Posted in Botanicals, Christmas, Floral, Floral Gardening, Garden Blooms, Gardens, God's beautiful creation, lifestyle photography, My Gardens, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Photo Notecards, Textures
Tagged Amaryllis, Christmas, Flowers, Gardening, Life, nature, Winter
“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder, Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder: On Wisdom and Virtues
Walk in a favorite place. Soak in the sunshine. Bask in God’s goodness and love. Pray in adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication. Delight in all His blessings to you and yours. Breathe deeply and feel grateful. Go and serve others. Catch the sun. Share the Son.
Posted in At the Park, Autumn, Botanicals, Fauna, Floral, Gardens, God's beautiful creation, Missouri Grasses, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Sunlight, Walk in the Park
Tagged Autumn, Flowers, Life, Missouri grasses Sunlight, nature
Autumn is a favorite time of year to capture children’s photos amid the gorgeous Fall glowing leaf and sky colors!
Being able to document these children and their sweet personalities is pure joy. Each one is so different, so caring and kind, so special! They have great parents and are so blessed in many ways! I feel blessed to know them and see them often!
Posted in A Child's Play, At the Park, Autumn, Children, Collages, Families, Family Heritage, Family Memories, Farm Living, Friendship, God's beautiful creation, Landscape, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, Memories, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Parents, Reflections, Relationships, Snapshots, SOOC, Textures, Walk in the Park, Woods
Tagged Autumn, Children, creativity, Family, Friendship, Life, natural light, nature, Parents, Photojournalism, Reflections, Relationships
Golden sunshine blessed us with great light on the afternoon of this dear couple’s anniversary photo session! These are just a handful of the captures for their anniversary book. I can’t wait to see which one they chose for their canvas wall art! I couldn’t have asked for more natural subjects! They are a great example of love and commitment for all who know them and witness their kindness and service to others.
Posted in At the Park, Botanicals, Couples, Events, Families, Family Heritage, Family Memories, God's beautiful creation, Landscape, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, Memories, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Reflections, Relationships, Senior Citizens, Snapshots, SOOC, Textures, Wedding Anniversary
Tagged 50th wedding anniversary, Autumn, Forest Park, Life, lifestyle photography, Love, natural light, Reflections, Relationships
Fritillaries visited our butterfly garden en masse this summer, perhaps due to the southerly winds from Hurricane Harvey.
Posted in Animals & Insects, Botanicals, Butterflies, Butterfly Garden, Floral, Floral Gardening, Garden Blooms, Gardening, Gardens, God's beautiful creation, Landscape, lifestyle photography, Macros, My Gardens, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Snapshots, SOOC, Summer Days, Textures
Tagged Butterflies Butterfly Garden Butterfly Bush, Flowers, Gardening, nature
The bumblebees have found my purple coneflowers! I’m still waiting patiently for the Monarchs to arrive. I’ve spotted one Tiger Swallowtail so far.
The “blanket flowers” and butterfly weed and many more plants that attract butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and yellow finches are just waiting for visitors! I think our cool, wet Spring has affected the pollinators and butterflies so far. So I’ll keep watching!
Posted in Animals & Insects, Botanicals, Butterflies, Butterfly Garden, Collages, Fauna, Floral Gardening, Garden Blooms, Gardening, Gardens, God's beautiful creation, Landscape, Lifestyle, My Gardens, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Peace-filled Retirement, Perennials, Pollinators, Relaxation, SOOC, Spring, Spring Blooms, Summer Days
Tagged butterfly garden, Flowers, Gardening, Life, nature, Pollinators
The worst day of fishing is better than the best day at work.
Sunset fishing at Lake Taneycomo in southern Missouri. He got his line wet, the fish weren’t biting, but he went to sleep relaxed.
It’s all about the bait. And being patient.
Posted in Botanicals, Families, Family Memories, Fishing, God's beautiful creation, Lakes and Rivers, Landscape, Memories, Missouri Lakes & Rivers, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Peace-filled Retirement, Photo Notecards, Reflections, Relaxation, Senior Citizens, Silhouettes, Snapshots, SOOC, Spring, travel, Water
Tagged Fishing, Missouri lakes, Reflections, Retirement living, Sunsets, travel