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Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

Beauty Everywere

One of the many things that I love about photography is that you can find beauty anywhere...even in the most unsuspecting places.  Something that to our eyes may seem less than beautiful actually becomes really beautiful in pictures. 

My family always teases me when we are out driving around town to run errands and they hear me say, "That would be such a cool place to take pictures!"  From a distance it doesn't look like much, but up close it becomes a really cool backdrop. 

For example, last week during Jami's senior photo shoot, we had the fun of getting to take pictures at a friend's house out in the country. She told us all about the beautiful sunflowers.  If you don't remember, I am a Kansas girl, born and raised in Wichita, Kansas until the middle of my 7th grade year.  Kansas is the Sunflower state.  So, when I hear "sunflower field," my heart jumped for joy and my mind pictured gigantic, majestic sunflowers. 

This is what we saw when we arrived:

 No majestic sunflowers here...really they were weeds with beautiful flowers that resembled miniature sunflowers, and at first glance you might just write this field off...oh but I saw beauty and I was just beside myself with joy! 

 That's quite a field, isn't it?  Guess what I wore to the photo shoot?  Cropped jeans and my flip flops.  I couldn't see my feet as I walked through the fields.  Scary!  I kept saying, "Here snakey-snake!"  praying that I would not hear the awful sound of rattles.  Thankfully, the Lord protected us and we didn't see or hear one snake.  At one point, Jami I screamed too and nearly jumped out of my skin.  Why did she scream?  A butterfly danced in front of her...Oiy!  I could have died!  And then we both cracked up laughing! 

You can find beauty even in old tires stacked up against a rusty fence:

Or in something rusted that use to hold hay for animals:

There is beauty just have to look for it. 

Spiritually, there is a lesson there too.  I'm thankful that God sees everything about us, even the weeds that we have allowed to take place in our heart, and still calls us the apple of His eye...our beauty is Jesus in us and He sees that too.  So, He is teaching me to see things as He sees them through the lens of my camera and I am loving these lessons and my adventures with Him!

1 comment:

Kim @ Homesteader's Heart said...

I have to admit, the first thing I thought of when I saw the field is, "I hope the snake killer has 4 wheel drive!" LOL!
That is a beautiful backdrop and I love those pictures. Her outfit is so cute, but I have to know, what's up with the tutu? Is she a dancer? I may have missed that part.