Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Thousand Words Thursday


iris, originally uploaded by RSCDoug.

I've found an interesting little Thursday activity that fits very well with my photo of the week plan. It's called 'A Thousand Words Thursday' and it's an activity put together by Jen at Cheaper than Therapy. I also found another blogger doing something similar over at I Should be Folding Laundry.

It's a great idea and I can't wait to play along.

I took this picture on a solo fishing outing...People float by these flowers everyday with nary a glance. We take things like this for granted. It's amazing how easy it is for adults to overlook the obvious when we have kids at home (newborns in my case) that have yet to see the beauty of the outdoors.

I can't wait to take my little girl for walks in the woods or canoe trips down the river to expose her to some of the simple things everyone else fails to see.



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38 comments:

Chelsea Lietz said...

Great blog! I love parenthood from a father's perspective.
You are so right about people failing to notice the many beautiful things in our world. Your daughter will be lucky to have you to show her.

Terri said...

Great capture.

Bloggin' Mama said...

Awesome!

Kim said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for visiting today! :)

Sue said...

Beautiful flower. That's nice you want to show your daughter nature too.

Thanks for sharing.

Bree Shaw said...

you are absolutely right! great picture, especially since purple is my favorite color:)

Stacie's Madness said...

nice shot!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Wonderful picture! I hope you will come back over & have some fun with us "mommy bloggers". :)

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

Lovely! Thanks for playing...

Jennifer said...

Awesome picture! I look forward to reading your blog as it develops.

Marla said...

is this japanese iris? i wish mine bloomed this year... welcome to atwt!

april said...

Oh, I love irises! Amazing photo!

keli.h said...

i love your blog -- it's refreshing to see things from a daddy's perspective. gorgeous shot!

Janis @ SneakPeek said...

Awesome shot!!!

Caseybumpinalong said...

LOVE the colors in this pic! Beautiful shot!

Bella Daddy said...

We have caterpillars in the side yard, some in coccoons, waiting to be butterflys..our little one asks to go outside and check em everyday...you have reminded me, I need to get some pics of it...Kudos! and yes, beautiful pic!

Charlie on the PA Turnpike said...

You have a great eye!

Jason said...

Those are gorgeous irises. It's nice when we can take a moment and just enjoy what is around us.

Mocha Dad said...

I've taken my son fishing a couple of times and I've never bothered to enjoy the flowers that grow along the shore. I'll have to do that on our next outing.

The Devoted Dad said...

It's so easy to overlook the little and the big things in life. I love it when I remember to look up. The sky is so beautiful. It is peaceful. Same goes with the small things- like the flower. I look forward to the same- when my kids can enjoy the same. -Jason

Jen said...

Stunning shot, Doug. I love the depth of color and the light. These are just beautiful!!!

Christy M. said...

Those irises are stunning! Great capture. I can't wait to see more from you!

Thanks for participating!

livinginagirlsworld said...

Beautiful picture. Having kids really helps you appreciate the simple things in life. Soon enough your daughter will be running and you'll be chasing to keep up with her!

Jessi said...

Gorgeous.

tippytoe foxtrot said...

I am so very glad that you noticed something so simple and beautiful. It makes my heart happy.

Martha in PA said...

Welcome to ATWT! The flowers are beautiful.

Since I have become "one with my camera" I see so many little things that others miss along the way, always look for that next special moment or thing!

I am anxious to visit your blog!

Aimee said...

Those are beautiful!!

♥RocĂ­o♥ said...

♥♥♥ THAT IS AMAZING ♥♥♥
♥♥♥ I LOVE IT ♥♥♥
Have a ☺☺☺HAPPY☺☺☺ ATWT!!

DALewis said...

That is a GORGEOUS photo!

MommaD said...

Very beautiful, very June!

Kathleen said...

What a great, clear shot of beauty!

Jessi said...

Beautiful, I love the colors!

Brooks said...

beautiful Irises! great shot! Did you catch any fish??!?!

Stacie said...

Gorgeous photo!

Annie said...

So pretty! You'll love ATWT! Welcome!

Yelena R. said...

Awesome capture! I was just thinking about the fact that since I got my camera, i've been noticing so much beauty around me!

Kayla Sue said...

Oh, the Iris!! It is my favorite flower, and has special meaning to my husband and I, and our unborn baby!! Thank you for sharing!

togetherforgood said...

Beautiful shot! Thanks for noticing and sharing it with us!