1.14.2011

she read, she saw

Going to switch up my regular Friday photo post for this fabulous new year.

I've decided to do a little pairing. My daughter, as I've mentioned before, loves words and quotes - she's been collecting them in notebooks all her life. She is going to send me one of her favorite quotes each week and I'm going to forage through the folders of photographs I've taken and see if I can find one that will perhaps enhance the words. Don't know if I will always have one to fit either visually or emotionally but I'll give it go anyway. 


"The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit."  –Nelson Henderson

This quote, while metaphorically has many levels and meanings, made me think quite literally of  Frederick Law Olmsted who designed Central Park (where I took the photo).  He was very concerned with how the park would grow and be used and enjoyed by future generations.

I'm not sure what to call this new weekly post.  "the pairing", "mother/daughter", "she read, she saw" etc. etc. - any ideas out there?

31 comments:

Krystal said...

Aw I like this pairing a lot. And I didn't know that's how central park was built...I wonder if people who are building things/parks today think in that way?!

Maria said...

I like the pairing.
And I LOVE the idea!
Can't wait to see the future ones.
Today's - awesome. Off to a grand start.
Happy Weekend All!

bronwyn said...

Love this idea! I like "she read, she saw". Happy Friday!

Tess Kincaid said...

Beautiful. Funny, how we in the Midwest, forget the color green in the winter.

Nicole said...

wow that's a great idea! Oh a title... um... I'm horrible at those... but I love the idea. I like quotes too!

MJM said...

I'm a quote gal. I can't stop myself...

kroney said...

Love the quote/pic feature! Yes, I think "she read, she saw" is a good title.

quintessence said...

Wonderful quote - have never heard that one! And such a lovely image - Olmstead was indeed a master!

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

Nice quote--and my favorite park! (Taking the dog there later) I like the idea of your pairing--and its so great that you do it with your daughter! have a fab weekend-barbara

Andrew H. said...

I kinda like 'she read/she saw' as well. Nice job on the first one. It will be fun to see how this progresses!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

This is cool. Does your daughter read your blog?? I hope she does since she has so much influence on you and your blog.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Yes Lisa, she not only contributes but you can read her comments daily - she is MJM.

Diana Mieczan said...

I really love this post idea and I didnt know that about central part! You did such a great job pairing the quote with the photo. Its brilliant!
Happy weekend, my dear
Kisses

and flowers pick themselves said...

love that quote. happy weekend!

xo Alison

Beatnheart said...

beautiful jeanette....

Kristin said...

What a fabulous idea for a weekly feature!

Teenage Bride said...

Jeanette this is such a wonderful idea! I love it. That picture is breath taking with all of the natural beauty it captures. That quote is surely one to live by.

I hope you have a lovely weekend, you sure do have a special bond with your daughter... such a beautiful thing!

lisaroyhandbags said...

what a great idea!! I love 'she read, she saw'.

Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my kitchen makeover! After all the hard work, it's so nice to hear that all the effort was worth it. It's such a nice spot to spend time in now.

have a great weekend! xo

Stitchfork said...

Such a great idea! And I love the "she read, she saw" title as well. Fun way to stay connected!
xo Cathy

Brenda Kula said...

Yes, She Read, She Saw is a good one. Love this photo!
Brenda

koralee said...

Ok....this quote is going in my book now!!!! Beautiful!

Your image is amazing too and both go together so well..I will look forward to Fridays. xoxoxo
Weekend hugs. xoxo

Indie.Tea said...

That's a beautiful quote. It can have so many meanings...
p.s. I had a reader try making my blackberry champagne cake/cupcake with sparkling wine and gluten-free flour, and it looked like it turned out well :D

Stacey said...

Such a great idea for the post! I think you were spot on for this post's pairing. I love the ring/sound of "she read, she saw" for the title. Hope you're off to a great start for the weekend! XX

VildesVerden said...

What a wonderful idea! Wish you a wonderful weekend

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I love the pairing and the idea!

the runaway romantique said...

Love this pairing! A beautiful photo and a beautiful quote :) Have a lovely weekend!

- the runaway

Anonymous said...

very neat idea! a verse with a view!

shari @ little blue deer said...

I love this idea! You and your daughter have such a special relationship, it's really sweet and inspiring! XX!

Beach Vintage.com said...

Hi Jeanette, Just wanted to say thanks for all your well wishes, I really appreciate it. Simone xx

daily mix LA said...

cute idea! as you see, i love posting quotes as well!

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

I LOVE quotes - I always wanted to keep collections, sadly I'm too lazy to actually get them together.

I'm too lazy for many things.

It's my curse.