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Camera: Spring

Indiana has strange weather. On this particular day, we had aggressive thunderstorms, ending in a double rainbow. Then a beautiful patch of blue sky appeared. You can view all these things happening at once below (pardon the raindrops on my lens). Then, the storms returned. Never a dull moment.

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God’s promises to Hoosiers:


So, we have more trees on our property than most (if not all) the properties in the neighborhood, yet Mama Robin decided to built her nest on our water meter. We had three babies, although one of them was continually squashed by its siblings. All you can see of it below is its beak sticking straight up in the air on the left side of the nest. Then, Mama Robin discovered me taking pictures and went crazy, so I got outta there.

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The newest addition to our property, a white hydrangea, is blooming beautifully. After our crazy night of multiple inches of rain, toadstools popped up all over the lawn. Mom teased me for lying flat in the grass to photograph them, but she really laughed when I stood up and had muddy water all over me.

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She’s way late into the season, but we just discovered another Mama Robin has chosen to nest on our property. This one, however, chose a tree.*




*EDIT: The baby Robins were eaten by a hawk.

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Birthdays, graduation parties, bridal showers, a job, photo shoots, and my sister’s wedding.  That was my summer.  That’s where I’ve been.  It’s no excuse, but by the end of the day, I was just too dang tired to blog.  I had to pack up my studio space to make way for wedding gifts, so I don’t even have a painting to share.  Hopefully, the photos below will suffice.  Please forgive me; I’ve missed you all and I’ll try to be more consistent!

So. Many. Bridal. Showers.



PLENTY of opportunities to photograph food!

Family photo shoot for an adoption agency.

A peek at the second engagement session with my sister & (now) brother-in-law.

A rehearsal dinner……

……and a perfect wedding!

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Warmth from the Badlands

After a while, winter begins to wear me down with its constant grey skies, freezing temperatures, and cold and flu season.  My family often takes this opportunity to reflect on the warmth and sunshine of our previous summer vacation.

Lately, when I become so cold I cannot warm up, I remember the Badlands.  It was 102 degrees when we were there last summer, though we also experienced ping-pong ball sized hail and a torrential downpour, all within three hours of one another.  We had a blast.  If you’ve never been there, the Badlands feel like the desert, only far more beautiful.  The caverns and small canyons are filled with stunning color and the lighting is just incredible.  Be warned: the temperature can become stifling, and there is nowhere to find respite from the sun.  However, once winter returns with its frigid embrace, you’ll be thankful to have experienced such warmth.

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