Sunday, January 9, 2011

On this day . . .


. . . I awoke to the sound of snow plows going up and down our street. Since I had to bring my daughter to work at 7 am, and there was a fresh inch of snow on the ground, it seemed like the perfect time to get out and take a few photos.



Lily, and a wonderful tractor I've been eying for a while




Hydrangea in my garden, with the lights on the arbor shining in the background




A wonderful old door in downtown Exeter along String Bridge/another hydrangea leaning into the arbor


Although I had planned on posting a bit more this past week, life had other plans. Since the 1st day of the year there have been issues to attend to which has taken all my emotion to deal with. Tonight's post makes me happy, and that's the only reason to ever share any of my photos, because they bring me joy, and I hope in turn they will bring you joy too : )

Linking up with Mary's Little Red House for Mosaic Monday!


47 comments:

El said...

Beautiful. Thanks for the uplifting photos. You made my day!

dAwN said...

Beautiful photos Sharon! Love the blog layout and theme.

Mary Lou said...

I'm so glad you decided to take some photos. I love the hydrangea with the lights behind. And the rest.
Happy day.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Thanks for the happy photos!!! They are certainly beautiful!!! Have a wonderful week!!!

Mary said...

Sharon, all you are and all you offer is beautiful. Smile. No need to move the dial, Ok?

Hugs,
Mare

Vee said...

Beautiful photography makes for a great mosaic. I'm glad that you have found some joy in this after the week you've had. Take care...

Chatelaine said...

Great shots as usual. And Lily is so cute! I can see why you like the tractor, such a fabulous subject.

Hope this week is kinder to you. Take care.

Karin said...

Love that old tractor given dignity with a lovely wreath! The puppy is soooo cute! Amazing how much quiet elegance there is in dried hydrangeas with a dusting of snow. May God give you much strength in your emotions and the things you face.

A Garden of Threads said...

I understand how life can take up all your spare emotions and time. I am glad you were able to escape for awhile taking some pictures and they are stunning. Love the old tractor. Take care and have a great week.

Stacey Dawn said...

A beautiful day to get out and snap some pictures...they are lovely!

Susannah said...

Much joy, Sharon!

Susannah

MaggieGem said...

Wonderful photos, as usual... so glad to hear you have taken some time to find your own joy! Visiting your blog and seeing your photos always bring joy to my eyes!

Wishing a better week ahead!

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Nothing like fresh snow to make you want to grab your camera. I do the same thing :)

Cabin Fever in Vermont

Jayne said...

These are so beautiful Sharon. I especially love the tractor. :c) And yes, I am smiling...

Custom Comforts said...

Always a pleasure to see your beautiful pictures Sharon! I always wait anxiously for them for they are so inspiring. Keep your chin up ~ things will get better :)
Cindy

Snap said...

Your photography is amazing. Lily looks quite happy to be included. Love the tractor. Well done!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos, especially the old tractor.
Have a blessed week!
Pam

Phyllis said...

Lilly is so cute!

Love the tractor!

Carol said...

Beautiful photo's! Gorgeous. And the pup really makes me smile, so cute :)

The Curious Cat said...

I love the hydrangea! xxx

Carole said...

Sharon your photos and posts always give me joy. I too find myself escaping to my blog to feel hopeful about the world around me.
I hope life is being kind to you......but if not and you want to talk send me an email and I'll be happy tp listen.
Xo
Carole

Ingmarie We said...

A very lovely post. Wonderful photos. I quite like the sepia-tones.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty photos!
Hope things improve for you.

Hula Girl at Heart said...

Ooh, the tractor is my favorite. I hope you are finding our way through whatever issues you are dealing with and taking care of yourself in the process.

Sea Witch said...

Love the wreath on the tractor. Such a fabulous American looking winter photo. Hope you had a lovely holiday. Sea Witch

Carolynn said...

These are worthy of publication and put me in mind of Victoria Magazine. I'm sorry to hear you've been struggling with something. Don't hesitate to let me know how I can support you. I mean that. I have a private e-mail address on my blog sidebar, if you ever want to reach me.

Blessings,
Carolynn

Country Girl said...

I am sorry to hear that you are dealing with something that is getting you down. Believe me when I tell you that your photos brought joy to my heart. I love the first hydrangea with the bokeh of the lights in the background. So beautiful, Sharon.

Take care, my friend. xo

Alice said...

these shots feel distinctly new englandy. very fresh and charming.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I always enjoy your photos!

More snow is on the way here..this is becoming a very snowy winter!

Hope brighter days are ahead!
{{hugs}}

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Kerri said...

Oh they do bring me Joy!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that tractor! and of course Lily :)

Melanie said...

Beautiful images!!!

I am loving your blog. Your photography, your home... your location ( I have always loved New England.:) Everything is just beautiful.

Blessings,
Melanie

Lynda said...

These are all gorgeous but I love that old tractor!! Your hydrangeas are pretty too ... especially the one with the bokeh lights. xo

Eve said...

Your snow photos are just beautiful. We are living the same scenery here Sharon!

Lynn said...

Your blog is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. You are very talented! I hope you find even more joy this week and that your burdens are lifted.
Blessings ... Lynn @ Cottage and Creek

Dianne said...

Your photographs are truly art and I so enjoy them!

SouthernSass said...

Beautiful photos - I especially like the tractor!! :)

Som mine dager er said...

Oh, you've got the greatest photos. You seem to catch the essence in everything. Love them. I hope your issues is soon to be solved the best way for you.

Thank you for your always so kind comments.

All the best.
Marit

Anna said...

How nice this was!!! Really like your blogg ;o)
But how do I become a folower of this??

Love Anna

Yolanda said...

The Photos as always are beautiful. I love the dog . Hope you are staying warm with all this snow.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

So glad I stumbled across you, your blog is lovely.

Country Girl said...

Love the new header, Sharon!

Mary said...

I saw the tractor in your flickr stream. Thank you so much for sharing your scenes of beauty with us, Sharon. You are SO talented! I hope everything is well with you.
xoxo,
Mary

Georgianna said...

Gorgeous images, Sharon! The tractor especially is charming. I hope this new week is a very good one for you! xo – g

Rosa muffins said...

Hi !

First visit at your blog. Lovely pictures you are showing, I just love the New England Style :) And cute dog ;) Have a nice weekend :)

Lisa RedWillow said...

These are all gorgeous . Your right life happens and it just does to each of us in its own way.
Stay strong.

Judy said...

That first shot of the hydrangeas is out of this world!!!