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 nearly six-acre tract of land, this farmhouse, this domain—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.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Personal Photo Challenge {Christmas Scenes}


There are many lovely photo opportunities at Christmastime. So when I did my homework (by reading the instructive articles Donna provided) and started looking around for subjects for this month's challenge (Christmas Scenes), I wasn't sure where to start. People? Lights? Decor? 

As it turned out, I ended up choosing some close-up shots of my nooks and crannies. 

(All photos were taken with my Canon Rebel T3.) 


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A little sparkle and shine!  Wine charms (marking whose glass is whose) on the stemware, set against the kitchen tree for some bokeh. 


No glamour shot here! Just a basket filled with gift wrapping supplies, ready to be carried upstairs for a private wrapping session, or brought downstairs for an evening of wrap-and-a-movie. 


An old tin cookie cutter and some cedar tucked into a bowl of pomanders.


This was a peek at the nooks and crannies, a zoomed-in view. In a day or two, I'll back up the focus a bit and take you on a little tour of the Farmhouse dressed for Christmas.




After this month, A Personal Photo Challenge is on hold for a time. Our dear hostess, teacher, and friend, Donna, is living difficult days as she devotes her all to caring for her Mr. Jim. 

Donna, I continue to pray for you both as you walk this journey.



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A Personal Photo Challenge

13 comments:

  1. I love the basket filled with wrapping supplies! What great photos for the challenge! Happy holidays!

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  2. I like the vintage cookie cutter tucked in amongst the clove studded oranges and the broken effect behind.

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  3. What a fun cookie cutter! And I always love close-up shots, as you can probably tell by my blog. lol Have a wonderful Lord's Day, Cheryl.

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  4. What lovely photos. It's been years since I've made an orange pomander with cloves. Mmmm.... I might have to make a couple this year.

    That pic with the glass stems is quite lovely, and I went in search of my wicker basket to store my Christmas wrapping paraphernalia in after seeing how lovely your collection looks.

    Enjoy your day, Cheryl!

    Brenda
    xox

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  5. All wonderful shots! Btw, Maine post is out! ;-)

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  6. I enjoyed your glimpses with the bokeh back drop. Even the non glamor shot was just beautiful in it's practicality. All so pretty!

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  7. Cheryl...what lovely and festive shots of the season...and beautiful bokeh in those backgrounds. Loved the detail in the stemware shots and I could almost smell those oranges with the cloves. Have a great week!

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  8. Oh, I love the one with the glasses and the light! I just found Donna, so I am sad to know that it will be on hold for awhile. Warm winter blessings,
    Gayle from Behind the Garden Gate

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  9. I like a little sparkle and shine at Christmas time too. Lovely photos.

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  10. Your nooks and crannies are full of wonderful photo ops. Love the little details that make up our lives. You've captured them well.

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  11. Loved it all, especially the greenery, cookie cutter and clove studded oranges. Really sweet!

    I wrapped yesterday with Rachel and didn't think of putting a movie on! That would have been fun! I will have more to do, so I'll have to keep this in mind!

    Cannot wait to see the Farmhouse all dressed for Christmas!

    Deanna

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  12. Beautiful and suggestive photos! Congratulations!
    I wish a happy Christmas to you and your family!
    Hugs!
    Egléa

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