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?