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Friday, May 18, 2012

Imagery by Kimberly

Dear Daisy Cottage. Do you remember that blog? Kim writes there. About a year ago, she decided to move on from writing about her 1920s bungalow on a regular basis. Oh what a bungalow it is — lots of yellows and reds — charm and cheer. It is a welcoming place. (*A Houzz interview* showing a quick overview of Dear Daisy Cottage.)

At first, I didn't know what to think. Move on? Move on to what? Hmmm, yes, a swan family. A Swan Family? Really, Kim? Are you sure? I mean, swans are beautiful and all, though I would just as soon that we leave things as they've always been. You know?

Well, no, she didn't know because soon she was off and writing — no, not so much writing — sharing. Sharing her heart and her view of life by showing us the story of The Swan Family. (Sometimes a duck family paddles through.) Nearly every day at Imagery by Kimberly, we can see the story unfold via Kim's incredible photography. There have been joyous days, glorious days, and heart-wrenching days.

Now, some of you know that John and I like swans very much. He began collecting them long before I did; now we collect them together.

You may imagine my surprise when, one day last week, I read that Kim had some photos to share if her readers would like one. I looked around real quick and thought is she talking to me?

Yes, she was! Thank you so much, Kim, for the gift of your photography and your blog and your heart...


  1. Yes! I remember Daisy Cottage! Congrats on this lovely photo, Vee. Wishing you a nice weekend.

  2. I miss checking in on Daisy cottage everyday. What is little Maggie up to? How sweet that Kim sent you the photo. Very nice gift!

  3. What a sweet photo. It really captures the bond between parents and their young. I love it!

    Thank you for sharing the link, too.

  4. I have been keeping an eye on her here.

    She is one of the nicest gals I have ever known, and oh such a gifted photographer!

    And she still loves those swanlings!

    This is a good post, never thought of sharing this.

    You are smart, Vee.

  5. PS

    My very favorite thing of all Kim's wonderful posts was her adorable dollhouse.

    I keep meaning to blog about mine too, one of these rainy days.

    Have a fabo weekend.

  6. These changes of address often lose me....thanks for the reconnect.

    How awesome...that photo share is precious.

  7. Dear Daisy Cottage was THE first blog I ever looked at, my friend kept nudging me to go visit. I enjoyed many a breakfast, lingering over a second cup of coffee, listening to Stranger on the Shore and There's A Summer Place playing softly in the background. Yes, she is a talented photographer, but I miss the old blog. Unfortunately it kind of slipped off my radar. :( xo

  8. I love Kim....loved her blog Daisy Cottage and her new one is so beautiful. Kim was sweet enough to commission a mosaic birdhouse for Daisy Cottage a few years ago and I had such fun creating it!

  9. Isn't Kim wonderful. My photos arrived in the mail last week, too. So gorgeous! I actually sent her a hand written note! Must be your Note Card influence!

  10. I still have Daisy Cottage on my sidebar and drop in occasionally for a visit. Her cheery and cozy kitchen is one of my favorites.
    I felt the same as you when things changed, but Imagery is such a beautiful spot. So peaceful and calming. I happened to be reading the day she announced that she had photos to giveaway. Wasn't that a wonderful surprise :).

  11. Oh that is neat. As I was reading I thought of my hubby...he is one of those that connects people together, as soon as you start to talk he will connect you with someone of like interest, etc....you do the same in the blog world. Thanks for always pointing us to other blogs and encouraging the growth of blogland.

  12. I so miss Daisy Cottage and Kim. How sweet of her to send you those photos!

  13. I've never heard of this newer blog. It sounds quite delightful, and I must pop in.

    Have a lovely weekend... Hope you have delightful weather promised, as we do here.

    "Listen; there’s a hell of a good universe next door: let’s go."
    ~~E. E. Cummings

  14. I read DC faithfully for years and stop in every so often now. Once when we were down her way we drove around the lake and cute, cute neighborhoods. Suddenly the Gardener stopped the car and said "Isn't that Daisy Cottage?" What a sharp eye. It was fun to see it in person. Knocked on door but Kim wasn't home. I would love to live in that town! And her photography is superb.

  15. I will have to pay a visit to this blog you speak of when I have time. Thanks for sharing the link! That's a beautiful photo of the swan!

    Have a lovely day and weekend!

  16. Oh Wow!


    No words other than thank you SO much for your sweet HEART.


    Thank you for all of your support over the years and for being so kind always.

    Teary now...but good tears.


    All my love,

  17. Dear Daisy Cottage was the very first blog I followed even before I had a blog! I loved Kimberly's beautiful and colourful cottage and was sad when she closed that part of her life. But I have found her new blog too and check in every once in a while (must do that today!). Her photos are exquisite. Thanks for sharing Kimberly with us. I'm sure she'll find a lot more following her. On another note, isn't this weather gorgeous Vee?? Enjoy the weekend! Hugs.

  18. I have read Daisy Cottage off and on over the years, but got caught up 'catching up' and almost forgot to leave you a comment! Thanks for the links...I have enjoyed myself today in between customers!


  19. Well, ....my goodness..... with all the extravagant compliments on Daisy Cottage, I'll have to skip over and check out her blog.
    Have a good weekend!!

  20. Very sweet picture. Vee, I noticed that you have Elisabeth Elliot's devotions on your sidebar. Please pray for her husband Lars Gren, as they were in a car accident recently and Lars was hurt pretty badly. Elisabeth seems to be all right, but Lars is her care giver. I don't have too many details, but I know prayers would be appreciated.

    Jocelyn @

  21. Awwww, what a sweet photo for your collection! And thanks for stopping by today with the encouraging words! You made my day as bright and cheery as Kim's cottage!

  22. What a delightful place Daisy Cottage is! I had never seen it before, but I am sure to return when I have more time to browse. And that swan photo...precious, heart-warming, tender.

  23. Yes, I do miss her and stop in at Daisy Cottage now and then. It's funny reading a comment that I left years ago.

    What a wonderful photo! She's always had such a good eye. I've hoped that she would publish a Daisy Cottage book or calendar.


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