An Odd Question

July 17, 2014

(Note: All invitations have been spoken for.)

I haven’t done a Lovely Scenery Post in a while so I thought it might be time!  (Also, don’t miss the Odd Question at the end of the post.)

This picture was actually taken on a different day than the ones below but I wanted to include it because it makes me feel peaceful.


The rest of these were taken at sunset at the north bridge leading off of Roanoke Island.





Now here’s the odd question . . .

I have about ten graduation announcements left over; I hate the thought of throwing them away since they are so lovely and since they’re celebrating a lovely girl. 

This is probably a strange thing to ask (since most of you have never even met Sarah) but would any of you wonderful readers enjoy having one of these invitations, signed by the three of us?  

So many of you have been a part of the Smithellaneous family for so long that I thought maybe it would be something you’d enjoy having. Shoot me an email at  if you’re interested, and I will get one in the mail to you.  (I’ll add a note to the top of this post if I run out.)



And lastly, here’s Noah trying out a teeny baby Mohawk.  Cute, or what?  



Please note that his pacifier says, “Mute Button.” Isn’t that funny? That was a gift from Cindy L., a sweet friend and long time blog reader.

17 responses to An Odd Question

  1. Yup, I think it’s time to market those photos! They are beautiful, crisp and peaceful. So, when you have a spare minute…lol….think about it. Noah is just so gorgeous with that blond hair, so much a ‘Smith’! Maybe shortly, it will be my time to be a grandma (they are trying, but having trouble).

    • Lesley,

      Sorry to hear they’re having trouble; here’s hoping grandma-dom comes your way soon. In the meantime, may many other kinds of joys fill your days.

  2. Beautiful scenery!

  3. P.S. I love Noah’s Mohawk! That boy has it all…looks, personality and style!!!
    Linda in Pittsburgh

  4. Your photos are absolutely beautiful! I still think you should find a local outlet to sell enlarged, unframed prints to tourists. When I was in Idaho, a local restaurant was selling enlarged prints of the sawtooth mountains taken by a “local”. One is now matted, framed and hanging on my wall. Have you ever considered enlarging, matting and framing some of them to hang in your own home? You are an amazing photographer!
    Linda in Pittsburgh

    • Linda,

      You are such an encourager; thanks for your affirming words about my photography. Sounds like you found a treasure with your Sawtooth Mountains print–maybe sometime I’ll get up the gumption to sell a few of my mine!

  5. I would love one! I have been following your journey since 2006!

  6. Cindy from Sonoma July 17, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I love the picture of Noah with his mute button! The minute I saw it I had to buy if for him. Noah is growing up so very fast, bet you can’t wait to see him in person again.

  7. i’d love one! I feel like i know you all in person and love following and celebrating your family’s milestones with you. The only thing is it might cost extra to mail out of country so its ok not to send me one. I’m just so happy for Sarah, that she is doing so well.

  8. those photos are absolutely stunning!