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Pictures etc.

This is a pretty simple post: we’d just like to share some pictures we’ve been taking lately of day-to-day living and the beautiful things here. Some of these have that “vintage” look; we’ve been playing around with Instagram lately.  Although it’s probably just a passing fad, at least it does encourage us to take more pictures!  If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram you may have already seen some of these. 

The biggest issue for me with phone cameras is the color; they just can’t seem to capture the vividness of things.  Fun vintage filters are a way to try to get it in there, but it’s still not the same as a real camera.  Anyway, here’s our favorites:

Bougainvillea in our front yard:

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A beautiful sunset, from our side porch:

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Same spot, after sundown on a different day:IMG_20120512_211622

A very happy Charlotte:

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A view from alongside the road on the way back from the village:

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Kara’s view of the road from behind me on the bike:

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A 360 degree view of a Balinese church on our island:

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Beautiful rice paddies:

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Elizabeth and her princess castle (mommy helped a little bit):

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The End.

(As a random note, those are all phone-camera pictures with the exception of the rice paddies.  Phones have come a long way!)

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Our Beautiful Island

One of the things we’ve noticed since we returned to our home here is that this place is just beautiful!  I guess before we returned to the US in November, we’d lived here in Indonesia long enough that we didn’t notice it anymore.  I’ve been taking some pictures the last few weeks, and I wanted to post a few from my trip yesterday.  I was on my way back from a church service in the village, and as the sun was setting I snapped a few pictures on my phone:2012-04-13 17.31.14

You might recognize this one; it’s the new banner on our blog:

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Shot from the side of the road on my way home:

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There’s a little sliver of rainbow right in the middle, just to the left of the hill, but it’s hard to make out (gotta love cheap phone cameras, they don’t do this place  justice):

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A boat heading out to fish in the twilight:

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And one more panorama just for fun:

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This one is from our front porch:

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One of my goals is to start snapping more pictures of beautiful things while we’re here; it reminds us of the beauty around us in the midst of a sometimes-difficult life here, and it helps me show all of you the wonderful, unique things about this country and its people.

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