Monday, May 3, 2010

Colorful Life

You guys make me smile each and every day.  Your wonderful support and comments brighten even the most hectic and stressful day!   I find so many cool and interesting ideas from you talented folks, I wish there were more hours in the day to try everything you show me! 

Thanks so much for showing the love to my friend Kristin and her blog where she chronicles the life of her family with their 5 biological children and 1 adopted child from Ethiopia!  Your support means the world to her!  And a big thank you to everyone who left such sweet comments about my son's senior prom, he had a wonderful time and I stayed up WAY too late, so Sunday was spent just hanging out and doing a whole lot of nothing!

This venture in to Blogland has been a wild ride full of surprises and wonderful people.  I am amazed at the generosity, support, and general kindness of perfect strangers across continents who reach out to me in ways I never imagined!  And I can't believe that over 300 of you have signed on to follow me, I truly do appreciate each of you, and I hope to continue to bring you posts that will keep you coming back for more!

Today I am supposed to head out to shoot some houses, some for my blog and some are scouting shots for magazines, but the darn weather isn't cooperating!  It's cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms, and without a bounce flash it's not a great time to be taking indoor photos, especially when the location of the house is as gorgeous as the house itself! 

So instead of bringing you a post on houses today, it looks like all I have to show you are these flower shots that I took last weekend!  I do think that the colors found in nature are amazing and each time I see these vibrant colors it makes me want to paint walls, buy new bedding, or simply accessorize with some of these strong pops of color!  I'm working on re-doing our back patio which is in desperate need of a makeover and I can just see it all decked out (no pun intended) with cushions or an umbrella in some of these fabulous colors!

Color is such a great way to add life to a space.  And drawing from nature's color palette for inspiration is something I try to do as often as possible.  The walls in my kitchen are the color of the water just before a storm, when the wind kicks up and gives it that gray/green hue.  And my living and dining room walls remind me of the sand, while my son's deep green bedroom walls are reminiscent of the lichen on the trees after a good hard rain.

And you don't just have to take your color cues from inanimate objects, check out my neighbor's cat Miss Amy Ann.  I think the soft green of her eyes would be a gorgeous color to use somewhere in my house!

I hope your world is full of sunshine and color today!

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  1. Your posts are wonderful...I am happy to be a follower!

  2. Have a great day Kat! I think you are wonderful!

  3. Kat, I hope the weather cooperates for you. Have a wonderful day. Love your flower shots since you take such good pictures. I seriously need to spruce up our deck, too. Raining here all day. Yuck!

  4. It is always such a pleasure to visit here and see your superb photography and catch up with what's going on with you. I too love the color of the water just before a storm, and what a great idea to incorporate it into your interior! And I agree that is such a lovely color in the kitty's eyes. ~Lili

  5. Beautiful photos Kat. Love the kitties eyes too. What a gorgeous color of green.

  6. Good Morning Kat! Your photos are so pretty. I am working hard to take better pictures, but I probably need to take a class. It looks like it will rain here too. We have had a lousy spring so far, cold and windy. Ah ... but there is the hope of spring. Have a great day and stay dry and cozy!!

    Susan and Bentley

  7. Looks like rain for us here too! I love your flower photos just as much as your house photos! You have such excellent photos! Love the cat too, looks like my sweeties!

  8. Kat, Your photos are always so lovely and I so enjoy reading your post. Isn't this blog community the best? I am amazed every day at the kindness and generosity shown to me by other bloggers..including yourself. Have a great week!

  9. Color is a big part of my life. And so is my garden. I love your photos!

  10. WOW!!! I love all your beautiful photos. The cat is so darned sweet.

  11. Your photos are so colourful and cheerful - I'm glad you had some good photo weather last weekend at least. I'm with you in being amazed and surprised at how many lovely people (you being one of them) I have met in blogland.

  12. Well, I have certainly witnessed the kindness and support of other bloggers over the past few weeks. It constantly amazes me and make me want to be a better person. Your flower shots are gorgeous...and I certainly agree that a pop of color can change everything!

  13. That second flower? The pink one? It is so different. Love that one.
    Your house really sounds lovely.

  14. It's no wonder you have so many followers Kat. Your generosity and kindness shines through, and I love the way you support others in this blogging community. Oh, and your photos are divine!
    Have a great day,
    Kerri xx

  15. Lovely photos!!!! I love flowers...they always make me happy:)

  16. So beautiful! And I love that your neighbor's kitty has such a lovely name...Miss Amy Ann! Ha! :)

  17. What beautiful photos Kat! I especially love the last two. Miss Amy Ann is a cutie. She has the same coloring as my Bagheera.

    ~ Tracy

  18. Hi,
    Cool Stuffs for You Colorful Life.What beautiful photos Kat! I especially i love all.Very interesting, thanks for sharing. I loved all of these posts. A lot of these things we have, but I got some really great ideas.Thank you.


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