Friday, January 9, 2015

A Beautiful 'Vase'



'The task is...not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees.'  -  Erwin Schrodinger


I posted the above image on Flickr for the Be Still 52 class before Christmas.  This was my caption:

This 'vase' is actually an old light fixture I found in the back of a closet and was going to throw away until my 13 year old daughter stopped me.  My daughter told me it looked like something I would take a picture of and it had great texture.  Wow, was she right.  So I kept it.

My daughter showed me what I didn't see.  I was looking at a dirty old light fixture that was taking up space in my closet.  Why would I want to take a picture of that?  She could see through the dust.  She saw the texture and the shape of the light fixture and reminded me to look closer, change my perspective.


This week my husband found another 'vase' for me to play with.  I like the warmer feel to the second image, especially since it is so cold outside.

Old man winter is difficult to love.  I keep trying.  Now I feel he is giving me the cold shoulder since it was -7° F actual temperature when I woke up yesterday morning.  But I will continue finding reasons to be grateful for him.  Today I am grateful for old man winter because he keeps away many bugs that cannot live in cold weather, no fire ants here.  This also makes the bugs we do have somewhat smaller than warmer climates.  Thank you old man winter!

Today I am joining Kim Klassen's Friday Finds.  My images were tweaked in Lightroom and textured in PS Elements with Kim's textures waterfront1_bestill and flow.  My Find is a 'vase' from my husband and to keep an open mind or I might just miss something beautiful.

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

 Kim Klassen dot com

15 comments:

  1. That is a photo-worthy vase and it has such a light, airy feeling. In fact, it looks warm. You'd never know it is so cold outside!

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  2. What a smart girl you have. I love both images.

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  3. I love the fact that your daughter saw what you couldn't, that is something special and a very good memory, Michelle so glad you documented it here on your blog. A great lesson told by you to really look at things in a new way, kinda my word for the year also, Discover. I like both of your finds and your images.

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  4. I love that your daughter saw the potential beauty in the light fixture ... she was so right. so light and airy ... so perfect!

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  5. Kids have much to teach us and if only we will listen. I am so glad you heard what she had to say and took it to heart. Both shots are just awesome...

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  6. The vase is so beautiful a real treasure !

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  7. what a clever family you have---i love the idea of old light fixtures for vases.

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  8. Your daughter was so right, Michelle !
    Lovely vases ... so beautifully captured !
    Have a nice weekend,
    Sylvia

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  9. Your daughter is wise! And I love how you've repurposed these light globes. They do make beautiful flower receptacles. :-D

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  10. Serendipity at best - love it! Both images are beautiful but I'm partial to the first one, it's so tranquil. I will not look at another light fixture the same again, lol!

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  11. Seeing things with new eyes. Beautiful images today. We overlook such mundane things so easily.

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  12. A great 'find' I love the cut glass look it adds texture, have a great weekend...

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  13. Both "vases" are great. I'm particularly drawn to the second one, I think because of the yellow flower. It's been very cold here as well.

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  14. It's a beautiful vase and both times you've used it you have made it look so lovely...the yellow is so refreshing...to brighten up the day...I love the texture of the glass...so glad you listened to your daughter...

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  15. The old light fixture that you used for a vase is so uniquely pretty. How wonderful that your daughter saw beauty in it. I wonder if she will take after mom and love photography.

    Such pretty pictures. Yellow always cheers up my home during the cold winter months.

    ~Sheri

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