“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
It’s easier to tolerate winter when the sun shines and when you have a dog to walk!
Posted in Animals & Insects, Family Memories, Furson, God's beautiful creation, Landscape, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, Memories, Missouri Lakes & Rivers, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, SOOC, Walk in the Park, Winter
Tagged Dogs, Family, Life, Nature Walks, Relationships, Winter
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Parenting isn’t “a walk in the park”! But this daddy makes it look easy as he and little one reach for each other’s hand and walk on a mild winter afternoon.
So little. So big. Looking up. Looking down. Reaching up. Reaching down. So trusting. So giving.
It’s great to see a father’s love and a daughter’s trust. May it grow and grow, bloom and blossom!
Posted in At the Park, babies, Backyard Play, Children, Families, Generations, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, natural light photography, Parents, Relationships, Snapshots, Walk in the Park, Winter
Tagged child's play, Children, Families, Family, generations, natural light, Parenting, Parents, Relationships, Snapshots of daily life, St Louis area photographer of families and children, Trust, Winter
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Posted in God's beautiful creation, Missouri Grasses, Missouri Lakes & Rivers, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Poetry & Verses, Snapshots, Snow, Textures, Uncategorized, Walk in the Park, Winter, Woods
Tagged natural light, nature, Snapshots of daily life, St Louis area photographer of families and children, Winter
Autumn … Ahh!
Leaf colors are beginning to change.
It couldn’t have been a more beautiful morning for this long walk in the park!
Posted in Animals & Insects, At the Park, Autumn, Botanicals, Families, lifestyle photography, Relaxation, Walk in the Park
Tagged Autumn, botanicals, Breathe, casual photos, Catching the Light, Dog Walking, Dogs, Enjoy the Moment, Leaf Colors, Relax, Walk in the Park