Friday Finds – A ‘new’ place to take pictures…in my own backyard!


Do you have a place in your home or on your property that you really haven’t thought much of…and then one day you see it in a whole new light? Well, that happened to me this week. I’ve had this little greenhouse for 10 years now. It’s been a great space for storing outdoor cushions, hand tools, and germinating seeds. But this week, while putting away the cushions, I suddenly noticed how lovely the light was in the space. With the rainy season fast approaching, I was suddenly excited at the prospect of having a new place to take pictures in that would be natural light and out of the weather. So I began reorganizing the space and pulling items from the house and studio to create little vignettes in the greenhouse.


This old butterfly kite is one of several that I’ve had in my studio. It is the smallest one and fits perfectly in the greenhouse.


I bought some annuals a couple of days ago that are waiting in the greenhouse to go into outdoor containers. Why not give them a little company with a couple of baby boo pumpkins!


The dried hydrangea blossoms are from the shrub behind the pond in the front yard and the bird nest under glass is from the birdhouse that I cleaned out this summer after the baby chickadees fledged.


I must have spent a couple of hours in this greenhouse taking pictures. I will share more of those on the blog Monday.

My mind is now full of ideas of other pictures I can take in there, perhaps a big photo session for each season. Perhaps there is a place in or around your home that deserves a second look. Wander around and see what you can find!

Linking up with Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds today.

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12 Responses to Friday Finds – A ‘new’ place to take pictures…in my own backyard!

  1. so funny when I was there, I thought the same thing about your greenhouse and forgot to mention it to you. Such a great space and love the light you found there. You are so lucky to have so many places on your property to Be Still and in the moment. Love everything you have put up here. Oh to live beside you, I don’t think we would ever get much done put but take pictures and talk all day. 🙂 Hope your feeling good this morning and have a wonderful weekend. I didn’t get a Friday Finds up today, too much going on this week to sit down at the computer. That can be a good thing in itself.

  2. Sherri Cassell says:

    What a great idea! and so much light in the greenhouse. Wonderful images you have captured in there. Have a great weekend.

  3. Dotti says:

    You have been busy … and to good purpose! All your little vignettes are so sweet. Yes, that greenhouse will be perfect for a winter studio. I use my back porch the same way. Hope your back is doing better.

  4. girl friday says:

    That will give you a lot of pleasure.
    I’ve been doing this for years now and also tale pictures from the inside out. Especially when the windows are a bit mucky. You have a built-in texture then 🙂
    You need a comfy chair for coffee breaks too.
    Maybe we should start a meme: in and around the green houses.

  5. What a brilliant idea Carol. We have a greenhouse as well that actually is only used to store deck chairs. Thinking cap on !

  6. Roxi says:

    That last shot is my favorite! Ok, Blake’s been wanting a greenhouse forever…. I think he mainly wants one to hang a hammock in. LOL By the time fall is here I am so ready to not be gardening but you’ve put this into perspective. I foresee you hauling a ton of stuff from the house including backdrops to do photo shoots.

  7. Sarah says:

    What a wonderful find and sitting right there in your yard for the last 10 years. I would need a very heated one to escape the winter and then there might be too much condensation.

  8. Diane says:

    I would love to have a small green house like that in my backyard! Your find this week is great and it made me smile to think of you hauling things out to photograph. I really like the butterfly kite and the small bell jar.

  9. How lovely to find another use for your greenhouse. The photos that you’ve taken there show its lovely light. I love your butterfly kite. The colours are amazing. It must look great against a clear blue sky on a sunny day. All the best, Bonny

  10. Cheryl says:

    Such a great idea for your greenhouse. Everything you posted looks really lovely and of course the light is perfect.
    I have a Lott,e sunroom that has lovely light that I just started using. It will be cold in there soon but for a quick shot I think we can do it.

  11. seabluelee says:

    What an inspired idea! These photos are beautiful and I look forward to seeing more of what you create there.

  12. Melinda says:

    I read this- and didn’t comment- but your ideas must have been circulating around in my brain- and then stimulated my brain to remember that video you made of your studio. I’ve been complaining about not having a good spot in my house for photography (tinted windows, colored walls, smallish house)- and so woke up one day recently with the idea of finding space in our large garage for a very mini studio. Got a craft table set up in there now and have found lovely natural light- with the garage door up. Will have to figure out some lights for winter- and for when the lizards and snakes are out in summer (I’m in Arizona) but am having fun for now. And I give you credit for the inspiration!

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