Thursday, August 9, 2012

Praise Yah!

 Well I’m back, even though I didn’t really go anywhere, but I'm back none the less. Honestly I’ve been trying to post something since… (Pauses to calculate) Well pretty much ever since my last post over four months ago. So much has happened this summer/late spring that it’s probably been one of the busiest times of my life, at least it feels that way, and there have been so many different things I’ve been wanting to blog about that it just kept piling up and up that I would have to make a gigantic post just to fit everything in there. So I’ve decided to leave off on all that for now and just tell you about the most resent thing.
  Yah is So Good, and I’m sure most of you know that by now but I just have to say it again, because yesterday a huge blessing from above happened. It Rained! And it didn’t just sprinkle either, it flat out poured. And I have proof of it.

  The coolest part about this story is I didn’t even know it was supposed to rain. I just happened to notice how windy it was outside, and when I looked out the window I saw the huge storm front coming.

  I’m sure you know about the drought that we’ve been in for the last few months here in the Midwest, so you know how much of a blessing rain can be.

  We also had quite a bit of lightning last night, but because of all the rain I wasn’t able to get really any shots. But here’s a couple I took from a different storm last year.

This is the view from the back of our property.

The colors were so cool because it was nearing sunset.

Unfortunately the rain came before the sunset,

so I had to take cover in our barn with my horses until it
slowed down enough that I could get back to the house. So over all it was just one big blessing.
Praise Yah for His abundant blessings. For he is worthy to be praised!
“Yahweh opens to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. And you shall lend to many nations, but you do not borrow.”  Due 28:12

    Shalom to all

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring Photo Shoot

  Early spring is probably one of my favorite times of the year. Trees are beginning to bud, flowers start blooming, and the best part of all is that there are hardly any bugs!
  I had the idea for this post when I noticed that one of the big crop fields, just down the road from my house, had thousands upon thousands of little purple flowers growing in it; so to me it seemed silly not to have a photo shoot. So as soon as I was able, which was the next day or so, my sister and I headed out for what has become one of my favorite photo shoots yet.
I love it how you can see the flowers stretching off into the distance.

  What looks like a head band in her hair is actually a white scarf.

And we decided that it would make a nice prop to work with.

Because of all the wind it made for some really nice shots.

  Even though I got a lot of good shots it wasn’t all that easy, I still ended up taking over 300 pictures in about an hour and a half.

  But I must say out of all those pictures I took, this next one is probable my favorite, and I’m not sure why. We were done with the shoot and heading back home and my sister was in the middle of climbing over a fence and for some reason it just seemed like the picture perfect moment…

    Shalom to all

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Photo Journal ~ Spring has Sprung

The reason I put “Photo Journal” before my title is because, like all my other Photo Journal posts, I took all these pictures in one day (March 8th) instead of over a period time like I normally do. And I thought that giving a title at the end instead of a number made it more unique.

Despite Winter’s last efforts to give off a frosty chill, Spring has come, and I can prove it to you.

 This morning I awoke to see that a thin coat of sleet had covered the ground last night.
 As you can tell someone was already ready for Winter to be over.

Even though it was freezing outside, I couldn’t help but notice that everything looked a bit greener and that new plants were pushing through the ice.

I also noticed that some plants look really “cool” when their covered in ice.

  Now I mentioned springing and sprunging (and yes I know this is not a word) and it just so happens that while I was outside, a couple of my horses were being playful and bouncing around, obviously enjoying the weather, so camera in hand I took a few shots (like fifty or so) and decided to use them for the Sprung part of this story…

I can’t help but laugh every time I see this last one…
You must be this tall before you can ride the ride.”

Okay that’s it for now, so until next time…

    Shalom to all


Monday, February 20, 2012

Young Love

  A few weeks ago I was visiting one of my best friend's, who I hadn’t seen in almost a year, and was lucky enough to be able to there for a whole week. While I was there my friends boyfriend came over, her very first one I might add, and so naturally it was a big deal. So me being the photographer, I simply couldn’t leave without having a photo shoot of the both of them. I must say I was very excited about the whole thing because it was my first time shooting this kind of topic, and because of that I ended up taking over 300 pictures! But lucky for all of you I was able to narrow it down to just the highlights. : ) So without further ado, I give you “Young Love.”

This next one is one of my favorites because I was trying to be artistic and it ended up looking really nice,  (in my opinion anyway). 

  You wouldn’t know it but this next picture took me hours trying to get it just right…

Here’s another one I had to work on for awhile…
Can you see what’s photo-shopped?

I think this next one looks really sweet.

  And for this last one I found the perfect verse to go with it; oh and there are also a few things photo-shopped in this picture as well, some of them more obvious than others.

Prov. 4:23 Watch over your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the sources of life.
Oh and the rock itself was not photo-shopped, just the color, he just happened to find it while we were walking around, which is something I guess he does all the time.

Well until next time…
    Shalom to all

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Let it Snow!

I’m so happy right now because it’s finally Winter!!! I know winter technically started back on December 21st, or sometime around then. But for me I don’t consider it winter until we get enough snow to actually cover the ground.  So beginning last night, winter has come.
This is a shot of the snow falling outside. It kind of looks like little shooting stars.   

Even though we got maybe an inch worth of snow, it doesn’t look like it because the wind was blowing so hard that it made it thicker in some areas, and none in others.
This last one was cool because I didn’t even see my horses there until after I took the picture.

Something about snow tends to bring the birds out.

Now to show you how hard the wind was blowing, let me explain something. I live right next to a mound/hill/really tiny mountain, and all the property around me is flat. So there gets to be really strong wind current blowing around, so much that you can see it.

Well that’s all for now.
So until next time…

    Shalom to all