taken with Zorki 3M ~ Jupiter 8

The One. The Love of my Life. Caught in the act of her favorite pastime… telling a big story. I’m a long-winded Baptist preacher, but throw her in a crowd of “the girls” and she can put me to shame. And she doesn’t even need a pulpit.

crawdad safari

taken with Zorki 4 ~ Jupiter 8

Her second favorite pastime… running with our granddaughters. On this day they were out on their first ever “Crawdad Safari.”

“Out of respect for Christ, be courteously reverent to one another. Wives understand and support your husbands in ways that show your support for Christ. The husband provides leadership to his wife the way Christ does to his church, not by domineering but by cherishing. So just as the church submits to Christ as he exercises such leadership, wives should likewise submit to their husbands.

Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church--a love marked by giving, not getting. Christ's love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty. Everything he does and says is designed to bring the best out of her, dressing her in dazzling white silk, radiant with holiness. And that is how husbands ought to love their wives. They're really doing themselves a favor--since they're already "one" in marriage. No one abuses his own body, does he? No, he feeds and pampers it.

That's how Christ treats us, the church, since we are part of his body. And this is why a man leaves father and mother and cherishes his wife. No longer two, they become "one flesh." This is a huge mystery, and I don't pretend to understand it all. What is clearest to me is the way Christ treats the church. And this provides a good picture of how each husband is to treat his wife, loving himself in loving her, and how each wife is to honor her husband.”
Ephesians 5:21-33 MSG)

the look

taken with Zorki 3M ~ Jupiter 8

I’ve got a thousand pictures of my wife. That in itself is proof of her patience. She puts up with my constant, “One more, hun! C’mon, right over here… look! Here ya go!” But when enough is enough… Yep, there it is. The look. The cute and unmistakable “You’re-an-idiot” expression I get when I’m about one stroke of a Zorki shutter away from walking home.

taken with Leica III w/Jupiter 8

all in pink

taken with Zorki 3M ~ Orion 15

One of our favorite pastimes on my wife’s days off is hitting the garage sales/flea markets/junk shops… followed by lunch. We happened in this little room all in pink in a milk barn that had been converted to an Antique store not far from our home.

taken with Minolta Hi-matic 7s

bringin' it to harbor

taken with Zorki.4 ~ Jupiter.8

On a spur of the moment afternoon drive, we wound up in Racine, Wisconsin watching the sunset at Lake Michigan. Sweetness watches a boat coming into the harbor for the night.