A bad joke, some decent photos, a lot of random: 7 Quick Takes Friday

What did the mama tomato say to the baby tomato when she was behind on her blog photos?

KETCHUP and make a 7 Quick Takes post! he.he.he. So I’m going to play the red sauce game now. Please don’t expect a theme throughout, because there isn’t one. (Even within each take. Don’t pretend like you haven’t been warned.)

For more Quick Takes, check out Jennifer @ConversionDiary. She’s such a good hostess!

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Uno:

Chai for me, please!

One way I unwind is by making homemade, hand-stamped greeting cards…and whatever else I feel like stamping up at the time. So here’s some of my work!  I just sent this a good friend of mine from college, just ‘cuz. I’d seen the quote on something in some gift shop somewhere, and knew it needed to get to her somehow. She drinks more tea than most of the other people I know—combined. 🙂 (Isn’t hyperbole just the absolute most bestest thing ever?)

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Dos:

Baby white tail deer all alone in the park!

I went walking in the park, and this adorable little guy was on a walk, too. I had to do the digital zoom thing, because I didn’t want to scare him off, so this one’s a little fuzzy. But aren’t they so cute when they’re little (and not splattered on the side of the road or all over your bumper…ew, sorry…)???

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Tres:

Just another walk in the park.

The sun was shining perfectly through the trees right on these flowers. They were practically shouting, “Shoot me! Shoot me! With your camera, of course!” I couldn’t say no.

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Quattro:

Check out those details! So cool!

A doorknob in my church. I doubt it was around when the church was built (1850 or so!), but it’s still kinda old. They definitely don’t make ’em quite like they used to. Quill in an inkwell, anyone? (Ohhh, thought tangent…Heroes in a half shell! :))

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Cinco:

Of course not!

“Safe? Of course he isn’t safe! But he’s good. He’s the King!”

^One of my favorite-ever quotes from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. One of the beavers was telling the children (Lucy in particular, I believe) about Aslan, the lion. Mmmm. Wonderful.

I’d considered going all Instagram on this one in Photoshop, but I couldn’t do it. I guess I’m just a purist. And I love capturing details that are already there. Our surroundings are often interesting enough without filtering them. (Not that I have anything against filters…or messing with photos. Sometimes that’s just fun!) I’m also loving the blackletter going on here. (I don’t think I mentioned…this photo is from a…guess: SAFE. The thing is legit—it’s taller than I am.)

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Seis:

Dear A.E.&S.: thanks for the cool brick.

Shot outside my church. (I’m pretty sure I could do this whole blog with photos from my church. It’s chock-full of beauty in the details. Again, they seriously don’t build them like they used to! Beautiful churches and cathedrals are such an awesome testament to God’s beauty….even though they don’t even come close! Thanks for trying, though! And thank you, Catholicism, for understanding our very real need to experience beauty, through all our senses! God is good. All the time.

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Siete:

Oh, and speaking of beauty…

A very cool sunset slash thunderstorm!

(Does anyone remember the Animaniacs? Anvilania? Their national anthem? I couldn’t find an actual video of it, but: “The national anthem [of Anvilania] consists of Perry Coma singing the word ‘Anvilania’ three times in a drowsy tone, putting almost everyone who hears it to sleep.” Citing my source. (Wow. I just started talking about beauty and ended up singing Anvilania in my head. Fairly warned, my friends, fairly warned.))

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Aaaaaand on that note, happy Friday, everyone.

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