One of my favorite times of the year is Spring, when it’s getting warmer and the flowers start to bloom. The world gets greener as new life springs up everywhere around me, and I just want to praise God for His beautiful Creation.
“O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.” Psalm 104:24
I especially love to photograph flowers when they begin to bloom. I’ve done of lot of peach blossom photography, but I haven’t taken many photos of apple blossoms. This is strange, since our house is literally surrounded on all sides by several different apple orchards. (We live in the biggest apple producing area in Mexico.) So this Spring it was one of my goals to photograph some apple blossoms, so one morning in early April I drove to a nearby orchard for a photoshoot. I went at around 8:00 in the morning, so that the sun would be low in the sky for the perfect lighting. It wasn’t quite as low as I would have liked, but still good. 😀
Anyways, on to the photos! (I took about 250 in total, but of course, I will only be posting a few of my favorites.) XD
I had so much fun with this, especially since I hadn’t really done a full-out photoshoot in quite a while. I’m so glad I had this opportunity. 😄 Thank you so much for reading this post, and I hope you enjoyed these pictures! ❤️
“Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.” Jeremiah 32:17
Hey everyone! I’m just popping in to tell you guys all about our trip to our grandparent’s house a couple of weeks ago. 😄 (I mentioned it briefly in THIS POST) 🙂 I showed y’all a few pictures, but I have a bunch more here for you guys!
Warning: This may be a long post, so get ready! XD
My grandparent’s live in the mountains of Coahuila, Mexico, about a days drive from our house. We left early in the morning (around 4:00 am, I think). And somehow I was actually able to doze on and off a bit between 5 and 6, which was nice! At around 7:30, we stopped at a burrito stand for breakfast. (If you know me, you know that’s my favorite part of any trip – getting burritos from one of those burrito stands on the side of the road.) Ok, maybe not my FAVORITE, but I love it. Don’t worry, being with my grandparents was much better.😉😂
Waiting for our burritos in Parral, Chihuahua 😁
After that, we settled down for our long journey, listening to the daring adventures of Ranger Bill along the way. (Ever since our friends, the Cooks, gave the audio drama to us, no trip has been complete without it!)😂
(Oh, and I forgot to mention, Lizzie brought her dog Jock. He actually did really well in the van.) 🙂
And this is how we entertain ourselves in the car… LOL! Poor dog! 🤣
After that, everyone had to try on the sunglasses. 😎
Bekah and I worked in our bullet journals for a while, despite the constant bumping and jostling of the car. (Mexican highways are so much bumpier than in the States) XD We didn’t end up doing for too long though, so we wouldn’t end up ruining our journals forever. 😂 But it was still fun!
Me. Taking a photo. In the gas station bathroom. Brilliant, I know! XD LOL.
After that, we spent the rest of our time reading, being weird and laughing too hard, singing to instrumental bluegrass hymns, being bored, and looking forward to getting there. 😀
I also found some neat photography opportunities at a couple of the gas stations. 😀 I really like how they turned out! 😀
My sister, Grace, tried taking a picture of me… The sun was so bright, it uh, didn’t exactly turn out…! 🤣 🤓 ☀️ So yeah, enjoy this super weird picture of me. 😉
Well, after driving for most of the day, we finally arrived!
The mountains around their house are so pretty!!! ❤️ ⛰
While there, my friend Carolina (Caro) came for a visit. It was so awesome to finally be here after being friends online for quite a while! 😀 We had a lot of fun together!!! 💕
We took LOTS of pictures. I’m only showing you a few of them, haha!
And of course, we had to take at least 1 silly picture. Or 35. But I’ll save your guy’s sanity, and only show you one. 😉
More fun pictures!
And more….!!! 😀 ❤
On Friday, we went to church, and my dad preached and led singing. 😄
After Church, we (SURPRISE) took even more pictures! Haha!
While we were there, my parent’s celebrated their 19th anniversary, and my Grandma, Aunt, Sisters and I set up a date night for them in the bedroom. 😀
I made this cards to put on their table. (And it was my first time using a real calligraphy pen, so that was super fun!) 😀
And yeah, I think that’s about it!
And, I just realized, I have no pictures with my grandpa, or grandpa! (How did that happen?!) 😲 Well, I love you very much Grandpa and Grandma, and I’m sorry I didn’t get pictures with you guys. To make up, I’ll just have to post this pictures from another 2019.
(I love you, Grandpa and Grandma!!) 💖
Hope you guys enjoyed the pictures. It was an awesome, super fun trip! ❤
A few days ago, our peach tree (finally) blossomed, and I was super excited to photograph them. I’ve been waiting for the tree to blossom so I could take pictures!!! Here are some of my favorites from the shoot. 🙂
I love this one!
I love this bee!! ❤
And that’s it! I love how this photoshoot turned out!! 😀 ❤
“…the Lord, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it, Who gives breath to the people on it, And spirit to those who walk on it:” Isaiah 42:5
“O Lord, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all. The earth is full of Your possessions” Psalm 104:24
I came here to say something. I just can’t remember what. What could this blog post possibly about? 🤔😂😜
Oh yes! The winners of my photography contest. Although I can’t imagine why you would possibly be interested.
Ok, enough of that! 😂 WE HAVE A WINNER! After talking it over with both my parents and lots of deliberation….. (It was SO hard to choose!) And also, to be fair, I did not know who took what picture until after I was finished judging. 😉
The winner gets 3 bookmarks, hand painted by me, and some fun stickers! 😉
The winner is…..
YAY girl, I’m so happy for you!!! Your picture is amazing. (And colorful!) It looks really professional! ❤ I love it!!!
Good job, Susy! ❤ 😀
And now, I have a surprise… Since I got quite a few entries, I decided to pick two runners up, who will each get one bookmark! Those to runners up are…
I’m so excited to announce that… Rosy’s Writings now has over 300 followers! Thank you so much to everyone who has followed and read my blog over the last few years. 🙂 ❤
Here are some random, fun stats from Rosy’s Writings. 😀
Thank you, guys!! 😀 ❤
Here are all the countries that have viewed my blog. Wow! (Now I just need Greenland and Brazil, lol!) XD
My blog’s most popular day is Tuesday, and the most popular hour is 2:00 PM.
So, to celebrate….. I am doing a photography contest here on Rosy’s Writings! I’m so excited about this!!
How it works:
I will give you a prompt, and all you have to do is take a picture that you think fits with the category. Next, email it to my Mom’s address: Sweethairlooms@gmail.com, and she will show me the pictures (without telling me who took what). Photos will be judged according to quality, creativity, and how well it fits with the prompt. 🙂
Who Can Enter:
Anyone with a camera or phone, or anything that takes pictures. 😉
Is there a prize?
YES! (The best part! ;P ) The winner will receive 3 book-marks (hand painted by me), and well as some cute stickers. 😀
Rules and info:
All photos must be original.
Only one entry per person, please.
This contest is only open to people living in the U.S.
You may edit your photos (Contrast, saturation, exposure, etc…) but you may not add filters. 😉
The Prompt is…
You have until March 18 to send in your pictures! I’m so excited to see what y’all come up with. 🙂
Please feel totally free to contact me if you have any questions! 🙂
Hey guys! So, I know I haven’t done very many photography posts lately, but that’s because I honestly haven’t been taking very many pictures for a while. It’s because I’ve had… well, what you might call the photographers’ version of Writer’s Block. So Photographer’s Block I guess. XD um, is that a real thing? xD It should be.
Anyway, thankfully I’m getting over that now. So a few days ago I did a photoshoot of my adorable little brother James, and I love how it turned out! He is THE cutest, bestest, sweetest little bro anyone could ask for. ❤ ❤
Those eyes! ❤
I love his face in this one!
He was laughing at his brother Philip, who was in the tree. 😉
❤ LOVE THIS ONE ❤
He looks like he’s thinking really hard about something.
This smile is sooo great!
Love this kid so much! ❤
Aaaaah, his blue eyes!!!!
So, during the photoshoot, I asked James to reach up into the apple tree, and pretend he was picking an apple. I did that, and Philip said, “Take a picture of me doing that!” So he reached up into the tree to pretend to pick an apple, but the apple accidentally came down in his hand. We weren’t technically supposed to pick any apple yet since they weren’t ripe, and this was his face. XD XD
HAHA, isn’t that epic? XD
James and I had such fun with this photoshoot. He’s the best. ❤ So are all my siblings. 😉 ❤
Also, Gracie and I finally took the video for our Q&A. Sorry we took so long. More on that in the video. 😉 I can’t wait to get that finished and edited so I can post it soon! 🙂
Hey everyone! We’re finally back from our trip!! 😀 (In case you don’t know, our family went on a two week trip to Alabama for a family reunion. We also went to Georgia to visit several friends. We had a great time!!) 😀
Here are some pictures from our trip. 🙂 (Btw, I vlogged (video blogged) about the trip too, so ya’ll will get to see that video soon! 😀 )
We got the see the ocean for the first time on our way home! It was so beautiful! 😀 ❤
James is so cute! ❤
Our Uncle and Aunt took us to the zoo. Sadly, I forgot my camera, but here are some pictures off my uncle’s phone. 😉
Some of my siblings and I (Lacking two), and my cousin. (The boy in the green shirt.)
Philip and Susy make great lions!
OH! And I finally got to meet my good friend Amie!!!! 😀 We had such a fun time together! Her whole family is awesome. 😉 ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
We had a BLAST! 😀 We also made a video together, which you will get to see… later. 😉
Andy and Cousin Eddie invented a new way to have water balloon fights… Just smash the baboons on each other’s heads! LOL! XD I guess they weren’t getting wet enough the real way… ;P
Mom and her new-found cousin and Uncle. Probably more on that in a later post. No promises, but… probably! 😉
Lizzie and a friend’s dog.
We spent a looong time in the car… Like, 6 days worth of driving… Ugh! To pass the time, we listened to a lot of Jonathan Park, Brinkman Adventures, and sermons by Israel Wayne. 🙂 So it wasn’t so bad. 😉 We did have a few really carsick kids though… XD
Y’all. I LOVED the South. It was sooo pretty, and I loved the people, the accent (lol!), the trees… And guys, the GREENNESS!!! 🌳🌲🍃 It was so beautiful! I loved it all! Except for the ticks. Death to all ticks. Seriously, if it hadn’t been for the ticks, I probably would have moved there. Ok, maybe not quite… ;P XD
Well, I hope you enjoyed these pictures! Keep on the look out for a video about the trip, where you can see all you just saw, and lot’s more! 🙂 And also the video about our visit with Amie. (Amie’s making that one.) I can’t wait to see it!! :D😁
See you soon! (Figuratively speaking.) 😉
Have you ever seen the ocean?
Are you looking forward to seeing the video about our trip?