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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Pictures that make me happy...

Have you ever noticed that certain pictures make you smile... and I don't necessarily mean pictures of your children or grandchildren (or your pets - although all of these indeed make me smile). But just pictures you *happen upon*. Here are a few that do it for me...


feels like I'm looking out of light house keeper's cabin - very peaceful


and this one...

this reminds me of my grand daughter's room with the tree outside her window

and here's another...



memory of looking down out of a castle window on Wye River


Then there are watercolors like...

adorable!


and...


love this!
and...


Would love to be able to watercolor like this... the feeling is wild and free

OK, enough of my wishful thinking...  and back to reality.  DH and I have been busy lately. We just picked up our window shade order, bought security cameras, and just this week got my new Rx glasses. (I haven't had any glasses since my cataract surgery in September. and yes, I still need them.) It's been very odd these last few months not being able to see well and needing over the counter reading glasses to get by. And the reason I was waiting is because if these were possibly the last Rx I would need (probably not, but one can hope), I wanted blue frames this time (not sure why), and the new Spring frames that were coming in would have more colored options (or that's what I was told). 

Anyway, they're here and I have them. Do I love the blue frames? Hmm... not sure... BUT for what the glasses cost, I WILL love them. And at least I can see well again. That I'm thankful for!


Oh, I have to show you 2 more pictures that make me smile... and these I don't even know why... but they do.



purple door knob


Isn't this just great? It reminds me of "magic"... would love to have a purple crystal doorknob. It probably wouldn't fit on my front door, but perhaps I could use it on my "she-shed" (if I ever had one one day - like a pottery/watercolor studio out back?).

and then I saw this...


and it speaks to the Tom Sawyer child in me

Well, that's all I have for today. The weather has been warm and windy... so we've been leaving the windows open... which the cats love!  It's Spring Break this week also... so Enjoy!





19 comments:

  1. I find picking glasses always tricky, they always look quite chic in the shop but clunky when I get them home. I did find a pair online once that I literally wore until they could be worn no more and nobody would fit new lense into them, lol. but since then I can't say that I've been really happy with any that I have had.
    Love all of those pictures but the one that really appealed to me was the tent on the raft, now that would really be getting away from it all, I think I need one of those some times.
    Briony
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  2. I love that image of the stream, trees and field through the window. That speaks to my soul. :-)

    I also love that crystal doorknob! Yes, it looks like it would open onto a magical space. Fabulous.

    Hurrah for being able to see properly. LOL. I have to wait until the end of the summer before getting close to mid-range glasses, as our coverage is $250 (including eye exam) every 24 months. Alas, I had been thinking it was every second calendar year and so just spent $175 on repurposing existing frames (that I don't wear) for distance glasses. Haven't had a chance to pick them up yet. The glasses I will wait to get will cost $525 for the lenses alone, never mind the cost of the frames. As someone who hasn't had to wear glasses before, this cost seems over-the-top. Someone is making big buck$! (I have no idea what it would cost in the States, I imagine it would vary widely depending on prescription, frames chosen, etc.) So I hope you do (learn to) love your new frames!

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    1. Kim, sounds about the same to me. My frames and lens were about $600... which seems "over-the-top" to me also. But what can you do? I have chosen to love them.

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  3. Yes, I can see why those picture would make you smile.

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    1. Can't you, Olga? It's strange how a picture can affect you.

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  4. each picture conjures up a story in my mind, dreaming of floating on that tom sawyer raft

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    1. Wouldn't that be fun, Linda... floating on a river... not a care in the world.

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  5. I once had a "crystal ball" door knob I rescued from the rubble of a house being demolished. It traveled with me through several apartments to the first house I owned. Even then it languished in a drawer until I had French doors installed. We used the crystal ball knobs for the inside of the door. How I loved them. I hope the new owner of my first house did, too.

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    1. I hope the new owners appreciated the crystal ball door knob as much as you, Joanne. Sometimes certain things just "touch" something inside you and make you smile.

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  6. I especially like the window pictures, I LOVE window pictures! I LOVE open windows! There are a few folks I know that never open their curtains even and that drives me crazy! Nothing like letting the light in and being able to look out at the world. Of course, the bunny picture makes me smile too. Blue glasses sound pretty.

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    1. I wonder what it is about windows? Perhaps they stimulate our imaginations or memories in some way. And I agree that open windows are the best!

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  7. I love the pretty pictures. I notice that looking out a window at a beautiful scene is smile worthy in your world, but I also love the Tom Sawyer picture at the end. Glad to know you've got glasses you love, no matter the cost. Mine cost about the same last time I got them (a year ago now) and I will continue to use these frames for the next prescription change. They are just too expensive not to! :-)

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    1. It seems that every year the cost goes up a little bit more... for the lens even if you keep the same frames. But I guess it would be foolish of me to think that they would get less expensive (but we could hope that perhaps the cost remained the same for a bit?). However, it is our eye sight and we can only rejoice that we can see... and see well... no matter the cost.

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  8. I love the purple doorknob. I have one which incidentally started my doorknob collection over 30 years ago. We had rented an apartment in Vallejo California and I found this doorknob on the inside of a closet door. Thinking that it needed to be out and seen we replaced it with a brass one and I kept the purple one when we moved. I now have two dozen doorknobs (ceramic, glass, wood and brass) mounted on four wooden boards hanging in my dining room. Makes for interesting decorations to day the least.

    My husband once remarked that it seemed to be an appropriate collection for me since one of Samantha's aunts on Bewitched (remember that show?) had a doorknob collection. She was the old twittery one who was always casting spells which didn't work out exactly right making for interesting complications in the plot.

    A complimentary comparison, don't you think?

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    1. Vic, I do remember Bewitched (and Samantha and her aunt), but not the doorknob collection. I would love to see your's... could you post a pic one day?

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  9. I can see why you enjoy these pictures, especially the water colours, so delicate even if there are dragons :)

    Diana

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    1. Yes, even if 'there be dragons'...

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  10. Those pictures are so beautiful and make me smile as well!!! Thanks for sharing:)
    Jessi

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  11. Briony, just got your comment... written 8 days ago??? Anyway, I agree that I like the frames at the place, then not so much after I'm home. Oh well, such is life...

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