Saturday, October 18, 2014

Glorious

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This fall has been the most beautiful that I can remember.

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I've been walking every morning with a friend this year,

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and noticing things right in my own neighborhood that I have never seen before.

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I call them
#morningtreasures.

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My (very patient) friend doesn't mind if I stop now and then to snap a photo with my phone.

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Photo 52, Week 41:  Orange/Fall

But sometimes I just have to go back with the big camera.

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I'm not sure what it is with birds, but they just find me.
I think they are God's way of reminding me he is there.

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I hope your fall has been wonderful too.
I am inundated with photos.
When faced with the dilemma of taking more photos
or doing something with the ones I already have, well…
it's kind of a no-brainer.
Fall doesn't stick around forever.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

The Creativity Project: Feet. Hands. Bodies. Wrinkles. Age.

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This couple.
They are dear beyond words.

When I met them they were the parents of teens and tweens.
Now those kids are grown and have little ones of their own.
Grandchildren!
Their grandparent names are Grandpere and Babbi.  Babs for short.

I was lucky enough to be invited to celebrate a very special evening with them.

Birthday greeting

With four generations present,
the images fit perfectly with month's theme for The Creativity Project.
Especially the hands and age part.

There were all these young cousins. So sweet.
Just look at all those busy hands!

Cousins

More outside

The young parents were also very busy!

Outside collage

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THIS took some wrangling on the part of at least one mama.
We did it FAST. Totally worth it.

Granny

Do you see that beautiful great grandmother looking on?
She is known as Granny. She is the sweetest. Ever.
And she is a prayer warrior.

Sisters

Sisters.  All by marriage.
Did I mention that this family has some expressive hands?

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Gifts

There was a birthday celebration in the works here for Babbi.
She couldn't be more dearly loved.
It was also their last gathering for awhile with the whole family.
Their kids are having wonderful opportunities,
calling them elsewhere.
Bittersweet.

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Their nest may be empty, but their hearts are full.
They have given their children a godly heritage.
And wings.  And now they are flying.


The Creativity Project is up and running today, with each photographer in the circle giving their take on  feet, hands, bodies, wrinkles and age.  To visit the others, start with Sharon at Sharon Covert Photography. She has this amazing way of using light to create images that are both quiet and dramatic at the same time. Be inspired, and then post some photos of your own on The Creativity Project's Facebook page. We would love to see your take on the theme!