eyelashes, cerulean skies, and plums

When skies are blue and a golden sun slips behind hills at night, and one wakes up in the morning and light streams through window panes, making warped shadows on sheets, I smile in sheer delight.  I relish the moment.  I laugh and praise Jesus.  Because life is beautiful.  Skies may not always be blue -- in other words, life might not always seem beautiful, but it is -- God made it.  It is beautiful. 

beautiful moments:

 - I've fallen in love with Sepia.  From pictures of eye lashes to cerulean skies, I love to edit them all -- processed in sepia.  It is really quite addicting.  Sometimes I need to remind myself that authentic, original, even SOOC pictures are good and that I shouldn't process all my pictures in black and white or sepia.  Do you ever go through those fazes?
- On a differnet note, that sky is incredible.  How could the idea of evolution be true when you see detailed processes of this earth in full form?  -- Clouds forming, cells multiplying, neurons passing information on and on, beautiful flowers forming, etc.   How did we humans come up with this idea?!

- While approaching a garden, I saw this sign.  I love this sign so much partly because I had to memorize the whole poem by Wordsworth when I was younger, and partly because it's such a whimsical thing to do when daffodils are in full bloom around you.

- I canned plums.  Yes, it was hard.  And no, they didn't turn out exactly how I wanted them to; but they did end up tasting delicious! 
 - Fresh flowers in a mug on the window cill.

- Wisp of hair danced in the wind, eyes intent, warm light present.  This is life.  

  Any beautiful moments in life you'd care to mention, friends? 



  1. Oh wow... these pictures are beautiful!!!

    Kianna Rose

  2. the sepia is very nicely done! I don't usually use it, unless there's some type of Jean in the picture. (It looks cool!)
    Love your entry...the focus is great.

  3. Anonymous31.7.11

    You're starting to make me love sepia now ;) Lovely pictures :)

  4. these pictures are so beautiful, my friend. :) and you have an absolutely lovely blog!

    love, rach.

  5. love the last one! I bought Lightroom yesterday and I've been loving sepia more and more :)