Where We Live – April

At the end of 2012, I intentionally took a break from several of the photography blog circles I was involved in.  I needed a break from the time commitment and feeling that I had to have something worthy of posting.  I did not intend for it to be a complete withdrawal from blogging but here it is over a year since my last post.  As a mom of three kids and a hobbyist photographer, I struggle with the time commitment involved in shooting, editing, posting & keeping up with the blog.  I wasn’t sure it was really worth having a blog since I am not in business, don’t do anything to drive SEO or people to my blog.  But after putting it aside for the past year, I have remembered why I started the blog in the first place.  It was primarily to have an avenue for communication with other people who are as passionate about photography as I am.  That’s it.  The blog is really just for me to connect with others and share my work.  It gives me the opportunity to meet new people who will circle around me and cheer me on and I get to do the same for them.  How great is that?

It is in that spirit that I have joined a new group called Where We Live.  We will post once a month and will link to each other’s blogs in a circle.  Because I have learned that my inner artist doesn’t do well with strict limitations I am allowing myself to interpret the theme pretty loosely.  This month I am working on seeing the beauty in and around my home.  It’s something I find difficult to do as I typically see the mess & clutter and areas that need to be fixed & improved.  It takes a concentrated effort to see the beauty in the everyday.

© 2014 Melinda Meredith

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Next up on the blog circle is Kelley Krohnert.  You can find her Where We Live blog post here.





April 15, 2014 - 10:51 am

Kelley K - Wonderful share! I love your interpretation of the theme here. The first image is amazing! And I really love the last one too. :-)

April 15, 2014 - 11:07 am

Paige Wilks - Melinda! Your images are so pretty! I am so glad you are joining us on this blog circle :) I absolutely love the first shot…so delicate. Yay for springtime!

April 15, 2014 - 11:42 am

Asheley - This is a beautiful set of images! I lingered on each and every one of them.

April 15, 2014 - 1:09 pm

Rebeccah - that first macro shot is just lovely! so glad you’re back to blogging!

April 15, 2014 - 3:26 pm

Rebecca Wells - Oh my! That succulent is gorgeous!

April 15, 2014 - 3:43 pm

Stacey Carpenter - I love all of these but especially the first one. WOW!

April 15, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Faye Sevel - Gorgeous images. I love seeing the everyday things that make up your home.

April 15, 2014 - 6:46 pm

Sheila Dickson Clapperton - A beautiful set of images!

April 15, 2014 - 10:57 pm

Jessica Thomason - Beautiful! I recognize that last image from AoS! LOVE IT!

April 16, 2014 - 1:11 am

Christa P. - I love these everyday images! Simply gorgeous. I would totally buy that first flower image and blow it up for my wall!

April 16, 2014 - 1:29 am

Samantha - I relate to a lot of your post – from finding it hard to make time for my blog, to struggling to find beauty in my home amid the chaos. You did a great job, though. These photos are beautiful!

April 16, 2014 - 1:34 am

Jen Reynolds - You have beautiful tones & and such “gentleness” in your images. Looking forward to next months post already.

April 16, 2014 - 5:58 am

Jayne Maa - Melinda, I enjoyed seeing where you live very much :) Looking forward to the coming months’ posts as well!

October 21, 2014 - 7:07 pm

Mary Monaghan Schannen - Love these images and this concept!!!

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