Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Winter Photography of a Friend

My friend, MJ, has been photographing the world around her for years. She took photos for her father’s small town newspaper until he sold the paper and retired. She takes photos for family, friends, and fun. Ten years ago we headed for the east coast seeking a new start for me. Along the way she took amazing photos and they remain some of my most cherished photos.  Today, I’m sharing with the world MJ’s view of winter in her Toledo garden.


“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.” ~Vesta M. Kelly

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.” ~Anne Bradstreet


The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn who it touches.” ~e.e. cummings


"And when the winter wind comes chasin' after me, I think of you even more."  ~ Ben Richmond




“Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle—a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nutures our dream.” ~ Barbara Winkler

*All photos were taken by MJ on Thursday, January 7, 2010   

18 comments:

  1. This is way so cool!
    Thank you!

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  2. Her pictures are beautiful and even in winter, her garden is an inviting place. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  3. Your friend's photos are great! Keep encouraging her, but we love to see what you're photographing, too.

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  4. Aww.... thanks MJ! Your photographs are wonderful!

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  5. Noelle...I'm glad you enjoyed MJ's garden photos. I love her whole backyard and deck. It's so quiet and filled with nature right in the city.

    Jodi...thanks for visiting. I was delighted to share MJ's photos and stay warm inside. Actually, I may head out later today or tomorrow for some winter photography.

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  6. She does do a nice job. Beautiful pictures.

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  7. These are super lovely! Wonderful job your friend did....I love the bird statue best.. topped with snow.....so enchanting!
    Great post!

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  8. Yes she does! Thanks for visiting, Teresa.

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  9. Teresa - your friends photographs are beautiful, and enhanced by the appropriate quotations under them. Did you choose the quotes? Lovely post. Pamela x

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  10. What beautiful winter pictures. The red birdhouse sure stands out in all of the white. Thanks for sharing them.

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  11. Kiki...thanks for stopping by. The little bird topped with snow was my favorite, too.

    Pam...I'm a collector of quotes and chose the quotes for each photo. Thanks for visiting!

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  12. Lona...MJ was an elementary teacher until she retired a few years ago and that little red birdhouse is a red school house. Cute, isn't it?

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  13. Great winter scenes and yes I liked the quotes. Good team work.

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  14. Thanks, Bev! How's the snow flying out in Montana??? I'm so glad you stopped by The Cottage today.

    Love ya!

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  15. Love the way you mixed photos and words here. Thanks for following my blog! I have returned the favor :).

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  16. Yes, the snow did come our way too! I think it has snowed every day of the new year, and I feel like I am once again in Michigan. Wish it would go away. Love that shot of the red birdhouse with the white snow all around it.

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  17. good evening teresa-just learned your name...i know , i'm slow ;)

    such lovely photos, i saw them a few days ago but couldn't leave a comment....i love the little bird with the cummings quote but they are all completely gorgeous....must be very hard to make a winter white scene look wonderful as she did.

    thank you for your sweet comments to me recently, they were treasured and still are♥

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