Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Taking Part

Jumping In: Elle Moss 21 Day Photography Challenge

Do you remember me telling you about the fabulous Mother's Day Giveaway that my etsy friend Elle Moss was having on her blog, diaryofamodhousewife? And that my Grow Love print is just one part of this over the top giveaway?  It makes me smile to be in such good company. Look at all this great stuff!

Well, apparently hosting this super giveaway wasn't enough for Elle. She has begun the 21 Day Photo Challenge on her blog. Today is day three. You can jump in anytime and participate as time allows. I love this challenge already and I haven't even submitted an entry in the challenge yet!  I missed days one and two, but in a round about way, Kathy from DoubleKnickelsandBeyond led me to it so I can participate in day three.

Today's theme is 'little things'.

These champagne corks sit on the bookshelf next to my desk. Remnants of bookclub/champagne ladies, and mine and Gar's annual Christmas morning toast I believe.  I do love Champagne. The bubbles tickle my nose and it makes me giddy.

See that one in the front.............the Gloria Ferrer? LOVE it. One of my favorites. If you like dry, you must get some.

In our game cabinet we have remnants of an old Parcheesi game. Oh how many hours I spent playing Parcheesi. The playing pieces are actually wood. Yup, it's that old.

In addition to my little champagne cork collection, I also collect feathers that I find on my walks. I love these two because they're tiny and they have polkadots. What's not to love?

Decisions, decisions. Which to include in Day 3 of Elle's challenge? I think the feathers.

Kathy decided way before me. Check out her lovely pins.  I love the dark background, the pink fabric and the pretty little pearls atop the pins. Nice one Kath!

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your camera and join the fun at Elle's place.  Elle posts entries to each day's challenge on her home page if you want to have a look.

Not So Little

While I was taking pictures, Gar said, "Look, there's a hawk in the tree!" To which I exclaimed, "where? where?". He was right at the bottom of our apple tree. 

Big beautiful bird.

Probably a Coopers Hawk.  He sat like that for a few minutes, then hopped on over to the wheelbarrow. I couldn't resist trying to get another picture of him and was eeking the door open bit by bit, but it failed. He flew the coop.

Hope your day is full of good stuff.  I am juggling a few things today including shipping off another Grow Love print to Ontario.  It's packed and ready to go when I head to Exeter for a meeting.  Have a wonderful Wednesday in your corner of the world.

Ciao for now,

PS- I love Elle's giveaway idea AND photo challenge so much, I may have tweak it a bit and do my own versions! Go Elle Go!  By the way, if you participate in Elle's photo challenge, feel free to leave a link to any of your entries in your comments here on the Muse.


  1. I love all your photos of little things Pam. If I had to choose (and I'm glad I don't!) I would pick the corks!
    Thanks for posting my photo!

    1. I know! I almost went with the corks but I went with the feathers. I just love all the movement and texture they have. However, I also love the champagne corks for apparent reasons. ;)

  2. I love them all! The feathers are definitely my favorite. SO PRETTY!

    1. I did go with the feathers in the end.............they really are so sweet with their polka dots Traci.

  3. I love the close up of the wine corks...nice shot!

    1. Thanks Kate-- I love the corks to. Think I was trying to be 'impartial' because normally I SO would have gone with the corks....though I'd prefer a full bottle that goes with them!


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