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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.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

P*S*B ~ My Town

I'm a bit late with last week's challenge - My Town - and I don't have a lot of "town" type of shots to post... However, I do have a lot of scenics (surprise, surprise) taken in our community, along with several shots of the interior of the Chugiak Senior Center which, although 9 miles away from us here in Eagle River, is still part of our community. The photos have captions, but I don't have the technical details handy; if you have a question about the settings or what-not of any of the photos, just ask and I'll look it up for you :)
TFL - kimB

"Mountains in the Mist"

Actually, this is fog, but "mist" sounded better - took this while riding through Eagle River in my friend's car on our way to the Chugiak Senior Center.

Inside the Christmas section at the Eagle River Fred Meyer

Eagle River Fred Meyer Christmas section

"Christmas Stocking Quilt"

Chugiak Senior Center

"Tony, the Tour Guide"

One of our friends and paper-crafting "students," Tony, took us on a little tour of the assisted living part of the center. He wanted us to see all the various Christmas decorations put up by the residents.

Residents' Stockings hanging in the Hallway

A happy Tony, posing with the cards he made during our paper-crafting session

The decorated door of the Day-Service unit (where we hold our paper-crafting sessions)

Close up of the Day Service's Christmas Tree

Rhonda and several of our paper-crafters working on Christmas cards

"Elf - Robert"

He was actually pretty happy this day, even though you can't tell it by this photo!

Majestic Eagle, taken in - guess where? - Eagle River!

"Lone Eagle on Eagle River Road"

Nativity scene outside the First Baptist Church of Eagle River

Sign outside the First Baptist Church of Eagle River

Decorated pavilion at the Eagle River Town Square. I didn't adjust the color - the yellow tint comes from the surrounding streetlight.

Eagle River Town Square and the "People Mover" bus stop in the background

"Moonrise over the Alaska Range"

Taken from Beach Lake Rd in Chugiak

"Beach Lake"

"Moose Tracks"

Beach Lake, Chugiak

"Sunset Glow on the Alaska Range"

Beach Lake, Chugiak


Jane said...

wow!! some gorgeous photos as usual Kim!!! I enjoyed the ones from the assisted living place thanks for sharing those!
Have a VERY Merry and Blessed Christmas!!

cherie said...

love looking at your town and surrounding areas. you always get such beautiful pictures and these were another example of that.Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas Kim !
God Bless you and yours.

pdxscrappinmamma said...

Oh, beautiful for spacious skies...........

Christy said...

Beautiful photos. My favorites were the eagles and the Christmas lights although they were all really nice.

Gayle said...

Kim, I'm always blown away by your photography. Breath taking! It inspires me to start appreciating my town and surrounding areas more.

scrappinpa said...

love all of your photos, you're very talented, love the composition!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful as always Kim! Your nature and christmas ornaments pics are outstanding.

pixelchick said...

WOW Kim your snow photos are incredible!! I love the mist, the eagle, pretty much all of the snow photos leave me in aww! I also like all the wonderful craft photos and although your friend had a good day I still like the photo without him smiling. Love your photos as always!