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Winter Warm-up: Part II

This winter has definitely been mild, to say the least – yikes, kind of scary!  I am a little bit sad for not experiencing the beauty of a snow fall, and have also missed wearing a lot of warm winter sweaters & scarves.  Although, I think those of us in Georgia have, for the most part, been enjoying the sunshine & fall like weather…heck, we’ve had more than a handful of spring like weather and warmth!  Today, though, is rather dismal and rainy. That being said, I thought it was a good time to follow up with a Winter Warm-up: Part II  (this year’s Winter Warm-up: Part I  )  – (Last year’s Winter Warm-up: Part I  or  Part II.)

The two beach pictures above feel very special to me.  They capture my oldest who is a dancer at heart and I can ‘feel’ the movement.  The latter of the two looks as though she is about to take flight…which, makes me think to the future, as well as reflect on the past & present…

The pieces that make a whole, sometimes are overlooked, and feel relatively insignificant.  Truly these little pieces can bring you back to a place in time – in the blink of an eye.  Little hands, feet, toes, eyes, lashes, lips, teeth, tippy toes…

photography of siblings feet

Look who ALMOST fell asleep in the water!  All that sun, fresh air, beach play…it had the poor girl wiped out (and denying to me she was tired)!   😛

The image below almost became a casualty of a hasty, momentary decision.  My daughter’s face was speaking to me, but, it wasn’t exactly something I was ‘looking’ for.  In the end, when I saw this particular picture up close for review, I saw very clearly, my mom and perhaps generations before her were there speaking through my daughter’s eyes, lips, nose…

Thank you for getting this far!   😉   That was another huge share!  It was a nice long vacation though too!  I wish it hadn’t been so long ago already, but, hey, photos give us the ability to relive them as often as we want!

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The {Sweet} Plunge!

So, I decided to ‘take the plunge.’  I went ahead and launched a website this weekend and followed it up with a facebook page.  If you’ve been following my blog, I would absolutely love for you to hop on over and have a peek at the website and most certainly if you have a facebook page, then link up with me there too!




As always, thank you so much for following or stopping in!

On a side note, I felt funny creating a post and including no images, so, since I have ‘how sweet it is to be loved by you’  stuck in my head, I thought I’d share an image of something sweet   🙂   

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btw, everything that was ‘tagged’ in this post can absolutely be found in my website, lots, here on this blog  😛

Winter Warm-up: Part 1

Last winter I posted a blog called, Winter Warm-up.  This year I’m past due for posting a warm-up, although, I must say, I think most of us haven’t exactly been needing it!   😉   I have been longing for a beach visit though, alas, I have revisited our beach vacation from this past July.   🙂   We had such a great time!  Waking up to the beach, the sounds of the ocean, the feel of the air, beach walks any time of day, ah *sigh* it was wonderful…we even rescued a baby shark one night, go figure it was on a night where we left camera’s behind  :/

Anyhow, with such a variety of ages present, there was no end to the fun, exploration, wonder & amazement.  Like my warm-up last year, I have already dubbed them Part 1 and Part 2 (which, will be soon to follow).  Please enjoy my over share!

This one, I fondly think of as, “boy meets ocean.”

All 5 of them all doing different things, but, encompassed in one shot.  Makes my heart smile.  After revisiting all of these images, I’m heavily wishing I was in them too, but, am so absolutely happy to have these moments captured in time.

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Happy SHINING New Year!

Very typical of me, here I am ‘catching up.’   😉

With the new year here, as many people do, I have been reevaluating things & how “I run them.”  As far as my journey with photography goes, I’ve been going through pictures from January through December of 2011. I can’t tell you how many pictures I never even saw, just captured, uploaded & never took or found the time to shine any light on them.  To be seeing a whole year of pictures back to back, it’s incredibly clear and feels like a punch in the throat, really…my children are all growing up so fast! I’m quite sure we all feel the same about time going by so quickly and children growing so fast.  Somewhere inside it makes me want to cry & hold them tighter.

I thought, what better way to start the new year, than to catch up on sharing my journey with photography.  I have had requests sitting & neglected (so sorry for the delay), for copies of certain images, especially  of  those dandelions – who knew!?   However, to those of you who asked, if you’ve haven’t already checked, go give your email a peek.   😉   My offer still stands, if there are any images on my blog that you would like (excluding images with people in them), please contact me and I will happily send you a quality size file free.

I adore all sorts of images of the sky,- stars, clouds, cloudless, sun, no sun, raining, snowing, blue, gray, foggy, hazy, clear and everything in-between.  Every once in a while we are fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of something that looks so glorious, so alluring and mystical.  I have some of these images semi-permanently fixed in my memory, but, haven’t had the opportunity to capture it before, or since.  I was lucky enough to catch these heavenly sky images right down the street from our house in June 2011.   I took these pictures, loaded them on my computer & have not revisited them until last week.  I knew they were ‘in’ my computer and could conjure this image & ones like it up in my head from time to time, but thought, it was time to share these heavenly-weird-beautiful-sunlight-special thing going on sky images.  It’s moments like this that really get me thinking.  about the world. where we came from. where we’re going. simple things we take for granted.

Please enjoy these images and check back soon, because I have an inkling I might be posting again more regularly.   🙂

Happy SHINING New Year!!!!

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