Easter Walks & Green Truck Rides

Hello friends!

This post is full of happy memories from this Easter weekend. Christ’s resurrection is such a joy-filled, awe-inspiring thing, and I got to experience more of that wonder just being out in God’s beautiful creation with my friends and family. ❤

Read on for a hilarious and memorable green truck ride with cousins, fluffy spring trees, and peaceful golden hour mountainscapes. Enjoy!

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In Which I Attempt to Take Pretty Pictures of Dead Weeds

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You know how winter is so brown and gray and dead-looking that it gets kinda sad after a while? Well, I decided to challenge myself to find beauty in that by photographing a bunch of dried weeds, hehe. It was honestly fascinating to notice the structure and form of old growth – the bones holding up last year’s color, as it were.

This was a fun experiment and I hope you guys enjoy the result!

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A Sunny Winter Walk in the Woods

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Today I want to take you on a virtual walk through the forest with me. ❤ I found so many odd trees, lovely ferns, and pretty creeks on my little hike the other day. I haven’t traipsed around our farm like this by myself for quite a while, so it was really fun and refreshing to soak in a warm February day and take photos of the interesting bits of nature I discovered.

Enjoy this sunny winter photoshoot!

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Etcetera #16 {Alpacas, Potatoes, & River Adventures}

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Welcome back to another scrapbook of random photos and behind-the-scenes shots from the past few months! I’m including some phone photography this time, because… these ducks deserve to be on my blog. *nods* I’ll keep the introduction short since we have a lot of photos to get through, but you guys know how this works. Warm up your scrolling fingers and enjoy some cute animals, pretty skies, bright flowers, etcetera!

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I Got a New Camera! {Forest Photoshoot}

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My friend Aria recently sent me her Nikon D7200 camera because she couldn’t sell it and also because she’s amazing. 😀 I haven’t upgraded my camera in five years (see my… interesting first photos with it here), so I was thrilled that Aria kinda forced me to get a new camera. Otherwise I’d probably go on using my old, comfortable Nikon D3400 forever.

Anyway, I tried it out and definitely noticed an improvement in the quality, clarity, and focus of these photos. I’m curious to see if you guys notice too or if it’s just me as the photographer. Let’s find out!

Enjoy these lush photos from a late-summer walk and some Maggie-the-yellow-Lab-cuteness!

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A Cheerful Sunflower Field Photoshoot

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The sunflowers are back! Remember this sisters photoshoot Megan and I did last year in Dad’s sunflower field? Well, we’re planning on doing another photoshoot tomorrow, but I wanted to post these summery flower pictures in the meantime.

If you need a little sunshine in your day, keep reading! Also feel free to use these photos for your wallpaper or lockscreen if you so desire. Okay. Onwards!

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Explore with Me 005 | Nature Collecting

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It’s been so long since I’ve done an “explore with me” post. Remember those? I started this series to motivate myself (and you!) to get outside, even when it’s not super appealing, like in winter. I take you guys with me on a walk around our farm, adding in a little twist or art/photography prompt that you can try where you live as well.

Today’s prompt is to bring a bag, tote, or other container along on your walk and collect things you find interesting. If you live in the city, it could be man-made bits and pieces – coins, old papers, a lost toy, etc. – but since I live in the country and have plenty of woods to roam through, I decided to collect some nature.

(Please note, of course, to take only what is allowed where you live! A park is not the best place to collect specimens of live plants, for instance. 😉 If you have a decent-sized yard, you can find interesting things just outside your house, on your own land.)

So, want to see what I found in the woods? Let’s go!

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