{food for thought}
Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. {1 Thessalonians 5:16-18}

Sunday, October 17, 2010

sunday gathering

{side lighting} casting
i am loving these in my kitchen window right now, a great way to bring a bit of fall indoors!
{jack'o lantern}'s smile
we have yet to carve a jack'o lantern {still a bit early for us} so we carved one out of paper & it's being happily
displayed in our front window!
{faces in nature} cat's meow
i was at a loss here :-P but whenever i thought of the subject matter i kept coming back to the tulip poplar leaf & how its shape resembles
that of a cat's facial features, so i decided to make my own face out of naturey bits... meooowwww!
{sunset} palace of the west
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okay so i cheated with this one a bit, but between all the rain & being sick this week, there were no beautiful sunsets on my horizon.
so i choose to pull one from the archives {cheating, i know} but i LOVE this image & wanted to share. another long exposure taken
this past summer on our daddies day on the bay beach camping weekend!
{warm} nourishment
this was warmth several times this week, plain ole chicken noodle, ya know the kind your mother gave you when you were sick as a child,
the best kind of warmth & nourishment in my opinion, mmm mmm good!

and thanks to Ashley for hosting such a fabulous challenge every week
& Happy First Anniversary to her & hubby ♥
more hunting:

{Splash of Color Sunday} animals
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pretty bird!

more animals:

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my littlest bean is obsessed with giraffes :)

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and of course my animals, feeding the animals! oh & don't worry that sign doesn't say they can't feed 'em,
 it's to show the kiddos not to have a closed hand when feeding 'em.
{SOOC} falling fall

more SOOC:
{Shadow Shot Sunday Citar} heart's gratitude
"one of the powerful emotions of the heart is gratitude. as soon as your heart is touched by your breath, it is softened, and a softened heart is grateful. experience how the heart approaches life; it is profoundly grateful for all that is offered. the heart never complains; complaints come from the mind when its expectations are not met. the heart that is open accepts all that is given and gives all it contains." ~ Puran Bair

more citar's:
more shadows:

i also want to say a big THANK YOU to Jamie & Tara at Trendy Treehouse for featuring my baby as one their personal favorites for this week's
Shutter Love theme {babies}. So honored ladies, thank you so much!


for those who care... date night was fabulous :) the play {Shipwrecked} at The Barksdale Theatre was very interesting & funny, plus it was really neat to see a play in general {though i was quite hesitant at first} i don't think i've seen a play since middle school. it was a little over ninety minutes, i was in complete awe that the main character {Mr. Louis De Rougemont} played by Joe Inscoe was on stage his entire performance, continuous {perfectly pitched & versed} dialogue & numerous {short on stage darkened} costume changes, & all involved {which was only about seven actors} made for a very colorful, animated & adventure filled performance! downside to sitting in dark theatre, one tends to want to fall asleep, so home we went! but not without a side trip to the market for a bit of redbox & food for the kiddos. i had to laugh though cause even on date night i still ended up at the grocery store some how :) no, this image is not from last night {don't have any unfortunately} but from another awesome date night we had, just a favorite of mine Ü

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" what greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to strengthen each other in all labor,
to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent, unspeakable memories." ~ George Eliot

happy sunday gathering! xoxo
ps~ if you're still here reading this, first, wow you're a trooper& second, sorry for the long windedness, that's why it's a gathering of sorts!


lisa said...

Your photography is just wonderful!

kewkew said...

Beautiful photos. Loving the cat face and the sunset.
If you get a chance, I'd love for you to stop by my blog

Tara said...

Gorgeous photos, love the sunset and warm shots...amazing.

Ashley Sisk said...

You've managed to pack in a lot of photos into one post - well done! I really like you side lighting shot...how beautiful - and your faces in nature - how creative. I always look forward to your interpretations...you never disappoint. Have a great week.

Rocky Mountain Mama said...

I love your faces in nature shot! It reminds me of the book Leaf Man. Love it!

Jan said...

Lots of wonderful shots for today. I'd be hard pressed to choose a favorite.

Style Attic said...

I love the jack-o-lantern shot and the sunset!

The Wishful Lamb said...

i love them all but that last one is perfect!

Amy said...

Thanks for linking up with Color Splash Sunday! That sure is one colorful bird. ;)

Elizabeth said...

Fantastic photos - that sunset is incredible. Glad date night was fun!

kelly said...

hey love. . .no pics allowed at the dalai lama, but it was full of happiness none the less. . . spent the day with sis and chris. . .so i am stoked and the pic of the giraffe's is out of control, the detail and color on it is amazing! i am about to sort through a bazillion pics of today with the nephew so . . . anyways i love you and miss you.

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Silence Sings said...

Wonderful shots....