Pics of the Week: Magnolia Buds, Eggplant Shoes, Regrowth, Sea of Stars… and the Force

Hey there fellow bliss chasers!

This is the first post in what will be an ongoing series, tellingly dubbed “Pics of the Week”.

Spotlight! Applause! Happiness and anticipation!

The series will run, every Friday. Nothing too fancy shmancy about it…it’ll be all about what magic’s in the frame (or, as is often the case with me, outside of the box :P)  The quality of the shot may not be as important as what is in it, or the sheer visual may be why it’s on this virtual reel.

Be it through context, subject matter, humor, beauty or eccentricity, I’m aiming to shoot some she-zam!  into your eye-orbs and give you some good ol’ fashioned, heart, soul or brain candy to enjoy.

Shall we begin?



Shot in my front yard, our magnolia tree on the 1st day of Spring.It may look barren…but see those tiny white flecks on every single branch?

…each of those hundreds of bitty puffs of light are fuzzy, growing buds.

Magic waiting to happen!


You thought your jack-o-lantern carving was special?


Regrowing store bought celery, green onions and leeks.

Waste nothing.



“Pinpricks of light on the shore seem to mirror stars above in…on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives…”  This glowing (bioluminescence) “in the waves is the product of tiny marine life-forms called phytoplankton. Various species of phytoplankton are known to bioluminesce, and their lights can be seen in oceans all around the world, [says] marine biologist and bioluminescence expert Woodland Hastings of Harvard University.” (1)


My youngest, in his new Star Wars helmet “spying on the enemy”



Magnolia buds, Moi, Anne Elizabeth @ Zen & Genki

Eggplant Shoes, The Business Insider

Regrow-Reuse-Recyle, thanks to my friend Lease for sharing & inspiring

Sea of Stars (1) Original story by Ker Than @ National Geographic with image by Doug Perrine, Alamy

The Force is Strong in That One, Moi, Anne Elizabeth @ Zen & Genki


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15 comments on “Pics of the Week: Magnolia Buds, Eggplant Shoes, Regrowth, Sea of Stars… and the Force

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    • I will definitely post – they are gorgeous (we found a stranger in our yard last year taking pictures it was so stunning!) As for the plants, I can’t wait to try it with my kids this Spring when our big, honkin’ bag of soil gets dropped off in the driveway. Link me up with your Everypictellsone blog, I’d love a look!

  4. I love your view of the world through the eye of your camera (and selection of pictures). They would make a wonderful coffee-table book. Special smiles go out to the young Jedi in Star Wars helmut… hee hee so much fun to be a kid with a costume.

    • Thanks, Shelley – I think I’d need a better camera for a real coffee table book :P But in my little world, I love what I see looking through the lens…especially when there are young Jedi’s and lots of pretty pretty things to see :)

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