Welcome to Sunday Sundries! I have so much to celebrate this week and I’m so happy you stopped by! If you have something to share, please feel free to add it to the link-up at the end of this post!
A favourite place to visit whist on holidays in Arizona is Trader Joes. The flower selections are amazing and that’s what draws me in. After I make the difficult choice as to which one I’m going to take home with me, I head to the fruit and vegetable section (but more on that later).
There were so many orchids to choose from, the variety was endless! I picked this tiny white beauty, it stands no more than 18 inches tall, the smallest size and at only $7.00 I couldn’t pass it up.
There’s something so stately and pure about them. I would say they are the epitome of simplicity, but really they are probably anything but … .
They are complex plants, and it can take up to 5 years for a seedling to produce a flower (according to wikiHow). So today I celebrate the miracle that is an orchid.
I took this shot with my Nikon and edited in Lightroom. After the usual lens corrections and exposure adjustments I applied the preset kk_within to the first image. Then I copied all the settings (excluding the crop) and applied it to the second image – voila! Perfect match!
So, what else am I celebrating this week? Small things …
- Finding the perfect pair of running shoes; last ones in my size, on sale, and inexpensive to begin with.
- Discovering a great thrift store … a perpetual garage sale!
- Finding the perfectly imperfect, wabi sabi, cutting board and knife for under $4.00!
- The farmers market where I found fresh, just-picked vegetables.
- Having my Linzer Cookies images accepted by Food Gawker. Every time one of my images is accepted, I do a little victory dance!
- My iPhone which I use to capture every day moments so that I don’t forget them.
If you are into iPhoneography, please join us for “app” happy wednesday, a weekly linky I host here on my blog. This week I’m going to be talking about VSCO … it will just be a bit because I’ve just started exploring … and I have a plan …
So, what have you celebrated this week?
perpetual garage sale – i like that. :) congrats on the photo being selected! love the white orchid!
Susan W says
I love orchids. The contrast between the beautiful white flowers and the old wood are perfect.
Those orchids are beautiful, Barb! I’ve been so happy having had time to bake this weekend, and also for the gluten-free chocolate muffins, that turned out fine :) Happy weekend to you!
Sarah C says
Hi Barb! Love the white orchid! It is a great find! And yes, I get the Foodgawker thing. It is so hard to get in I do a little victory dance too! Blessings to you this week!
I love your little white orchid, it’s so pretty, and so of course are your photos. Love the idea of a perpetual garage sale ! Congrats on Foodgawker ( it’s new to me, so I will check out your fab photos !) Have a great week !
Viv Halliwell says
Pure, white and gorgeous, love the background too an congrats on the acceptance, well deserved…
A good week indeed! I love the pure whiteness of that orchid. And yay for the photo publication! Woot!!
pam (Pamela Greer 365) says
I know that Food Gawker happy dance!!! I’ve done it myself!
Cheryl M says
Oh Barb, congrats on food gawker and your wonderful finds. I’ve got my eyes open to finding a new/old cutting board too but so far, no luck. Your orchid images are quite lovely!
Michelle B says
Congratulations on your image being accepted to Food Gawker! That is very exciting! I love Trader Joe’s flowers too, inexpensive and a good variety. However… I only by the cut flowers because house plants tend to die in my house. Your orchid images are beautiful! I hope you bought more than one. :)
I love the orchid shots, and I love your finds this week! Oh to find a farmers market this time of year with fresh veggies… And that cutting board and knife – my gosh, I need to get out next weekend to my favourite antiques place and do some hunting. Thanks for inspiring!
Congrats on getting your photo into Gawker! Wow. That is impressive.
Lovely images. The Orchid is beautiful, Barb! Congrats on having your photo selected.