Photography, sharing the beauty of nature
My camera is always with me to capture the beauty from #AlongTheTrail. From walks on the beach, to daily morning walks with the Bailey, to hikes and adventures on the weekend, there is always something to photograph and share. There are #bestillmoments to be found.
In November, at least here in the U.S., we emphasize the idea of expressing gratitude and being grateful. On Thanksgiving Day, we often go around the table and answer the question, “What are you grateful for?”. Today, I wanted to share with you something I am grateful for. I’m Grateful For the Beauty of Nature I am incredibly grateful for the beauty of God’s creation and the opportunity I have of exploring, and capturing each season in photos. Being outside is one of my favorite things to do. Whether it is tromping through the woods, walking up and down a beach, or … [Read More...]
We all need a brain break from time to time. There are days where you feel like things are moving way too fast for you to keep up and your scattered thoughts and to-do lists can’t be wrangled into something manageable. At times like this, we need to make the intentional decision to slow down and engage our hearts and minds in something outside of our normal routines. For me that break usually includes going outside, my dog, and my camera. In fact, spending time outside, in nature, is one of my non-negotiables. Recently I made the decision to give myself a break and chose one of the … [Read More...]
When we learn to pick and choose what we say yes to and no to, in alignment with our priorities, life doesn’t necessarily get simpler. In fact, in some ways, it gets harder. To carefully pick your yeses and no’s you will have to turn down invitations from friends and great opportunities to keep what is important front and center. As I learn to choose my yes’s and no’s, I’ve been able to say yes more to my priority of spending time outdoors. Being in nature is my way of destressing, slowing down, and breathing deeply. I’m blessed where I am to be able to get to the Oregon Dunes, lakes … [Read More...]
Welcome 2017! 2016, you were an interesting year. Parts were good, bad, odd, funny, and scary. But isn't that often how every year goes? A bit of everything mixed in to varying degrees? As I move back into a regular blogging schedule I've decided to ease back in gently and share with you a rare gift here on the South Central Oregon Coast. Snow. And not just a light dusting either. We ended up with about 5-7 inches depending on what part of town you were in. In fact, I didn't believe it would come! The weather man (or weather app in my case) is so often wrong that it was a … [Read More...]
Have you ever had one of those days or weeks where words seem to fail, creativity seems to fly out the window, and ideas may flow but fall flat? Well I have and this week has been one of them. I even had a different blog post just about written but didn't finish it. But, one word kept popping up, encouragement. So here are just a few thoughts to encourage you and resources for you to share and encourage someone else. Be Encouraged and Remember, You Are Not Alone. On the hard days, the great days, the stressed out and overwhelming days, the fun-filled days, the sick days, the … [Read More...]