Friday, October 24, 2014

Seasons of...


I'm not sure what keeps me away from this space for long periods at a time. Maybe it's symbiotic with the transition of life I seem to be going through. I don't know, lately, I'm finding myself "in between" everything...
My brain feels foggy most of the time. I'm pretty sure a lot of it has to do with my mom's one year anniversary coming up. Coupled with the big "M" looming over head and not exactly going as swimmingly as I'd hope. I'm feeling very much like a trail blazer going through my change of life- mostly for my daughter, Jamie so she doesn't have to feel like I do. I'm gathering what little family history has been shared & passed down. Which is very little since my mom and grandmother are both gone and were from a different era that just kept quiet about such things. I've thought about renaming this space to "The Menopause Files" but then I think that's probably too much information! So for now,    with a lot of xo from Frankie, family and friends, my foggy brain will muddle through the big "M" with as much dignity, class, and beauty as I can muster.
Meanwhile, I'm sharing over at Kim's today and my Friday finds. 
I have a love affair with anything old and it seems to be scissors lately.

Found these on Etsy-and they actually work. I'm looking for an old pair of Chinese scissors that look very similar to these. Both photos are from my iphone which I rely on almost on a daily basis.
 I think it's my sanity. I've been using darker tones lately too. Seems to fit the darker mornings and the sun setting earlier...which I don't really mind. Summer is rolling up her carpet to make way for Fall's beauty...You know...
Seasons of change.

Happy (trailblazing) snapping!

Kim Klassen dot com


  1. Well, I always love to visit no matter when you post, and I love to keep up with you on IG. I adore IG. It's a place to be creative, quirky, no stress, lots of beauty. I wish you well with the big M ...

  2. The big 'M'... I am not looking forward to that. I say pamper yourself, bubble bath, glass of wine, maybe a large pizza. :) I love your yellow flower image, the depth of field is wonderful and the scissors are very cute.

  3. Yeah, these scissors... I need some too :) I have a pair of cute tiny embroidery scissors I should start using in my shots. So many ideas in my head right now but have not really found the time to work on compositions... Love the yellow flowers!!

  4. The big "M" - I try to see it as another phase in my life.More freedom and the courage to say "NO" more often and not always compromising. I do more for myself ( still difficult with a teenager at home) and yes... sometimes a big glass of red wine is just fine!
    Love your photos !

  5. Hang in there and keep plugging along. I so enjoy visiting whether here or on AG. Best with the M. I know you have struggled with so much this summer - but your creativity hasn't been among them (I know it seems so to you, but trust me - you are constantly turning the page and enlightening the rest of us to explore new ideas and memes).

  6. Love that second shot - the view from above always invites a story. As for the transition through menopause, I can only say, totally worth it - clarity and purpose and freedom await.

  7. I don't look forward to the big "M" either. I don't know what to expect from my family's history either. Oh well...trailblazer is something we need to be good at. Hang in there my friend.

  8. Hi Kelly, I am having also somewhat ambivalent thoughts about the big "M" ...arising in the horizon within some years... My brain seems to be foggy enough already, so I wonder where it will leave me - Let's take one day at a time, enjoying the moments as they unfold - both the good and less good ones :)

  9. love those scissors!!! and the tones of your photos are so rich.
    a genuine written reflection on your life right tones as well.


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