If a picture paints a thousand words

This blog is a place for me to work on my photography. My goal is to submit a new picture every day and to get better as the moments go by. I take all pictures with my digital camera. I worked for years with a 35 mm minolta, and this is a learning experience for me. I am afraid that I got lazy and allowed the camera to choose most of the settings for me. This is my journey of learning how to shoot a camera that is not in a program mode. It is harder than I ever imagined. That makes this challenge both a new experience and a joy for me.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pioneer Girl - Day 270

I have the Trek on my brain this week.  One of the wonderful Sisters in our ward made this outfit for Miracle. The kids were gone for four days, they wore one outfit the entire time and had one extra outfit for "Sunday".  This was her Sabbath outfit.  It all matched and it is her favorite.  The white peaking out the top is a t-shirt. 

A dictionary defines a pioneer as “one who goes before, showing others the way to follow.” 
I believe the world still needs pioneers today!

"True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right." 
 Brigham Young

"Pioneering goes on all around me. It did not begin in the 1800s, and it did not end when all the wagon trains and handcart companies reached their destinations. A pioneer is someone—anyone—who goes first. That happens in the 1990s as well as in the 1770s or the 1880s. It happens in every village and barrio, in every city and suburb where someone has the courage to lead out in righteousness. Blazing trails along the way, they mark the path for others to follow. I have met some of these pioneers, and my life has been enriched because of them."  Mary Ellen Edmunds

“I have pulled my handcart when I was so weak and weary from illness and lack of food that I could hardly put one foot ahead of the other. I have looked ahead and seen a patch of sand or a hill slope and I have said, I can go that far and there I must give up, for I cannot pull the load through it. … I have gone on to that sand and when I reached it, the cart began pushing me. I have looked back many times to see who was pushing my cart, but my eyes saw no one. I knew then that the angels of God were there.
“Was I sorry that I chose to come by handcart? No. Neither then nor any minute of my life since. The price we paid to become acquainted with God was a privilege to pay, and I am thankful that I was privileged to come in the Martin Handcart Company” (as quoted in David O. McKay, “Pioneer Women,”The Relief Society Magazine, Jan. 1948, 8).


  1. A dictionary defines a pioneer as “one who goes before, showing others the way to follow.”

    My mom was a pioneer, leading my family to accept the gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm grateful for the sacrifice and challenge she went through for us.

  2. Lynn, you are so right. I think we all have the opportunity to be pioneers in our lives. It is a little different today, but it is still something that we all get to do.