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Last month, a friend told us about a local sunflower farm where you can pick your own flowers & take pictures as you wander around the fields. Since the sunflowers were on the wane, we didn’t waste time. The next day, my daughter and I roped in my sister-in-law and headed for the fields. It was absolutely beautiful, in spite of the humidity that had us drenched in sweat within minutes. We took hundreds of photos, of the flowers and the bees that were busy visiting each one, and finally dragged ourselves away at dark.

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Sorry I’m a little late with this month’s photo! Between school, sickness, dance, and some unexpected home repairs, I’ve been kept pretty busy. love dandelions. I know, I know—they’re weeds and they take over your yard, and they’re impossible to kill. But still . . . when I see a dandelion, I remember the delight in my children’s eyes as they blew the fluff right off and watched the seeds float away, lighter than air.

And if you get down and look at them closely, really closely, they’re actually pretty cool. I love the way they fold up like tiny umbrellas when it rains.

Dandelion Macro Photography

Dandelions offer a good lesson in perspective. Look at them and think about how they’re taking over your yard, and you just can’t get rid of them, and every time you look there are more of them, then you’ll see a yard full of weeds.

But if you give it a try and look at them with new eyes, you might see something different.. A whole yard full of wishes just waiting for you.

Our dandelions around here are about the size of a golf ball, so when I was visiting
my brother a few years back in California and saw these tennis-ball-sized dandelions,
I had to make him pull over so I could take a few—or maybe a lot—of pictures.

Fueled by equal parts sweet tea and passion, I spend my days capturing the kinds of images that make you stop, smile and ask time to please slow down. 

Your story, your love, is beautiful and I can’t wait to capture it in images you will treasure for years to come. I believe in real moments and heartfelt conversations on the front porch. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. 

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