The Schnormeiers graciously opened up the gardens to the Knox County Art League Photo Group yesterday! Normally they only open to the public for five days each June! Visit the Schnormeier Gardens website at http://www.schnormeiergardens.org.
In my earlier post i shared some of the images I was considering using for producing post cards. This post shows the images I decided to go with on this first go-round of postcards of Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Thinking about making Knox County Ohio postcards using these images... what do you think? Click image to begin viewing...
Jeremy Sieberhagen and his wife Marlene have lived in the Central Asian countries of Uzbekistan, Kazakstan and Azerbaijan for the last twenty years. Jeremy and Marlene have three children; Abigail, Nathan and Hannah.
Creative story telling was, in large part, what helped get the kids through many cold winter nights. What began as a single story soon grew into The Adventures Of White Lightning.
The Adventures of White Lightning take place in the Tien Shan Mountains of Central Asia. It is the story of a young horse and how he comes to understand and trust the great Tangri, Creator God. It is a story of the consequences of making mistakes, of courage in the face of evil. It is a story of confidence and exploration, of perseverance in hardship, of trust and friendship. It is a story that teaches that we are all loved and created by God.
For more information on the paperback & e-book version please visit Koozzz Publishing.
The past several months I've been working with Andy Sieberhagen to prepare thirty of his family's most significant memories of living ten years in several Central Asian countries. The result is a powerful collection of stories that reflect the pilgrimage of an ordinary man in the hands of an extraordinary God living among those who have never heard the gospel.
Today I met with a local missions pastor to finalize plans for a new book project highlighting ten years of missionary work in Central Asia. I'm so excited after reading a few of chapters! Powerful stuff! Look for it in March!
Chris and I have a favorite restaurant located in Wooster, Ohio called Broken Rocks Cafe, while I don't think we've ever had a bad meal there we both love the grouper! On a recent December visit the pavement was wet from recent rains and it was starting to get dark. When we left the restaurant we walked down the road to look at some of the Christmas decorations. The lights were really beautiful the way they reflected off of the wet pavement.
I decided the moment was perfect to switch the camera over to manual and force myself to quickly think through the best settings for speed and aperature. I usually work with the camera in aperature priority mode and let the camera decide the speed. I didn't have too much time since the sun had already set... but I'm thrilled with how it turned out.