I love the stars. When I was in 5th grade I wanted to work at NASA because I went there on a field trip and it blew my mind. I don't work at NASA now (#nomath), but I still wonder at space and how infinite and beautiful it is. Kenton and I live at Camp Allen for summer camp May through August. While it's a challenge to straddle two homes for 4 months, the plus side is that my backyard becomes quite the adventurer's playground. I've always loved outside and I've always loved to take pictures of what strikes wonder in me outside. Turns out a huge pro of living in our little cabin this summer is the proximity to dark skies - perfect for shooting stars. I've really gotten to unfold my wonder this summer doing sunset walks and stargazing with Bowie. Every time I look at the sky around dusk and finally as the sun sets and the stars come out, I'm so filled with wonder and awe at the Creator. Have you ever stopped to gape at the night sky? Seriously, every time I look at my camera after a shot and see that I've found the Milky Way, I kind of lose it a little bit. SPACE IS SO AMAZING! It's good at reminding me how small I am and how sovereign He is. It's certainly enough to rekindle my wonder in the wild (shout out to Hillsong United for dropping the perfect record for summer).
So here's a glimpse into an evening of sunset and star chasing. Just a little taste of my summer backyard (truly #blessed) and the beauty of the piney woods and east Texas summer night skies. And special thanks to my sidekick explorer, Bowie. He's a good adventure buddy.
Ps. I realize this is more of a photo post, but a picture is worth a thousand words, right? No amount of my best words could explain the summer scenes below or describe how absolutely amazing our Creator is!