Monday, February 7, 2011

~ Muted Monday ~

Today I am feeling a little muted. I don't think I could take too much colour nor loud noises today. Over the weekend I picked some roses from my garden that had been bleached by our scorching hot summer sun. Mixed with some hand made soaps I started to see muted colours everywhere. And that's what I am liking today.

45 comments:

  1. lovely...I always like soft(muted). stay cool...go slow.

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  2. You've captured your emotions very well in this photo. It's extremely pretty in it's simplicity. Come Friday you'll probably be raring for some vibrant colour.

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  3. Hey Simone, was only chatting about you not half an hour ago were your ears ringing....ha. Sue(your friends mum)always asks me..have you seen Simone? So I was telling her about your flood efforts. I feel a bit the same way today, maybe the change in the weather and all the humidity. Love the milk bottle vase xx Katherine

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  4. Absolutely stunning! Love your vase too. xx

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  5. Love that blue bottle you have your gorgeous roses in.....simple and pretty!

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  6. They're very beautiful Simone :)

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  7. I think melting monday is what I will call it But wait I feel a breeze at last lol

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  8. Lovely! Don't blame you either, you are probably exhausted!!!!

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  9. you must need to recharge, and this will do it, both the soft colors and the soak in a cool tub with you flowers nearby.

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  10. Ah, muted days... don't we all have them sometimes?! Hope you find some peace and quiet at some point :)

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  11. Sometimes you need to step back and just be! Breathe, relax and feel grateful in the moment. Very soothing colors! Blessings, Tammy

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  12. Such a beautiful photo, Simone! I love the muted roses with that gorgeous blue bottle:) Hope you have a fabulous week, lovely lady ~ xx

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  13. Take care sweet friend...these colours are lovely. xoxo

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  14. Thank you for stopping by my blog Design Parlor and leaving your kind comment. I love your blog and think you are doing some amazing things where you are!! Have a wonderful week. xoxo

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  15. that lovely photo quite literally made me take a deep breath, to take in the faint frangrance of the roses and the cleanliness of the soap. thank you!

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  16. Simple, timeless and beautiful, dee x

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  17. Enjoy the softness of muted!!Sometimes all we need is soft. xxIris.

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  18. So soft and pretty. Very soothing image.

    I hope you take some time so you don't get sick. You have been doing such a wonderful job helping out but take care of you too; the world needs special people like you (as does your family I am sure) xox

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  19. Muted simplicity.... I think I'll adopt that theme to start my week too! With a big splash of pretty, naturally. My weekend flowers are fading too, but the cherished memories remain. Have a happy week & keep cool! X

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  20. So pretty! I'm feeling a little muted today too xo

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  21. Such a pretty combination, very calming for a Monday.

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  22. Lovely like your human nature and your solidarity. Happy week. Kisses, Ana

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  23. I hope you take today to recharge. You need to rest so you can help more people. You are amazing and inspiring with your efforts!

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  24. beautiful roses and photograph, such a pretty blog xox

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  25. I love this whole combination Simone, so pretty and simple. I feel relaxed and peaceful just looking at it.
    Lee:)

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  26. Simply beautiful:-) Sometimes muted is best, I need some calm today too!

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  27. Beautiful colors. I am so sorry to hear of all the problems your country is facing from Mother Nature. I hope the water recedes and the fires burn out and everyone can begin rebuilding and healing. Blessings to you.

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  28. Just finished reading through your blog on the flood relief - now have tears in my eyes - not unusual these days - we were hit too - not as badly as some but it still hurts - we lost 40 years of business records (historical - taxation can come whenever they want now!) & a lot of my quilting bits & pieces. The stash of fabric & best sewing machine & some books were saved. Thank you to all who helped keep us going through those days of cleaning - it's still going on but with less frenzy!

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  29. sometimes we need a break from overload and too much stimulation, love the softness of your flowers and soaps

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  30. I like the gentleness of this image.
    Hope you got to have a gentle day.

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  31. Some days are like that--those are the times to sit back and just sit.
    You have been soooo busy with your relief effort it is no wonder you are feeling muted.
    Take care!

    Melinda

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  32. I hope the roses cheered you up. It will get better. Trust.

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  33. I'm a muted girl, Simone, with pops of color... I'm guessing the opposite of you :-) Fading roses feel so comfortable, don't they?

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  34. I hope you get a little rest Simone. I love those colors :-)
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  35. Been there. Know the feeling. I can relate.

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  36. hope you have had some well deserved rest!!
    take care of yourself!

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  37. When I heard about the cyclones hitting Queensland, my first thought was about you and the other Australian women I've come to "know" a bit through our blogs. Unbelievable that this could happen so soon after the floods in Brisbane. Hope you and your loved ones are all safe.

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  38. Aw that's beautiful, it's a kind of pretty and modern still life :)

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  39. Very soft and pretty. Sometimes quiet, muted and peaceful are the way to go. :) I hope you are doing well.

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  40. Such a simple, lovely picture. Very calming.

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