Jul 30, 2014

Setting Sun

Setting sun
Tall pines
Spanish moss
Lush marshes
Golden light
Happy photos
I love photography so much. And I love my family. And the One who created all of it.

From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!
Psalm 113:3

Jul 26, 2014

Designed Stuff

Hello all! We are all moved in to a rental house, conveniently located near our home church AND near where my sister and I will be going to college. :) I haven't had internet access for a few days, so that's why you haven't seen a post in a little too long. But I'm back with something I've been working on today. With lots of bare walls in our house and a dorm room to decorate, I'm inspired to design. Here's the result:

And another style - just different background/colors :)

I designed them to be desktop backgrounds, thus the small reference size. It looks bigger on my desktop! Feel free to download for your computer - just click on the image, zoom in on it, side click, and set as your background! Or save it to your computer and set it from there :) Enjoy!

Jul 17, 2014

On a Prairie Dog and Getting Home

An adorable prairie dog from the same museum the hummingbirds were at. 

We are on day 17 of the road trip, and have just two more days to go. It's been an amazing trip - seeing family, old friends, meeting new friends, seeing Joshua Tree National Park, and the Carlsbad Caverns (I'll post photos of that next week). But enough is enough... 3 weeks on the road, 7 weeks of being in transition with no real home is long enough. I'm happy to be going somewhere I can finally call home. 

Jul 14, 2014


I took these photos last week at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, in the Hummingbird Aviary. It was so much fun to walk in there and have tiny birds flitting around me! I ended up with way too many photos, but it was so fun to photograph them. They were tame enough for me to get quite close to them, so I ended up getting some amazing photos. My favorite two photos are the second and the last. :) What are yours?

Jul 10, 2014

Joshua Tree

desert tree | sibling selfie | the classic self-timer family photo | a magnificent sunset

Four of my favorite photos from Joshua Tree National Park, CA.

Jul 7, 2014

The Road Trip I

The great American road trip has been great so far, despite a car whose alternator failed, leaving us a bit stranded for a few hours while it was being repaired. Being stranded by an IKEA isn't a bad place at all...

We've had several long days in the car, and have been reading, playing the old classic the alphabet game, watching movies, and just enjoying the scenery. California terrain is very different than anything that we've been around recently.

 Today we stopped at an overlook - fantastic views of dry, southern California.

On Thursday we went to see a game that my cousin's baseball team was playing. It was definitely a cultural experience. :) I learned tons about baseball that night, and have a decent understanding of the game now. (click on panorama to enlarge)

Even the resident family pig (Piglet, he's been in the family longer than I have, and travels everywhere with us) takes California's click it or ticket law seriously. ;)

Jul 5, 2014

July Fourth

We are almost a week into our cross-country road trip, and are in California for the weekend. Last night was a fun time of delicious food, fireworks, and time with extended family. It's nice to finally be in one place for longer than one night! :) I'm hoping to post a few road trip photos later this week when I get them imported. For now, here are a handful from last night.