Photography Wednesday

**A note for my new followers. If you haven’t noticed already, most of my photographs are sunsets. I am obsessed with sunsets. I also love taking photos of nature in general, obscure things, children, and food. However, you’ll see random things, as I take photographs of whatever strikes my eye, and sometimes, challenges.

Birthday Celebration

I very rarely buy anything for myself, so when my birthday rolls around, certain family members send me money or gift cards and demand I use them for myself. This year, I treated myself to a book of poetry, an off-the-shoulder sweatshirt, and cute shoes!

I love wood-fired pizza. I treated myself to my favorite, pesto and prosciutto!

This is 38!

Thanksgiving Traditions

I forgot to take a picture this year, so this one is recycled. The morning starts with coffee out of my favorite Christmas mug!

Wassail goes in the crockpot early in the morning! It makes the house smell so good!

My cousins and I send silly Snapchats to one another during the parade’s commercial breaks. I don’t know why. It just became a tradition.

The traditional cranberry sauce platter!

Pumpkin pie!

Cause for Celebration!

Today, my tassel arrived.

There was a time when I wasn’t sure I’d make it this far. Not for lack of belief in myself, but because life has always had a way of interfering with my plans.

Today, my tassel arrived.

In a month, I will graduate with honors. And I will be a degree-holding college graduate. I feel a sense of empowerment. Like I am an unstoppable force who looked the storms of life right in the eye as I built my shelter. I have no intention of stopping! I am going to keep building my shelter and achieving my dreams.

Today, my tassel arrived.

And Finally, Sunsets/Nature

I hope you all had a wonderful Wednesday and have a fabulous Friday Eve!

Love & life lessons,


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40 Responses to Photography Wednesday

  1. I appreciate that you follow the encouragement to spend gift money on yourself! Too many years I was living almost paycheck to paycheck and used gift monies to take a little bit of that pressure off. I was probably 50 when I started treating myself to something I wanted on my birthday, and still do so even though the source of gift monies have dried up.

    Congrats on that tassel! And graduating with honors – wow! No easy task!

    Thank you for sharing your photographs. Where I live, I have buildings in the way of my truly enjoying the sunset, but I still appreciate its being. The same is true for sunrises. I especially enjoyed the sunset with the trees included.

    I remain grateful that we’ve connected and very much enjoy and look forward to your blog posts.

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    • kristianw84 says:

      I didn’t used to spend the money on myself. Like you, I put the money towards necessities or right in my savings account. My grandma told me these exact words, “Life’s too short, dumplin’, but yourself the damn shoes!” I haven’t forgot that, and I deserve a treat on my birthday regardless of financial status. I am glad you treat yourself, too!

      Thank you!! It’s been a long journey, but I’ve made it to the end of the road!

      I hope to get out to get some pretty pictures this winter. I’m not a huge fan of snow, but the camera loves it!

      I’m so grateful we connected, too!! I enjoy and look forward to your posts as well. Your comments warm my heart.


  2. Paula Light says:

    That’s so awesome! Congrats on your fabulous achievement! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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  3. Amazing photographs Kristian and I am glad that you love taking pictures of nature 🌱🌲🌻in general and any other bearing that strikes an interest in your eye. I also like taking pictures of myself in my outfits so for me Fashion & style photography is what I love mostly.

    Have a nice dayπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ˜πŸ™Œ

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    • kristianw84 says:

      I don’t have much experience photographing people, but if something catches my eye, I try to capture it. I can see where fashion and style photography can be fun!

      Thank you! I hope you have a good day, too. πŸ™‚

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  5. Loved the photos Kristian! 🌷

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  6. ruthsoaper says:

    Congratulations! I’m so excited for you!

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  7. Brad Osborne says:

    Congratulations, my friend! Your hard work and perseverance have paid off. You deserve to celebrate!

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  8. I live in a small Greman town in TX and today we celebrate Wasslifeast! YAY! ✨🀍✨🀍✨I was so excited to see this post! Most people don’t know what this is!

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  9. Simon says:

    I love that quote… gorgeous picture there πŸ™‚

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  10. The V Pub says:

    Happy Birthday! And I love your snapchat photos. πŸ™‚

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  11. joyroses13 says:

    Happy Birthday and we all deserve to treat ourselves on our birthdays! Congrats on your tassel! πŸ™‚

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  12. Congratz Madam K and some fabulous photography captures πŸ™‚

    So is the tassle for the left or the right? ……………… πŸ™‚

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  13. johncoyote says:

    The photos were beautiful dear Kristian.

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  14. Jeff says:

    Congratulations on your impending graduation!! I must not be paying attention very well, because I had no idea! Love the photos! ❀

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