Wordless Wednesday: What a Week

by Mary Denman  @MaryDenman

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! 

Here's a brief view of my week. 
To start off, my daughter is fine. But, she needed some IV antibiotics. 
So, we spent a couple of days in the hospital. 
We're home and she's doing great! 

Our cat Lady is the first of the cats to think about accepting our puppy Liam. :)

Enjoy the fun Christmas light shots!

My daughter getting a Christmas Bear


Photo Tip Friday: Use Your Photography for Personalized Gifts

by Mary Denman     @MaryDenman

With Christmas fast approaching, I wanted to give you some ideas of how to use your photography for personalized gifts. 

It's a great way to share your talent and give a meaningful gift! 

Let's get started.


Wordless Wednesday: Our New Puppy

by Mary Denman   @MaryDenman

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! 

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I'm sorry that I haven't been quite as active as usual here on my blog. 
My daughter had her third knee surgery of the year on 11 December. 
Then, probably in a state of mental exhaustion, we went to another state to get a puppy on 12 December.
As if we don't have enough going on in our lives.....
So let me introduce Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy to you. 
We call him Liam.
And he is perfect! 

Pray for my daughter's recovery. 


Monday's Musings: Powerful Christmas Quote by Winston Churchill

by Mary Denman  @MaryDenman

Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection. ~Winston Churchill

These are powerful words spoken by a powerful man. 

Words that hold much truth. 

Christmas is a season of rejoicing, of celebrating Christ's birth, of sharing family time, of giving gifts of love. 

Christmas is also a season of reflection. Not the "have I been naughty or nice" kind of reflection. But the kind of reflection that goes deeper. The kind that makes you think about your family, loved ones, and about the past year. 


Wordless Wednesday: Christmas is here!

by Mary Denman   @MaryDenman

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! 

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Monday's Musings: Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall ~ Longfellow

by Mary Denman   @MaryDenman

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow says in his poem, The Rainy Day, "Into each life some rain must fall." He spoke very true words. 

While I love a good rainy day, not all rainy days are created equal. 

There are the ones when the sun hides and the clouds drop gentle waves of nourishing moisture to replenish the earth. 

Others leave behind banks of fog, to shroud the trees and blur the horizon. 

Some are accompanied by wind, lightning and thunder. 

Others leave destruction in their wake. 

They are certainly not created equal. 


Photo Tip Friday: Understanding How to Crop Photos

by Mary Denman  @MaryDenman   

Why is it important to understand how to crop photos? 

There are a couple of reasons. 

1) By learning to crop a photo properly, you can remove the unwanted parts of the picture. The distractions, the business in the background, the clutter, and thereby improve the composition of the shot. (More on this in another post.)

2) You need to understand cropping if you are planning on printing your photos. 

Today's article is going to cover reason two. 

Why? Because the holidays are fast approaching and you can give your photos as gifts to loved ones! 

Let's get started for a better understanding of how to crop your photos.