Carolyn V: Blog http://carolynv.com/blog en-us (C) Carolyn V carolyn@carolynv.com (Carolyn V) Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:45:00 GMT Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:45:00 GMT http://carolynv.com/img/s5/v128/u18195326-o352992042-50.jpg Carolyn V: Blog http://carolynv.com/blog 80 120 my 365 a journal day 198 http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/7/my-365-a-journal-day-198 heavens, sky, morning sky, stormy sky, Carolyn V, Central Coast Landscape Photographer

Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God. 

Maya Angelou

 

Landscape photography by Carolyn V

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carolyn@carolynv.com (Carolyn V) California Carolyn V Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape my 365 a journal nature http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/7/my-365-a-journal-day-198 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:44:50 GMT
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carolyn@carolynv.com (Carolyn V) California Carolyn V Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County San Luis Obispo Portrait Photographer my 365 a journal portraits http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/7/my-365-a-journal-day-197 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:04:19 GMT
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One of my most favorite places on this earth.

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my 365 a journal day 181 http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-181 Exodus 14:4, landscape, scripture, God's Word, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography,

"The Lord will

fight for you, and

you have only

to be silent."

Exodus 14:4

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We do not remember days,

we remember moments.

Cesare Parese

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my 365 a journal day 168 http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-168 flowers, garden, home, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography

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carolyn@carolynv.com (Carolyn V) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape my 365 a journal nature http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-168 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:12:44 GMT
my 365 a journal day 165 http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-165 The Alexander Family

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carolyn@carolynv.com (Carolyn V) Carolyn V Photography my 365 a journal people portraits portraits of a family http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-165 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:47:37 GMT
my 365 a journal day 162 http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-162 The Purpose of Art, sunflower, nature, flower,

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. 

Pablo Picasso

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carolyn@carolynv.com (Carolyn V) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County my 365 a journal nature sunflower http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-162 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:38:48 GMT
My 365 a journal day 161 http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-161 Yesterday was one of those days where I had some time to kill, so I stayed in town and did some wandering. My final destination was Montana de Oro. I love the trees.

Montana de Oro, California Beach, California, Los Osos California, San Luis Obispo County,

I decided to take a walk to see if I could get a shot from above the beach this time. It was a short hike but I knew I'd just go out far enough to get the shots I was looking for and then head back. It was looking to be a very pretty trail.

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The view of the coast was beautiful. I got as close as I could ... I possibly could have gone closer but the warning sign was holding me back. :)

On my way out my focus was getting to the coastline. But on my way back I was focusing more on the details of what was on the path.

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There were so many other pretty things to see ...

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And then ... I was so glad that I was focusing on the path ... I never expected to see a rattlesnake!

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I took a couple of quick shots {with my camera of course!}. Waited a bit until I got up the courage to quickly walk past the area it crossed my path ... and then I was safe on the road again.

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carolyn@carolynv.com (Carolyn V) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape my 365 a journal nature http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-161 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:47:21 GMT
my 365 a journal day 159 http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-159 Sunday Inspiration ... Isaiah 41:10, scripture, God's Word, Carolyn V

Do not fear, for I am with you; 

Do not anxiously look about you,

for I am your God.

I will strengthen you, surely

I will help you,

Surely I will uphold you with

My righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

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my 365 a journal day 155 http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-155 A  b l a c k  a n d  w h i t e  d a y  . . . In the Garden, black and white flower photography, black and white, nature, art, Carolyn V, Carolyn V PhotographyIn the Garden Sunflower, In the Garden, black and white flower photography, black and white, nature, art, Carolyn V, Carolyn V PhotographySunflower

My backyard is becoming a garden.

My kind of garden.

Paths take me through so I can go barefoot to water the rugged plants that are there.

The hot sun on the stones scorch my feet until I spray the water on them and the stones beneath.

Color is beginning to be spread throughout the yard with the gernaniums, sunflowers, lavendar, carnations and more.

It's not plush and green like yours might be but it is a garden none the less. 

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carolyn@carolynv.com (Carolyn V) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County black and white my 365 a journal nature http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-155 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:04:26 GMT
my 365 a journal day 154 http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-154 An incredible flower.

I've always loved it in it's bright yellow state with the beautiful brown center

but the early stages can be just as beautiful. sunflower, nature, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, Sunflower sunflower, nature, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography,

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carolyn@carolynv.com (Carolyn V) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County flowers my 365 a journal nature sunflower http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/6/my-365-a-journal-day-154 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:02:39 GMT
my 365 a journal day 148 http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-148 Some days the morning light pulls me away from everything I'm doing. Today was one of those mornings.  nature, sunflower, morning light, Carolyn V, sunrise, Carolyn V Photography

If you've followed my blog during this past year you know that sunflowers are a favorite of mine. This one captured me this morning as I captured it. The sunrise pushing through the background was something I simply couldn't pass up!

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Outdoors at six a.m. the sun just peaking over the horizon brings a glow to everything in sight.

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And then at just the right angle a silhouette is waiting to be snapped.

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carolyn@carolynv.com (Carolyn V) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County my 365 a journal nature http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-148 Wed, 28 May 2014 20:57:19 GMT
my 365 a journal day 146 http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-146 flowers, spring, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography, Central Coast, nature Today is Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the United States for remembering men and women who died while serving in the country's armed forces. 

Today I want to celebrate the memory of all of those who fought battles serving in different wars. All wars for the lives of others or for their own lives whether it be physical or spiritual.

flower, spring, summer, flowers, nature, wildflower, California flowers, California We have each fought in our own battles, battles for freedom in our country or another’s. Battles for health. Battles for freedom in our own personal lives.

There is always something to be learned. Something to be gained. 

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You may be in the midst of a battle right now and so I just want to encourage you to push ahead and continue to fight. Listen to that inner voice and it will guide you to the next step you must take. Win the battle that has already been won for you and walk in victory!

For those of you who have fought and completed the battle, I offer congratulations to you! Battles are not easy. Wounds come from battles. Growth comes from battles. You’ve done well!

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my 365 a journal day 145 http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-145 He renews my lifeHe leads me along the right paths for His name’s sake.

Psalm 23:3

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my 365 a journal day 142 http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-142 How many views are there of the Atascadero City Hall ... so many more than what I've captured here but I thought I'd share my collection.

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carolyn@carolynv.com (Carolyn V) Atascadero City Hall San Luis Obispo County architecture my 365 a journal http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-142 Thu, 22 May 2014 17:45:14 GMT
my 365 a journal day 141 http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-141 Sylvesters, Atascadero California, architecture rotunda, Atascadero California,

Karens Beauty Supply, Atascadero California, Malibu Brew Coffee, Atascadero California,

Standing at the corner of El Camino Real and West Mall, right at Sunken Gardens there are a few old buildings you can see. It's a unique little spot and not the most beautiful things to see but the buildings are old and interesting to look at. You can get your morning coffee, get your hair done, have a little lunch and then sit and enjoy the little park setting at Sunken Gardens. 

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carolyn@carolynv.com (Carolyn V) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County my 365 a journal http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-141 Wed, 21 May 2014 13:05:54 GMT
my 365 a journal day 138 http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-138 Psalm 119:47, 48, Shell Beach, inspirational photography,  landscape, seascape, beach, California Coast, Carolyn V, Carolyn V Photography,Psalm 119:47, 48

I shall delight in Your commandments, which I love.

and I shall lift up my hands to your commandments,

Which I love; And I will

meditate on Your statutes.

Psalm 119:47, 48

 

One of my favorite verses or chapters in the Bible. I love reading about loving God's Word. I truly love reading the Bible. It inspires me, guides me, helps me make it through the day. It's full of great stories and so much instruction. It leads me to Jesus and shows me how much He cares about people. 

I delight in God's Word. I love it!

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carolyn@carolynv.com (Carolyn V) California Carolyn V Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape my 365 a journal nature http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-138 Sun, 18 May 2014 13:35:11 GMT
my 365 a journal day 127 http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-127 When you venture off of the main highways you'll be certain to find some incredible views. No high cliffs in this vast area of rolling hills and open fields. Each holds a beauty all their own. 

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All photos taken on Highway 41 between Creston and Shandon California.

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carolyn@carolynv.com (Carolyn V) California Carolyn V Photography San Luis Obispo County landscape my 365 a journal nature http://carolynv.com/blog/2014/5/my-365-a-journal-day-127 Wed, 07 May 2014 17:10:32 GMT