There is more than one way to create ambience, any sense will do: sight, sound, or smell. And if you can use them all…even better!
Candles are the easiest and most common way to create ambience. In our modern society, candlelight is quaint and harkens back to a simpler time. That’s why many restaurants use candles on their tables. I use candles in every room at home to create a feeling of comfort and coziness, and of course to indulge in my chosen “smells.” I bought this candle at a thrift store for $1.99 and chose a “Christmas Thyme” Yankee Candle votive to put in it.
On the Kitchen Stove
Another thrift store bargain is this cd of French singers. I purchased it for $.50. I love old time Paris so this creates ambience for me too.
Thrift Store Find: Cd of French Singers
In my living room I continue the Paris theme with storage boxes and a picture of my grandfather in front of the Arc de Triomphe; he was stationed in Paris in WWI.
I Love Paris
SIGH…Can I stay home from work today??
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My cat likes to relax by going on Facebook.
Have a fun and relaxing day. Check out other ways to relax here.
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Anyone who has been following this blog for some time knows that taking pictures is one of my life’s joys, but the parameters of my small-town survival-heavy life do not allow me many trips to new or exotic locations. I am not retired; I do not have the funds or the time to travel to faraway places. But I do see a lot of beauty in my local surroundings and I try to use my photography to help others see the same.
In my other blog, I talk about my project to document the beauty of all the small towns that surround me, but here I will just show you some of the beauty I have seen within 2 miles of where I live.
A Couple of Ducks
Picnic Table with Morning fog
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I have recently returned from a road trip to TN. Looking at the pictures from my trip, I guess you could say water did figure prominently.
The Sinks in the Great Smokey Mountains
We went to the top of the Bass Pro Shops Pyramid to get a view of the Mississippi in Memphis.
Mississippi in Memphis
And the river through Nashville was especially beautiful at night!
Nashville at night
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But I swear I heard a woman say that rock climbing is for the birds!
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On a recent trip to Nashville, I made sure I stopped at Antique Archeology, owned by the American Pickers. Although things were for sale, I felt like it was more of a tourist destination than a store. There were many “souvenirs” for sale: t-shirts, key chains, stickers, etc. But seeing this was exciting and nostalgic for me: the shirt and guitar of Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick!
For Sale: Rock and Roll Memorabilia
How many times did I watch his dramatic moves, admire his quirky clothing and try to catch the guitar picks he would toss into the audience during their shows!
Rock and rolls shows were a big part of my younger years. Visit my other blog to read about some of the bands I followed in my 20s…what a great time for music in Boston!
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Whenever we observe the world, we are framing what we see. Sometimes the frame is made up of our mood, our personality, or our memories: whatever makes up our “frame of reference” or what we choose to focus on. And now I am done with the philosophical part of my post. 🙂
In a more concrete way, in the act of taking a photo, we frame the photo, deciding what is important and how to present it. And sometimes there is a physical frame as in the following photos:
Cow in its Pen
Undeveloped Lot Through a Fence
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