes me want to drink a nice cup of tea.
oh i wish we could have a cup together char...i would say what a beautiful new blog that has been created...I would also say I am glad i am not taking the test...:)))))ReplyDelete
I just want to spend a day with you discovering and snorting :)ReplyDelete
I hadn't even noticed the pale green scalloped background until you mentioned it. The tea cup was so pretty it demanded all of my attention.ReplyDelete
On a side note, I didn't know about your new blog until now? I'll have to take a peek. And you and Beth have perfected the snorts, indeed. ;)
your lovely thoughts are just about the most charming thing I have read today Char! now going to check out that blog.ReplyDelete
Char. That blog is really cool. I had no idea it existed. How does onee become a contributor? I couldn't find anything. Some of that photography is just incredible!ReplyDelete
char...how can I participate in the new blog...ReplyDelete
Your post just cracked me up *snort*ReplyDelete
I love new discoveries...so much fun. And, I am loving the new blog! So many amazing women!
Good luck with the exam, I ams sure you will do finel the new blog is awesome Char, lots of new people for me, thats for sure, findin it interesting.Big Hug for luck.ReplyDelete
I too mostly focused on the tea cup. I am starting to appreciate patience, "the hunt" and reward cycle I hear when you describe your mom and her coffee table books. It took me to 37 to be able to learn:)ReplyDelete
I happen to love Homer Laughlin and have several pieces that belonged to my mother. I treasure everything that I have of her since I no longer have her with me.ReplyDelete
I have had to delve deep within me to find that inner strength to keep me going on. Sometimes it's almost been invisible.
It is so true that the best discoveries are oftentimes right under our nose. I love the pattern of that book - and your photograph is lovely.ReplyDelete
And, of course, I absolutely love being a part of the new community of LUS. Thank you for all you've done to bring it to fruition.ReplyDelete
your tea cup is beautiful (and i have always been drawn to laura ashley pattern and style.)
discoveries? i have discovered so many new wonderful bloggers thanks to your setting up LensUsTogether.
I love this teacup..I love the Laura Ashley pattern in the backgroung...I love Homer Laughlin...I love happy daily discoveries...and I love the new blog you started! xoReplyDelete
whoever or whatever is trying to show me how strong i am i want to say "i got the message, can we move on and make things a little eaiser?"ReplyDelete
i snuck a peek at the bookstore, of that o magazine. i am sure they thought i was a shoplifter, the way i was trying to hide as i flipped through the pages. : )ReplyDelete
me and your mom~we would have been sitting in the bookstore taking in the bliss, with those big beautiful books. yes, we would have. xoxo
I love your teacup and the book you've photographed it on. I too love coffee table books.ReplyDelete
Good luck with your exam.
What a lovely teacup! And a gorgous photo too.ReplyDelete
I always say that autumn IS the perfect season! The best acutally, and you just found another reason as to why! I love the sound of rain on my window, and the indoorsy things and that we baked apple pie today while listening to songs that mention September in them! :)ReplyDelete
I am so glad I know you.ReplyDelete
love the softness of this tea cup photo. i'm visiting from diahn's blog. can anyone join the lens.us.together blag as a contributor? i would love the weekly motivational challenge. please let me know. thanks so much!ReplyDelete
Oh what a beautiful photo, and a wonderful piece of china, too! You know that gets me right where I live. lolReplyDelete
You ARE strong, and such an inspiration -- both for your images and your words -- and I love coming here to be inspired. :)
I just found that blog a few minutes ago!!! I'm bookmarking it. I just posted about strong women. One in particular: a famous female photographer. I thought of you and several other strong women as I wrote it. What we see through a lens is sometimes indecipherable in print...ReplyDelete
Oh, what a post. What a lot of happy discoveries you've been making.ReplyDelete