Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Spring


taking a moment to find joy in the little things

{pretty}
I know it's not technically spring for another week, but we are blessed to experience spring earlier than some. The trees have started blooming and it's so beautiful. Everyday looks a little different.

If you asked me what my favorite season was, I would probably answer late summer, early fall. That might be true, but I do love spring. I've just started noticing this the past couple years. It's such a beautiful, happy time. 







{happy}
Here's what's making me smile this week....

a neighborhood pet? 
This bunny sits in our neighbor's yard and we aren't sure if it's wild or a pet. 





hiking with my family




feeding the geese at the pond




new backyard visitors




fresh spring blooms on our mantel....along with a picture of our Thai girl we'll soon be meeting!



{funny}
These two pictures are not all that funny in and of themselves. What's funny is that when I took them, I had no idea what I capturing. For the first one, the sun was so bright that I couldn't even see my phone screen. When I got home, I played around with some filters and put this on my instagram feed. It has become my most "liked" photo ever!




Similar story with this shot. I needed a picture for the prompt "looking down". I thought it would be fun to get a picture of my daughter's red boots near a puddle. I didn't know I was getting such a great reflection as well. 




{real}
Check out the big smudge on my camera lens...

NOT COOL!  With a really big trip less than a week away, I am not very happy about this. Big sigh. Praying I can get it cleaned quickly and easily. Last time, we had to send the camera away for a couple weeks. But last time it was much worse and needed more than a cleaning. I don't know how this happened. I have been so, so careful about changing the lenses. 


15 comments:

  1. Bunny! So cute!

    I keep meaning to take one of our lenses into Advance Camera for a cleaning -- we have a smudge from a beach trip a couple of years back. They get good reviews--just haven't got 'er done!

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  2. Have you tried removing the lens and blowing it off? Anyway, your photos are always AMAZING. You definitely have a good eye!

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    1. I called Shutterbug and they told me to bring it right in...so I rearranged my day's schedule and went in. After filling out all the paperwork for a sensor cleaning, he took a look at it, blew some air on it and it was fixed! Woo hoo - instant and free! I bought a "rocket air" gadget so the next time it happens I can save myself the drive into the city

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  3. Lovely pictures! Especially the reflection of your daughter with the red rubber boots I like.
    I would also say: I love the fall ... but spring - and especially this now - is simply wonderful.
    Have a great time and quickly returned the camera

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  4. Great pics! So glad the camera is okay! I wouldn't want to miss any Thailand pictures!

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  5. You are indeed blessed ~ Spring time, gorgeous photography and beautiful family ~ xxx

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  6. These are all such happy images! I rejoice with you over your "Thai girl". Thais have a very dear place in my heart, and I'm so happy for you!

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  7. Your photography is stunning. I really love the two reflection shots. I'm an Autumn girl too, but am anxiously awaiting spring this year after such a cruel winter.
    Visiting from Life Through the Lens.

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    1. So glad you stopped by - and thanks for your kind words.

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  8. These are beautiful! I love the variety of shots you captured. My favorites are the "funny" category - those are both stunning!

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  9. I'm so glad I stopped by for a visit! These are wonderful - so full of JOY. Thank you for sharing! (glad the lens fix was an easy one!)

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    1. I'm glad you stopped by, too! Thank you!!

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  10. You are definitely in bloom there ;). Come on color here. Fall is my favorite, I just love it. And that picture of your daughter and the puddle, fabulous!

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  11. Gorgeous pictures! Sorry to hear about the spot on the lens.

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  12. Jill, the picture of your daughter's reflection/red boots is amazing! What a beautiful accident.

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