December 7, 2010

into the sun....

before the snow came.
i played in the dried grasses at the pond and chased the sun. it's one of my favorite things to do. i've always been pretty good at hide and seek.
can you believe a few years ago i used to delete the photos that had sun spots on them.
i didn't know much then.
i'm participating in reverb 10 and i haven't played well with them these past few days.
i was kind of busy and weekends fill me up.
i know they do the same to you, too.
their most recent prompt was "what do you make" and i kind of laughed. i really don't cook {just like debi} or even bake christmas cookies. i haven't sewn anything all year. i've doodled a few things on my calendar while talking to my friends on the phone and i painted a few faces in an art class with misty. but heck i can't even make my hair do what i want it to do.
so
what do i make
~
hmmm
~
i guess
i make people smile
usually because i'm taking their photo
and
sometimes just because i'm a goofball who laughs at herself
~
so if smiles are what i make
i'm good with that
and
it's much less messier than anything made with glue
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31 comments:

  1. :) you do make me smile!!

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  2. You make me smile with your words...love these photo's! Happy Tuesday!

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  3. I love these images...they certainly make ME smile!!!

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  4. you always make me smile by simply being here to visit. and your words/ photographs inspire. i enjoy all that you do to make blogging special. hope all is well.

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  5. Sun flare and spots are my fave. Lovely.

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  6. you make beauty
    and light
    and hope

    ( and me, curious about those boots below )

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  7. Your images make me smile..It is okay that you do not cook or bake anything. I do not either. :)

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  8. God, girl, you are so good! xxoo

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  9. smile making is a full time hobby my friend..I smiled just now reading this and looking at the photos ..you are good!! ;)))

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  10. Making smiles, how perfect is that.

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  11. Sometimes a friendly smile is the best gift in the world! And whether you're giving one or creating one on someone's face, that's a wonderful homemade present! :)

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  12. You make me smile....with your beautiful blog.
    Jackie

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  13. you are exceptionally good at what you do ...

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  14. you make me happy... especially with those lovely sun-spotted photos...

    p.s. stay away from those possums ; )

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  15. Being a smile maker is special...so you are very special.

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  16. you do make smiles, the best smiles. always.

    there was a commercial a while back, can't remember what for even, but it said: "I'm just a goof in search of my ball."
    :)

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  17. You make me smile, you make me all warm inside when you send me much needed hugs, you make me see the world through your eyes...I'd say you make a helluva lot....

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  18. love the buttery light in these photos!

    stay warm!

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  19. I love that you make people smile, you certainly make me smile.

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  20. Making smiles is a tough skill to hone. And you always make me smile...especially when I see photos like these. :) See...I just smiled!

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  21. I use glue a lot in my work and you are so right. Photography is definitely a much cleaner hobby! And making someone smile...well...that is the glue that binds us all together.
    Gorgeous photos!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  22. Smiles aren't always easy to make, but when you are successful it's contagious. As of this writing, you've made 24 commentor's before me smile.
    Yep, you make things.

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  23. These pictures are so beautiful Beth!
    I used to be the same...deleting away any pictures that had too much sun in them...especially haze..now I LOVE haze, and those pictures, with the haze and the delicate branches shining in the light. Oh my.

    You make me smile every time I visit you.

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  24. Making people smile is such a beautiful thing. Perfect answer.

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  25. LOVE these photos. i too am learning to point camera into the sun. to trust the light. dear beth, i love your space here. xo

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  26. thanks so much for stopping by my blog & leaving such positive feedback - I really appreciate it!

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE these photos - such a dreamy quality to them. they're perfect!

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  27. you make smiles and you make us happy and you make the world a better place and you make fabulous images ( i am always jealous) and you make these words come alive.

    and you made me love you . . . .
    :) Debi

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  28. I am leaving town tomorrow and will have limited computer time, if any, for the next 10 days or so....so I just wanted to wish you a merry, happily merry Christmas to you and yours. Sending you love and hugs over the airwaves. Have a wonderful holiday Beth. xo

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth