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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In My Neighborhood


taking a moment to find joy in the little things

{pretty}
We still have so many flowers blooming, offering plenty of beauty on my walks. And the sunsets have been stunning!














{happy}
I also smile when I see frogs still hanging around my garden. Usually they hop away, but sometimes they let me take their photo.



Over the weekend my husband led a worship/prayer service in the new sanctuary at our new property. We still have quite a bit of work to do on the building until its ready, but it's fun to meet there and start using it. We rarely play together, but I joined him and played viola.


{funny}
This is our local swim beach - down several feet of water due to no rain and too much sun. If you walk all the way to the rope, it comes up to your knees. Those fountains are supposed to just bubbles...not fountains! 



{real}
The reason we've had such cool sunsets is actually rather sad. There has been a nearby forest fire that (last I heard) has burnt through 4,000 acres. Sometimes the smoke is eerie...like the other night when it was like a blanket above Mt. Hood. Made for a cool photo, though.



25 comments:

  1. Wow, you've captured some amazing shots here...beautiful! Visiting from Communal Global :)

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    1. thank you...I love going out for a walk and searching for beauty.

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    1. Aren't they pretty? I had fun with my macro lens...I don't get it out often enough.

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  4. Your pictures are amazing you are getting so good! Did you see the dog (tree stump) in the lily pond? I saw that first before the lily pads

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  5. What lovely colors and shapes you captured!

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  6. Just beautiful. Always beautiful. And wish I could listen to you all play together. :)

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    1. Thank you, Beth! It was pretty rough as we didn't get much time to practice. But we are hoping to do it more regularly and will hopefully improve!

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  7. Gorgeous photography and all very creative ~ The frog is my favorite!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  8. Such beautiful photos! The frog - just wonderful!

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  9. The sunflower pictures are so beautiful!!

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  10. Wow, so much beauty in one post. I was going to say how much I loved the closed sunflowers, and then I saw the lilypads, and then the beautiful golden light on the water. Can't choose a favorite, so I'll just enjoy all of them. :)

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  11. Oh Jill - what stunning photos! I hope you share when the sunflowers are in bloom. I love the photo from your barn and can only imagine the sweet worship flowing from there.

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    1. I'll try to post a blooming sunflower next week...I've posted several in the past weeks, too, if you want to go back to an older post.

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  12. I can not pick a favourite, although the sunset is stunning, the little frog is adorable but the final shot is just amazing

    Mollyxxx

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  13. STUNNING photos! Thanks so much for sharing!

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