Lovely

Photo Friday Family – Thanks for voting this as a top fan favorite this week!
Aunt Judy

Photo Friday Theme – Portrait by Kim O’Neill

A beautiful moment of my Aunt Judy with her grandson.

She and my Uncle were celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

A very special day!

Love of the Outdoors

Johnny Photo Friday Theme – Male by Kim

I’ve been away for a few weeks, so I scanned through my more recent photos to apply to this theme. I chose this one of my husband John because he looks truly happy and rugged in the outdoors bringing in his firewood. I am not sure if this is a male thing or a outdoorsy thing, but I love that the moment was captured! (There was a large dog that was cropped out of this photo so that the focus was on the main subject)

Character of Women

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Theme: Female

I had a difficult time with this theme which is crazy as I grew up with my mom and sister, and am a mother to two girls!

I chose this photo of my friend Renee who is the founder of Harvest Drive. She encompasses the female spirit of working to help others while managing to always be there for her family. Her strength, passion and endless persistance to do her best to assist the poor and to pass that community spirit to the next generation inspires all those who become involved in this non-profit.  She always reminded me of the “Proverb Woman.”

Proverbs 31:10, 20, 29

10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. 20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.  29 “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

For more information on Harvest Drive, go to http://www.harvestdriveflorida.com

My Life

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Photo Friday Theme – My Life

When “my life” came up as a theme, of course you look at your surroundings and home but that changes over the years.

My husband and kids will always be my life. I will be the most happy and complete when I am with them.

I love them always — Kim

An Old Rivalry

photo friday theme – end of summer

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Nothing marks the end of summer like Labor Day, school starting and football!

We flew down for the big home game of the season – the University of Miami Hurricanes playing their old rivals the Florida Gators.  My husband being a part of the football alumni always brings an opportunity to see old friends and teammates. We had a great view of the crazy student section and all the fun! The game was very exciting and was a nail biter down to the end. The pure joy and energy in the stadium was an incredible experience…. one I may not have experienced since the Hurricanes of the 1980’s.

Although I always hate to see Summer go – Welcome Autumn! – Kim

Nothing Better…

theme – candid

by Kim

MeganlaughingThe theme this week is candid – my favorite kind of shots. Catching a moment on the softball field or dance floor of my kids, getting a glimpse of friends working together on Harvest Drive – the moments where I started to love photography!

This picture was a taken a few weeks ago with my smart phone. The quality was not so great, because we were inside a restaurant, but there is nothing better than seeing your kids laughing.  My remedy was to put it into photoshop and play with filters. I used the pastel filter which I felt enhanced the photo. –KIM