May 17, 2012

Daydream Believer...


"Daydream Believer"
Elizabethtown, PA



"If you've never stared off in the distance,
then your life is a shame"

--Counting Crows "Mrs. Potter's Lullaby"









Take time to stop and smell the roses peonies.


--Kathy

38 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures! Peonies are one of my favorites :)

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  2. hi kathy, those are truly stunning!
    thanks for brightening my day!

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  3. I adore that first image...contemplation...a story! And I miss peonies, I haven't seen them in Texas anywhere. They remind me of my childhood in Indiana - I remember watching the ants crawl all over them.

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  4. Peonies are my favorite things, too. :)
    Beautiful photos.

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  5. Beautiful shots. I really love the one of the woman.

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  6. Great shots; I love that first one! Very cool!

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  7. I love these Kathy- peonies are some of my favs.

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  8. I love peonies. We have a farm nearby that I plan to visit. Your capture of the Amish woman is lovely. I know they don't like to be photographed, or so I was told.

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    1. This is true, which is why I did not photograph her with her face showing at all.

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  9. Yes! Perfect quote/photo combo. Love, love, love visiting you here!

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  10. Such a freshness and simplicity in these shots . . . as voiced above, love stopping by here, never disappointed.

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  11. What lovely shots...peaceful and beautiful! Peonies are such a gorgeous flower - I'd love to have some in my garden one day.

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  12. Such a sweet post. Hope you're having a wonderful week!
    Cheers,
    Holly

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  13. Lovely shots - those flowers are beautiful.

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  14. Yes, it's important- and also important to be reminded, thanks.

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  15. ooooh peonies-one of my faves. My peony is showing lots of buds in the back yard. thank you for this little preview. And I'm an expert at staring so I guess my life isn't a shame.

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  16. What beautiful photos! The simplicity just grabs me!

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  17. Super first picture and each time when I see your header picture, I have to smile. Thanks.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  18. Oh be still my heart!!!
    Smiles, Dottie

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  19. The top image is just perfect. It feels timeless and yet somehow beautifully old fashioned.

    I wonder if you know that you have your blog set to 16x9 screen width and so some of your blog is cut off at the side for anyone who runs a lower resolution then this they get part of your blog cut off at the side. I suspect it is the theme or your custom header. Hope you don;t mind me saying just trying to be helpful.

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Thanks Molly. Someone else mentioned this to me too, I need to look into it.

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    2. Okay...did some finagling...can you tell me if this sizing works better? Thanks!

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  20. gorgeous!! we are about a day behind you!!!

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  21. I love that first shot of the Amish girl...so poignant. And peonies....love!!

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  22. A magical post, with gorgeous photos . It's much more than just beautiful :)

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  23. Beautiful captures Kathy, especially love the quote on this lovely woman meditating on the flowers!

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  24. Beautiful shots. I love the first one with the amish (or maybe Mennonite?) girl. Something very pure &innocent about that shot.
    We were at a local arboretum last weekend and I saw the bulbs for Peonie's about to bloom but they weren't out yet- they are such gorgeous flowers! I love them!

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  25. I stare off in to the distance everyday. Now to just get a self-portrait of it.

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  26. lovely photo, she seems lost in thought for certain. We just planted peonies in the bird garden! Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. I appreciate your bloggy friendship xo

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  27. Holy Cow Kathy...that first photo is like a dream...I could see a painter of the day painting her.

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  28. Ohhhh.... Kathy, these are lovely!

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  29. Fabulous macro floral shots. It is just amazing the detail you are able to capture. It is like the bloom is calling you to come closer. Beautiful photography. genie

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  30. I love the last shot. It is gorgeous!

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