*waves enthusiastically* Hey, I’m Clara! Welcome to my blog. 🙂
I’m a photographer, writer, and Christian who loves road trips, music, writing letters, and dogs – specifically my beloved Lab named Maude. I’m a homeschooled high school senior, I’m extremely scatterbrained and random, and I love to laugh. I’m part of a big family (the second-oldest of six kids) and we live in the middle of nowhere on a beautiful small farm.
My camera is a Nikon D7000 named Ellington (yes, I named my camera) and I enjoy capturing the beautiful world around me through her lens. I take my camera almost everywhere with me – on road trips, through airports, in restaurants – pretty much anywhere I can. I placed first in a state-wide photography contest and my photos were published in a local magazine, both of which were pretty exciting accomplishments for me! All of the photography on this blog is my own work unless otherwise noted.
I’m an avid bookworm and I read pretty much constantly – I own more books than can fit on my bookshelves and I read until I fall asleep almost every night. I have too many favorite books to list in one place, but my favorite author is Kate DiCamillo. You can see all my favorite books on my Goodreads.
I love to write stories almost as much as I love to read them. I’m currently in the process of writing a novel, and I also write a lot of short stories and poetry. I’ve participated in several writing camps/challenges, and one of my short stories was published in a local college magazine. If you’d like, you can see some of my more recent work right here.
I love music. ❤ I play the fiddle, mostly bluegrass, though classical is beautiful too. I’ve been playing since I was three years old and I think that it’s the most beautiful instrument ever created. My whole family is pretty musical – several of my siblings play instruments, my little sister and I sing, and my dad plays guitar. We have so much fun creating music together. I also play the ukulele!
One of my favorite pastimes is exploring the many acres of woods on our farm and discovering new places, especially in the spring and autumn. My siblings and I have spent countless hours in the towering pine forests on our property. Many different kinds of wild animals call our woods home, and it’s so much fun to spot them during our explorations. If you’d like, you can see more pictures of our woods here. 🙂
Yet another reason that I love living on the farm is that we’re not very close to a city, so we get to see an amazing display of stars each night. Outer space is extremely fascinating and incredible to me. I think it’s one of God’s most beautiful and awe-inspiring creations. ❤
I really, really, really, love dogs. My own dog, a 6-year-old female Lab named Maude, is a playful and affectionate fluffball who loves treats, balls, ear rubs, long walks, and sleeping.
Along with Maude, we also own quite a few cats – eight, to be exact. I love how soft and playful they are! Our most recent addition, a sweet little cat named Ember, was voted my “blog mascot” by my readers. You can learn more about her right here (along with another kitty named Ninja).
I listen to hours of music every day, and I don’t know what I would do without it. My favorite artists are Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Judah & The Lion, Colony House, Relient K, Switchfoot, NEEDTOBREATHE, Ben Rector, Lori McKenna, Natalie Hemby, Sleepy Man, Owl City, The Hunts, Wilder Woods and Rend Collective.
My dad’s current job requires him to travel quite a bit, and he often takes my sister and I along with him. Currently, I’ve been to 26 states (and counting). My goal is to visit every US state, along with countless other places including Europe and Australia. Going on long road trips and discovering amazing new places is my ideal kind of adventure. 🙂
Now that I’ve rambled about myself, I’d love to learn more about you. Comment below with some facts about yourself – I’ll reply!
Thanks for stopping by!