Sweet shutterbugs, welcome!
I am home from Kentucky and feeling encouraged about my mom’s physical and mental health right now. We have her well settled into a cute new apartment, she has recuperated from the bad UTI and bout of pneumonia with which she suffered over the holidays. Mom is back to dressing up for the day, putting on lipstick, playing Bridge, eating with friends. Hallelujah! Thankful to God for answered prayers. Thankful for my friends and family who have prayed for us and uplifted us with positive thoughts.
Soooo, I am scrambling at the end of this month to get some posts written. Had wanted to kick off my new monthly date night series that I have planned for the last Sunday of each month. But, to be honest, PC and I haven’t had much time this month to ‘date’. Stay tuned for that kick off in February.
Today, I am sharing photos I have taken for the 2 photography challenges I am participating in. There’s the Sunday Stills series hosted by Terri at Second Wind Leisure Perspectives and The Everyday Eye Candy Project 52 with LaShawn at Everyday Eye Candy. Come check out the prompts for this month and my interpretations.
World Through My Lens Week 1
Sunday Stills, 01.06.2019: Reflect
In far west Texas, we rarely have more than a dusting of snow once or twice a winter. The reflection of our pergola in the water contrasts the cold, stormy skies with daydreams of summer days in the pool.
Everyday Eyecandy Project 52, Week 1: You in the Beginning
Snapped this selfie on my Samsung phone while playing with my granddaughter Cady and daughter Brennyn on make-shift sleds in the Ruidoso, New Mexico snow. Edited it using a pixelating filter. I like the way the pixelation brought out the subtle shades in my face and the snowy backdrop.
World Through My Lens Week 2
Sunday Stills, 01.13.2019: Vintage
I have had my father’s christening gown for several years but just discovered a box of other vintage baby items on a recent trip to Kentucky to care for my mom. Thinking I need to arrange all of these in a shadow box to protect them. The postcard announced my father’s birth, 09.07.1927. His hospital bracelet was just a piece of cloth that read ‘Baby Roberts’. I also found a pair of socks, a bootie and a baby shoe and a handkerchief bunny.
Which version do you prefer?
Everyday Eyecandy Project 52, Week 2: Morning
As part of my morning quiet time, I make a conscious effort to look out the window each morning or step out onto the balcony or patio to enjoy our beautiful sunrise skies. El Paso is also called the Sun City for our 300+ days of sunshine each year.
World Through My Lens Week 3
Sunday Stills, 01.20.2019: Window
This was the view outside the window in the living room of my mom’s retirement apartment complex. I liked the warm, inviting glow of the lamp in contrast to the frosty weather outdoors.
Everyday Eyecandy Project 52, Week 3: My Favorite…
weather is snow! And while I was in Kentucky this visit, I was treated to several snowy days. This porch swing is on the patio of my mother’s retirement apartment complex. I like the way the snow enhanced the texture of the wicker.
World Through My Lens Week 4
Sunday Stills, 01.27.2019: Night
On my flight home from Kentucky yesterday, the early evening skies over Atlanta were especially lovely.
Everyday Eyecandy Project 52, Week 4: Happiness is…
the look on my 91 year-old mom’s face when she won at Bingo last Saturday night. So thankful to see her smiling again.
Each Friday, the Lafayette gets new floral arrangements for the common living area and on each of the tables in the dining room. Wintry bouquets were replaced by these sunny blossoms. Instant spring time.
Pizza at Cafe Rio pizza restaurant in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Brennyn’s favorite place for lunch when we visit this quaint mountain village.
Cady sitting by the fire at J. Roberts boutique. Every year, we take a photo of my granddaughter sitting by their cozy fireplace.
Have you pledged to up your photography game this year? Remember how I have been promising to start using my good camera more often? Well, I have become more comfortable with it by joining photo challenges like these. But I have a ways to go yet and much to learn. Maybe you would like to join me? We can grow our photography skills together!! For more information, stop by Terri and LaShawn’s blogs or leave me a message below.
Feels so good to be home, girls. Thanks for sticking with me through thick and thin, good days and bad. Here’s to a happy February for each of us.