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January 24, 2007



Beautiful reflections in your rooms. I sure could use some of your sun in the Midwest. Bought home some red/yellow paints chips today. You have inspired me.


What a beautiful color palette!! The sunshine creates such a picturesque setting. How divine!!


Sunshine is magical, isn't it:~) It brightens up everything that it touches. We also have sun today here in Southern B.C., for the first time in weeks. So beautiful, sigh... and when it shines we are able to see the gorgeous mountains. They are such a joy to see. Cindy S.


Such a beautiful entry. Thank you.



I-spy-with-my-little-eye a book "homes with character" Could you tell us about it. Is it a decorating book, a children’s book ?? I love the cover. Clarice

Janet K

I loved your pictures as always. I too love to watch the sun as it makes changes in our home. It reminds me of watching our sweet little dog move from one patch of sunlight to another as the day progressed. She is sadly missed buy still brings special memories to mind. Please keep bringing your beautiful entries to us, they are appreciated. Take care. HTH Janet


I LOVE that green chair! And I think you have mastered your new camera Kim. Good job and that sun looks so nice and warm. Think of me in cold, cold NH.


I too love the play of the light at certain times of the peaceful.
Every time I visit here, I see new beauty in your is so so lovely...


Oh I miss the sun...we have not had sunshine in awhile...
great great picture and


Not everyone takes the time to stop ... look ... see ... enjoy ... Be. I'm glad that you do and that you also take the time to share with others so they, too, can stop ... look ... see ... enjoy ... Be. I used to have a birdcage positioned just right near a window so the shadow would cast beautifully on a wall. I loved it and would sit and gaze, losing myself in the beauty of Being. Thank you again, Kim!


Your lovely pictures make me smile!

Teresa Sheeley

Sunshine makes you feel better all over, yes? We actually had some today, and I just sat and let it hit me through the glass today, then I saw it shining on some major dust bunnies I hadn't seen. :) Love your pics!!!


kim in Camas

beautiful photos. Don't you love your barley twist pedestal? Love mine. Also, I LOVE your white plantation shutters. I have been begging for those.

The Decorated House

What lovely shots of sunshine!
It was great seeing that darling chair again. What a fun fabric and so perfectly at home with you.


I love the way the late sun lights up your cottage too! Great photos as always of your cozy home!Love the linens.


I love all of it!!! Every photo you post is eye candy to me.


Beautiful pictures as always. Your home looks really lovely in the sunlight. We have a little sun here today so all the snow is gone.


The late day winter sun is always a special light, it shines on things we don't normally see in the summer. Every season like every day brings joyfulness if we look for it.
Thanks Kim for letting us experience a little of your daily joy.


I love coming to your site to see your pictures. Lucky for you to have some sun in the winter. We have had dreary days. I especially love your green chair!


Well the sunshine in your house is certainly beautiful, your ability to get these shots always amazes me Kim. I wish I had an iota of your photographic ability.

Heather Bullard

Lovely sunny corners. Very comforting, thanks for sharing.


Love the pictures of the sunshine streaming into your beautiful home!


love the pictures. So calm looking. restful adn peaceful...hey, that's the look I am after as well! Thanks for sharing.


i adore that little green chair!
and your sunshiney shots are so uplifting to a cold gray day here! thanks!


Love your blog -- just found you! Great photography.


Hi Kim,
I absolutely love your house. Every photo just makes me want to redo my home, I even have my husband looking at the pics!


What great pictures! Light pouring in through a window just makes me long for spring! Thanks for sharing.

charlotte lyons

Wonderful light...for a little cottage your house has tons of surprises. You must be having so much fun with that new camera..what a big difference in your shots.


The sunlight of each part of the day makes your home more and more beautiful! :)


Kim, your new camera is really capturing the cozy feel of your home & those sunshine pics just oooze it! I adore sunshine too & am happy each morning when the sun is streaming in the windows at my house too. Cold dreary days of winter are not much fun & we don't have too many...but, sunshiney days just lift your spirits & make you feel so much better! Thanks for those inspiring pics...I love stopping by here. I esp. love that shot of the green chair...ahhhhhh!



Gorgeous pictures..the light streaming in and illuminating the book is stunning!

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