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Welcome to CLIQUE!

I can trace my love of photography back three generations, to the early 1900s and my paternal great-grandfather, Henry Mattson. I have a really cool photo that he took of the old family homestead in Minnesota, sometime before 1910. According to family history, Grampa Mattson frequently took photos of his world - the people and places that he loved.

It warms my heart to know that this love of photography didn't skip any generations as it passed down to me! I am blessed to have such a legacy and I hope to pass it on to my own children and grandchildren some day.

I experience a physical and spiritual thrill whenever the Lord shows Himself in His marvelous creation around us and in the people I meet. My dream vacation would be to spend a year or two just traveling around the US, stopping at little out of the way places and photographing the interesting characters and the beauty of nature to be found along the way - those things that draw me closer to GOD and help point others to Him, too.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Delaney Park Strip, Anchorage Alaska

Hopefully, you are in the mood for looking at floral pics. Lots of them.

Yesterday, I made my annual stop at the Centenial Rose Garden in downtown Anchorage. Usually, I try to get there in the early part of August, but that wasn't possible this years and, consequently, most of the roses are quite withered if not actually rotted.

Despite that, I managed to take a ton of photos ~ imagine that! ~ and have selected some of my favorites to share here in the blog. Yes, they have been edited (cropped, lightened/darkened, artistically filtered, etc), but my goal is always to enhance the image, rather than give a total makeover. GOD alone is the Master Designer, the Master Artist and there's no way I can improve on His creative work.

To Him be the glory.


Mindy said...

Beautiful colors! I REALLY like the rose that is in bw. Very nice shots!

Making Memories Last 4 Ever said...

Just beautiful , Love the colors !

cherie said...

love the colors in these photos!

Stampin' Meg said...

Gorgeous photos- suhc a rich saturation of colors-I like how you have the soft white edges-really lovely.

Anna said...

Very beautiful vibrant colours.!

Gayle said...

BE...utiful slideshow, Kim!!! Alaska is something else, isn't it? Love all your flower photos...great colors and is that your house? It's just adorable! Love all the gorgeous flowers.

Anonymous said...

You can never have too many flower pics! Thanks you for the floral show. Beautiful work and flowers. Particularly like the red leaf in the middle of the green foliage.