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August 10, 2010


Barbara Anne

Good morning, Kim!

It's going to be a scorcher here but I hope it's the last very hot day of the summer. Is it too soon to hope that?

Your wonderful photos remind me of a decorating idea that was new to me a decade ago and that I love: put reflective surfaces around your room so light bounces from side to side and into corners. This little trick makes such a wonderful difference in rooms. Glass and metals reflect light and they come in an almost infinite variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and functions!



That sounds like a great plan. Have a fantastic day! La

Drawn to the Sea

you've relaxed me so much, I swear I almost fell asleep.


Good Morning, Kim,
The picture of sunlight on your flowers is a perfect way to start your day. I cherish mornings like just 10 days I will be at teacher inservice. No more leisure blog reading in my jammies!!

Have a terrific Tuesday ~Natalie

Susan Freeman

Lovely black and white pics!

Susan and Bentley

sweet cottage dreams


love the black and white photo, kim! just so soft and pretty!

ok, i have a fresh pot of coffee on...i say you get in
your car and drive on over for a cup!

have a sweet day,

Pom Pom

Wow! Pretty, pretty photographs, Kim.

Terri Driggers

I still love the pics of the books........ and the colors are amazing.... I agree, thank you God for color and eyes to take it alllllll in!!!! Terri


Oh so lovely!



I'm definitely ME today---our beach wanderers have returned, everyone is home in their nests, and I'm posting about plumbing! Quite the elegant day, I'd say.

Hope yours shines!


Morning Kim: I also like the b/w photos but wondering what color your lamp is. I saw one at an Antique shop a while back in RED. Wish I had gotten it. Maybe if it's still there next time I will. If it's gone then it wasn't meant to be right? :-) The day will bring whatever we want/make it to be so mine is going to be GREAT! Have a good one, Kim.

Alice from Arkansas

The Lady of the House

I so adore the different times of day - the perky sunshine in the morning and the comfy shadows of the sun setting in the evening. So comforting to know it will all start over again tomorrow.

Happy Day, The Lady of the House


we must be God's reflection and we are in his plans and do what he has called us to do - Amen! i love it - thanks kim for the inspiration . love ya, maria - cottage feel -



I love this one :) I just posted on reflections yesterday. I love to sit back and take a moment to really see what is happening and the blessings we all encounter each day of our lives :) Have a great day sweetie! Hugs ~ Laura


This day is almost done here. The sun has set and it is very slightly cooler. Desperately longing for some rain now.

Elizabeth Marchus

Hi Kim,
Everyday is a blessing! meeting the day head on with hopes and dreams...
Hope you day is full of sweetness.
Big hug~Elizabeth


Oh dearest Kim, I thank God for speaking through you today. You see, today is a day of Reflection for Alaska. We lost our beloved former Senator Ted Stevens "Uncle Ted" we call him, last night in a plane crash here in Alaska. As Alaskan's grieve, we are reminded of sweet memories of day's gone past, but there IS a future and we can be grateful for our future days... and walks with each other.

God Bless you and your family Kim :o)
Anchorage, AK

Fern Cottage

Good evening, Kim... Here I sit at my parents home, tucked into the beautiful mountainside in South-central PA, turning the pages of a fun magazine I picked up at the local grocery... and who should I see on the pages... your sweet Maggie!! I instantly realized who it was, whose cottage I was seeing through the lens of another camera, and I felt at home - so far from my own South FL cottage.

Happy summer's end to you and Maggie!

Kathy Martin

Oh so lovely your bedside table looks! :)


Kim - the black and whites are amazing. THANK YOU THANK YOU - just mesmerizing. Sometimes black and white leave more to the imagination - we all know the mirrors are RED. (((((hugs))))) ;-)
Your talent with a camera = WOW

Mary Lou

In a decorating shop today, I saw a HUGE beautiful mirror and thought how wonderful it would be to reflect the view of outdoors...then I saw the pricetag...then came to your post! Hmmmmm...
Have a good day and week.

Sherry Smith

Hello Kim I am a day late oh well it was a busy day yesterday and I am sure today will be too we have family up and they have all gone out fishing the weather is so warm so heres for fish for dinner.....yum Have a great day Kim ..........Sherry

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