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  PATTY CAMPBELL

PATTY CAMPBELL

THIS IS PATTY

BECAUSE WE BELIEVE -ANDREA BOCELLI


My love of photography started when I was very young. There is a story behind all my photos. In my own way they are my biography. Loving the great outdoors any time of year and was raised in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia. As I grew so did my love of these mountains. I’m a simple person with small town values, my love of family and friends are the most important things in my life. God comes before anything, just wanting to share the beauty I see through my eyes with my camera in hope that they may bring some joy to anyone who has a love for photography

A GIFTED EYE

Patty and I became online friends  several years ago. Little did I know how blessed I'd become. She's "good people", who has been wonderful and supportive. The more I saw of her brilliant photography, the more I wanted her to join. Lucky me, she said, "Yes." Welcome aboard.

Three years later-

I met Patty on myspace 5 or 6 years ago and am lucky that we have remained friends. We now keep in touch through Facebook where I have been able to see the weddings, grandchildren, new babies and: her life. Those pictures are worth millions of dollars.  I’ve added a bit to her page. The longer I know her, the more I love her.  No matter what, she keeps the faith.

Sue

 


I SEE THE LORD IN HER PICTURES


   Maker of Heaven and Earth

    (All Things Bright and Beautiful)


 

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.

The rich man in his castle,
The poor man at his gate,
God made them, high or lowly,
And ordered their estate.

The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset, and the morning,
That brightens up the sky;

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.

The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
We gather every day;--

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.




Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts.  ~Minor White

Patty's World

God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars.  ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to

Martin Luther

 

 

“Take only memories,
Leave only footprints”

~ Native American Proverb
Chief Seattle
(1780-1866)

“If you tell the truth,
you don’t have to remember anything.”
~ Author Unknown

“Confront the dark parts of yourself,
and work to banish them
with illumination and forgiveness.
Your willingness to wrestle with your demons
will cause your angels to sing.”

~ August Wilson

“Listen to yourself
and in that quietude
you might hear the voice of God,”

~ Maya Angelou

   

 


“Keep love in your heart.
A life without it is like a sunless garden
when the flowers are dead.
The consciousness of loving and being loved
brings a warmth and richness to life
that nothing else can bring.”
~ Oscar Wilde


MANY PEOPLE CAN AIM A CAMERA AND TAKE A PICTURE; FEW GET THE "SHOT" LIKE PATTY DOES. I THINK SHE HAS A SPECIAL GIFT IN HER VISION.

“Believe that you have it,
and you have it.”

~ Latin Proverb

 

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

~ Helen Keller

Four-Leaf Clovers

I know a place where the sun is like gold,
And the cherry blooms burst with snow,
And down underneath is the loveliest nook,
Where the four-leaf clovers grow.

One leaf is for hope, and one is for faith,
And one is for love, you know,
And God put another in for luck
If you search, you will find where they grow.

But you must have hope, and you must have faith,
You must love and be strong, and so,
If you work, if you wait, you will find the place
Where the four-leaf clovers grow.

~ Ella Higginson
(1861-1940)


 

 

“This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
Every day, every day, every day, every way,
Gonna let my little light shine.
Light that shines is the light of love,
Hides the darkness from above,
Shines on me and it shines on you,
Shows you what the power of love can do.
Shine my light both bright and clear,
Shine my light both far and near,
In every dark corner that I find,
Let my little light shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
Monday gave me the gift of love,
Tuesday peace came from above,
Wednesday told me to have more faith,
Thursday gave me a little more grace,
Friday told me to watch and pray,
Saturday told me just what to say,
Sunday gave me the power divine,
Just to let my little light shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
Shine, shine, shine, shine, shine.”
~ Harry Dixon Loes
(1895–1965)

 

“A good life is when you assume nothing,
do more, need less,
smile often, dream big,
laugh a lot
and realize how blessed you are
for what you have.”

~ Author Unknown

Never say ‘no’ to adventures.
Always say ‘yes,’
otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life.”
~ Ian Fleming

“A closed mouth gathers no foot.”
~ Zen Proverb

 

 


 

“Many people lose the small joys
in the hope for the big happiness.”
~ Pearl S. Buck

 

 

“They say
a person needs just three things
to be truly happy in this world:
someone to love,
something to do,
and something to hope for.”

~ Tom Bodett

 

“Everyone you will ever meet
knows something you don’t.” 

~ Bill Nye

 

“The good life is one inspired by love
and guided by knowledge.”

~ Bertrand Russell

 

 


SHE NEVER FORGETS THAT CARDINALS GIVE ME GOOD MEMORIES OF MY FATHER.



 

 

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth
find reserves 
of strength
that will endure as long as life lasts.
There is 
something infinitely healing
in the repeated refrains of 
nature,
the assurance that dawn comes after night,
and 
spring after winter.”
~ Rachel Carson

 

 

 

PATTY'S GIANT HEART

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others;
for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness;
and for poise, walk with the knowledge
that you are never alone.”
~ Audrey Hepburn

 

 


 

“Keep close to Nature’s heart
and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain
or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.”

~ John Mulr

 

“Before you speak
let your words pass through three gates.

At the first gate, ask yourself
‘Is is true.’
At the second gate ask,
‘Is it necessary.’
At the third gate ask,
‘Is it kind.’”
~ Sufi Saying

HORSE WHISPERER ? HE'S REALLY LISTENING.

 

 


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