church picnic

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i surprised myself by being athletic…and my team won!

i’ve been keeping a secret

Yes, ’tis true.

About a month ago, my aunt (who is a photographer), gave me her old camera because she had decided to update her equipment.

That means I got a lovely Canon DSLR.

So why haven’t I told you about this yet?

Good question!

Because I don’t have a computer with regular USB ports, I had to order a special USB adapter cord and wait for it to come in the mail…which it did today!

I’m so excited to be showing you some of the pictures I’ve been taking over the past few weeks! For now, while I’m still learning how everything works, and getting used to manually adjusting settings and such, my pictures are hit and miss. One turns out good, but then the next five will be like what…? How did THAT happen???

Anyway, without further ado, here are some of my experiments.

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p.s. if my aunt is reading this, i want to thank her again from the bottom of my heart for remembering me when she upgraded her equipment. 

spring day

Sunshine fades,
Then comes again.
Birds chirp a serenade,
Glad there is no rain.

I feel a wistfulness,
Rising in my soul.
Something akin to sadness,
Makes my heart feel full.

Yes, I love the sun,
Yes, I love the birds.
But something is undone,
Not described with words.

for a year this poem has sat, awaiting the day when i would finally publish it

bible verses + photography


Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Isaiah 1:18


 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

Song of Solomon 2:1


Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Luke 12:27

Pictures On a Page || Phone Roundup

Sorry to have been MIA for the last couple of weeks. First we went to visit relatives, then last week I was at a music camp, which was a blast, btw! (This week I’ve been recovering.)

Today I’m going to share some random photos from my phone, so enjoy!

A glimpse of my week at music camp.
Little Kitty
Wild clover (I think) that my brother picked.

Some experimental watercolor painting.


Pies, Flowers, and Doggy Noses…

…does it get much better than that?

Over about the past week or so I took random pictures, mini [unprofessional] photoshoots, and today you get to see what’s been happening in my life.

I’ve been thinking of doing a weekly roundup of pictures, so you may see me experimenting with that here in the next few weeks. We’ll see if I like like it, and if you like it, which is very important to me!

My first set of pictures is of Dahli. You all know who she is, right?

Now, how about a yummy s’mores pie I made? Unfortunately I’m not sharing the recipe, since it wasn’t all my own, but if you’d like to make your own, you need a graham cracker crust, a carob filling, (yes, I used carob!) and Suzanne’s Ricemellow Cream.

OK, so in our backyard we have kind of a wild flower garden. Originally I think someone planted them, but now these flowers come back every spring, even though no one takes care of them. Also, yes, these are that bright!

One final last picture. My brother cut, (or bit!) a hole in a pepper, the put a flashlight in it, and we ended up with this:

I know, it’s slightly odd.