The Bethadilly Challenge: May 1 – 10

May 1: fruit {a v o c a d o}

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May 2: seasonal {flowers and spring}

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May 3: i bought this {i haven’t made any purchases lately besides gas, groceries, and a few restaurant meals. we’ve been going on a lot of walks lately, and have put Caleb’s binoculars and my camera to good use}

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May 4: sweet {sweet, sweet flowers}

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May 5: little {shoes that make my feet feel little}

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May 6: five {five different pictures of flowers}

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May 7: my walls {the walls of this old greenhouse are amazing}

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May 8: thank gosh it’s friday {and I GRADUATED. I have been waiting for this day for a long, long time}

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May 9: colorful {this tulip in my parents’ backyard}

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May 10: makes me happy {spending Mother’s Day with my mom makes me happy}

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The Bethadilly Challenge: April 20 – 30th

April turned out to be more stressful than anticipated. We finished our online TEFL course, and went to New York City to complete the in-class portion of our hours. I also finished my Teacher Work Sample, which was the major project I had to tackle for Student Teaching. I also taught full-time again for two weeks, and while that is hardly any time, it felt like an eternity.

In the end, I survived, and took a few pretty pictures along the way (at least in my opinion).

Here are the rest of my April Bethadilly pictures.

april 20: the weather today {it rained and little rain drops accumulated on our bird feeder}

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april 21: a product I love {honey from Lancaster. p.s. my toast burned a little bit. oh well}

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april 23: technology {thankful for technology that allows me to capture things like this, and to share them with the world}

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april 24: delicate {delicate flowers from my grandma’s house. she has a way of making even fake flowers beautiful}

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april 25: me {I decided against the selfie, but chose to take a picture of my grandparents. without them, I wouldn’t be “me.” they have given so much of themselves, and constantly pour wisdom and promise into my life. I am so proud to call them mine}

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 april 26: even {a pair of binoculars}

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april 27: alive {the city makes me feel alive}

Processed with VSCOcam with kk1 presetapril 28: movement {we took another walk, and saw these beauties moving in the wind}Photo Apr 28, 4 55 32 PM Photo Apr 28, 4 55 37 PM Processed with VSCOcam with kk2 presetapril 29: arrow {this trail has no arrows, and is as close to the wilderness as we’re going to get here in Phoenixville. I’ve loved the times that Caleb and I have had together scouting out birds, and never want to stop finding joy and happiness in something as small as hearing a Common Flicker. marriage has proven to be my most favorite adventure}

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april 30: starts with t {this turquoise vase & the tree this bird landed on}

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The Bethadilly Challenge: April 14 – 19

april 14: my drink of choice {tea. tea always}

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april 15: a piece of jewelry {my engagement ring}

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april 16: local {a chipmunk from a local park}

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april 18: emotion {free & peace: my beautiful friend Sarah let me take pictures of her & she is flawless}

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april 19: fresh {ducks on a fresh spring day}

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I am falling more in love with photography (and my camera) as I continue with this challenge, and I am always looking for new things to shoot for extra practice.

If you’re interested in having a photography adventure with me, let me know! 🙂

The Bethadilly Challenge: April 8 – 13

april 8: letters {started reading the letters in this book for my very first photography class! not too excited about reading another book, but super excited to learn}

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april 9: yellow {I was a bit lazy & didn’t feel like leaving the house or using my camera…so here is a picture of the yellow Seinfeld logo}

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april 10: what i’m listening to {my ABBA record. I’ll love them until the end of time}

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april 11: my view today {pictures I already posted, but nevertheless, I had so much fun taking pictures on the Audubon Loop Trail with Caleb. it’s always so exciting to find new things that we can do together – Caleb with his binoculars and me with my 300 mm zoom lens. we make a pretty good birding team}

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april 12: from above {we went birding again, and a robin was sitting in the tree above me}

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april 13: classic {a classic science experiment: planting seeds}

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The Bethadilly Challenge: April 1 – 7

april 1: season {I’ve been missing Peru and the missionary family we worked with a lot lately, but I’m excited for the next season in my life, and I’m waiting patiently for the day we can go back for a longer period of time. I took this picture in Peru, but had to use it because… just look at that bokeh in the trees}
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april 2: next to me {we made it to Upstate New York & I sat next to George Washington. what a man}

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april 3: my morning {it was the first time we brought Milo with us. he was having a good time exploring my parents’ new house & avoiding their cat at all costs}

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april 4: pastel {it’s been so nice to see my parents finally have their own house again after renting for over four years. God blessed them ten-fold, and they have done such a great job making it their own. I especially love these curtains with pastel yellow leaves}

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april 5: eggs {I made eggs benedict with my mom. she poached the eggs, and I made the hollandaise sauce. it was perfect}

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april 6: monday {monday in legos}

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april 7: peace {I cheated and took these pictures Monday night. we went on a walk & passed by the local cemetery – it was so peaceful, and we even spotted an Eastern Bluebird!}

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The Bethadilly Challenge: March 28 – 31

So long, March. You were amazing.

March 28: something I’m proud of {I’m proud of how my photography has improved since December. it’s not perfect, or where I want it to be, but I can definitely see a change in my pictures and in my confidence}

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March 29: feet {Milo’s little feet are my favorite}

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March 30: still {it’s easy to get impatient with God when His timing doesn’t match up with your own. but then He reminds me to “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” no matter how I feel, or whether or not I feel equipped for where God has called me, He will remain sovereign}

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March 31: square {a little duck in a square}

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The Bethadilly Challenge: March 20th – 27th

Our Peru trip really messed up my Bethadilly Challenge posts. I was taking pictures every day (and I took a lot of pictures), but usually forgot to check the prompt before we went out to work. However, I am back! Here are my latest Bethadilly shots. 🙂

March 20: something old {this is a little doll that I used to play with at my grandparents’ house. my grandma gave me the doll as a wedding present}

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March 21: a bottle {this is an empty bottle of Inca Kola. we have a bottle collection, and thought this would be a perfect addition}

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March 22: sunday morning {eating watermelon with the hope that Spring will come back soon & actually stay for a while}

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March 23: me {I really hate selfies, so I decided to take a picture of something that represents me – one of my favorite spoons given to me by my friend Kelly. it has my name on the end, and even though it says “my coffee spoon,” I use it for tea. it’s a little bit dented, but also dainty, and I feel like I’m that way sometimes}

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March 24: on the floor {lying on the floor in our apartment because it’s cozy and beautiful}

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March 25: what I’m looking at {tea in my favorite mug}

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March 26: my addiction {alfajors & dulce de leche. if you don’t know what they are, I’m sorry.}

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March 27: salty {I made Aji de Gallina – a Peruvian dish with chicken and rice and other perfect spices. for being a Gringa, I think it came out pretty great}

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