Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pure and Simple

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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  1. SO enjoyed my visit with you here today my sweet, sweet friend. I would enjoy sitting with you snug and warm in your cosy home while it snows outside...can I come over? XO

  2. Your photography is simple, amazing and beautiful! Thank you for sharing the snow with me since we haven't seen any this year!

  3. I too so enjoyed this visit. We speak the same love language. Even a cup of creamy coffee on these freezing snow filled days is perfection. I loved all of the pictures!!! And schooling, yes!
    Jars, swoon.
    Toothy grin, for sure.
    Beautiful brown eyed boys, yes please.
    Mama filled to the brim, always and amen.
    Loving you from across the Plains.
    I'm coming over with Camille... :o)

  4. Great post. I love seeing other people's lives. Your kids are adorable and look quite happy with their reading. Sweet looking kitty and I was amazed at the variety of birds you have at your feeder.

  5. Is it agreed then....we are all joining you for a good cup of coffee? SO want to do that! XO

  6. All so beautiful. Love how you capture everyday life! Love you!

  7. I love the set of photos you took at night with the lamp. I like how you can't see anything in the background - it's just a girl and her stories. :o)

    Have you had more snow than normal this year? We still haven't had any...not a single flake. I suppose we'll have to visit somewhere else if we want to see snow!


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