The little things. In photos.

I love the details. 

house details. ❤️

I love on my travels when I come across people who take the same delight in simple things that I do, but it’s actually less often than one might think. 

I’m the silly/cheery/overly-enthusiastic Canadian girl taking a close up photo of a cracked flower pot on someone’s front step, or old lace trim on a couch cushion or line of stacked espresso cups at the café, and all of that makes me super happy. 

I thought I’d share some of those ‘detail’ photos from the summer so far. 🙂

I love sunlight filtering through leaves…. this was captured when we went camping on the coast!

This is an artichoke flower in full bloom!


As cliché as it is, ‘stopping to smell the roses’ (or artichoke flowers 😉) is important to me especially when I travel, and I think my parents instilled in me at a very young age an appreciation for noticing little things. 

A frame hanging on the most beautiful fresco-painted wall.

How cool is this? A wrought iron figurine holds this shutter open.

An old wall and an old door that I walk by every day. 🙂

Sometimes I remember to photograph these visual treats. If I really have time, I have sketched them out instead. I recently read somewhere to try and sketch or paint your travels instead of taking photos, so I’ve started taking time to do more of that. 

Inspired by a red piece of pottery.

Glass decanters- a delightful challenge to capture the light and shadows! 🙂

My view of L’Isle Jourdain that I painted one afternoon on the viaduct.

Postcard painting!

The view from the little apartment I stayed in for one week.


So many little things that I am happy to capture in the moment: from every day household items and architecture, to nature and the neverending offerings of the skies here..

Fresh baked bread that Sini made. It was soooo good!

Early morning blackberry picking!

One of the old churches in the village, juxtaposed against a bright blue sky.

A beautiful sky and the farmer’s fields below.

The corn was as high as an elephant’s eye…. sorry, I couldn’t help it. 😉

Old glass bottles and a birdcage with tealights. does it get any sweeter?


I hope you enjoyed this snippet of photo treasures. I’m sure there are plenty more to come. 🙂

6 thoughts on “The little things. In photos.

  1. Thank you for letting me stop for a few minutes today and notice the little things in your beautiful pictures. You have set up my whole day now to enjoy the little things!

  2. Sara. Your beautiful. Mom and our dear friend today forwarded your blogs to us. I could comment on every picture and the incredible thoughts you put into each site but that would take me hours!!! The. English have a term they use to express positive feelings that require that special touch . They say. Brilliant and what you have done and are doing is just that!! You capture each and every event and day SO beautifully that it not only makes us envious but excited to see you so contented and happy. To say the least. We SO look forward to seeing you. Sara depending on when and if you return to. Calgary
    Much love. Ralph and. Gwen💑

    • Thanks for that lovely note, Ralph! I’m happy to hear you enjoy my blog so much! There’s so much amazingness to share!
      I look forward to catching up with you in person when I am back!!!

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