April 18, 2011

my bad ass self....

anyone who knows me 
will tell you that it's next to impossible for me to not smile
so
when i decided yesterday 
that i was going off in search of spring
since it's not coming to me
i had to dress for the role
no smile
{as i was in work mode with a job in front of me}
boots
scarf
aviators
all add up to and equal
my bad ass self

immediately i found a yard full of these dancing blue flowers
and 
i smiled 

then there was this purple bud

and
this totally cool bud
standing proud like the olympic torch

these little white flowers caught my eye
since there were hundreds of them
and
this fuzzy wuzzy was a bear
bud
was waving at me
fungi
or whatever you call this 
{it looks like seashells hanging on for dear life to me}
isn't necessarily springy
but
i loved it
and
to find tulips someplace other than the flower section at whole foods
well
let me tell you what a treat that was
this bud looks similar to the purple one above
but
it was different
~
maybe they're relatives

and
now i want to go back and steal this planter
~
i pretty much love her
~
and
look
she's not smiling
~
i guess she's a bad ass planter 
*


32 comments:

  1. ha ha! i'm smiling here! you could never be a runway model as i could tell it was too much work to stifle a grin or two!

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  2. Bad ass selves are awesome at finding beauty ;-)

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  3. some terrific finds ....

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  4. Hey, sometimes you just gotta get your groove on with your bad ass self. And that bass ass planter is just frowning, not even smirky.

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  5. Ha ha... spring is harder to find here under all the snow, but I should go try to look for it too, um, I just need a camera that sees what yours does :)

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  6. Great pictures! Must have been a pleasant walk. I find it hard to believe you kept yourself smile free with all that beauty in your lens.
    Of course, the snow last night was probably enough to wipe the smile clear gone, eh? ;0)

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  7. Beth...this is a bad ass post!! and oh what gorgeous little blooms you have shared with us...THANK YOU for yo Bad Ass Self!

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  8. Yay! I'm glad you found spring! Maybe if I turn into a bad ass, it'll come back here and stay awhile!

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  9. You're one bad ass photographer. I love that tender blue flower snapped from behind. And the planter looks like she belongs on the Statue of Liberty. Perhaps she needs to be holding some of those torch flowers.

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  10. You are so freaking cool! ( is your hair in a ponytai?) can't tell you how much I appreciate that and all the beauty you share.

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  11. thanks for the springy giggles:):):)
    -Jennifer

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  12. need a jaunty tan bush hat and a whip...
    " crack! "

    bad ass....

    xx
    z

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  13. They are some bad ass photos. I think you found Spring

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  14. really love it when you are on a mission!!

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  15. That's a great looking planter... almost as bad ass as you!

    Di

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  16. the torch is A ~ mazing ~ love seeing you all decked out in search of Spring:)

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  17. Bad ass Beth rocking springs socks off ! Gorgeous stuff you captured. Glad it briught that beautiful smile back

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  18. beth, totally love the idea of a "bad ass" with cool shades looking for spring. the fungi are really interesting. determination pays off! -k.

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  19. wow! great flower photos!

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  20. These are beautiful and I love your self description!

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  21. Gorgeously bad ass signs of spring! And your self portraits are great too:)

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  22. Beautiful flower photos; I especially like the shelf fungi (I have a thing for moss and lichens and fungi). Enjoying your "unsmiling model" poses!

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  23. you so rock the badassery mode.

    and for some reason,
    the photos almost made me cry.

    you are good woman. good.

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  24. even when you are a bad ass you make me smile. effusively.

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  25. Awww...you make my day! Love the bad ass Beth! Can you come and kick some blog hater butt at my place???

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  26. AH! You did it! You did it! You found spring and she found you! And, you brought some to me! Thank you, Beth! Thank you for sending me the fruits of my dreams...only dreams here in WNY yet, for yesterday it snowed...like a bad ass. I will revisit your blog here to get my "fix", for mother nature is busy somewhere else...

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  27. you are rockin' it, B.A.B! and that little blue flower is so wonderful...truly

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  28. hey bad ass - you have some lilac, hydrangea and bloodwort there. all beautiful

    that's from one bad ass to another

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  29. Signs of Spring...I hope they outlasted your recent snowfall!!!

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  30. Love your bad ass self, those bad ass flowers are pretty awesome too!

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  31. You bad ass you!
    (I'm not buying it for a second)

    I love love love your olympic torch! How cool is that??

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth