So many different circumstances and life happenings have kept us from doing much hiking lately. We used to hike at least once, if not twice, every week, and now we rarely get out. But...that's no excuse for letting my love of photography fade.
This week I was particularly mindful of the beauty within my home....beauty that literally fills my moments and minutes each day. The beauty that can so easily go unnoticed.
I'm a firm believer in making the ordinary special, in finding beauty in the mundane. I like to use the good dishes every day and create as many beautiful spaces in my home as possible. I've found that my overall mood is deeply affected by my surroundings and having clear, beautiful spaces is life giving to me.
And so this week, I took out my camera and tried to capture a few that brought a smile to my face. These are my happy places.
I love my violin shelf. Three of the four instruments are mine. The top one is my viola - I'm keeping it out in hopes that having it within arm's reach will inspire me to play it more often (so far it's just collecting dust).
And I love this corner with my husband's violin and our mandolin. It brings me much joy and happiness to have a music room in our home.
I even found a little bit of happiness in my soggy garden. It's been so mild here lately that some bulbs have started shooting up through the dirt!