Monday, October 27, 2014

Click . Click . Click

Odd, isn't it, that just when the ol' flip-top phone was on its last legs, the ancient camera gave up the ghost.  In recent days, this technologically un-savvy girl has been forced to break in a new phone, figuring out on an 'as needed' basis how the sleek, smart, high tech gizmo works.
 
The best part?  The camera.  I'm not a photographer by any stretch of the imagination.  But I do love capturing the most daily of moments ... even though a few family members whine and complain on occasion.

click  .  click  .  click
 
But annoyed as one or two may get when I jump out from hidden corners or intrude on their personal space, the whole taking pictures thing gets me really excited and makes me smile big.  As long as the lens isn't aimed at me.

Because what's true is this.
 
Each and every ordinary day comes laden with serendipitous moments that all too quickly come and then gently fade away.  And these elusive treasures will never be caught and held close again. 
 
The older I get, the more I'm aiming to focus my radar on what's happening around me right now.  Etch each image onto my heart space and squeeze it into that overloaded memory bank.

click  .  click  .  click
 
 
. . . this wonderful old windowless building is my hands-down favorite shot
 
 
 

. . . the birds quickly hid when they heard me rustling in the leaves
 
 
 
 
. . . the man is caught with a mouthful of butterscotch sundae




. . . these big fat babies didn't whine when I made my appearance
 



. . . did the little ones really stand still long enough to capture this moment in time?
 
  
 
~   click  .  click  .  click   ~
 

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celebrating life with Kristen  *  Holley  *  Leigh   *  Emily
 

46 comments:

  1. I'm thinkin' you are rather good with that camera. Those are some great pictures! Keep on clicking. My family may whine a little here and there but they've learned it isn't gonna stop me so better off just let me do what I do. :) Much love.

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    1. Yep, let's keep on snapping away! Someday, they'll be most grateful!

      8-}

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  2. Love the pictures! I don't have an eye for taking pictures, but I try.
    Since getting a smart phone I use a camera more than I ever did. ;)

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    1. One less thing to haul around ... YAY!

      I'm doing the bare minimum with my phone, but time will tell ... I'm a slow learner!

      ;-{

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  3. GREAT pics--we need to be FB friends. I posted a shot of my grands lovely feet recently. He made 45 of them while in the back seat of my car and me driving down the road. Technology is NO obstacle for the young!

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    1. Ah ... 45 little feet! I hear ya, Grandma ...

      But sorry, no FB around here. Blogging's enough for me ...

      ;-}

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  4. I think the phone camera is the greatest invention ever! I use mine all the time. I so agree with you about the beauty of capturing those everyday moments. That old brick building is amazing! Great picture, my friend. I get whining from my kids too, but I just keep clicking!

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    1. Don't you just love old brick?

      Sigh ...

      ;-}

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  5. Wait til you eat up all your storage with pics and have to decide which to ditch but........thankfully delet is just a click away so the crummy shots are gone. You HAVE a photographic eye

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    1. Your final 5 words have encouraged me tonight, Carol! Thank you so much for being here ...

      ;-}

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  6. Beautiful pictures! I love how we can capture pictures anytime, anywhere now with these phones. Although, I fear we're raising a generation of attention-hogs, as I see my children begging to pose for photos since they've grown up with the momma-razzi always clicking away.

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    1. Momma-razzi! You crack me up, Kathryn! Thanks for bringing your warmth and your perspective here today ...

      Have a good one ... and keep that camera busy!

      ;-}

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    2. I love those pictures! Especially the brick building. It's so simple. You could throw a scripture or a quote on there with PicMonkey. Sigh...why can't I just enjoy things instead of always seeing an opportunity? Enjoy the new camera phone! Next we'll be seeing a "selfie!"

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    3. Yeah ... I did the selfie thing. Just once.

      http://creeksideministries.blogspot.com/2013/08/a-very-tiny-smile.html

      Not especially attractive. But, brave ... maybe?

      Thanks for coming by today, Mary ... and yes, PicMonkey's sitting in my favorites, just waiting to be explored.

      ;-}

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  7. I love the "mouthful" picture; it shows so much joy! I agree--thank God for this blessing of technology! And truly, you have a great eye! Beautiful pictures! Keep it up.

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    1. You've brought encouragement with you today, Stephanie ... a great big THANKS!!

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  8. I love the photos (I have a fondness for old brick walls ;) )--and I try to stay away from photographing family too often-mostly because I don't feel very talented at catching them 'just right' and they don't want to stick around for me to take 645 shots (like birds and scenery and animal obligingly do).

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    1. I hear you! The best family photos come to pass when they have no idea what's going on! And another old brick wall lover? Well, you've made my day!

      I'm so happy you're here, Anita ...

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  9. "Etch each image onto my heart space..." Love this. Time flies so quickly, and there's so much we miss if we don't take time to look. Glad you're having fun with your camera. Excellent pics! I especially love the ocean view with three people and the bench by the brick building.

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    1. Thanks for sharing my joy here today, Trudy. Welcome! I am delighted that you came to call ...

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  10. Awww, so lovely, Linda! Yes, that's what I love about my phone/camera. It's always ready to capture a moment in time that I know I'll be missing before I know it! BTW, loved the "butterscotch sundae expression" on Tim! You two make such a perfect pair!

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    1. Yep - we're catching a final visit or 2 to DQ before they close for the season, Beth.

      Sigh.

      And then I guess we'll stick to what's accumulated in the freezer in recent days.

      Yum!

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  11. I love this!

    Thank you for sharing some smiles . God bless you1

    http://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2014/10/vocational-respect-fourth-pillar.html

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  12. Love your pictures! especially the pumpkins and the butterscotch sunday! visiting from Holleys today!

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    1. Susie ... thanks for coming by today! Welcome, welcome ... I'm glad you're here!

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  13. Love your post, Linda - and LOVE your door photo even without the windows and pumpkins!! There's just something about those old buildings and their doors, isn't there?? Thanks for stopping by my site and leading me here! Looks like we've both had that clicking going lately! Including "clicking" in our synchronization of postings! :) Blessings!!

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    1. Pam ... I love old doors, old windows, old brick. Old buildings, period. Such character and grace, even if they are beginning to fade away ...

      And I love that our posts were a matched pair ... kinda cool, huh?

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  14. You're very talented Linda! I especially love the first and the last photos. Have you heard of "iPhone only photography" by David Molner? I think it's an ebook and you might enjoy reading it :)

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    1. Is it easy to understand? I'm pretty slow on all this technical stuff.

      ;-{

      And your kind words are really music to my soul, Yuko, since you're such a gifted artist, designer, photographer, etc.!

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  15. Love the pictures and I too, love clicking away. There's something about capturing a moment and preserving it through the lens of a camera. As I was driving home from SC on Sunday, I had multiple moments that I wish I could pull over and pull out the camera. The sunrise over the mountains, the rising fog, the cloud pictures-there was so much "oohing and aahing" going on in the car and lots of praising God that He gifted me with those moments. Thank you for sharing another piece of you! Happy almost Friday!

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    1. Priceless moments, yes, when we travel and marvel at the passing scene outside our windows. I'm guessing your soul was filled by the conference as well as the vista coming and going. I look forward to hearing about your time away, Mary!

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    1. So glad you came by so early early today!

      ;-}

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  17. Love your pictures, Linda!!! My favorite is the mouthful of butterscotch sundae! What a great moment - captured! Have a blessed day!

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    1. I wasn't gonna hang around too long waiting for him to strike the perfect pose. My Chocolate Xtreme Blizzard was calling my name!

      8-}

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  18. I'm here for the link up!

    First...The pumpkins and the ice cream - sure signs of fall and YUM! :)

    Those first couple of pictures are beautiful. That top one reminds me of one of my own from a vacation a few years ago. I just love brick buildings!

    Your words here (and that last picture) pretty much sum up my thoughts right now, "The older I get, the more I'm aiming to focus my radar on what's happening around me right now. Etch each image onto my heart space and squeeze it into that overloaded memory bank."

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    1. Yes, yes! Let's live in this moment, appreciate its grace and beauty and opportunity. You've heard my heart, Victoria ...

      So glad you're here today!

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  19. Beautiful photos! I love catching up on your blog through the What I'm Into link-up! Hoping you have a fabulous November! :)

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    1. The girl knows how to throw a party, doesn't she!

      Good to see you, Ginger ...

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  20. Fantastic pictures! I especially love the clouds in that last one.

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    1. I so love capturing clouds' wonder! Thanks for stopping in today, Leigh ...

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  21. Love this Linda! As much as I love my 'real' camera - I find myself using my iPhone camera way more often! As David Molnar says, it's the one we always have with us! Love this post, and oh my yes - that brick building! Very nice!

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    1. One less thing to remember, to haul around, to figure out how to use.

      Love this little camera! And love that you came by to visit this afternoon, Karrilee! Fun!

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  22. Beautiful pictures! I may have to consider upgrading from my flip phone if i can get pictures this great. But, wow, all the tech stuff makes me crazy - I like simple. The brick building and door was what drew me too your blog from over at Emily's - I figured a picture that great was worth checking out! Glad I did!

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    1. I just knew I wouldn't be the only one who was pulled toward that wonderful brick building. And I'm glad it drew you here this weekend.

      Welcome, welcome!

      And yes, all that tech stuff makes me crazy. I hear ya.

      ;-}

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Welcome to the table, friend!

This is where we gather and hang out. I'd love for you to pull up a chair and jump right into the conversation. Or simply say 'hello.'

l'll be dropping in to visit you sometime soon ...

Linda

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