Wednesday Vignette – up, up, and away!

Traveled to Ohio today to meet up with Mom, for the first leg of our trip to Sweden. Before I had this camera, I used to think airports were boring. Other than my childhood teddybear, this truly is the best toy I have ever had! I had a blast snapping away at the scenery – on and off the plane. If you don’t believe me, Amy and David – my delightful seat mates – can attest to this. I felt the excitement of a 5-year old as I was aiming the lens at the world. Here are a few scenes from my day:


What are they all looking at?


Wonder if he knows he’s being watched?


Once in the air again, the sun was setting over Phoenix.  As we turned, the sun was suddenly behind us, and its yellow light set the red engines afire – a glorious color that could no doubt melt ice. Stay tuned for more travel photos…

About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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28 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – up, up, and away!

  1. How exciting that you’re going to Sweden! Can’t wait to read more.

  2. Peter/Outlaw says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing lots of images from your trip! So much interesting activity around making air travel possible. Great pictures! Excited for you! Hope you have lots of fun! My WV post can be found here:

  3. hoov says:

    Have a fun trip–looking forward to seeing Sweden through your eyes.

    Blonde/Blue vignette for me this week:

  4. FlowerAlley says:

    I am excited about our journey. My vicarious adventures with you are the best.

  5. Alison says:

    Safe travels! Have fun!

  6. Wait, Ohio via Phoenix? Those crazy airlines! I’m so happy for you, getting to head home for awhile…enjoy! (and I’m selfishly looking forward to photos, lots of photos). My vignette:

    • annamadeit says:

      Haha – that detour was self-inflicted. The options were Chicago or Denver, and I really didn’t want to risk getting stuck in the snow. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of photos!

  7. I share your excitement! I love the rush you get when you set out on a big trip. Have fun in Sweden and take lots of photos.

    My vignette:

  8. rickii says:

    That last photo is too too cool! Bon Voyage!

  9. Great shots! I can’t wait to see more from your journey home. Have fun! And I feel the same way about my camera. Best toy ever!

  10. Kris P says:

    Sweden in winter?! I hope you and your mom have a great time!

  11. willow says:

    I have always loved to take photos and it is more wonderful than ever with digital technology, isn’t it. In between taking a ton of photos of my garden, and everything else, I dig up plantings and start over. have a wonderful outing in sweden. my vignette is jet-lagged:

    • annamadeit says:

      I was just reading an article about famed photographer David Muench. Fantastic landscape photos, all taken with film. Awe-inspiring is an understatement… Made me realize how comparatively easy we have it. He uses digital now, but to hear him talk about his process (pre-digitally) was really interesting. The art of the patient opportunist, for sure!

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