Photos seem to be replacing my words lately.
I want to write, but the words are leaking from my mind and heart too fast to document. Too quickly- there and gone with out enough hours in the day to go searching for them.
So, I have been documenting with my lens.
My days. My blessings. My past week.
Snow, abundant snow. We now have a drift that 6 feet tall outside our front door. My flower garden is insulated quite nicely underneath, waiting for the coming spring. More snow today. I woke up to it snowing so hard that it looked like a thick fog in the gray dawn light. The birds were waiting for me to uncover their feeders that were buried under about 5 inches of snow. Then it was like a buffet line and birds were every where!
I have wanted for a long time to try capturing some photos at night without any use of flash, just a pinpointed light source. Last week as I was cooking dinner I happened upon this lovely scene! I pulled the lamp from the end table as close as I could to her, tilted the lamp shade to shine more light onto her face and then just snapped away. I knew from the moment I saw her sitting there that I would do them in black and white. This scene still melts my heart. Story writing 101, with no prompting, in her PJ’s, at 6:00 in the evening. PERFECT!
Our school days, with all this snow have been blessedly quiet and successful! We are accomplishing much and I am enjoying it more than I sometimes do. God is showing me just how much He is in each moment of my day. And during our hours of school I am reminded so often of who He is for me. I see Him so often in my children and I am amazed time and time again!
She sits right next to me and I could take photos like these all day long. These speak the words for me. They shout of my days, my life, my love, my blessings!
Life, I have a blessed abundant, life. There is so much around me that is beautiful. So many blessings. So much I want to capture and remember and be thankful for. I find it in the simplest setting, if I slow down to look for it. These moments captured with my lens are God moments.
Pure and Simple!