Iredell County, North Carolina
“Turn around,” the classmate approaching us commanded.
When my trio of friends turned to face the church we had just left, we saw the why. The moon shone brilliantly above the roof. It appeared so close that I felt I could touch it.
“Wait,” one of the girls with me called, “I want to get a picture.” As she lifted her iPad, I shook my head. The best camera in the world could not have done justice to the beauty God had painted that night.
It is no secret that I love to take pictures. However, there are some beautiful things my camera will never capture.
Ten Things Too Beautiful for a Camera
1. The moon I saw Sunday night
2. Peace that passes understanding
3. The knowledge that someone is praying for you
4. The sound of international voices raised in praise to God
5. Friends conversing around a bonfire
6. A field of stars on a warm summer night
7. The tender love of an aged couple
8. Pure joy
9. The protection of a warm embrace
10. The tinkling of children’s laughter
Happy Independence Month!
The first week of July is a great time to be American. History buffs study our forefathers. Workers get a vacation. Foodies eat. Partiers enjoy the festivities. Photographers capture the memories. Children are mesmerized by the fireworks. Year-round, but this week especially, we all reap the benefits of generations selfless men and women pouring their lives into keeping our nation free. Soldiers give their lives to protect us. Politicians dedicate their work to what is best for the country. We have many reasons to celebrate and be thankful.
I love living in one of the original 13 colonies, and I wish that I had been to all of them. One of these days, I will make it to all fifty states, but for now I will settle for enjoying life right where I am.
Top Ten Prettiest Places in North Carolina
1. Ocracoke Island
2. Linville Falls
3. Biltmore Estates
4. Hanging Rock
5 Pilot Mountain
6. Cape Hatteras
7. Mt. Mitchell
8. Old Salem
9. Stone Mountain
10. Doughton Park
What do you love about your state?
Back in May, I set a goal for the month of June; I decided to take a themed picture every day. I found a list of 30 photo ideas, and I have gone through that list, in order, throughout the month. Amazingly, I met the goal. Some days, I wondered how I was going to take a picture to follow the theme (Day 9 was particularly tough). Other days were planned weeks ahead of time (I could hardly wait for day 22). Thirty days and thirty photographs later, I have a month-long portfolio that I am quite proud of. I hope you enjoy viewing my photos! (click the photos to enlarge them)
7. 3 o’clock
16. Black and White
17. Bible Verse
19. Fruit and Vegetables
20. Favorite Things
22. What I Wore
Which picture is your favorite?