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Saturday Ventures

In Baseball, droplets, My Photos, photo moments, rain on June 6, 2010 at 1:44 am

It was the kind of morning that you just feel perfectly pleasant laying in bed. Oh, I didn’t want to get up and get moving, then I looked out the window and saw that it was raining. Rain? No baseball game at 9 a.m.? Doubtful, but they didn’t call and Ray took Sammy over to the field.

After a little while, Ray called and told us that the game was on. The rain had stopped and the sun was beginning to peak out through the gray. The effort of getting there was worth it when we saw them playing a pretty even game, until the other team got up by four runs. The game continued into the sixth inning with that score. Our boys up to bat, scored seven runs in their last inning. Seven. They won the game and their faces beamed, their energy burst. It was a glorious day for them. They SO needed it.

With only thirty minutes until our Little Man’s game, empty bellies and in need of food, we made our way to the snack bar. She was closing down, made one hot dog for my Little Man and handed us two boxes FULL of Dunkin Donuts (free) to share with his team before the game. Isn’t that something?

After the excitement of the morning, we came home and ALL were exhausted. I am not a napper, never have been…I just can’t sleep and wake up during the mid-day hours without feeling weird. I did today…slept for about two hours and still woke up feeling weird, needing coffee. I sipped a cup and wandered around the yard a bit.

It rained HARD while I slept, extremely hard. I guess that the weather reported a slight tornado for our region. Little did I know about that until I spoke with my dad this evening.

As I wandered the yard, I captured some of my favorite kind of finds after the rain. I’ve been working on a new watermark to share on my photos, something that is elegant but not too noticeable…just enough to say where the photos originate.

I think I like this new one. It satisfies me for now.

{looky all of the bokeh in this one – I couldn’t believe my eyes)

There were so many pictures from my little venture outside, too many to post..but I have shared one more that absolutely needed to be seen (visit my photos only blog to see it – you’ll like it, I promise).

Just My Photos

In My Photos, other bloggers, Other Stuff on March 20, 2010 at 3:34 pm

I wanted to share this photo that I took yesterday afternoon while Lucien and I were walking over at the Complex, a place designed strictly for people to have a safe experience for running and pleasure walking. Maybe I should share the idea with you on another day, through photos, showing you how much they’ve invested to this experience (a safe place to get healthy).

I don’t know if you know this about me or not, but there are certain kinds of photos that I love to capture; one of these being “reflections”. I also enjoy “macro shots” and facial expressions, nature, birds, animals, water…hahahaha. Okay, let’s just say that I like taking pictures – well, of most all things, in most all ways, at most all times!!

I have a blog now, strictly for photos…very few if not any words at all. It’s my quiet place to go and something I needed to do for me that doesn’t really involve a lot of time or energy, or obligation. I also needed one that holds my name for photography. Simply Joyful Photos became something more than I had originally anticipated it to be. I’m reverting back to the original reason for that blog and will only be SHARING my photos as encouragement to keep; meaning that each shot will have scripture or quotes directly embedded into the photo AND can be copied and shared by anyone. I may or may not post on that blog daily, moving along with The Spirit leading it.

I have found a circle of friends in blogging that I visit regularly, almost needing to because they nourish me in some way or another {you all know who you are}, even if only through photos. You can know that you’re one of the circle when I leave my love notes behind – now, I call them love notes – you might call them comments πŸ™‚

I appreciate you all, very much!!

Why have I just written all of that? Well, I wanted to let you know that a part of me finds visiting photos a pleasure and another part likes to read your heart, what you see, your world. And because I feel that way, I felt like sharing myself similarly. If you aren’t following Heather T Imagery yet, and enjoy what you see here but don’t always have time to read my endless writing….you might want to follow me over there.   If you haven’t peeked in at my photo blog, please do…check it out. It’s a simple place to see my world without a lot of talk πŸ™‚

Oh, yeah…and today, you can also see one more reflection (a nice one…without me in it) and a photo of what it is holding the reflection.

One of the Five

In My Photos, PAWS for Charity on March 11, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Searching the archives of photos that I’d taken within the last two years, this was the first one that I thought of contributing to the PAWS for Charity Project.  This sweet little babe was an orphan, brought to a horse farm,  where lived a nursing momma cat who had a litter about the same age.  Momma took the babe as if it were her own, without hesitation.

The hands that hold the sweet one?  My oldest son, hands of love and strength.

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Just so you know, this was not the chosen photo; although it is surely one of my favorites, the one that was chosen reaches deeply into the heart of our family {still…I keep it a secret}.

Sweet Friends

In Friendships, My Photos, Photography on March 10, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Each of you bless me in ways that you’ll never really know, my friends in blogging.  You support me, pray for me, touch my life, lift me up, bless my heart, encourage me…beyond words.  Believe that?  Beyond words…I’m full of words, remember…and the appreciation I hold for you is…beyond words.

I was coming home this morning, when I noticed that the little pie plate with water in it (we did that for our birdy friends) was full of ice.  I dropped the ice out and came inside.  I found this pole the other day while shopping that you can put two bird feeders on.  Now in all of these bird loving years, why haven’t I ever noticed such an easy…lazy friendly…way of doing things.  All I would need to do is stick it into the ground with a bit of muscle and voila…bird feeders; bird feeders directly outside of my window where I can sit and love the birds in thought, in sight and with a camera in hand πŸ™‚

So, now, I want one of those.  I haven’t had the opportunity to grab one yet, but until then, I decided to put this little tin out on the deck, full of seed.  They blessed my heart this morning – just like each of you do, so often.

So precious, they are.

I sat in my window snapping shot after shot after shot. Yes, I have a lot of pictures of these little chickadee’s. There really is something precious about them…so tiny, petite, carrying almost a childlike quality with them each time they visit me. I caught one in flight today….I love it when that happens, to see their wings like that (you can see it at Simply Joyful Photos). Keep in mind that I’m only using a point and shoot camera…my Canon PowerShot SX110IS. It has taken me a year of learning on my own how to use it manually (not on the auto settings). I still can’t figure out how to get shots in the dark to come out like I’d want them to…but I’m trying, try as I may…I will figure it out πŸ™‚

Table Cloths and Center Peace’s :)

In appreciation, Family Pets, Inspirations, Just Rambles, mothering, My Boy #3, my dad, My Photos on February 3, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Pushing in the chair to my desk, I return to the loads of laundry and glance up at the clock. Removing the things on the table, I wipe it clean. Opening the drawer, I pull out a bright red table cloth; one of his favorite color, and it reminds me of Grandma (she really liked red, I think it would remind her of her favorite Holiday, Valentine’s Day).

Knock-knock. I turn the corner of the kitchen to see Grandpa behind the glass of our front door (my heart jumps). He enters and we talk, sharing with him my thoughts and the conversations of yesterday with him. I place the cloth just so on the table, and another reminder of Grandma lining the middle.

I didn’t realize that my dad would visit us yesterday, in the perfect moments of the day. He and I traveled to the school where I retrieved my little love. Finding our way to the store for a few little “specials” and then back home, where my little love’s heart could feel the blessing of family and togetherness; the blessing of love returned.

As he looked at the table, he asked me, “Mommy. Do you remember what I said to you last night?” I told him, “Yes.”. And, he smiled as he hugged his heart.

Precious. Not only was he extremely blessed for this sweet out of the ordinary, for no particular reason, event or holiday…but two grown adults were quite blessed as well. I think the three of us found ourselves in the company of love, of comfort and appreciation.

I might add that as we sat in our chairs, my little love reminded me that I needed to change my shirt into a more family kind of shirt. I wasn’t fancy enough for our table, apparently πŸ™‚ T-shirts won’t do. He and I both went upstairs and replaced our “every day” attire with something a bit more sophisticated. I know you’re probably wondering what is my kind of “more sophisticated”, right? Well, he settled for a simple pink button up blouse πŸ™‚ – {phew, good thing}.

Lucien raised his hand, asking to bless our table and food. I was going to share the video with you, but my computer is giving me a hard time today.

Thank you, my friends, for all of your warm comments and feelings shared with me yesterday and thank you for sharing in my life each day when you read my thoughts. I am blessed to hear that your hearts are touched or that something I write sparks a memory within you, something that brings you a sense of love and appreciation. I am so grateful to you for going out of your way to care each day πŸ™‚

My little girl heart needs a bit of those out of the ordinary moments too. Friends who take the time to share in my thoughts and leave their mark in my life with a warm touch of word, you enable me a blessing of appreciation, just as I did by going out of the ordinary day to share goodness with my little love.

What comes around, goes around on our daily table of blessings ~ Center Peace’s πŸ™‚

Whizzing Through Wordless Wednesday

In My Photos, The Intuitive Writer on January 27, 2010 at 2:35 pm

I can’t completely say this is a Wordless Wednesday today because there are a few Good Words in my presentation of pictures, but I will allow the pictures to speak for themselves…..

If you really feel like you need to read something, you can always pop over to The Intuitive Writer for a short story today.

His Creation

In Inspirations, My Boy #3, My Faith, My Photos, Spiritual Sunday's on January 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm

With a blanket of white to work from, they carefully filled hands with the beginnings of a man…

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Just knowing the features, what this man will become and what he will wear; they continue to form the man with their love…

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All the while this man is being formed, the beast takes notice…

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Paying careful attention to each perfect detail, the definition of face and the limbs of the man are created…

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As the man finds himself well formed, the son fills him with the words to live by…the words of life…

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Quite pleased with this creation, the son stands by him with pride, stands by him with love…

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Knowing that this creation will not remain in this world, the son is able to love man enough as to keep him alive in spirit, in his heart….

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Lucien and I had a wonderful morning yesterday, playing outside in the snow. The temperature was comfortable and the snow, sticky. After making our snowman, sliding for awhile and taking some pictures, I came in the house. Lucien remained outside playing for a short time and then I heard him at the back door. Looking into his big brown eyes, he tells me that we’d forgotten to sing the song.

I knew what he was saying. I put on my outdoor clothes once again, if only for this sweet short time…to hold hands with my son, to sing over our creation together.

“Frosty the snowman, was a jolly, happy soul. With a corn cob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal.”

Zephaniah 3:16-17 (Amplified Bible):

In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear not, O Zion. Let not your hands sink down or be slow and listless. The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing.

Mmm…chocolate and cream.

In mothering, My Photos on January 14, 2010 at 7:25 pm

And once the boys have all of their own little cup’s full, mommy takes care of hers:

Just a Few Pictures

In My Photos on January 10, 2010 at 8:50 pm

It snowed all week last week, not always heavily but consistently.  Throughout the in’s and out’s of everyday life, I wandered around the yard and captured what I’ve longed to capture for a few years.  This was my first real snow season with my Canon, and I did it…I captured some really neat snowflakes. As usual, I lack for any amount of patient time for taking a good picture…so, they could have been better but for now, I am satisfied – for now.

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And then we have a few different angles of the school bus I’m driving….

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This last one is my favorite. I just love reflection shots and if you look really close, you’ll see another favorite of mine…from my back yard. Yes. The old worn out shed…I never tire of that shed.

Seeking The Light

In My Photos on November 27, 2009 at 12:30 am

Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space.
It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe.
It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished.
~Michael Strassfeld