“Variety” wins Honorable Mention.

Project 52 -Week 14
Theme for this week’s challenge “Variety.”

I am extremely honored.  This week’s image did not only place in the top ten but was worthy of “Honorable Mention.”  I am truly grateful Ellenburg Photography.  You may see all the winners here.

There were so many ideas going through my head this week regarding variety…buttons, patches, flowers, packages of seeds I looked over at the local gardening center but I decided on my Ukrainian Easter eggs.

For many years, each Easter I would get together with a group of good friends to make these beautiful Ukrainian Easter eggs while enjoying a lovely brunch and sipping on Mimosa’s.  You see…it  usually takes anywhere from 2 to 3 hours to create one egg.  Yes…one egg!  I have made about a dozen of these eggs in my lifetime and cherish them.  I have so many wonderful memories of making them.

For those of  you who don’t know the history of the Ukrainian Egg I share this bit of information.  Ukrainian Easter Eggs have been decorated and dyed for centuries, a tradition that has it roots in pre-Christian Eastern Europe.  The designs on the Ukrainian eggs celebrate spring and also stand for protection, symbolize fertility, honor nature and ensure good fortune.

Here is a brief video of how to make these eggs.  Have you made your Easter eggs yet?  Perhaps give this method a try.  Wishing you all a truly Blessed Easter!
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Anita - April 7, 2012 - 11:14 am

Beautiful Catherine! Such an eloquent expression of words and
the beautiful photo. Happy Easter to you & your family as well.

Debbie - April 7, 2012 - 2:23 pm

I am in awe of all your talents. Your handmade Ukrainian eggs are as beautiful as jewelry.

Have a wonderful Easter Sunday(:

Love, Debbie

Irela - April 7, 2012 - 8:06 pm

Catherine!!! Congrats on your Honorable Mention! Well deserved my friend… :) :) Gorgeous photo beautiful poem. :) :) :)

Joni - April 8, 2012 - 9:15 am

Hi Catherine,
Those eggs are a work of art! You are so talented!
We hope your family has a blessed Easter.

Rose - April 9, 2012 - 7:01 am

Catherine – Mom told me about the eggs. They are beautiful. You must have patience to paint those. Rose

asmplelife - April 9, 2012 - 9:55 pm

Those eggs are absolutely beautiful! So talented you are!

asmplelife - April 9, 2012 - 9:56 pm

Those eggs are so beautiful. So talented, you are! Hmm… that sounds like something Yoda would say =]

Terry Lynn - April 12, 2012 - 1:26 pm

So beautiful!! Love the prayer…thank you for sharing it! You could definately sell Easter Cards!

Spring has Blossomed.

It’s my favorite time of year…Spring!  It has been a wonderful spring thus far with beautifully warm and sunny days…just what I’ve been waiting for.  So I take my camera out on my walks to capture all this beauty coming alive around me.  Fresh flowers and blooming trees just puts the biggest smile on my face.  I do hope you are enjoying these spring days too.
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Julie - April 6, 2012 - 10:35 am

Catherine, Thank you for brightening my day with these gorgeous images. You truly are a talented photographer. Happy Spring to you.

Donna - April 6, 2012 - 11:31 am

Beautiful, beautiful photos.

Elizabeth - April 7, 2012 - 7:22 am

Lovely photos.

ginny - April 7, 2012 - 9:10 am

I find that looking at your spring flowers is a beautiful way to start my day. They are so perfect. You seem to know how to capture that special look, in all your photos.

Judy - April 12, 2012 - 10:45 am

Love the wonderful spring blossoms! You have captured the beauty of spring so well!

Irela - May 15, 2012 - 10:09 pm

Absolutely stunning work Catherine. Love every single shot (although my favorite is the 5th photo) Once again…loving your work.

Little Mr. Sunshine

 I had such joy this past week meeting this little boy Mateo and photographing him among the spring daffodils.  He took just a little bit to warm up but then he was all smiles and I just wanted to call him Mr.Sunshine …especially being among the bright yellow daffodils.  His seriousness in these first couple of images was so sweet but as you browse through the images you will see how he just comes alive with his charming little personality.

There’s all new pricing for photo sessions at Joyful Reflections Photography…call today to book your Spring session!  Mother’s Day is just around the corner!   Happy Day!

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Jennifer - April 3, 2012 - 1:21 pm

Catherine these are just amazing! I love them all!

Sharon - April 4, 2012 - 1:58 pm

Beautiful as always.

Julie - April 4, 2012 - 8:14 pm

He’s so darm cute. Great shots!

Elizabeth - April 7, 2012 - 7:19 am

OMG love these photos! The outfit is so little boy. Adorable.

ginny - April 7, 2012 - 10:13 am

What can I say–these pictures are nothing short of just plain “precious”. He is so photogenic and yes you can see the fun he’s having on the bike. I’m glad that not all of them are black and white. Spring is a special time of year.

Laura - April 12, 2012 - 4:18 am

What a cutie!