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Quote of the Day: Aaron Rose

March 21st, 2010

One day when Mr Chiots and I were on a walk, we spotted these dried up weeds in the ditch by the side of the road. They were beautiful in the evening sunlight and caught our eye. Not something I would notice as a thing of beauty on most occasions, but on this evening it certainly was! Often I’m inspired to take photos because of the light. Here are a few other moments that were made extraordinary by the light and moment.

Have you ever noticed something extraordinary because of the light and the moment?

16 Comments to “Quote of the Day: Aaron Rose”
  1. Meyser on March 21, 2010 at 4:51 am

    I would rather say that the light and the moment make simple things extraordinary. The view from my kitchen window is the same every day, but the same view on a sunny, dawny morning makes it the most wonderful thing I’ve ever seen…
    .-= Meyser´s last blog coat =-.

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    • Susy on March 21, 2010 at 8:27 am

      So true!

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  2. pam on March 21, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Those are all beautiful!!
    .-= pam´s last blog ..Weekend Wine Reviews # 17 =-.

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  3. Sense of Home on March 21, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Beautiful quote and beautiful pictures.
    .-= Sense of Home´s last blog ..Local Art =-.

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  4. Melissa on March 21, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Your photos are GORGESOUS! We had the PERFECT first day of Spring yesterday. The light this time of year is amazing with a backdrop of new flowers, the brilliant blue of the afternoon sky, and I love the way it sparkles across our pond. Bliss. : ) Melissa
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..An Idyllic Spring Weekend =-.

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  5. Sheila on March 21, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Beautiful photos! You have a good eye!
    .-= Sheila´s last blog ..My Piet Oudolf Moment =-.

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  6. Lelo on March 21, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Ah ha! I think light is the secret to ALL good photos. My eye looks for it and I jump at the chance to shoot in “magic light.” You, too know what that is: I can tell from your photos! So so very good. :)
    .-= Lelo´s last blog ..California’ dreamin’ =-.

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  7. Kelly on March 21, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    So true that light makes the photo come alive.

    Thanks for stopping by today. I’ve been following you for a while without leaving a comment, and I should’ve. Your Midwestern sensibility grounds me, and I like that with my morning coffee since I’m a displaced Midwesterner at heart.
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Spring awakening =-.

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  8. Imene on March 21, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I would say that the beauty lies in the eye of the looker too. But it’s true that light changes your perspective and makes you see things differently
    .-= Imene´s last blog ..Gratitude Sunday =-.

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  9. Pampered Mom on March 21, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    .-= Pampered Mom´s last blog .."The Practice of Living with Purpose" =-.

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  10. Debbie Auen on March 21, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Hello…although I have never posted on a blog before, i anxiously awaite your daily post like a kid on Christmas morning. I am so inspired by all your photo’s,canning,garden and all the things you post for us.I really enjoy your canning by candle light.Thank you for being so inspiring…I would love that black and white picture looking up at the tree’s hanging right in the middle of my living room.I LOVE IT!!! You take amazing picture’s, it makes me feel like I am there at that moment.Keep up the great work:)

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    • Susy on March 21, 2010 at 10:51 pm

      Thanks so much for commenting, I love hearing from my readers! Thanks for the kind words, I’m glad you enjoy reading every day.

      If you want a large size of that photo you can head on over to my Flickr and download it, it’s big enough that you can get it printed out poster sized if you want.

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  11. sweetlife on March 21, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    with the right light…everything changes shape and looks so much more beautiful–great shots

    .-= sweetlife´s last blog ..Pizza on my mind, Pizza in my belly….. =-.

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  12. Debbie Auen on March 22, 2010 at 8:28 am

    O MY GOSH!!! AWESOME…. I will give it a try! I will let you know how it turns out….Thank~You so much :)

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  13. Louise on March 22, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Suzy, your photos are truly beautiful and inspirational. I visit your site every morning after I feed our cats and chickens and see the sun rise on our urban homestead; it makes a difference in my day. The beauty you capture with your photography inspires me to look for similar beauty in my world. Thank you!

    I noticed in one of your photos a Christmas tabletop ornament. I remember a similar ornament from my childhood in the Netherlands. If my memory serves me well the wooden blades rotate from the heat of the candles. I would love to find out where it was purchased.

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    • Susy on March 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm

      The Christmas Chimes our Carousels were always lit on Christmas in our home as well. I’m not sure where my mom purchased this one, it was a gift to my dad 15 years ago. I think she got it from an on-line store.

      Here’s a place that sells some nice ones.
      You may find more on-line if you search a little.

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