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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, October 4, 2007

Photo-a-Day Challenge

This month, I joined up with the "October Photo-a-Day Challenge" at scrapbook.com. The photos below are my submissions so far this month. I will be adding my new submissions each week. CC is encouraged! TFL - kimB

Jacey on the Phone ~ Oct 1
My first entry for the October Photo-a-Day Challenge group. I was at my DD's home today and this is the little boy she watches during the daytime (she watches two older girls, ages 6 & 7 yrs, at night). Jacey was playing with her house phone and I was teaching him how to listen and say "Hello?" :) I used my Fujifilm S6000fd on portrait mode and changed the color image to B&W in Roxio PhotoSuite 5.0; I also cropped the image to keep the focus on Jacey.
3 Books I'm Currently Reading ~ Oct 2
All three are Christian non-fiction: *3:16 ~ the Numbers of Hope by Max Lucado *Every Thought Captive ~ battling the toxic beliefs that separate us from the life we crave by Jerusha Clark *Heaven by Randy Alcorn The first one I read in the evening, the second I read before falling asleep at night and the third...I read in the bathroom (!). All three are excellent books and for those of us here who are Christian (and even those who are not), I highly encourage you to peruse them - you'll not regret it :)!

First Frost ~ Oct 3
The temperature finally dipped down below freezing last night and when I went out to walk the dog this morning, I spotted this frosted leaf in our front yard.
P-a-D Mini-Challenge ~ Childhood
These are my Mom's cookie cutters. They now reside on my kitchen windowsill, but I remember the fun we used to have making cookies for the holidays and covering them with colorful icing and little candy embellishments...miss you, Ma.


Mindy said...

Great photos. I love the shadows cast by the cookie cutters. The frosted leaf is amazing! And the photo of Jacey is adorable (nice crop and bw choice).

cherie said...

the frosty leaf looks great! nice shots.

heather taylor photography said...

Wow- that frosted leaf is so cool- great eye!! Love the first one, too!

pixelchick said...

All of these are great. The little one with the phone is so cute and I LOVE the picture with the frost on the leave..neat colors!

Anonymous said...

They are all wonderful shots! Really love the leaf and Jacey looks great in B & W!

Gayle said...

Very nice...The detail on your frost photo is awesome! I love everything about your baby shot...the lighting, pose and the contrast.

Yuyis said...

all great photos. Jacey looks too cute! I really like the frosted leaf!