Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I Heart Faces: Scenic Black and White

I'm entering the I Heart Faces contest yet again. This week's theme is Scenic Black and White. They want a picture with a face in it but want the landscape or background to be more prevalent. As I looked on the website and saw this was the theme, I didn't think I'd be able to find a picture. I didn't think I had any scenic pictures, especially with a face in them. But then I looked. And I found one that I'm pretty excited about!! =D. SO GET EXCITED. 'Cause Hannah's beautiful face is on the blog.

Monday, November 29, 2010


What in the world is the plural of hibiscus? Is it hibiscii or hibiscuses? Or just hibiscus? I wonder about this as well as a lot of other things in life. I also wonder whether ice cream is a solid or a liquid. But most of my really important, life-changing questions never get answered. And I deal.

Although I'll never know the answer, I still want to share two pictures I took this past weekend. =D.

P.S. You're probably wondering how a hibiscus is relevant to this post. Well, I thought these pictures were of hibiscus, but now that I look at them, I don't think they are..... I don't feel like starting this post over though. So here you go! =).

Sunday, November 28, 2010


I took a picture this past weekend (the one below) that sort of made me jump up and down. It's really unique. I love it.

I've been reading John with two friends for the past ten days and although I've read John about four times before, I just now realized how much the book talks of light. Or, 'the Light.' I thought about this picture I took and an image it conveyed in my mind.

John 1:4-5 says, "In him there was life, and that life was the light of all people. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overpowered it."

John 3:21 says, "But those who follow the true way come to the light, and it shows that the things they do were done through God."

John 8:12 says, "Later, Jesus talked to the people again, saying, 'I am the light of the world. The person who follows me will never live in darkness but will have the light that gives life.'"

See a pattern? There are plenty of other instances, but these will suffice. They all basically say the same thing and I think it's important. Well, I know it is, especially since it's in the Bible about eighty times.

We should be like the picture of the light. If we have Christ in us, his Light should shine through us and radiate everywhere, in every direction, all the time.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays for so many reasons, but mainly because I get to see my cousins and extended family. I only see them once a year, at Thanksgiving, and it's always a time full of laughter, impersonating people, tackling, and more. It's basically the best ever. I love my family.

We traveled to Wilson, North Carolina on Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) to avoid the traffic from the day before and actually celebrated Thanksgiving on Friday. There was so much good food. In fact, it was so good that it made me realize I'm a little disappointed every day isn't Thanksgiving. Such a bummer. 

But anyways, listen to this. We went bowling, we watched football, we ate, we played Scrabble, we attempted ninja-like moves that I couldn't do, we painted, we watched the twins wrestle and talk about how when they were in the womb there were beds that they slept on, we arm wrestled, we were woken by a scary woman yelling at her kid (some of us stayed in a motel), we admired the shiny and classy (oh, wait) ramp in our grandparents' yard that is enormous, we took pictures, we got Dippin' Dots, we got lost in Wal Mart...... Okay, you get the point. Clearly, we are masters at fitting as much as possible into two days and having the best time.

And obviously, I had my camera while I was there to capture it all. It was the first time I'd had my Rebel at a Thanksgiving and I was thankful. Photography helps me relive events that take place in my life. That's one of the hundreds of pros of carrying a camera wherever you go. I took so many pictures to save memories and I'm really excited to share all my favorites. =D. So enjoy the pictures and be jealous of my family while you're at it. =).

P.S. Beware of the long post. There really are a ton of pictures, especially of the twins. I just couldn't stand leaving all the pictures of them out. They are the cutest two children on the face of the planet.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


It's almost officially the season of winter and I'm pretty excited. I haven't taken any naturey pictures in a really long time, so I went out in my dull back yard and found some not so dull things to take pictures of. Love when that happens. =D. Here are some of my favessss. 

P.S. All of these were taken with my 100mm macro. If you don't have that lens, consider getting it. It's the bomb.