Sunday Snapshots: November 15-21

Sunday Snapshots: November 15-21

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November 15 – In Your Bag

Since I don't carry a purse most days, my backpack is my only bag.
Since I don’t carry a purse most days, my backpack is my only bag.

November 16 – Begins with “K”

Keys
Keys

November 17 – Something You Cannot Live Without

17 - Can't Live Without
My family means the world to me.

November 18 – Horizontal

I thought it might be whimsical for my "horizontal" photo to be vertical :)
I thought it might be whimsical for my “horizontal” photo to be vertical ūüôā

November 19 – Large

19 - Large

November 20 – Shine

20 - Shine

November 21 – Nature

21 - Nature

Top Ten Tuesday: Beauty

Top Ten Tuesday: Beauty

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“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

Top Ten Tuesday: America the Beautiful

Top Ten Tuesday: America the Beautiful

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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?

 

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June Photo Challenge

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)

1. Nature

1 - Nature

2. Food

You may recognize a few of these photos.  Banana Pancakes anyone?
You may recognize a few of these photos. Banana Pancakes anyone?

3. Pink

I love the high contrast of this picture!
I love the high contrast of this picture!

4. Morning

4 - Morning

5. Night

All I did that night was take this picture and study for my summer class on Christian Ethics.
All I did that night was take this picture and study for my summer class on Christian Ethics.

6. Feet

Yes, those are all MY feet.
Yes, those are all MY feet.

7. 3 o’clock

I cheated.  We planned our hiking trip around where I wanted to be at 3 o'clock.
I cheated. We planned our hiking trip around where I wanted to be at 3 o’clock.

8. Read

Fairy tales are truer than nonfiction.
Fairy tales are truer than nonfiction.

9. Humor

Those sneaky cows--they put signs everywhere!
Those sneaky cows–they put signs everywhere!

10. Water

10 - Water

11. Transportation

0 to 60...never
0 to 60…never

12. Tree

12 - Tree

13. Handwriting

13 - Handwriting

14. Music

This one makes my fingers itch to play a song.
This one makes my fingers itch to play a song.

15. Colorful

I have filled this jar with happy memories from the year.

16. Black and White

I took B&W photos all day.  This was one of the last ones.
I took B&W photos all day. This was one of the last ones.

17. Bible Verse

I Thes. 4:3a
I Thes. 4:3a

18. Homemade

I made this colorful clutch a few years ago out of Duck tape and magazines.
I made this colorful clutch a few years ago out of Duck tape and magazines.

19. Fruit and Vegetables

I started my first garden this year. It is coming nicely.

20. Favorite Things

God's Word, reading, Monk, jewelry, travel, photography, exercise, ducks, cooking, shoes, The Wizard of Oz, flowers, fashion, bright colors
God’s Word, reading, Monk, jewelry, travel, photography, exercise, ducks, cooking, shoes, The Wizard of Oz, flowers, fashion, bright colors

21. Architecture

21 - Architecture

22. What I Wore

Click here to see how I made this shirt.

23. Childhood

Katy Bunny has been everywhere with me!
Katy Bunny has been everywhere with me!

24. Quiet

This insect didn't make a sound.  The colors are also very quiet.
This insect didn’t make a sound. The colors are also very quiet.

25. Texture

Yet another reason to love this shirt.
Yet another reason to love this shirt.

26. Old

If porches could talk, I would love to hear about the people who have stood on this one.
If porches could talk, I would love to hear about the people who have stood on this one.

27. New

First day lilly of the summer.
First day lilly of the summer.

28. Borrowed

I rarely borrow anything other than books.
I rarely borrow anything other than books.

29. Blue

29 - Blue

30. Self-Portrait

30 - Self-Portrait

 

Which picture is your favorite?