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rojo bakes

So did you know that I love to bake? I mean if you follow my instagram (rojofotodesign), facebook, or twitter feeds…you know that already! Cupcakes, pizza dough, cookies; you know, the really good stuff! So today I was baking some bread and I thought I would take some pictures. This is a great recipe for whole wheat bread! Try it for yourself…

So here are the pictures. One lens. One aperture. Two loaves of bread! (And while I post this, Cheyenne is getting the dough ready for some fresh Hot Cross Buns in the morning! Y’all should all come and live with us!)

The Rogers Family

With the mild winter that we have been having I could have easily photographed this last week, but the truth is that I am trying to get caught up on some fall sessions. The Rogers are wonderful people, and a lot of fun to be around. My daughter and their son were in class together, and Huck loves playing with these boys! I loved the colors of this shoot, and the fact that it was fall. I think I’m ready for pumpkin spice everything again.

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…and check out this little jewel…

foto//friday . happiness

I read a beautiful post about happiness today. Then, as I was preparing this post I realized that what I love about this photo is that it makes me happy. I can’t help but smile every time I look at it. This Nepali man was so joyful and hospitable in his roadside restaurant/home and it was here that I had some rice pudding made from buffalo milk. I hope that you smile when you see this photo, and that you can find a little piece of happiness today…no matter where you are!

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foto//friday . overwhelming

I am working on my photo edit for the next issue of TEAMHorizons and started looking through the little bit of time I spent in Piazza San Marco, surrounded by pigeons. People willingly transformed into human scarecrows as flocks of birds would light on their heads, arms, and shoulders fighting for any free space and pecking at their hands for the birdseed that was so enticing. I almost convinced myself to try it.

But more than that just looking at these images, I feel that they represent where I am at right now. I feel l surrounded with a swarm of “to-do’s” that are all pecking at me – trying  to get the best out of me – leaving my head feather-beaten, my arms tired, and everything feeling forced and demanded.  (Happy Friday! Can you tell I am looking forward to the weekend?)

So I smile when I look at these photos, but the reality is that I am exactly in that spot. Maybe I should just open up my hands and let some of this go, relying on the One who has given me the strength and the talent to be doing what I am doing. God, I look to you…

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