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Aug232013

{Friday Finds} Taking it to The Street

a perfect window message (just for us).....love the reflections.....

Welcome to Friday Finds.....

Let's celebrate what we have found, discovered..... uncovered...this past week.

If you are new here.... please say hello....and share your finds below.... Welcome..... so glad you are here.... 

What is Friday Finds ?.... You ask....

Friday Finds is a place to gather and share your finds with fellow creatives....

So many find possibilities.....unique treasures...... special moments..... life's lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
it's endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your find...link to Friday Finds (feel free to grab the button below).....then pop over here to link up.

Simply put..... you are invited to post a fabulous find of any kind..... 

My wish for Friday Finds.....that we stop .... pause.....simply.... cherish life's simple pleasures......

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Kim Klassen dot Com

My Friday Finds

why thank you..... little lovely..... aren't you just picture perfect?

Welcome to The Exchange District...... Before all 'this'.... I'd only heard of it... but never visited. Oh my... I had no idea!

Seriously... I wish you all could fly here for a photo retreat...it's 'picture perfect'...... And absolutley endless..... 

This morning.... I took a walk, to check it out....  with only my iPhone. Oh my gosh..... I could not wait to return....big girl camera in hand. I zipped back this evening....but the days are getting shorter..... and evening began to fall.... and oh my...... did some colorful characters begin to appear.

I was heading for home....(it started feeling sketchy)...when some guy in a food truck told me I better hold tight to my camera.....  Let's just say....that made me pick up my pace.

I'm thinking mornings may be safer.... but probably not quite so interesting.

Here's a few of the characters I saw......(yay for the 70-200 lens)

I can't wait to go back again.... It's fantastic..... So much more to see and show.....

Soon.....

A Quick Update on John

John's still waiting for news on the stem cell transplant..... He was supposed to be finished chemo....but out of nowhere they called last Friday..... and wanted him back in for another round. We're praying this will be it.....until the transplant.... but honestly.... We just never know. 

Playing in my head.... and off my lips..... over and over.....

One day at at time....

whatever will be.... will be.....

It's all going to be okay....

This too shall pass.... 

John was just beginning to get his strength back...and bang....he's back down again. It's the nastiest stuff.... 

But, we had a lovely day.... John's brother (his stem cell donor), his wife and their son.... were here for a visit....all the way from British Columbia.....A gift to see them.... 

So grateful......

It's time to call it a day....and begin again tomorrow. I hope you are well, dear friends......

Please share your Friday Finds below..... 

Until next time..... gratitude... always....

xo,

 

Reader Comments (14)

So sorry to hear about John's having to do more chemo Kim. Wishing you both strength. xo
August 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNancy
You captured the character and charm of the area so well. I wish I could go on a photo retreat with you. I definitely would want to stop by the Cake-ology shop for a sweet treat!
Best wishes to John. I pray that all turns out well.
August 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiane
Interesting people there, Kim !
Beautiful street photos, the Cake-ology one is amazing and
the last one looks like a movie scene, just gorgeous !

Sorry to hear about John, wishing him all the best, thinking of you both,
Sylvia
August 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia
I like to visit places like that. I love the interesting people as well. I always feel a little smug when I photograph there. As if they might think I feel like I'm visiting a zoo and they are there for my pleasure. I think they are just going about their lives though. Just like I am. And, when I think about it I remember that I am an interesting character as well.
August 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commentera spirit of simplicity
Kim, I'm so sorry to hear that John is back for another round - praying for you both... Your street photography leaves me breathless! I'ts fabulous and I'm enjoying every single image. I've always wanted to try it...
August 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarb
Words just do now ever to seem to be enough from me so sorry is all I have for you. I always am thinking of your to and hoping that every thing will be better soon. Much love coming your way.
August 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarBbara Hurst
What a wonderful idea for a photo retreat! Maybe we could make this our headquarters!

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1093163

Thanks for showing us around such a cool place but be careful out there!

Best wishes being sent your way in hopes that this will be the final round of chemo for John, hang in there!
August 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeth Huffaker
Keeping you and John in my thoughts. Another mantra to add:
you will get to the other side of this . . . there is another side, and you will emerge there one day.
Hugs,
Rinda
August 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRinda
Sadly I don't have any 'finds' to share this week. Strange, huh? But I did want to stop and tell you that your street photography is awesome! I believe it has added another dimension to your photography. And I pray for you and John every day. Be strong.
August 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDotti
Wonderful street photography! So different from anything I've seen of your work. Love it!
The Exchange is a fun area. There are a couple of interesting antique shops in there; don't know if you've found them yet. And, by the way, the cakes at Cake-ology are excellent!
So sorry to hear the latest about John. I'm thinking of you both.
August 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPrairie Jill
I am SERIOUSLY loving your outdoor shots! fingers crossed with John.
August 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercathy @ ma vie trouvee
Big HUGS for John and you!
August 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Kittmer
So sorry to hear the latest about John, but glad you had a nice visit with John's brother, his wife and their son. *huggles*
August 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKia and Zeno
Holding you all in my heart, Kim.
August 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterseabluelee

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