Fall Colors {Autumn Photography}

Hello, dears!

I hear tell it’s getting CLOSE TO CHRISTMAS. Do you think the rumors are true? XD Since it is still November, I thought I’d show you guys some last fall photos I haven’t posted yet before the advent countdown officially begins. I absolutely LOVE how some of these turned out, and I hope you will too!

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Best Friends Q&A + Pictures

Hello, dears!

Did you have a good Thanksgiving? I did! So far we’ve had one out of four celebrations, and for the rest we’re going to our old farm for the weekend for fun times and delicious food with friends and family. 🙂

Anyway, back to the post. About a month ago I got the chance to visit my dear friend, Aria, and see her family’s lovely farm. We had a wonderful time together, and this time we made sure to take PLENTY of pictures. XD Aria suggested doing a BFF Q&A to go along with them, and I agreed it sounded fun. And here we are! Get ready for some pretty fall photography and answers to a selection of you guys’ questions. 😉 After you’re done here, make sure and hop over to Aria’s blog to check out fifteen more questions and answers!

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Bunnies in Autumn

EXTREME CUTENESS ALERT: If you are not able to cope with impossibly adorable animals, perhaps you should skip this post.

Okay, everyone’s still here. Good. BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO CUTE TO MISS, EEP! This is definitely my favorite bunny photoshoot I’ve ever done and it turned out gorgeous, if I do say so myself! 😀 Special thanks to my sister Megan who posed and calmed the bunnies throughout this traumatizing time of sitting on white foamboard and being bombarded by flowers and shot by cameras.

And now let’s just get to the pictures. I CAN’T WAIT ANY LONGER. (Actually I can wait long enough to give you a warning that there will probably be a lot of caps in this post. Obviously.)

Let’s start with the one and only Olaf. Olaf’s prop was a rosebud from our bush, and it was perfect! Also sorry for all the weird different shades of white in the backgrounds. The original pictures were rather bluish and they were hard to adjust properly since Olaf’s a different color of white. :/ Anyway, just ignore that part and hopefully enjoy them anyway.

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Wait. That… wasn’t a rabbit. Oh well.

I dub thee, Princess Olaf. (Yes, Olaf is a girl. We thought she was a boy and had already named her by the time we figured out that the seller had given us the wrong one. XD)

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BWAHAHAHA isn’t this picture hilarious? Olaf kept winking for some reason.

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AGAIN WITH THE WINK.

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Ugh the white is so off on this one but I love it otherwise! Isn’t it so pretty?

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And now for my dear fluffy Willow. She actually had recently gotten a trim when I took these pictures so she’s not as fluffy as normal. Also Willow gets more pictures because I didn’t need to edit them as much, heh heh. AND BECAUSE SHE’S FLUFFY.

Here we have a behind-the-scenes picture. My little sister Carmen also wanted to help (but just briefly), and poor Willow was a bit befuddled with all the chaos, I think. We chose marigolds because they’re pretty, but I think they may actually be poisonous to rabbits? I’m not sure. Anyway, we made sure she didn’t so much as nibble one, and she’s still alive to tell the story.

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I’m pretty sure that’s an orange teardrop of stress on her cheek.

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Good JOB, Willow! You stayed!

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HA HA. I don’t even know what her expression is but it’s funny.

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THIS. IS. HILARIOUS. It looks like she’s directing a plane coming in for landing or helping someone try to parallel park. “Okay a little to the right. Nope, your other right. There, you got it. Keep on a-coming, beep, beep, beep.”

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We actually did get some good photos in the midst of all the funny ones, though! While it may look like she sat there innocently staring at me, she did not. She took every chance to meander away from where she was supposed to be in hopes of greener grass. (But this grass is pretty green, so…)

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Ha ha, she looks like a scared little fluffy pancake. But a cute one. ♥

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Aww, so sweet! That’s it, your getting the hang of it now, Willow!

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Mmpf, maybe not. SOOOORRY.

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Aww I love this one! Isn’t it so beautiful and adorable? You are a lovely Queen of Summer, Willow.

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Next we have Diamond. I think she’s very noble-looking and handsomely beautiful, don’t you? I love the colors in these pictures!

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Whoops, I think I over-edited this one…

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Next we went to the soybean field, which is mostly featured in these pictures as a yellow glow.

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I LOVE this one!

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Ha ha, her dewlap. XD (A dewlap is the big floppy thingy around their neck that some adult female rabbits have. It’s normal, don’t worry. 😉 )

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Now for Snickers. GUYS, HIS CHUBBY CHEEKS HELP ME. Is he not the cutest?

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AHHH THIS PICTURE THOUGH.

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I LOVE HIS SQUISHY FACE.

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And lastly but not leastly, a picture of the three compadres, Diamond, Olaf, and Lily. They are similar breeds (Diamond’s a Silver Fox and the other two are New Zealands), but they’re different colors, which makes for a lovely group shot. (And again I have kind of a weird white balance thing going on. Sorry ’bout that!)

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Lily: Let me just move up a little bit so you can see me better. Is this a good angle?

Olaf: Mmph. You’re squishing me.

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In which three frightened rabbits cower under the… oh, it’s just a camera.

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HA HA WHAT IS UP WITH THE WINKING AGAIN, OLAF?! XD It cracks me up.

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And that’s about it! I took tons more photos than that but those were the best. What did you think, guys? Guys? Oh dear, perhaps that was a little too much cuteness for one post…

If anyone survived, which bunny’s shoot was your favorite?

Thanks so much for reading, my dears, and have a wonderful day!

***Allison***

P. S. OOPS. Nearly forgot about the Caption It contest! Here’s the photo:

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And my favorite caption was by Zielle.

Maggie: Wait, wait, I think I got it! I can wink!
Allison: That’s blinking, Maggie.

HA HA IT’S PERFECT! Thanks, Zielle, and everyone else who participated! I loved reading your captions.

Last Drops of Gold

*Sniff* Fall is almost over. 😦 All our trees have lost their leaves except for a few brave maples. My favorite of those is almost a neon yellow! So pretty! Of course I couldn’t resist taking pictures – and then showing them to you. 😉

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This is the tree! We have a bunch of really nice, big maple trees in our yard.

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The bright gold against the blue is sooo pretty, don’t you agree?

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Fall bokeh!

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Looove this one! (Fun Fact: The featured images are pretty much always my favorite or one of my favorite pictures from that post.)

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 I hope these leaves brought some sunshine into your day! 😀 Which picture was your favorite?

***Allison***

P. S. I have some very exciting news I think you guys will like, but I have to collect a few more pictures of it before posting. 😀 Hee hee, aren’t I mysterious? Do you have any guesses? (But if you already know what it is (ahem, Megan, Clara, and Grace), don’t give it away por favor. 😉 )

Golden Days

The other day I went out to take some photos at “the golden hour” as we photographers call it. Heh heh. Maggie came along to protect me from sunburn or vicious groundhogs or something… or perhaps she was just bored. XD

We have a grand old maple in our front yard that’s usually the first to turn colors.

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Even though the year is going down in flames, you could say, there were still some bright, spring-like greens around.

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Maggie trotted faithfully along beside me and guarded me while I sat and took pictures. ♥ She was on the lookout for those vicious groundhogs, I suppose. XD

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The sun turned my hair really a bright red. It’s a little bit reddish-goldish like this in real life, but not this bright! (Yes, I know, rather random pictures. But it was fun!)

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Please excuse the photobombers (Maggie and my toes).

 

It’s kind of awkward when you’re trying to photograph your hair (for some reason) so you hold a strand in front of your face and then your dog comes over to make sure you’re not paralyzed or something since you haven’t gotten up for the past 30 seconds or so… *Sigh* XD

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You can see the gorgeous sky peeking through the grass in this one. That was probably one of the prettiest skies I’ve seen not counting sunsets!

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I love this picture because 1.) look at the bokeh and 2.) look at the cute wittle spiderweb garland hung on the grass! The spiders must have been having a welcome party for autumn.

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And lastly but not leastly, I shall leave you with an extremely hilarious picture of Maggie trying to chase down an itch. XD XD XD

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BWAHAHAHAHA! Sooo funny!

So there you go. Photos from the golden hour on a golden day in the golden season. Gold is nice, don’t you think?

***Allison***

P. S. Sometimes I don’t like fall because it’s too beautiful. 😛 But seriously, do you ever have that feeling when something’s so beautiful you can’t stand it so you whip out your camera in a frantic attempt to save some of the beauty and capture it forever and that helps a little bit but it’s still just too much? Or is that just me…

Autumn Photoshoot: “Undeniable”

Bonjour! (Or hola, since I’ve been studying Spanish…)

I’ve wanted to do a lyric photoshoot for a long time, and I finally got around to it! I love the song “Undeniable” by TobyMac because it’s so uplifting, and so true. Especially on these gorgeous autumn days it’s easy to see God’s “evidence piling up” in the beautiful world he created for us. Click the play button on the video below, then enjoy the rest of the post while listening!

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There are moments that I doubt You. 
Blind to the beauty that surrounds me, 
I try to push away the need that I’m needin’ proof. 
And this struggle that I have, it ain’t nothing new.

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But the evidence is piling up, yup.
You change my heart isn’t that enough?

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You give me life that I can’t take credit for; 
Call me to walk through an open door.

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Undeniable, You are, You are, You are; 
Unmistakable, You are, You are.

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You’re the bright and morning star,
But still You speak to my heart.
Undeniable, You are, You are.

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Your work doesn’t stop with me –
Your signature’s on everything we see.

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From the hills of Negril, Jamaica,
To the kid that the doctor said would never make it.
Which is harder to believe: that You don’t exist,
Or that You orchestrated all of this?

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Living in the world that is so confusing,
You’re the argument I’m never losing.
‘Cause I believe.

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Undeniable, You are, You are, You are; 
Unmistakable, You are, You are.

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You’re the bright and morning star,
But still You speak to my heart.
Undeniable, You are, You are.

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From the hymns that my Daddy sang,
I know I was made to glorify Your name.

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And from the prayers that my Momma prayed,
I know I was made to glorify Your name. [x3]

 

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So undeniable, You are, You are, You are; 
Unmistakable, You are, You are. 

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You’re the bright and morning star,
But still You speak to my heart.
Undeniable, You are, You are. [x2]

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You’re the bright and morning star,
But still You speak to my heart.
Undeniable, You are, You are. [x2]

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Which is harder to believe: that You don’t exist,

Or that you orchestrated all of this?

Living in the world that is so confusing, 

You’re the passion that I’m never losing.

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I love that line: Which is harder to believe: that You don’t exist/ Or that you orchestrated all of this? Seriously! Which makes more sense: that a Creator God designed our incredibly complex and beautiful world, or that God doesn’t exist and everything just happened to evolve this way?

Living in the world that is so confusing,/ You’re the passion that I’m never losing.

‘Cause I believe.

***Allison***

Hidden Pictures #1

Thank you, Clara, for suggesting this post idea! 😀 I’m really excited to show you this, guys! It’s similar to my mystery pictures posts, but more like “I Spy.” I’m going to list the hidden items for you to find, then give you several pictures with those items hidden somewhere inside. I also included a few extra pictures that don’t have any of the hidden items to make it a bit more tricky. 😀

These are six things to find in the pictures below.

  • a butterfly
  • a mushroom
  • a gnat
  • a grasshopper
  • a pinecone
  • an ant

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By the way, this is not the mushroom you have to find. I wouldn’t go THAT easy on you. XD

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Since I haven’t done this before, would you guys mind telling me your opinions on it? Was this too easy? Too hard? Just right? Do you like this kind of posts or not?

I hope you had fun! Oh, and if you need a hint, I’d be glad to help you out in the comments. 🙂

***Allison***

P. S. Autumn is in full swing here, guys! A few of our trees are practically burning up with fall colors. Ahh, so pretty. 🙂

 

Autumn In Bloom

Ohhhhh October is such a beautiful month! It’s seems like the colors are twice as rich and the air is twice as clear and the sky is twice as… okay, you get the point. October is nice. 😀

I’ve been taking so many fall pictures lately – like SO MANY! How will I ever post them all? Today I’m going to post some photos of chrysanthemums.

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I love this photo! It’s currently the wallpaper for my phone. 🙂

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Ahhh! So pretty. ♥ Are you enjoying fall so far? What’s your favorite or least favorite part of it?

***Allison***

P. S. That miniature garden-related post is coming up next! It’s going to be a very EXCITING POST! 😀