Gettin’ My Happy On!


I’ve been in a bit of a funk all week. No real reason. Nothing negative going on. Just feeling, eh – ya know? I realize it is part of human condition, but boy it can sure mess with your head when it happens. I had a hard time motivating myself to take pictures, and then the pictures I did take and share, well I got it in my head they weren’t good enough and thought of deleting them. Geez!


But then I was in the garden yesterday, cleaning out the hellebore bed and suddenly found myself smiling at these beautiful flower faces.


I stopped what I was doing, harvested some of these flowers, set up a still life, and started taking pictures.

Now that I’ve got my happy back, looking forward to the weekend. How about you?

Linking up with Kim’s Friday Finds HERE.

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15 Responses to Gettin’ My Happy On!

  1. These creative blanks are a nuisance aren’t they ? But you have bounced back, lovely idea…

  2. One of many of my favorite flowers, such a treat to see the variety. Beautifully displayed Carol

  3. Michelle B says:

    Taking pictures or gardening can get me back into the right mood too. Wonderful images. So many different varieties, the white plate and background show them off so beautifully. I imagine they look beautiful in your landscaping too.

  4. seabluelee says:

    Oh, Carol, why do we do that to ourselves? I know those feelings so well. Your hellebores are so beautiful and I’m glad they made you feel better. Thanks for sharing the joy with the rest of us!

  5. Julia says:

    Beautiful flowers! didn’t know there was such a variety

  6. Donna says:

    Carol, I know well the feeling you describe. Often it comes to me when I am feeling particularly overwhelmed by life or sometimes just overly tired or fretful. Regardless, I find that I feel better when I give myself permission not to be “happy” with every day and just wait. It’s hard to wait . . .and be still . . . but sometimes that is all that is needed.

    Love your photos today of the hellebores. Is this the flower also called Lenten rose? I took some pictures of some recently and had to lie in the flower bed to get under the blossoms and look up at them. I do really wish I had thought of your idea – prettier and so much easier on my body! I had quite a workout taking those pictures!

  7. Sarah says:

    It is always the little things that make the biggest impact in getting rid of that funky funk.

  8. Caz says:

    Your hellebores are SO pretty , and your photos of them are beautiful ! I’m glad they got you out of your funk 🙂

  9. Sandy says:

    Now that is one of the funniest posts I have seen in a while. We’ve all soooooo been there! Made my afternoon.

  10. Becca says:

    Hi Carol! Love the Hellebores…I didn’t even know what a hellebore was until I moved up here! 🙂 Lovely shots, and I’m glad you shared. I get into those “mood funks” sometimes too and it’s frustrating when you can find absolutely no reason to feel that way. We’re just staying in and enjoying the rainy day today. Glad you are feeling better. 🙂

  11. Karen Pickles says:

    Exactly what Donna said! I, too, get in these “funks”… I feel numb, unmotivated, lazy even. My head is a “full plate” of ideas and things I want to do these days….I don’t even know where to start, hence the numbness kicking in!

    Your flowers are lovely and happy! Your images made me smile! Thank you for that!! 🙂

  12. Dotti says:

    Those happy faces would put spring into anybody’s step. Glad you found your mojo!

  13. Nancy says:

    It’s amazing how one moment we can be down and the next something has gotten our attention and we are ready to go again…Your muse of beautiful Hellebores certainly did the trick. They are beautiful….

  14. Barb says:

    Sorry about your “funk” … I get them as well. But oh my … if I had those flowers in my garden I’d be leaping up and down with joy – they are absolutely stunning. I am now on a mission to find some at a store or a greenhouse.

  15. Kelly Kardos says:

    I”ve learned when those Blahs come over me and I’m unmotivated not to sweat it. It runs it course and it allows me to concentrate on other creative projects to do. These are so feminine and pretty Carol.

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