Monday, April 1, 2013

Illuminate Week 3: 100 steps

This week’s lesson involved taking 100 steps and creating a photo wherever it is you end up.  This assignment forced me to open my eyes to the little things that are before us every day but easily overlooked.  This assignment has helped me to continue to find beauty in everyday life.  My 100 steps generally were within my own home/property.  All taken on different days.

Today, I am grateful for…

…the ability to find beauty all around me, there was a time not so long ago that I could find no beauty in life;

…the symbolism in the items I photographed in this assignment, I like to think of them as gifts from Avery;

…taking this course which is helping me branch out, think outside the box and allowing me to put my energy into something which is truly helping me heal.

"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

A heart rock found on the sidewalk.  Taken with my I-phone
3 heart leaves found in the rocks in my front yard, one for each of us in our
little family.  Taken with my I-phone.
A cardinal and it's nest, in my backyard.  I had never
noticed the nest until the bird flew in front of me.
As I took the picture, my husband said, "you know
they say cardinals are signs that your loved ones
are thinking about you." Didn't know that.  Thanks
Avery!  Taken with my point and shoot.
My dog's perspective on life.  He's always taking in the beauty of life. 
Taken with my point and shoot


  1. I love how the things you found took on a new perspective. I have two dogs so I love the picture from your dog's viewpoint.

  2. Oh my! The hearts are so lovely. And this line...I like to think of them as gifts from Avery. That truly shows your ability to embrace gratitude and a fresh perspective. xo.

  3. I love the hearts you found! It's the little surprises like those that really warm your heart. Thank you for sharing!

  4. The little gifts from Avery are very special! I also like the perspectives/ camera angles in your photos and agree with the comment about enjoying this course and putting energy into something that helps heal. Angela (goofymumma)

  5. I love the photo of the heart rock sitting on a crack in the asphalt. It tells me that the heart can endure so much. I also love the photo with your dog taking in the sights (they are truly amazing creatures). I didn't know that about cardinals either! Thanks!