Friday, October 24, 2014

Old Wood



 ‘The smile on my face doesn’t mean my life is perfect, it means I appreciate what I have and what I am blessed with.’  -  unknown

Sunday morning I looked out the window to a rain soaked, leaf covered deck.  I got grumpy at first, we just cleared all the leaves, and then I noticed the raindrops on the leaves.  I grabbed my camera and went outside, still in my pajamas, to photograph them.  


While photographing the leaves I noticed what a great backdrop the old wet wood makes.  The deck wood is old and needs replaced.  It is one of those projects we audibly moan at when we discuss the huge task.  I wish I had a magic wand that would fix all the things that need fixing…


Today I am joining Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds.  I tweaked my images in Lightroom and textured them in PS Elements with Kim’s texture wednesday.  My Finds this week are fall colors and a great old wood backdrop.   Also learning to accept whether in a house or life, there is always something to be improved and I will be grateful for where I am standing today, even if it is on an old wood deck.

Thank you for stopping by!!
Have a great weekend!!

Michelle

 Kim Klassen dot com

17 comments:

  1. Hi Michelle. Love the tones that were brought out in the wood.

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  2. The yellow leaf against the textured browns is just lovely. Add to that a few raindrops on the leaf? Perfection.

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  3. I agree. There is always something to be thankful for. And I'm glad I'm not the only out in my jammies getting shots. The leaf against the wood is fabulous!

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  4. We are all looking for old wood to use as a backdrop and you have some right there! Beautiful images!

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  5. Lovely images- super focus on the drops! Ahhh yes, the aged wood! When we moved here (AZ) last year we deliberately chose a low maintenance house- which meant no more deck to maintain. However, I never realized how much I used that deck as a photo backdrop till I moved here to the land of rocks and sunshine. A trade-off, I guess. Your images are lovely!

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  6. What beautiful, rich images, Michelle! I, too, have run out the door in pajamas to capture a sunrise or other great shot that just won't wait for me to dress! Happy weekend!

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  7. Lovely deep thoughs and colours :) Your deck looks like a perfect backdrop, I am still hunting for some, can you send me a piece of your old deck?? :)

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  8. Such beautiful and richly colored images. Lovely post too!

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  9. The textures and colors of the old wood are gorgeous, Michelle !
    A perfect background for that pretty yellow leaf ... love the raindrops !
    Enjoy the weekend,
    Sylvia

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  10. A perfect backdrop Michelle lovely shots.

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  11. I'm loving the raindrops on the leaf, and the old wood! Such a perfect combination. Your words are uplifting as well ...

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  12. Love the water drops on the leaves and the patina on the wood is beautiful this is a wonderful image!

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  13. I love your picture with it's sharp focus and simple composition - and I love your attitude - out on the deck in your pj's snapping pictures. Good for you!

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  14. I always think a wet deck is the perfect backdrop. Beautiful yellow. Those big projects are so overwhelming to tackle, for money and time reasons.

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  15. The yellow leaf with the drop, against the warm wood brings makes me remember the fresh scent of a rainy forest ... beautiful!

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  16. A picture is worth a thousand words.... yours sure are! Superb focus on the drops, and great natural textures in the old wood. Lovely! Just lovely! Have a happy new week ahead. Our clocks went back last night, so now we are officially in Winter Time, brrrrr! :)

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  17. Michelle,
    These pictures are so lovely and peaceful. Your leaf reminds me of the one on my post today. I love seeing flowers and leaves, but they are more beautiful with a few drops of dew on them. Thanks you for your thoughts and comment on my father-in-law. I love the "smile" quote, and your blog makes me smile every time I visit.

    ~Sheri

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