Sunday, December 7, 2008

Another Carolyn Classic

So my mom told me I should get some pictures of the Christmas trees with snow on them. Well, sounds good to me. I got to the little Christmas tree shop which was right down the road from church and there were these cute little trees all lined up in rows. But most of the snow had blown away by then and the light was not fantastic. I began shooting, looking for a beautiful majestic tree glossy with white snow covered branches and sharp evergreen. It was blistery cold! But I finally got a nice shot and of course I used my coveted oil painting filter to make the snow like fluffy cotton. When I finally made it back to my car, I was totally in the Christmas spirit, frozen fingers and all! I cranked up the holiday tunes and realized that I am totally excited about Christmas this year. Not that I am usually a grinch, but the past 5 or 6 years, I have been battling depression and it was only after my trip to Africa that I realized God had healed me completely. What this means is that it feels like someone has pulled back a veil from Christmas. Everything is bright and beautiful and my heart is aglow.

4 comments:

linda said...

Nice story--glad for the healing from depression--and nice, nice image. The only thing that would make it better is if you had stuck a bright red bow on the branch nearest the camera. Guess you could go back and try again. WAIT! Never mind, I'll try it when I go to that same Christmas tree farm. (He has the nicest trees,doesn't he?)

Framing Images and Memories said...

Though I was going to boycott commenting (and noting you didn't comment on mine yesterday) I wanted to say that I liked the image and the words. Merry Christmas!

Bridget said...

nice shot!isn't it remarkable ,that if we suffer a little for our photo it seems to improve it.congrats for battling the cold
p.s. god's healing is a beautiful thing!

trishalyn said...

Beautiful image, Jayme! Did you really use a filter on it? It would make a lovely Christmas card. You've brought such joy to our group! I'm really glad you are healthy now. :-)

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