Thursday, August 18, 2016

A Little Bit Of Paradise

"If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it."  
 -  Willy Wonka

This summer I found a few little pieces of paradise.

I found it in my weedy flower bed (above)...

I found it on a rainy morning in Pittsburgh...

I found it at a dairy farm...

I found it one late afternoon on the lake...

Sometimes paradise is just hard to miss...

My summer wasn't all in paradise though, a brake line rusted through on my car, I had an early summer cold, I visited the hospital while on vacation, and a few other random things which may have happened in your summer too...everything turned out fine.

I could dwell in the bad stuff, but right now I choose not to. 

My camera helps with that.  It is like peering through a looking glass, putting everything into perspective.  I see paradise right where I am with my camera in hand.  I see the light, colors and shapes that create a beautiful world.  Sure, I may complain about it all later today, but when I do, hopefully I will grab my camera and see the beauty of my life once again.

I hope you have found a little paradise where you are this summer.

Update on my tango lessons...they were cancelled.  I still do not know how to tango, maybe I can rope my husband into that another time. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Enjoy the rest of your day!



  1. Such a good post Michelle, loved reading every bit of it. So true about looking through the camera and seeing paradise. So true. And it looks like you found some peace this summer I know I did and while summer is a good ways off for me here in AZ. I have enjoyed the hot summer. Sorry about the troubles this summer for you, I don't think there is a way of avoiding them as it is a part of life. The other day at the grocery I was trying to open one of those plastic bags to put some fruit in it, you know what I mean the ones that can be very stubborn at times? A clerk came up to me and asked if she could help. I love random acts of kindness when you least expect it. Makes all the troubles even little ones like this go away. :) Have a beautiful day and weekend.

  2. Michelle, your lovely images are definitely paradise. Life is always both sun and shadow. Here, you are focusing on the light. Enjoy what's left of summer!

  3. Love the photo of the tower viewer, those have been my thing to photograph this year...well last year too :) Summer - you got to take the good with the bad.

  4. Ohhhh I adore these photos. I'd love to be in that last shot right about now! Sorry about that summer cold and hospital fun. Glad you are feeling better though and enjoying the rest of your summer.

  5. Such a positive attitude...bad things happen but you make the best of them! I love that you take your camera wherever you go. Do you live close to Pittsburgh? My grandson lives there. I want to come down some day and have him take me to all the touristy spots. I live in northwestern PA>

  6. Beautiful memories of that ocean paradise view!!