I’m going to combine a couple photo challenges within my Thankful Thursday post this week.
Firstly, I want to thank Cardinal Guzman for starting the Changing Seasons Photo Challenge in which one takes several pictures during the month and places them in a gallery of pictures within a post. The idea is to build a portfolio and train one’s eyes while seeing the “changing of the seasons”.
The other photo challenge is the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge. This week the theme is “Vivid“.
Seeing that this past month was chock-full of spring beauty and family gatherings, my photo gallery depicts how vividly rich my life has been this past month.
I am so thankful for the amazing life I have. There may be times and seasons that have been and are challenging and hard, but the difficulties do not compare with the richness of the life God has given me.
To my young friends out there: Life can be great, but not when you can’t see it. So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life.
Click on any image to view a larger version and captions.
If you would like to share your version of “Thankful Thursday” (photos or text or both) today or in the future, you can link your post to my post on Thursdays in the comments section. Happy Thursday Everyone!
June 11, 2015 at 4:30 am
Lovely gallery. Thanks for sharing!
June 11, 2015 at 5:52 pm
Thank you so much CG for inspiring me. My June looks equally busy so I am looking forward to posting another Changing Seasons Gallery next month.
June 12, 2015 at 12:29 am
My June is busy too, but in July I can finally relax.
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June 11, 2015 at 7:58 am
You have such a beautiful family. I love the selfie of you kissing your grandson
June 11, 2015 at 5:53 pm
Thank you so much Nora!
June 11, 2015 at 9:34 am
Beautiful photos. Are the irises at the garden in Montclair ?
June 11, 2015 at 5:51 pm
Yes! Thank you! The picture is of the Presby Memorial Iris Garden in Montclair – definitely worth a trip once a year.
June 11, 2015 at 6:25 pm
I haven’t been there in several years, need to go back.
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June 11, 2015 at 11:09 am
Just so beautiful. Love the photo of you son and your daughter-in-law. Beautiful and happy expectant parents. 🙂
June 11, 2015 at 5:55 pm
Thank you so much Amy. They asked me to take an “official” photo shoot of them. That was my first time doing it and I couldn’t have asked for better “models”. They are both so good-looking and are so natural and comfortable in front of a camera. That picture is actually an in-between shot. I just kept clicking the shutter while they were laughing. 🙂