Day 244; September Sunshine…

Day 244 of 365; September Sunshine…

Oh I just LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. September! Bugs are few, sunshine is radiant. Perfect adventure weather.

I took my kids and a neighborhood kid/friend on a little adventure tonight to Big Falls County Park in Eau Claire.

On the way home, the sunset was breath taking, so we pulled over on the side of a Country Road between Eau Claire and Rock Falls and took a few photos with my iphone…

This is me.. doing what I love most. πŸ™‚


Day 234; Wisconsin Rustic Road 107

Day 234 of 365; Wisconsin Rustic Road

β€œAll of life is a journey which paths we take, what we look back on, and what we look forward to is up to us. We determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are when we get there.”

Tonight on the way back from Durand, I decided to take some back roads I had never been on before.. I didn’t use my GPS and just kept on going, and came to Rustic Road #107. Just the kids and I, no plans, no end goal of the drive , no where specific to get to..just enjoying life as it comes to us…

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While driving very slowly we enjoyed our dinner, and I found so many neat & new hiking trails , places to explore, places to go back to with my Jeep, and places most importantly to sit an enjoy the sunset/sunrise by the waters edge.

If you take this route and get out..don’t forget the bug spray;)

Day 218; Always ..always make time for YOUrself.

Day 218 of 365; Always ..always make time for YOUrself.

“Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.”~Shakti Gawain

I have learned so much in the past year. Most of all, I have learned.. how important it is to take time for me..for myself. Taking time for me-allows me to reconnect with my soul-with God, and reconnect with my feelings, and my inner guidance.

All it takes is 30 minutes or less for me to feel re-charged, just a few minutes by the waters’ edge, thinking, praying, listening to the sounds around me, viewing all of the beautiful sights, feel like me again, feel NEW. By doing this it gives me new energy to take home to my family to be the best mother and wife I can be.

Tonight I decided to run into town quickly to get groceries while one of my children was away camping, and the other was being good for daddy. The sky on the drive to the grocery store was So beautiful.. and on the way I just couldn’t resist stopping at my favorite place, which I named “Kellys Point” to sit and reflect on my life… there was no way I could have driven by this place tonight without stopping, as I heard it calling my name….

Here are my photos from my time by the waters’ edge… {All photos taken with my iphone}

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Day 160; God grant me the serenity!!!

Day 160 of 365;God grant me the serenity!!!

Another beautiful Wisconsin sunset & cloudy evening on the way home from a photo shoot at Carson Park. Photos taken with my iphone & edited with Diptic App.

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardship as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that He will make all things right, if I surrender to His will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
and supremely happy with him forever in the next. Amen.” ~Reinhold Niebuhr

Day 158; Nature Prints //Outdoor Photographs For Sale by Kelly Whitman

Day 158 of 365; Nature Prints //Outdoor Photographs For Sale by Kelly Whitman

Besides photo sessions I also offer MANY different nature & misc. prints for sale…

Here are two of my own photos displayed in my own home (as taken with my iphone)

Abandoned Windmill in Big Bend National Park-Texas, 2009 , by Kelly Whitman /KelMarie Studios

Road to the mountains. Big Bend National Park-Texas by Kelly Whitman / KelMarie Studios

To visit my website//shop, jump on over HERE ! Enjoy, browse, and have fun. I offer all sizes of prints, including beautiful canvas wraps!

Day 153;The sun is always there…

Day 152 of 365;The sun is always there…

β€œShe missed him the days when some pretext served to take him away from her, just as one misses the sun on a cloudy day without having thought much about the sun when it was shining.” ~Kate Chopin

Sun Vs. approaching storm from ground view, looking up through a purple Iris. Photo taken with my iphone & edited with the Instigram App.

Day 132; Sunset fields

Day 132 of 365; Sunset fields

Oh I would love to see this every evening out my window …