Monday, August 22, 2011

The Tuesday Trio

I believe my photography is improving~more and more pictures are making it pass my initial pass.  It could be because my discernment is lowering, and maybe it is a little bit of both; either way, the results are that I have more and more photos that I love...making picking and choosing all that much harder.  However, given my lengthy post earlier today, I'm limiting my pictures to 3 for 3 memes.

First, Sweet Shot Tuesday.  So difficult to choose, but I finally settled on this shot of Sunflower.
It is the expression her face is going to have every morning once the boys go back to school next week and she realizes she is home without her brothers and no baby sister.   This week's Texture Tuesday's theme is "Back to School."  The parks are going to be pretty empty during the weekdays once all the schools start running in our area.
Granny's Cupboard -- Overlay 64%  and February Magic Edges -- Screen 70%
Now Sunflower will keep me pretty busy still, but there will be more peace and quiet during the day with the boys gone.  I will miss them, but I like the peace, too.  For some reason rivers always make me think of peace; probably because of all the songs like "peace like a river attendeth my way."
I have found this verse to be very helpful in keeping my tongue in check and my behavior pleasing to God (not always, but more often).  When I remember that I am called to let the peace of Christ rule in my heart, all of a sudden what is the right choice becomes clear~"should I say x?  Will it encourage peace?"  I guess that kind of sounds like "what would Jesus do?" but I find it so much more concrete in certain situations~gossip, yelling at my kids, harboring resentment...none of these indicate that peace is ruling in my heart.  When the peace of Christ is ruling in my heart, I am more content and the focus shifts from "me and my rights" to "others and their needs."  That isn't to say I always succeed, but I do want to always be trying and with the help of God "letting the peace of Christ rule in my heart."
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33 comments:

Teresa said...

Good morning, I hope you are well. I'm over from TT and love your interpretation of the theme, the texture work on the park bench is lovely. Also thank you for posting the Colossians scripture, it's a lovely one. Teresa x

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Lovely post Cedar, tied together nicely. I love the expression on Sunflower's face!

Nadege, said...

Great expression captured on Sunflower's face. I love the natural textures on the park bench. Lovely images and quote.

yvette said...

A great post and beautiful photos all giving a tranquil, peaceful harmony. Love the texture work on the park benches. just lovely!

Shoni said...

Your photos are definitely awesome! Your first shot is my favorite! :)

johanna said...

the texture of the middle photo is just great! and the face of course priceless!

Kia and Zeno said...

Over from TT and we love your interpretation of this week theme :)

Desirae R said...

All three of this are great. Such a sweet photo that first one.

Miriam said...

Hi Cedar your 'three' are beautiful. Love the face on beautiful Sunflower.

jocodeane said...

Hiya Cedar,
What a precious little face and what a good portrait you took of her.
One forgets how school impacts on the stay-at-home children.

Pat said...

Sunflower is adorable. I love the expression on her dear face!

Leovi said...

A wonderful trio, the picture perfect and sweet, the second a great composition with beautiful textures and the latter with a lovely message.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Inspiring thoughts and photos. V

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Gorgeous captures...and I really LOVE those dark eyes. What a doll!

Rachelle said...

I love the idea of focusing on the empty left behind playground instead of the students! Awesome image. And sunflower's face? So sweet and sad, and perplexed.

The Shades of Pink said...

Love the big brown eyes!

Ashley Sisk said...

Lovely post - isn't it great when more of your photos pass and it's just a matter of picking favorites. Great work.

deb duty said...

The photo of sunflower is beautiful. The light in her eyes is so pretty. Love the red fence with the peeling paint too.

peggy gatto said...

Gorgeous photos, thank you!!

Linda Makiej said...

Wonderful work!! Happy back-to-school season!!

Ray said...

The first photo is adorable!

Elena said...

Love the first shot and how it fills the frame. I'm a BIG fan of filling the frame especially when you are so darn cute! The second shot is fantastic. Something about the colors that draws me in.

Courtney said...

Gracious, she is just a doll! What a great capture of your little girl.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

I am loving your shots- as always. That first one is too cute!!!!

I find that the same is happening with my photos as well. I like more of them- which means more photo dumps on the blogs but good because I am happy to be improving.

Ana Eugenio said...

I think your photos rule! Sunflower is adorable. I love portraits. the TT shot is so original. well done :) and the verse really speaks to me, with the calm water I felt peace reading it. xo

Amarie said...

Those cheeks! :-)

Judy said...

Hi there,
Thanks for stopping by my photo blog and saying hello. Your photography is beautiful.

Blessings,
Judy

Kia Bishop said...

I love the picture of sunflower...that expression is priceless. Your photography is beautiful!

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

Your photo of your daughter is adorable. And I love the look on her face and the color in her cheeks. So precious.

Janis

Ewa said...

beautiful post and photos!

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Sunflower is such a cutie!! Great photos.

Mom of M&Ms said...

beautiful and rivers make me feel peaceful... so does the sound of waves at the ocean..

your first hot rocks!!! love those eyes.. amazing capture.

Evelyn S. said...

Oh how sweet! Those chubby cheeks and expressive eyes...not to mention the pretty curls...are all precious.