Monday, February 18, 2013

Picture This

Picture this:

A middle-aged woman who recently pushed the "reset button" on her Life decides to take her love of Photography to the next level.

Picture this:

She scours the Internet and libraries for all things Photography.  She begins to teach herself the basics. She starts joining forums frequented by novices and professionals alike. She carries her DSLR camera around with her every where and takes photographs at every opportunity.  She invests in editing software and explores the endless possibilities.

Picture this:

She starts to develop her own style.  She notices she is truly happy behind the camera.  She notices when the clouds diffuse the light just right.  When backlighting transforms her subjects into angels on earth.  When she nails exposure in camera.  When she captures a natural, relaxed gesture from a subject that exposes heart and soul. 

Picture this:

People start to take notice.  They ask her to take pictures - and she doesn't say no. She asks people if she can photograph them. 

Picture This

She starts a Blog dedicated to her love of Photography.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Moment in Time

We've all had Bad Days. 

But have you ever had a day you wanted to freeze in time because it seemed too good to be true?  A day when all the stars seem to align in your favor and your heart threatens too burst with gratitude?

I had a day like that last week.  I remember purposefully looking up to the sky and thanking God in that very moment.  For that day and for His hand in everything leading up to That Day.  I looked down at my son as we were playing in the backyard and was all of a sudden humbled by how blessed I am. 

All days aren't going to be Red Letter. But knowing that everyday has the potential to be that way gives me that extra fuel to motor through what ever I have to confront around the next corner.

Saturday, February 9, 2013


I'm going to throw out my raincoat
Mmm, I hope it's all right
Gonna go find me a rainbow
And hang it up in the sky
Blues pass me by

This song was playing in Safeway.  One time.  Months ago.  I didn't know the title.  I didn't know who sang it.  But I knew I couldn't get the melody out of my head.  Eventually, I tracked it on down on iTunes after Googling fragments of the lyrics.

Not only does she sound like an angel, but the words make me happy.