17 February 2014

Wonder

(Sara's photo)



ˈwəndər/
noun
  1. 1.
    a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.
    "he had stood in front of it, observing the intricacy of the ironwork with the wonder of a child"
    synonyms:awe, admiration, wonderment, fascination; More


verb
  1. 1.
    desire or be curious to know something.
    "how many times have I written that, I wonder?"
    synonyms:ponder, think about, meditate on, reflect on, muse on, puzzle over,speculate about, conjecture; More
  2. 2.
    feel admiration and amazement; marvel.
    "people stood by and wondered at such bravery"
    synonyms:marvel, be amazed, be astonished, stand in awe, be dumbfounded,gape, goggle; More



Today, the photos tell the story.  The first three are mine.

























Girl and Black Kitty  (Sara's Photo)






(Sara's Photo)






Where is she? (Sara's Photo)






(Sara's Photo)





Through the Looking Glass (Sara's Photo)



Sharing with:


gingerlillytea
Ginger Lilly Tea Let's Have an Adventure

and

Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday

and

French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday






Every home and garden needs a bit of wonder. Wonder is the word of the week.
At the end of the week, I hope to feature a wondrous person or two with their permission.




48 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos!

    Wonder is to me the key to it all. I taught many underprivileged children. What I saw lacking in so many of them was "wonder". They just had no interest in anything. I told them that one day, something would spark and they would wonder about it. And then, they would see a purpose to school.

    We listened to the story of Adam Steltzner on NPR (http://www.npr.org/2012/08/03/157597270/crazy-smart-when-a-rocker-designs-a-mars-lander

    Adam was an aimless kid who was told all through life that he would go nowhere. He believed everyone and was a total slacker. If I have the story right, he was driving home one night from a loser job and noticed something in the sky. His curiosity got to him and he began to wonder. He signed up for an astronomy class to answer his questions and the rest is history. He is a "rocket scientist" today and led the Curiosity Rover project.

    I bet you didn't expect a response like this to your word of the week.

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    1. Thank you, Art and Sand. Interesting! I did not know that. I will have to listen to that NPR segment.

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  2. I think it's fun that you and your daughter collaborate on projects. Your photos are fantastic! Both of you have a great eye.

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  3. Hi Dear,
    wonder is a wonderful word to think about. Thank you for keeping my brain working an my eyes moving happily over the beutiful photos you and your daughter have made.
    Great day to you
    Elisabeth

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    1. Thank you, Elisabeth. Great day to you to! XOXO

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  4. What a great word! I think to wonder is to be truly alive. Curiosity, a fascination for knowing and understanding is what keeps our lives rich and interesting. Many of us have stopped wondering and chosen to live the life that simply unravels before us without stopping to question and consider other possibilities. I believe that it is the "what-ifs" and the "how could I..." questions that push us forward.

    Love this hit of inspiration.... wonder on!

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    1. Love your answer, Donna. You are comfortable being a deep thinker, even with writing. XOXO

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  5. Wonder is a good word to inspire interpretation and you've given us a few photos to think about. Today many take so much for granted and perhaps need to step back and wonder about consequences.

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    1. Thank you, Judith. I love that tea party you had with your daughter and grand daughter.

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  6. Great word...we have be buried in so much snow here, for weeks, but I am still finding wonder in the season. The harbor is gloriously frozen, the animals inspire wonder each time they scurry past my window, even my children walking in the snow. I wonder...when you took those photos? Could it be that you are somewhere warm? That would be WONDER-ful! ;)

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    1. Hi, Kim. We took them yesterday. We are having a heat wave and it is 86 degrees outside. Normally it would be in the 70s this time of year. I love your interpretation. The snow looks so pretty when it is clean, but cold and wet gets tiring. We get eight to nine great months of weather here. The summer is our bad weather.

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  7. Love the word 'wonder', and I really love that last photo! Beautiful :)
    Susan

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  8. Beautiful pictures that Sara has taken!! LOVE the vivid yellow flowers and oranges! And seeing the reflection of those apron hearts is stunning! I believe "wondering" is the first step of dreams coming true! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  9. Sara is very creative and a talented photographer. Love her imagination and her use of color. Very uplifting. Thanks for coming to visit.

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  10. Gorgeous photos! The yellows are amazing! I always look forward to reading what the next word of the week will be for you! xoxo Jen

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    1. Thank you, Jen. Yellow flowers do really well here. XOXO

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  11. All pretty and a very gorgeous kitty there...my favorite is the last one : )

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  12. Oh my goodness.... what beauty you shared with us through your (and Sara's) interpretation of WONDER! The photos are gorgeous. xo

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    1. Thank you, Kitty. Kids are so comfortable with cameras these days. XOXO

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  13. These are such interesting and fun photos! Great composition.

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    1. Thank you, Cranberry Morning. I was outside taking regular photos when my daughter wanted to be involved. XOXO

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  14. Love your post, Love your pictures! Thanks for visiting me today. Brought a smile to my face. Have a great week!

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  15. Wonder is such a great word, especially in English, so many more meanings!

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    1. Thank you, Magali. XOXO I was taking regular photos of the yard when my daughter wanted to be involved. She was doing an AIW interpretation.

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  16. Lovely! so nice to have mother and daughter share in the creative experience.

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  17. Beautiful photos that feature reflections!

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  18. What a refreshing set of photo cards. Each one truly gives you a feeling of happy, the fruit of love and reflections of Spring.

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  19. Thank you so much for linking up!! These photographs are WONDERFUL! xxxx

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  20. Lovely photos. Such fun to do them with your daughter!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I was just taking regular photos and she came up with the idea.

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  21. Such a lovely post. Thank you for sharing it with mine and gingerlillytea's link up xx

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    1. Thank you, Hannah. You have a lovely blog and I am following it.

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  22. Oh I must say I am jealous as can be about that gorgeous looking weather you have. Beautiful pictures. What I'd give to see a touch of green around here!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. We have excellent weather from October through the end of May. The summers are extremely hot.

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  23. Amazingly creative shots. Absolutely fabulous!

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