As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Photo-a-Day Challenge ~ Week 2

Continuing with Kati's June photo challenge...a photo-a-day...

day 8: childhood
I have happy memories of swinging on a handmade wooden swing hanging by a rope from a tree in my grandparents' back yard. I knew that I'd have a tree swing for my own children and grandchildren. Our tree swing is an old tire, but I hope the happy memories are the same.
(Do you know Robert Louis Stevenson's poem "The Swing"? That's another treasure of my childhood.)

day 9: macro
What a miracle, a bloom. Think about it.

day 10: upside down
Also childhood? Fun!

day 11: jewelry
Silver, turquoise, and black.
I seldom wear anything that is not in this pile.

day 12: flower
Golden yarrow.
I have watched this particular bloom as it has opened this week. I photographed it every day, although I somehow missed Tuesday. It was fascinating to document the transformation from day to day.

day 13: shadow
The sun peeked out through the clouds sporadically yesterday, but when it was out, it shone brightly.

day 14: red, white, and blue
Red napkins, white teacups, and blueberry tea.
(As I sip this blueberry tea, I reminisce about our trip to Maine last year...)

I decided to include a bonus photo. 
Not from this week, of course.  In fact, it was a little more like 50-something years ago. 
But here it is, a picture of me and my dad. 

Happy Father's Day, Daddy!


  1. Great choices Cheryl. The childhood and upside down choices take me back. What a nice stash of jewelery!
    Sweet photo of you and your dad!

  2. Very nice selections and what a wonderful picture of you and your dad.

  3. Another great week of photos for you, Cheryl. I'm particularly drawn to the ones of yarrow and of shadow. But the best one is the one that you didn't take... of you and your Dad. So sweet!

  4. All your photos are excellent and your bonus photo is very sweet. I also really like Upside Down.

  5. Those shadows were a bit pesky the other day. I think it might be about time for another cup of the Maine blueberry tea.

  6. They are all thoughtful photos. I think the first one brings the most emotion for me (as well as the last) … Nice upside down--hope you caught it quickly and she didn't have to pose too long! But then kids can do that indefinitely!

  7. Wonderful photos, Cheryl. I love your jewelry all piled together like that. Your look is very cohesive.

  8. Cheryl, I like your tea cup photo. I want to take some of those myself.
    Sylvia D.


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