Etcetera #21 {High Bridges, Beach Trips, Sunflowers & Pumpkins}

Hello friends!

It’s time for the last Etcetera post of the year to wrap up all my warm-weather adventures before the Christmas season starts. I have so many pictures to share with you guys! I went on many small adventures these past few months – a fall festival, trips to the art museum and the beach, and beautiful walks through town and country.

Enjoy some of my favorite random unshared photos from the past few months. 🙂

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Hunting for Fall Foliage

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The autumn leaves this year are more stunningly colorful than I ever remember seeing them. I so wish I could completely capture the beauty in photos for you, but the best I can do is share the few pictures I have from several weeks ago at my family’s farm. I hope these colors brighten your day and inspire you to find loveliness wherever you live too. 🙂

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Easter Walks & Green Truck Rides

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This post is full of happy memories from this Easter weekend. Christ’s resurrection is such a joy-filled, awe-inspiring thing, and I got to experience more of that wonder just being out in God’s beautiful creation with my friends and family. ❤

Read on for a hilarious and memorable green truck ride with cousins, fluffy spring trees, and peaceful golden hour mountainscapes. Enjoy!

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In Which I Attempt to Take Pretty Pictures of Dead Weeds

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You know how winter is so brown and gray and dead-looking that it gets kinda sad after a while? Well, I decided to challenge myself to find beauty in that by photographing a bunch of dried weeds, hehe. It was honestly fascinating to notice the structure and form of old growth – the bones holding up last year’s color, as it were.

This was a fun experiment and I hope you guys enjoy the result!

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A Sunny Winter Walk in the Woods

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Today I want to take you on a virtual walk through the forest with me. ❤ I found so many odd trees, lovely ferns, and pretty creeks on my little hike the other day. I haven’t traipsed around our farm like this by myself for quite a while, so it was really fun and refreshing to soak in a warm February day and take photos of the interesting bits of nature I discovered.

Enjoy this sunny winter photoshoot!

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Etcetera #16 {Alpacas, Potatoes, & River Adventures}

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Welcome back to another scrapbook of random photos and behind-the-scenes shots from the past few months! I’m including some phone photography this time, because… these ducks deserve to be on my blog. *nods* I’ll keep the introduction short since we have a lot of photos to get through, but you guys know how this works. Warm up your scrolling fingers and enjoy some cute animals, pretty skies, bright flowers, etcetera!

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I Got a New Camera! {Forest Photoshoot}

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My friend Aria recently sent me her Nikon D7200 camera because she couldn’t sell it and also because she’s amazing. 😀 I haven’t upgraded my camera in five years (see my… interesting first photos with it here), so I was thrilled that Aria kinda forced me to get a new camera. Otherwise I’d probably go on using my old, comfortable Nikon D3400 forever.

Anyway, I tried it out and definitely noticed an improvement in the quality, clarity, and focus of these photos. I’m curious to see if you guys notice too or if it’s just me as the photographer. Let’s find out!

Enjoy these lush photos from a late-summer walk and some Maggie-the-yellow-Lab-cuteness!

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