Picture Perfect

I love taking photographs.  Always have.  As I’ve gotten older, I find I prefer to take more photos of nature and landscapes than I do of people.  I think it’s because photos of people tend to be busier, and as I age I prefer simplicity.  When I read this week’s topic, I thought of a ton of photos–but most of them were taken with film and I don’t have digital copies!  So here are ten that came to mind that I had digital copies of:

I remember this day so clearly, the butterflies were swarming around the coneflowers!
You have to look close, right at the brightest part.  But this was the first time I actually was able to capture lightning in the sky.
One of the last photos of my baby girl before she passed from kidney failure.
I don’t know why, but I love this photo of my former pastor’s son.  It just expresses his age and attitude so clearly.  Plus it was a thirty foot ferry boat ride across a German river, which we both thought was absolutely ridiculous.
From the first time I taught bible school at the church I attend now.  The children wrote letters as part of the Kid-To-Kid project.  And this kid.  Oh, this kid.  He broke my heart with this: “Dear person who is reading this note.  If you don’t know about a man named Jesus he is the man who gave you life.  From Henry”.  (Sorry, can’t figure out how to flip the image!)
When my cousin got married, I stood in the balcony after and took some photos.  This one, of the youngest cousin, was the best photo I’d had of her in years.
One of the last photos I took of my Papa before the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy got so bad you could see it on his face.  But his personality is just shining through in this one.
Blue heron before diving for dinner at the park one afternoon.

Taken Father’s Day weekend.  Dad, brother, and sister in law fishing in dad’s pond.  Reflection in pond turned out great.
What else says summer is coming more than a box full of fresh-off-the-vine strawberries???

6 thoughts on “Picture Perfect

  1. I like the selections you made. Good catch with the lightening. I have herons that fly over the house. No chance I will ever get a pic with my photo skills LOL

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