my simple story won't
win any occolades or awards,
but here 'tis.
a small town girl,
who grew up in a loving, Christian home.
very sheltered and tucked away.
snug as a bug in a rug.
a very happy childhood.
with nothing but lovely memories.
& lots of family time.
life was simple. no tv.
just lots of books.
and reading.
my mother always had a camera handy,
& i loved looking through the albums
she put together of all of our pictures.
later, after i had my own children,
i loved capturing their sweet
faces, and the cute things they did.
then, when my camera quit,
my sister loaned me her digital camera
and insisted i take with me on vacation.
she gave me a few tips,
and sent me on my way.
something about that camera
rocked my world.
everything changed and
i began to see life through a lens.
i loved the challenge of trying to get
the settings just right.
 i drove me family crazy at first.
i'm afraid i still do. :)
i am inspired by sunshine,
& ironically dark, moody pictures, too.
i would love to think i do or could inspire others.
i hope i do.
i love when people tell me that my pictures
are full of emotion & feeling, and
that i've somehow touched them
in a special way.
i am self-taught,
and have learned so much,
with SO much left to learn.
i'm inspired by many.
& find inspiration everywhere.
from a sunshiney day.
to a happy smile.
 a thoughtful look.
a lovely glance.
a foggy morning.
a fun moment.

link to post: welcoming lily grace

link to post: teammates


Aubrey said...

i love your post today. Yes- a camera rocked my world too. :-)
I love the tire swing picture. It is just perfect.
Happy weekend!

Charla said...

Beautiful journaling.

Melodie said...

awesome post~

Danea Burleson said...

Wonderful entry and great images!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through the Amy Wenzel giveaway link. I just wanted to tell you that I think your blog is one of the most beautiful I have seen. I have had tears flowing down my face since seeing the picture "Welcoming Lily Grace" in your entry. Naturally, this lead to me going to that post, and to the next, and next, and so on....
You wrote in your entry: "I'd love to think I do or could inspire others." No doubt, you have. You can add me to the list. Thanks for sharing. jv

Anonymous said...

You have such a way with words! I love how you journal; what a gift...
--I was readin' to Gary what you wrote about your growin' up years and got choked up and blurry eyed. What a precious daughter you are...


kimber said...

You do inspire me!!!
(And discourage me a little too...I'll never be THAT good.)
AWESOME post as usual.

Anonymous said...

I am glad to be one of your friends in this wonderful profession of light and emotion!