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kelly  wife*mom*light seeker*memory keeper*story teller >>>> join me on my quest for summer magic using the tag #oursummermagic!

We welcomed Autumn with some much needed rain and gloriously cool weather. It actually feels like fall in my neck of the woods!

The light is changing. Standing in my kitchen last night, I witnessed how the evening sun poured in through my kitchen window. It’s a magical thing for me because it only happens this one time of year.

There is a completely scientific explanation for this…as we approach the Autumn Equinox the setting sun is moving away from its northernmost position along the horizon towards the southern part of the horizon. And in my case, the sun is setting almost due west right now. But because of where I live in the city, as the sun sets, it goes behind the trees and the other houses in the neighborhood. And so this magical light in my kitchen only lasts for about 10 minutes.

I love this about the light - how it is always changing and creating magical moments like this. But it also reminds me of the impermanent nature of life which, as someone who tends to avoid change, is often a struggle for me.

I am so grateful for the way photography teaches me so much about life. And as always, so grateful to be able to share it with you.
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Well summer seems to be making one last stand in my neck of the woods, but a couple of weeks ago, I was feeling some serious fall vibes. This is the story I am telling using the @aliedwardsdesigninc October 2018 Stories By The Month™ Physical Kit.
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It’s a constant struggle for me, but I am really working on not making things harder than they have to be in all areas of my life. This layout is a good example of that…I kept things super simple by using one 6x8 photo, one 3x4 photo, and then adding in some handwritten journaling. Love how easily it came together!
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#craftthestory #aecreativeteam #scrapbooking #pocketpages

I had some very special visitors to my garden this weekend! A Gulf Fritillary, a monarch, an Eastern Black Swallowtail, and (not pictured) one very skittish Painted Lady.
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I just love this time of year so much.
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#gardenvisitor #backyardbutterflies #butterfliesofinstagram #gulffritillary #monarch #monarchwatch2018 #easternblackswallowtail

Happy Sunday friends! I cut these dahlias to put in my girl’s bedroom, but they were so pretty I just had to make a little still life photo with them.
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Also, if you are interested, you can check out my IG story today where I am sharing how I set up this shot and the **very** specialized equipment I used. <insert wink here>
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#gatheredstyle #simplepleasures #embracingtheseasons #foreverfaffing #focusingonlife #loveliest4 #myquietbeauty #myeverydaymagic #petalsandprops #curated_nature #underthefloralspell #botanicalcreativity_ #astilllifestyle #galleryoflightfeature #slowfloralstyle #inspiredbypetals #caughtflowerhanded #aflowerenthusiast #flowerstalking #itsamoodywednesday #the_cic #clicknmoms #aquietstyle_forage #tv_flowers

I’ve been to @gathertulsa four times now, most recently with @kelseyish. And one of the things I love is that every time I go, I see something different! Can’t wait to see how it changes with the different seasons. 💛
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#goldenhour #lightseeker #followthelight #goandcapturethelight #galleryoflightfeature #lightinspired #cic_light #teamupforgoldkinds #simplemoments #gathertulsa

Super grateful for neighbors that don’t mind me traipsing through their front yard and crouching in front of their flowers where the light was so pretty!
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#goldenhour #lightseeker #followthelight #goandcapturethelight #galleryoflightfeature #lightinspired #cic_light #teamupforgoldkinds #simplemoments #petal_perfection #my_magical_moments #tv_flowers #aflowerenthusiast #flowerstalking #jj_florals #flowersandmacro #macro_moms #bokeh_bliss #tv_depthoffield

Zinnias for days.
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I love this ‘Desert Sunset Mix’ variety from @floretflower. And the best part is that there are plenty of blooms for the butterflies, hummingbirds, and me.
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#gatheredstyle #simplepleasures #embracingtheseasons #foreverfaffing #focusingonlife #loveliest4 #myquietbeauty #myeverydaymagic #petalsandprops #curated_nature #underthefloralspell #astilllifestyle #slowfloralstyle #inspiredbypetals #caughtflowerhanded #aflowerenthusiast #growfloret

So completely in love with the colors and patterns and word art in the September 2018 Digital Kit from @aliedwardsdesigninc!
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#aecreativeteam #craftthestory #hybridscrapbooking #pocketpages

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