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Just for the joy of it

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This post is short ‘n sweet. I have 5 minutes before heading down to the harbor to lead a wildlife viewing trip on our boat. My summers are pretty crazy: Co-running a B&B, cooking for our dinner cruises, leading photography workshops…
Here’s a little background behind the photo: I picked some flowers and herbs the other day and arranged them in a set of colorful glass vases (an “apology” gift from a visiting friend who stained some white towels by using them to wipe mascara and makeup off her face).

The light reflecting off the ocean in front of the house was brilliant, bright and warm, so before distributing the vases in the B&B rooms and bathrooms, I perched the vases on top of our TV box. Set up tripod, camera. Click, click, click. Yeah.
So if you need a lift, a smile, a little sparkle to brighten your day, I hope you enjoy the photo. Just for the joy of it.

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  • Rebecca Dare
    August 5, 2013 at 8:56 AM


  • Mary Gilmartin
    August 5, 2013 at 6:12 AM

    What a beautiful composition and a wonderful palette for a painting.

    • marionowen
      August 5, 2013 at 9:37 AM

      Thanks, Mary. Have a great week.

  • Cindy
    August 5, 2013 at 4:26 AM

    Thank you! Always enjoy your posts no matter how short.

    • marionowen
      August 5, 2013 at 9:53 AM

      Thanks, Cindy. A good reminder for me.

  • Jean
    August 4, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    this is so beautiful and I opened the email just as the sun is streaming onto the breakfast table here, a rare enough thing in Scotland! You have inspired me to find all my glass vases and pick some flowers for the house – thank you Marion x

    • marionowen
      August 5, 2013 at 9:36 AM

      You are most welcome, Jean. And yes, someday I must come to Scotland! How is your weather this summer?

  • Liz Whiteland
    August 4, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    I read your post, and looked at the beautiful flowers, and that was a really good start to my day, thank you. You appear to be a lovely, very caring about wild life, and also a very busy lady, it is a pleasure to meet you, and send you my post.

    • marionowen
      August 5, 2013 at 9:51 AM

      Oh, Liz. Glad to help jumpstart your day with flowers. Cheers and blessings to you, Marion

  • Carolyn C.
    August 4, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Dear Marion, This picture is sooooooo beautiful. I just love it and wish I could reproduce it. 🙂 You are amazing…so busy and creative. Thanks for sharing! Take care,
    Carolyn Clark
    Please note: message attached

    • marionowen
      August 4, 2013 at 8:57 PM

      Hi Carolyn, thanks for your lovely comments. My images are available as prints, canvas prints and self-hanging prints (no nails!). If there is a size you are interested in, let me know. We can converse by email: my [email protected].

  • Kathleen Pearson
    August 4, 2013 at 8:12 PM



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