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1440 {88} :: Easter Eye-Candy

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a friend recently asked if i had images she could use for a presentation.
that sent me hunting through my tens of thousands of pictures that i’ve taken since 2011.

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i was totally startled by what i saw…
mistakes…
over-exposure, under-exposure, grain {when i didn’t want grain}, cut-off bottoms, wonky white balance…

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but i also saw how i used to see things…
beauty.
beauty everywhere.
nurtured. growing wild. free. contained.

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and i realized, like nester says,

it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.

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i wonder if that’s how God sees us?

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even with all our weeds,
imperfect, beautiful messes.

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happy good friday.
happy easter.

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bda
  • April 18, 2014 - 10:28 am

    Dina Lettre - Oh, how I love the dogwoods! Happy Easter, friend!

  • April 18, 2014 - 11:09 am

    Sarah C - I so agree and happy Easter!

  • April 18, 2014 - 11:37 am

    Tish - This is such a beautiful post. And yes, I believe that is how God sees us. Have a happy Easter! 🙂

  • April 18, 2014 - 11:44 am

    Amy Avery - What a gift my friend to be able to look back and realize that yes, that is how God sees us. We are imperfect, but we are beautiful and made even more so when we relinquish our need to be perfect and simply cling to and trust in him. God gave you and amazingly beautiful and caring heart for everyone whom you encounter. God also gave you a discerning eye in which you are able to look beneath the surface not only in nature, but also in people to uncover the beauty that lies within. Thank you for stretching towards God’s light and sharing his beauty through the gifts and talents that he placed right within you. May your Easter be filled with many blessings and opportunities to go deeper to see the beauty within! xoxo

  • April 18, 2014 - 12:32 pm

    Beverly - Such beautiful photos. I love your words too. Have a wonderful Easter!

  • April 18, 2014 - 12:54 pm

    T&T - it is nice to see how we grow as photographers! And yes, God does see us that way!

  • April 18, 2014 - 1:00 pm

    Pam - I agree that beautiful does not have to be perfect. You shared some beautiful photos. I especially love the 2 of the white flowers.

  • April 18, 2014 - 1:08 pm

    kim at picking poppies - These are beautiful, and the last two (above the sheep) are stunning! And yes, that’s how God sees us!!

  • April 18, 2014 - 2:20 pm

    Mitzi - Oh I simply love this collection of photos and the inspiring and thoughtful words. This is how I see the world as well…the beauty amidst the weeds. I’m certain that God does indeed see beyond our own imperfections and sees instead the beauty inside our hearts! Happy Easter to you and yours.

  • April 18, 2014 - 2:43 pm

    Diane - Thank you for your post. I often get so caught up in the fact that I am not a photographer, that my editing skills are crude, and I don’t own an actual camera, that I loose sight of the practice of simply enjoying the fun of taking photos.

  • April 18, 2014 - 3:00 pm

    Kathy - Simply spectacular! Hope you and yours have a blessed Easter.

  • April 18, 2014 - 5:21 pm

    Jaymi - Beautiful shots! I love shooting in the spring!

  • April 18, 2014 - 5:31 pm

    Molly - I LOVE the spring sunshine

    Mollyxxx

  • April 18, 2014 - 7:33 pm

    Kristy Lifenreflection - I love your train of thought, Happy Easter!

  • April 18, 2014 - 8:48 pm

    kim klassen - your photos…are sooooooo gorgeous…. I can feel the warmth… truly beautiful.

    happy easter…. xo

  • April 18, 2014 - 10:13 pm

    Sarah - What a beautiful tie in for Good Friday. We are hard on our work and we are hard on ourselves, but all God does is Love us with all our imperfections. Beatuiful photos.

  • April 23, 2014 - 5:52 am

    Julia - love-love-love! especially the dogwoods! thank you SO much for all the beautiful!

  • April 23, 2014 - 10:17 am

    Ramona - Omg, these are gorgeous!!!!!

  • April 26, 2014 - 2:06 pm

    Kristy, Life-n-Reflection - Sounds like an exciting week!!

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