Hello sweet people.  I thought I’d join in with Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday again.  I always love her challenges.  Today we had to use one of her textures and a word in our photos.  I chose to use her Just Cause texture and, as you can see, the word Bloom.
Mmmm…bloom, such a wonderful word.  It brings to mind something that is growing and flourishing…becoming all that it was meant to be.  I’ve been hoping and wishing and praying that I would bloom.  Perhaps through this blog of mine.  That was the reason I started it, you know, to find my way back to me.
“As long as we are persistence in the pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow.
We cannot chose the day or time when we will fully bloom.  It happens in its own time.”

 ~Denis Waitley

This quote kind of sums up the way I feel. It tells me to keep trying and, that in time, things will happen for me.  Let’s hope πŸ™‚
Best wishes β™₯ Tricia
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  • Pat Mark

    I love the soft creamy color of the peony so lovely. Nice work

    June 7, 2011 at 6:25 am Reply
  • sandra @ french laundry 132 β™₯

    Hi Tricia, I am out of town and on my hubbys lap top and just checking my blog etc and actually on a kind of vacation, but just wanted to pop in before I turn in for the evening and your blog was up front (lol) and I just want to say your blog is such an inspiration to me and all I have to say is you must be a very beautiful person to have such beautiful photos and to write as beautifully as well.


    p.s. your bicycle photo's touch close to my heart. I have some too and cherish them

    June 7, 2011 at 6:26 am Reply
  • Zondra Art

    Beautiful photos, I lake it!
    Have a nice day.

    June 7, 2011 at 6:37 am Reply
  • AJ

    I have the same peony's in my garden, hope I get a change to take shots of them, but it's raining….Your shots are so pretty
    and a great font for "bloom".

    June 7, 2011 at 6:39 am Reply
  • tresjulie

    Wonderful photos!!!
    Liebe Grüße,

    June 7, 2011 at 6:51 am Reply
  • Cedar

    Simply lovely! So soft and dreamy! That first one makes me think of a magazine add–such a great composition and font choice!

    June 7, 2011 at 7:05 am Reply
  • Lesley

    Your images are so soft and pretty, a perfect match for the text!

    June 7, 2011 at 7:21 am Reply
  • Sweet Young Journey

    Your photography blows me away, you are so talented!
    The poem you shared is so uplifting and I think the word bloom is just perfect!
    Have a lovely day!
    : ) Cheryl

    June 7, 2011 at 7:27 am Reply
  • kerrie of sea cottage

    This is just beautiful!

    June 7, 2011 at 7:38 am Reply
  • Nadege,

    I love the quote, compliments your beautiful images very well.
    You are one of my inspiration in this blogging world.

    June 7, 2011 at 8:36 am Reply
  • Bonnie

    Soft and delicate! Still waiting for my pink peonies to "bloom".

    June 7, 2011 at 10:08 am Reply
  • Anonymous

    Yes, yes, yes…….amazing!

    June 7, 2011 at 11:03 am Reply
  • traci

    dreamy and beautiful. your images always make me smile.

    June 7, 2011 at 11:15 am Reply
  • Denise

    so so gorgeous!!!

    June 7, 2011 at 11:24 am Reply
  • Julie Legg Photo

    Really nice tones! I like the pic looking down on the flower with the spoons in the background best. Well done.

    June 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm Reply
  • Dyche Designs

    So soft and dreamy, beautiful.

    June 7, 2011 at 12:29 pm Reply
  • Alicia

    bloom. i love it. you are so sweet tricia, i just love how you write. beautful pics too πŸ™‚

    June 7, 2011 at 1:22 pm Reply
  • Kim Klassen

    oh my!! tricia… this is just lovely! truly!!
    thanks for linking up to texture tuesday…xxo, kim

    June 7, 2011 at 1:24 pm Reply
  • Tiffany

    So lovely…my 365 was a peony yesterday…I have more plans for those beauties. Happy Tuesday.


    June 7, 2011 at 1:45 pm Reply
  • Het Hoogerhuys

    Beautiful pictures, as always!!!
    Have a lovely day, Sandra

    June 7, 2011 at 1:48 pm Reply
  • Secret Garden Cottage

    Beautiful pictures, Tricia… love the first one. That quote is wonderful, too. We could all use a little encouragement not to give up on our dreams. πŸ™‚
    Hugs β™₯ Jo

    June 7, 2011 at 2:06 pm Reply
  • Becky K.

    This was my first visit and I must say that it was a very pleasant one.

    Beautiful photography!!

    I'll be back to see more.

    June 7, 2011 at 2:19 pm Reply
  • Tara

    So stunning, love love!

    June 7, 2011 at 2:24 pm Reply
  • Ashley Sisk

    These photos are so soft and lovely.

    June 7, 2011 at 2:34 pm Reply
  • Louisiana Belle

    Tricia, these are all amazing! Especially the first photo. It has a beautiful, ethereal quality.

    June 7, 2011 at 2:35 pm Reply
  • Evelyn S.

    Tricia! Is your world always that dreamy, creamy place? It's just so beautiful. I'm so hopeful that my peonies bloom when the rain is gone. LOVELY!

    June 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm Reply
  • Jill


    June 7, 2011 at 2:51 pm Reply
  • Stampmouse

    as always beautiful

    June 7, 2011 at 3:03 pm Reply
  • myartsdesire

    Simply magnificent photos. I LOVE your work!!!! Also was very touched by your words. Those seasons of waiting, finding our way can be such challenging {lonely?} times. Makes me wonder why "patience" isn't a four letter word! ha! Can I say that out loud? Xo, Sue

    June 7, 2011 at 3:12 pm Reply
  • Rachel Noelle

    Stunning! Your photo skills have become so amazing Tricia!;) Hugs,Rachel

    June 7, 2011 at 3:23 pm Reply
  • hootnonny

    Love the softness of your images, Tricia…so "you"nique!

    June 7, 2011 at 3:29 pm Reply
  • Dianne

    This is incredibly lovely just as you are–don't forget God is rejoicing over you just as you are–

    Zephaniah 3:17

    June 7, 2011 at 3:38 pm Reply
  • Kelly

    You always have the prettiest photos and prettiest flowers!


    June 7, 2011 at 4:15 pm Reply
  • Beth

    don't you just love Kim's background textures? I love peonies too, wish I had some in my garden…*sigh*
    Great photos! Keep up the awesome work πŸ˜€
    Beth P

    June 7, 2011 at 4:57 pm Reply
  • Geri Centonze

    Always dreamy and beautiful!

    June 7, 2011 at 5:03 pm Reply
  • Leah C

    So very pretty!

    June 7, 2011 at 5:53 pm Reply
  • teresa

    Such beautiful images, lovely work (seen in TT)

    June 7, 2011 at 5:58 pm Reply
  • Linda Makiej

    Wonderful texture and text!!!

    June 7, 2011 at 6:01 pm Reply
  • Nancy

    Awww — how sweet, Tricia. I often feel this way. Patience, I guess. πŸ™‚

    June 7, 2011 at 6:38 pm Reply
  • Cozy Little House

    Blogging truly does help one to bloom! And your pretty blooms always light up my day.

    June 7, 2011 at 9:37 pm Reply
  • Jennifer@threedogsinagarden

    The peony images are simply beautiful.

    June 7, 2011 at 10:45 pm Reply
  • michelle

    Just gorgeous Tricia and I love the quote, how perfect for a journey of us. πŸ™‚
    If you continue to bloom with your photography, which I know you will, good things will happen for you. πŸ™‚

    June 7, 2011 at 11:46 pm Reply
  • Shabbyfufu

    You are a sweetheart Tricia….it will come, keep up the faith:-)

    Love the images and I emailed you back. I'll try and explain how I did that mirror on my blog soon.


    June 8, 2011 at 12:09 am Reply
  • the little things...

    such a pretty flower, great quote too!!!!

    June 8, 2011 at 12:55 am Reply
  • Genie

    Awesome simplicity and beauty….superb contribution to Kim’s Texture Tuesday. genie

    June 8, 2011 at 1:11 am Reply

    Fabulous peony photograph, Tricia. Well done!

    June 8, 2011 at 1:30 am Reply
  • followingsplendor

    I just had to click on this image from TT! So beautiful! Lovely-soft–so dreamy…

    June 8, 2011 at 2:37 am Reply
  • i.ikeda

    This is insanely delicate and soft! I don't even know what to say. I'm just going to sit here and stare, wow. Amazing work.

    June 8, 2011 at 2:49 am Reply
  • yvette

    Beautiful photo's and I too just love the word BLOOM…I'm sure,after seeing your photo's this word is your's and sooo show's exactly that in your images – a beautiful inspiration "blooming" blog!

    June 8, 2011 at 11:36 am Reply
  • PriscilaPetersDecor

    Very sweet. Love the texture used here and the word, as well.
    So pretty and calming.

    June 8, 2011 at 11:45 am Reply
  • lucy

    your pictures are pure beauty! I loved the bloom in the jar so much I set it as my wallpaper on my laptop:) I look forward to your lovely posts! God bless!

    June 8, 2011 at 11:56 am Reply
  • Cathy Spivey Mendola

    Your peonies are simply perfection! I just love them. They are one of my favorite flowers and your editing of the peonies make them more beautiful.

    June 8, 2011 at 3:11 pm Reply
  • Linda R.

    What a wonderful shot.. So soft and pretty!!!

    June 8, 2011 at 4:26 pm Reply
  • Sherri @ Antique Paperie

    What beauty is found here, on your blog…Always. We should think of ourselves as blooming – from the time we wake up, getting into our day – our hearts-petals opening and blooming. Then, we fold into peace and calm at night, before we go to bed, wrapped in solitude and thinking back on our day. Blooming again the next morning! We all learn as we go, don't we?….Happy Wednesday! xo

    June 8, 2011 at 4:50 pm Reply
  • A Garden Near the Sea

    What beautiful photos you take!

    June 8, 2011 at 5:15 pm Reply
  • Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig

    So beautiful, as usual!
    In awe of your gorgeous images. πŸ™‚


    June 9, 2011 at 3:41 am Reply
  • Blooming Rose Musings

    What a wonderful post. Your pictures are absolutely beautiful and I love the quote. Yes, we all need a little encouragment to contiue to fulfill our dreams. And, believe me, you are blooming!

    June 9, 2011 at 4:15 am Reply
  • Rosemary Aubut

    Love, love, love these photos. You have certainly bloomed my dear! Lovely photos!

    June 9, 2011 at 11:55 am Reply
  • Privet and Holly

    I'd say you
    are blooming
    already, Tricia : )
    Gorgeous pics!
    xx Suzanne

    June 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm Reply
  • Pam

    The quote is so beautiful. We do bloom in our own time. Love the photos, especially the one that shows the ladder softly in the background.

    June 9, 2011 at 8:39 pm Reply
  • Tammy @BeatriceBanks

    I was so intrigued by your photography that I had to go back and read the post. Beautiful and beautiful! Love the quote. Gorgeous photos!

    June 9, 2011 at 8:40 pm Reply
  • Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack

    Hi Tricia!

    Your pictures never disappoint. I have come to the decision that the peony is my favorite flower:) Ours started to bloom this week. I'm a happy camper!
    Hope you're having a great week! This one is flying by.

    June 9, 2011 at 9:42 pm Reply
  • Val

    I'am peony obsessed right now….I love how soft your gorgeous photos are.

    June 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm Reply
  • My Little Home and Garden

    Like you, I adore peonies. Right now, I have a single deep pink one in a bud vase, and a lush bouquet of the softest pink ones in a pure, white pitcher. Lovely, as are the stunning photos on your site.

    June 21, 2011 at 1:35 am Reply
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