In Flowers

An Open Book

When I have a few moments to mosey around and see what people are making or doing or saying in their corner of the blog world, my interest is often stirred by those that offer up details of their life, spilling their feelings and stories like the pages of an open book.
I find myself drawn into their daily happenings through the funny things their kids did, the places they visited, the happy moments that they share and the sad ones too.
Oftentimes, I wish that I was the kind of person who could talk about similar things here, but I know that that’s not really who I am. I’m more inclined to show you little things that I love melded with snippets of my life. In the life that I share here, I’m probably more like a short story than a novel…or perhaps I’m more like a paragraph πŸ™‚
I might talk about a recipe that I made or a place that I visited or tell you how I grew cosmos this year and then go on to say that this is the first year I planted them and probably not the last since they did so well…spouting tall, looking all pretty and wispy and such.
And of course, I would show you some pictures, because that’s what we do, but for me, that’s the best part. It’s how I tell my story.
Perhaps my life here is just a picture book…and a few rambling captions πŸ™‚
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


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  • Deanna

    I LOVE your picture-books….they are always so beautiful and such a delight to behold. And you know me, I just spill the beans on about everything (well not everything, but close)

    August 15, 2013 at 1:07 pm Reply
  • Tiffany

    LOVE…the cosomos are beautiful. Thanks for brightening my day!


    August 15, 2013 at 1:25 pm Reply
  • Home and Lifestyle

    Who ever you are dear Tricia, your words and your beautiful pictures inspire me and I always like to visit your blog.

    I started my stories about our trip to America! I hope you really like it. Of course I will make a post about Charleston in the next weeks ;-).

    Sending hugs, Ingrid

    August 15, 2013 at 1:42 pm Reply
  • La Vie Quotidienne

    Beautiful…and you tell a lovely story indeed.

    August 15, 2013 at 1:45 pm Reply
  • a quiet life

    i adore picture books with such depth… and frankly you are the master at it~

    August 15, 2013 at 1:48 pm Reply
  • Art and Sand

    You had me at the first photo with the flowers on the book – simple and colorful.

    When I get a new magazine, I first flip through and look at all of the pictures and I do the same when looking at a blog. If the pictures are not particularly pleasing, I might not go back and read the entire post.

    Yesterday, I decided I would write a post mostly with photos to practice my photography. How serendipitous that I clicked on your post early in my search today!

    August 15, 2013 at 1:48 pm Reply
  • Barb

    I love cosmos, and wow, how gorgeous are these photos. You tell a beautiful story. Your images leave me amazed, inspired, and wanting more.

    August 15, 2013 at 2:03 pm Reply
  • Cristina

    Meraviglioso post, colori tenui che accompagnano la lettura…i fiori stupendi!
    complimenti e buon ferragosto! ciao Cri : )

    August 15, 2013 at 2:50 pm Reply
  • DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family

    Your story telling melts into our eyes.

    August 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm Reply
  • Anonymous

    I think you just told us quite a bit about yourself in your
    small paragraph….your photos are beautiful and your words

    August 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm Reply
  • *Smukke Ting*

    I love your picture book!

    August 15, 2013 at 3:39 pm Reply
  • Salma

    so very lovely πŸ™‚

    i love cosmea, i also plant them in my garden every year, but for some unknown reason they won't grow very well this summer :/ only a few of them are blooming by now, which is such a pity.

    yours are so pretty πŸ™‚ enjoy them!

    have a nice evening!

    August 15, 2013 at 4:17 pm Reply
  • Sandi

    …and that is okay Tricia!! πŸ™‚ If we were all alike this world would be a very boring place to live. LOVE the photos!

    August 15, 2013 at 4:24 pm Reply
  • mindi.yana

    Wonderful pictures…
    Have a nice summer!

    August 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm Reply
  • Sylvia

    I collect picture books … and I adore yours, Tricia!

    August 15, 2013 at 5:13 pm Reply
  • Sarah

    However you tell your story, it always inspires me and it's always beautiful.

    I follow a variety of blogs and I love that they all express themselves so differently. All of them, including you, leave me wanting me more.

    xo Sarah

    August 15, 2013 at 5:47 pm Reply
  • Tulla and Catie

    I think this is for what I love blogging. Each person has its own story and its own way to tell it. This is interesting and makes it exciting to me! I love your way of telling your story πŸ™‚

    August 15, 2013 at 6:18 pm Reply
  • Amy Kinser

    I love your picture book!

    August 15, 2013 at 6:44 pm Reply
  • June

    and you tell it so perfectly beautiful my friend!
    hugs from here…

    August 15, 2013 at 6:56 pm Reply
  • Sally Kelly

    Your photos are gorgeous!

    August 15, 2013 at 7:29 pm Reply
  • Blueberry

    Cosmos are one of my favorite flowers:)
    I missed your pictures;)

    August 15, 2013 at 8:43 pm Reply
  • Brenda Kula

    Oh, and you tell your story oh, so well!

    August 16, 2013 at 12:17 am Reply
  • Blondie's Journal

    Your blog is a wonderful respite from a lot of blogs I read. I enjoy your pictures of all things beautiful in this world and your sweet, gentle words. I may be an open book most of the time but I think words are my way of connecting and your way is through photography…and you are wonderful! πŸ™‚


    August 16, 2013 at 1:34 am Reply
  • jacqueline

    Dearest sweet Tricia,

    I totally see your blog style as a picture book! I really love and adore the way you share the things that are happening in your life and around you in a form of beautiful pictures. I find them all so very inspiring! I always always enjoy each and every bits of my time here! Have a beautiful friday and a wonderful weekend! Love to you!

    August 16, 2013 at 1:55 am Reply
  • Anonymous

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with keeping your life private. I must admit I'm quite amazed how people want everyone to know every aspect of their life. I love your blog just the way it is. Your photos are simply beautiful.

    August 16, 2013 at 2:32 am Reply
  • Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    I love your blog, Tricia…your gorgeous photos tell a story. I don't often share a lot of personal things on my blog either, as much of my family prefers it that way. But we can share beauty and what we are interested in. Your blog is inspiring and beautiful…

    August 16, 2013 at 5:18 am Reply
  • Simo

    che immagini rilassanti e meravigliose…Γ¨ sempre un piacere venirti a trovare!

    August 16, 2013 at 6:21 am Reply
  • Georgianna

    Hello, Tricia! I truly love your photographs, your styling and your wonderful use of just the right bit of color. This is such a beautiful post. I think everyone has to find the way that works for them and yours certainly communicates your love of beauty and gracious living. And I'm just a bit envious of your stunning Cosmos – I haven't been successful growing them. πŸ™‚

    Wishing you a super weekend.


    August 16, 2013 at 6:22 am Reply
  • Debra Oliver

    so beautiful, and such vivid color!

    August 16, 2013 at 3:37 pm Reply
  • Lynda Naranjo

    Always love your beautiful photos, Tricia! I agree with you about the cosmos … I planted them for the first time this year and can't wait to fill my garden with them next year. They're gorgeous! Why did it take so long to discover them? πŸ™‚

    August 16, 2013 at 6:14 pm Reply
  • Lisa Gordon

    Your snippets of life are always so wonderful, Tricia, and it is always such a pleasure to visit you here.
    I wish you a beautiful weekend!

    August 17, 2013 at 1:34 am Reply
  • Bente

    Gorgeous photos

    Have a great weekend

    August 17, 2013 at 8:16 am Reply
  • tinajo

    Beautiful photos! πŸ™‚

    August 17, 2013 at 12:05 pm Reply
  • Bumpkin Bears

    Your photos are simply stunning, catherine x

    August 17, 2013 at 6:39 pm Reply
  • lulusfolie

    Absolutely adore your images, Catherine!!!

    August 17, 2013 at 8:14 pm Reply
  • LLH Designs

    You do a beautiful job of telling your story through photos. Keep it up! I write my heart out quite often, but it's the photos that really inspire me. I don't know that people really read all the words anyway. πŸ˜‰

    August 17, 2013 at 8:25 pm Reply
  • Linda R

    I always enjoy my visit here to your blog. Your photos are amazing. With just the right amount of words. Yep, I love your blog my friend.


    August 17, 2013 at 11:14 pm Reply
  • Our photos

    Thanks that you visit our blog!
    Your photos are beautiful!
    Greetings from, RW & SK

    August 18, 2013 at 6:04 am Reply
  • Vibeke SΓ¦ther Svenningsen

    Dreamy, beautiful pictures again !
    All the best from Vibeke

    August 18, 2013 at 8:05 pm Reply
  • Between You and Me

    I go in and out of seasons when I like to share personal things on my blog….I haven't felt much like sharing in the past few months….not sure why? I think I was too busy enjoying summer with my kids to stop and think through a heart-felt post. πŸ™‚

    Looking forward to seeing the sign in your house tomorrow.

    August 19, 2013 at 12:25 am Reply
  • Debra Oliver

    your petals and posies are so sweet and delicate. I was just looking thru my Pinterest board for Fall and i have so many of your wonderful photos from a couple of years ago. I always love your soft and dreamy style of photographing. the light always perfectly enhances your setting!

    August 19, 2013 at 1:12 am Reply
  • Kia

    Your photos are always wonderful, Tricia! πŸ™‚

    August 19, 2013 at 3:27 pm Reply
  • Daniela

    What lovely photos, so romantic and rich in atmosphere,.. they fill the eyes and the heart with joy β™₯ !!

    August 20, 2013 at 6:35 am Reply
  • Rosie Grey

    Your photos are so, so beautiful! Always such a pleasure to come here!

    August 22, 2013 at 6:58 pm Reply
  • Privet and Holly

    Love how you share your
    gifts, Tricia!

    xo Suzanne

    August 27, 2013 at 2:41 am Reply
  • dawn

    a picture is worth a thousand words … or perhaps feelings as well … and a dreamy, thoughtful, calming, inspiring photo (as yours are) is perhaps worth ten thousand words πŸ™‚

    August 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm Reply
  • Saida Cane

    stunning photos
    saida x

    September 2, 2013 at 8:32 pm Reply
  • Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale

    you always have the prettiest of books to look at that tells a story all it's own, without words. i can relate though…i wouldn't say i'm an open book either on my blog, i tend to share just projects and decor and such, but that's what i chose to base my blog about, i suppose. i do enjoy the funny/interesting/heart felt stories in the more "open book" blogs very much though!!

    September 3, 2013 at 2:51 am Reply
  • Robin Johnson

    I don't know about anyone else but I LOVE short stories! LOL. I think they way you write your blog is wonderful. I'm always drooling over your gorgeous photos and giggling to myself over your banter. I know how you feel about the "open book" sort of blogs. At times I wish I were more like them also but I know its just not me. Maybe it's becuase I don't take the time to think of things too much, I'm more excited about moving on to the next thing. who knows . . . I do think there is a spot in the blog world for both types of blogs and between us, your type is much better in my book!

    on a side note, love, love, love, cosmos. Haven't grown them myself in years and I can't say why for sure. This post has put them on "must plant next year" list! Thanks!

    September 4, 2013 at 3:49 pm Reply
  • Carolynn Anctil

    Beautiful images here. I especially like the simple, yet stunning flowers and the detail that the book you've chosen is written in French. I also love your description of lives as books. I'm a particular fan of words and the well-turned phrase. I would be, by the definition contained here, a book flung open. *grin*

    I surfed here through Encouragement is Contagious and what a lovely shore I've found to loiter on.

    A Glowing Ember

    February 25, 2014 at 5:06 pm Reply
  • florence buard

    Merci pour ces magnifiques photographies…. C'est un vrai bonheur que de parcourir ce blog!
    Bisous de France

    May 26, 2017 at 11:30 am Reply
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