BIBPC 7 Final Category and Valentines Day

It’s another really rainy, grey day around here.

It’s soaking wet outside, and feels rather dark inside.

Which made it a bit of a challenge to take my picture for the final category of BIBPC 7.

This weeks category is Colorful. Easy for some, but not so easy on this particular day.

In my family Valentines Day is one of my favorite holidays, mostly because of all out family traditions. I love holiday traditions, don’t you? 🙂

The night before Valentines Day, my Dad will come home with flowers for all of us girls. On the actual holiday we (aka myself) make a colored rectangular paper box for everyone in the family, each with their respective names on them. Then whoever wants to decorates their individual boxes and the boxes are set on the counter and begin filling up with sweet notes and candy-like items. Finally at dinner, everyone’s box is placed on or beside their plate. We set them aside while we eat our dinner and then everyone looks through the sweet notes and sometimes eats a few of their treats. I love watching everyone see all the little surprises in their boxes! It’s my favorite part.

I always try to make some sort of surprise show up, and this time, while people were shopping or in other rooms of the house, I made heart-shaped snickerdoodles and snuck them into everyone’s boxes. My mom found out a little earlier then I intended as she was filling the boxes with treats of her own, but as it is very difficult to bake something without everyone knowing, I consider it quite a successful surprise.

Only problem: I’m currently fighting/getting a sore throat, which, it happens, doesn’t go so well with candy. So I’ve eaten like one piece so far and probably won’t eat anymore until I’m done being sick. A forced lesson in self-control, I suppose.

Because colored paper boxes cannot be taken outside into the rain to be taken pictures of, nor can anything be photographed inside the house when it is this dark, I decided the only thing I could get a colorful picture of for this category, was the “roses” (this year they were actually red carnations).

Here’s my entry for “Colorful,” it’s about the most colorful I could get it!



Thank you Daddy, for the flowers!

What do you do for Valentines Day? (And yes, I know I don’t have comments enabled, but you could always post about it on your own blog.)

“For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.”

-1 John 3:11 (NASB)


Fun with the Goats & BIBPC 7 Category 6

**Warning: Cute goat pictures ahead. **

Hello everyone!!!

It was really rainy again… then the sun came back!

So I decided to go out and get some shots of the goats. Unfortunately…. no babies yet. There might be some soon though.

A miniature baby goat would have been perfect for this weeks prompt from BIBPC:


But as I said… no baby goats yet. So I had to stick with bigger but fluffy goats.

I’m not sure if you remember this little girl?

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Well, that was last year. She grew up a bit.

This is her now.



She looks almost like a sheep… except for the unmistakable goat-like head.

She’s actually a Nigora, which is a cross between an Angora and a Nigerian Dwarf (which is what all our other goats currently are).

Goats sure are funny critters. And they are a lot of fun to photograph.

I won’t show all the photos I got but here are a few.

I usually shoot on manual, but I was having a bit of trouble getting it just right on the white fur, so I shot mostly on aperture priority for those of you who know what that means. 🙂

When you look at them all together it sure does look like we have a lot of goats! I don’t even remember what our current tally is.


I kind of like that photo. 🙂

This little cutie has such pretty little blue eyes. I forgot her name. I think they might call her Sunflower, Goldilocks, or Goldie or something. Pretty sure they call her more than one thing. 🙂


Don’t you love that vibrant blue? Ahhh, I spent so much time trying to capture just the right blue. It looks so pretty though.

And finally, my picture for BIBPC 7 Category 6, Gentle:


It makes me feel so happy looking at it!!!! She looks so happy, so fluffy, and so gentle!!! She seriously looks like a sheep in this photo. But I promise you: she really is a goat. A Nigora goat. (Ever heard of Mohair? Yeah. That’s were that stuff comes from).

(Here’s the small one):


I love how the lighting went, too. 🙂

Alright, I better wrap up now!

I hope you are having a great week and that my pictures of cute goats brighten you day!

Have a great Valentines day!

“They who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your signs;
You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy.”

-Psalm 65:8



*All photos in this post and anywhere on this blog belong to me and cannot be used without permission. BIBPC counts as permission.

**All scripture quotations are from the NASB translation unless otherwise noted.

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