Friday, February 27, 2015

My Discoveries

'You will enrich your life immeasurably if you approach it with a sense of wonder and discovery, and always challenge yourself to try new things.'  
 -  Nate Berkus

This eucalyptus plant from Trader Joe's has been decorating my table all week, I thought it deserved a portrait.  

I found the cutest fluted metal tray at, a photo prop I am sure I will use often.  The tray looks great with my daughter's old keys. :)

This past weekend my husband drove me to take pictures of a snow covered barn.  He stopped on the side of the road so I could get some good shots.  We had several people stop to ask if we needed help getting out of the snow, but once they saw me with my camera they just smiled or said sorry for getting in my way.  There really are nice people in the world...

I also found a good cookbook, Martha Stewart's One Pot.  I have made the Chicken and Dumplings, it was a hit (you can find the recipe in the book sample here at   I also roasted a chicken for the first time and it was good too.  Definitely a cookbook I would recommend.

Today I am joining Kim Klasssen's Friday Finds.  I used Kim's textures waterfront7_magic and sybil on my top image and painterly on the tray images.  My Finds this week are a good quote, eucalyptus, a new photo prop, a barn, and a new cookbook.  

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

Kim Klassen dot com


  1. What a super barn. It looks so marooned in all that snow. Your cookery book recommendation sounds very practical. I'm a big fan of one pot suppers that I can just leave in the oven or the slow cooker on swim club nights. Lovely photos. All the best for the weekend, Bonny

  2. adore that top photo.... fabulous crop..... lovely light..... and that barn!!

    have a beautiful weekend.... xo, Kim

  3. Love your finds this week ! Your images are so lovely !

  4. Lovely and that barn is wonderful, wish we had barns like that....

  5. Oh Yes, I can see the little stars on your snow picture too. Love this picture of the old barn against the white snow. Your daughter's keys caught my eye because I collect old keys too. These are so pretty. It's nice to hear that you discover things every day, Michelle. It goes hand and hand with a thankful person. I really like this quote, and may write that one down.

    Have a peaceful weekend.


  6. I chuckled at those people who saw you in the snow and wanted to help. Bless your hubby for stopping the car for you because that is a great barn picture. Lovely composition.

  7. Beautiful photos, Michelle! Don't you love it when your hubby drives you around so you can take photos? I think I've done some of my best work at those times. That fluted edge tray looks awesome, I'd like to see more of it!

  8. LOVE the barn! Glad to see there are people that are concerned and willing to help if you had needed.

  9. Great finds. A Eucalyptus plant. That is so cool and I love your shots. Simple, yet artistic. Have a wonderful weekend.

  10. I love that tray, that is going to be a wonderful prop for still lifes, and your story behind the snow was really cute. Nice people.

  11. Nice to know people still stop to ask if you need help. Love the barn...I want to go on a barn tour!

  12. I like the eucalyptus - I had never thought to put them in a vase. We have many eucalyptus here, they are messy trees, but I love the scent of them.
    I agree with you - there are very nice people in this world.

  13. oh wow! You have some Australian eucalyptus in your house! How wonderful. All the way from Australia to you in America. I love the smell of eucalyptus leaves. Enjoy!