Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Snow Portraits

We’ve had plenty of snow in Virginia this month!  A whole winter season came and went with almost nothing, and then it was as though Winter remembered what she had forgotten.  Cassie Jo is four and is particularly puzzled by it.  We told her last week that it was the first day of spring, and she thinks it will be instantly warm and talks about swimming.
  I’m good and ready for Spring, but who can look on this kind of beauty and not love it?  I’d wanted to do snow portraits of the girls (thanks to Dana Suggs on I Heart Faces for the inspiration) but didn’t get it done earlier.  I thought my chance was gone, but yesterday was beautifully snowy! 

The Witch Hazel wears a cap of snow.

My favorite Quince blooming.

Wishing you all a day full of JOY and DELIGHT !
"Clap your hands, all peoples!
Shout to God with loud songs of joy!"
Psalms 47:1

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Family Photogaphy - the Millers


  The Miller family asked me to take some family photos for them near Charlottesville, and we had a fun time with their whole family.  Two little grandkids can make it a challenge with all their energy, but I love it!  They are just adorable – Brianna is a little doll and her little brother Blake’s sparkling blue eyes will win you over in no time!


  These photos were taken last fall and I didn’t want to post them before Christmas and spoil any surprises!  And here it is, tomorrow the first day of spring!  It doesn’t look like spring here yet, but there are signs of its coming.  I’m enjoying the green of these photos and the wildflowers and looking forward to seeing it in reality soon!




Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A little color


Here at the end of winter’s clinging gray I find myself craving brightness.
And color.
I want to photograph things in the sun’s light.
I was doing a search in my mind through the house for bright, clear colors.
Objects to capture through the camera.
My house is full of calm things.
Color palettes taken from the field and woods.
Warm tones of green and brown.
Shades that have no competition between them but melt and merge like shades of nature.
But surviving winter makes a soul begin to wake and want a little something
new and alive.
So I searched and found a few things with bright color. 
A small jar with random beads collected in it.
 A petal/leaf from a coral colored poinsettia.
The lonely half of a salt and pepper set given to me by my sister in law.
She found it in a thrift store and thought it unique enough to match me.
(Although I believe the word she used was “strange”.J)
I considered it a compliment and I love it.
A sweet and juicy orange. One of the good things about winter. 

A jar of magnetic letters from the girl’s room. 
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!
Psalm 34:8

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I Heart Faces Entry -- "Framed"


This month’s challenge at I Heart Faces is “Framed”.
  My mind went in a little different direction
than what might be expected! 
I hope you can see who was framed in this photo.


She did it, Mamma!”

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