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Can I just start off by saying…I have been dreading this week’s theme from Darcy… you see I am the girl behind the camera not infront of it. I have tried to find a back door to slip out of but at last gave in when no magical doors appeared! I suppose self-portrait is self-portrait, or I am just not creative enough to get out of it.

Once I embraced the fact that I was going to actually have to come out from behind my camera, where I live, I knew exactly the shot I wanted to capture. Every evening about 5 or so the sun begins to set in front of our little house. I just love, love, love how the light floods the yard and shoots out from behind the trees and above the houses. It always captivates me and sends me into a magical world and thoughts of heaven light up my heart. It is like a spark of celestial joy rushes through the viens of life with in me and just for a second gives me a glimpse of eternity, of glory.

Yes, that is really what happens every time I am struck with the sun setting in my front yard… aren’t you jealous?

{Here is another photo I captured in this glorious sun light}


Well for the last 3 days it has been cloudy with 100% chance of terrential pour down and overcast when it wasn’t so I didn’t expect to be able to get my desired shot but heaven broke open this afternoon just as we were about to take a late afternoon walk in the crisp cool air. I ran for my camera like a crazy lady, truly crazy {especially if you were driving by my house when I was holding my camera above my head trying to get just the right shot of myself in my front yard. Conceited much? No really it is for a photo challenge, oh well… think what they will}.

I was able to get 3 shots… that was all the grace I was given before my battery died. This one was the best shot although not perfect… which is perfect neither am I… but I did capture the sun exactly as I had pictured…

How kind was it of Him to grant this silly girl such a silly little desire of the heart… I know how small I am and I am grateful, grateful. I pray that my gratitude for all of His many kindness and graces in my life will flood the earth in glory as this late afternoon sunset does each day in my front yard, for me.


project 52 p52 weekly photo challenge my3boybarians.com


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My children inspire me,

to live a


on the edge,

sometimes carefree,

joy soaked,




upside down


in an all to serious rightside up

adult world.

Live with no regrets even if it means to live a little upside down.


Sweet Shot Day

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 …eternity lives in the little things and a simple life means living holistically with your life’s purpose…


and  then, she {snapped}

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“Saturate me with the oil of Thy Spirit, that I may be aflame. Make me Thy fuel O flame of God.”

Jim Elliot


project 52 p52 weekly photo challenge my3boybarians.com

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…just holding grace today.

Captured this magical moment this week… it is one of my favorite pictures and I just want to show it off, yes I am proud mother… so in love.

A boy is a magical creature–you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can’t lock him out of your heart. ~ Allan Beck

Boys are magical in deed… I have three of them and I can attest to it, but little girls hold their own kind of magic, both have stolen my heart.

and  then, she {snapped}

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I have learned something about myself. I have a deep passion for photography, for capturing life and holding time, holding grace. There is something so magical about photography, something so internal I can’t completely comprehend it. Call me an over the top sentimentalist or romantic… but I can’t help it. When I am behind a camera I just feel in some way so connected with reality.

So, as I have come to understand my strange passion for photography I have been educating myself on it. I will be honest, I hate being an amateur and knowing so little. I want to automatically know how to take great photo’s, how to capture not only the moment but the feeling of the moment in my pictures. I know that it will take time, it is  a journey as is all of life.

So as I have grown {so little} in my photography education I have learned that…

I love bokeh!

Bokeh, bokeh, bokeh.

Love it.

Bokeh comes from a Japanese word boke which means “haze” or “blur”, which kinda sounds a little like my life right now, very blurry. Out of focus from where I am. A big haze-y mess.

The thing with bokeh is, it is beautiful, beautiful because it makes the object of focus stand out. Isn’t that what we are to do in these times of haze and blur, when we just don’t understand? Isn’t it meant to be beautiful, beautifully out of focus so that He will be beautifully in focus?

Oh, bokeh… a beautiful lesson in the lens of life and photography.

Darcy of Life with my 3 Boybarians is hosting a little Bokeh party. I thought I might join, make a quiet entrance through the back door… slip in unnoticed.

With a few pictures from around our little home, some just may have a little bokeh magic in them…


Like I said, I am an amateur… but by His grace one day I will actually know what I am doing… 😉

In the meantime, go visit Darcy and enjoy all the Bokeh!

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