In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Ornate.”
In your photo this week, share something unabashedly ornate — where it’s clear that the creators pulled no stops and went all out. Whether it’s a breathtaking triumph or a total train wreck, I can’t wait to see what you come up with.
I was born in Mora, in the province of Dalarna, Sweden. Also the home of the Dala Horse. It’s colorful appearance and intricate pattern have pulled its strings on my imagination, since before I said my first word. These wooden horses are handmade, and comes in all different shapes, and colors. The one above is the classical color.
I have two small Dala Horses with me whenever I travel. It has become a symbol of home for me. When my daughter and I are exploring new areas, and things are exciting, she has something familiar to look at before she goes to bed. It has a soothing effect on her. Just as it had for me when I was a little girl, and went to bed looking at my Dala Horse, dreaming about one day having a real horse 🙂
PS. I totally gave my blog a makeover today. What do you think? Tell me!