Arctic Looking Glass

It’s Majestic Marvel Monday! Since Mondays can often be one of the tougher days of the week and for many, it means back to the daily grind, what better way to put a smile on your face than to marvel at His majestic wonders! I absolutely love photography! It is both a creative outlet and passion that brings me joy. So, each Monday, I will post at least one photo of God’s majestic marvels I’ve captured. See and be in awe of His creations and beauty!

Arctic Looking Glass was another shot I snapped out the passenger window recently, while trucking down an Alaska highway. We had just gotten some freshly fallen snow two days prior and although some began to melt, the mountain tops were piled high, offering a glimpse of what’s to come.

“Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. -Job 37:14

Copyright © 2021 Aimee Phillippi

Alaskan Autumn Glow

It’s Majestic Marvel Monday! Since Mondays can often be one of the tougher days of the week and for many, it means back to the daily grind, what better way to put a smile on your face than to marvel at His majestic wonders! I absolutely love photography! It is both a creative outlet and passion that brings me joy. So, each Monday, I will post at least one photo of God’s majestic marvels I’ve captured. See and be in awe of His creations and beauty!

With our first snow of the season this past weekend, it appears that autumn is going to be short lived this year, here in Alaska. And while the snow didn’t stick around this time, the freezing temperatures are telling us it’s about to get really chilly. For the time being, the golden glow of fall still surrounds us, and is sure gorgeous while it lasts! This is a shot I snapped on a family walk down the old dirt road behind our cabin. It makes me think of bulky cable-knit sweaters, wool beanies, and homemade pumpkin spice lattes!

“Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. -Job 37:14

Copyright © 2021 Aimee Phillippi

Autumn Pop

It’s Majestic Marvel Monday! Since Mondays can often be one of the tougher days of the week and for many, it means back to the daily grind, what better way to put a smile on your face than to marvel at His majestic wonders! I absolutely love photography! It is both a creative outlet and passion that brings me joy. So, each Monday, I will post at least one photo of God’s majestic marvels I’ve captured. See and be in awe of His creations and beauty!

Here in Alaska, fall is in full effect, with the trees all dressed in color. Gold and orange birch leaves pop amongst the ever green spruce trees. Being quite the sight to see, we set out on another family drive this past weekend, when Autumn Pop was snapped.

“Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. -Job 37:14

Copyright © 2021 Aimee Phillippi

Fall’s Fury

It’s Majestic Marvel Monday! Since Mondays can often be one of the tougher days of the week and for many, it means back to the daily grind, what better way to put a smile on your face than to marvel at His majestic wonders! I absolutely love photography! It is both a creative outlet and passion that brings me joy. So, each Monday, I will post at least one photo of God’s majestic marvels I’ve captured. See and be in awe of His creations and beauty!

As the season starts to change and leaves begin to turn bright yellows and oranges, here in Alaska, I was reminded of a photo I captured last year. It was our first fall in the Last Frontier and I was mesmerized by the autumn colors and the deep, blue-green rivers. I didn’t realize that Alaska had beautiful birch trees, until I arrived. This is one of my favorite fall shots. I’m hoping in the next couple of weeks I can snap some more of God’s heavenly creations!

“Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. -Job 37:14

Copyright © 2021 Aimee Phillippi

Fall Fireweed

It’s Majestic Marvel Monday! Since Mondays can often be one of the tougher days of the week and for many, it means back to the daily grind, what better way to put a smile on your face than to marvel at His majestic wonders! I absolutely love photography! It is both a creative outlet and passion that brings me joy. So, each Monday, I will post at least one photo of God’s majestic marvels I’ve captured. See and be in awe of His creations and beauty!

I snapped this Fall Fireweed shot on a day trip back from our favorite Alaskan beach this past weekend. An unexpected pull over to the side of the road for a quick stop, and we happened upon this gorgeous pocket of landscape with leaves beginning to turn and signs of autumn surrounding us.

“Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. -Job 37:14

Copyright © 2021 Aimee Phillippi

On the Forest Floor II

It’s Majestic Marvel Monday! Since Mondays can often be one of the tougher days of the week and for many, it means back to the daily grind, what better way to put a smile on your face than to marvel at His majestic wonders! I absolutely love photography! It is both a creative outlet and passion that brings me joy. So, each Monday, I will post at least one photo of God’s majestic marvels I’ve captured. See and be in awe of His creations and beauty!

Today’s Majestic Marvel Monday, is my second Gallery Edition post! As I mentioned previously, in addition to my typical Monday share, I will occasionally showcase some pieces in a collection format. This one is called On the Forest Floor II.

The first go around was so enjoyable, I decided to take another backyard stroll to see what wonders God would surprise me with this time. He never ceases to amaze me. Here’s what I uncovered in our backyard forest:

Fall Curls
Toadstool Trio
Dead and Alive
Berried Bright
Shroomy Duo
Leafy Reach
Frilly Forest Fingers
Flourishing Fungi
Blushing Dew Drops
Conked
Sole ‘Shroom
Creepin’ Green

“Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. -Job 37:14

Copyright © 2021 Aimee Phillippi

Sunless Seward Harbor

It’s Majestic Marvel Monday! Since Mondays can often be one of the tougher days of the week and for many, it means back to the daily grind, what better way to put a smile on your face than to marvel at His majestic wonders! I absolutely love photography! It is both a creative outlet and passion that brings me joy. So, each Monday, I will post at least one photo of God’s majestic marvels I’ve captured. See and be in awe of His creations and beauty!

Sunless Seward Harbor was an image I shot on my birthday a couple of weeks ago, on an impromptu drive to Seward in Alaska. While I love the little harbor town of Seward and have only been there a handful of times, I can’t remember the sun shining even once while there, thus, the name for this pic. Despite the thick cloud cover, the teal water makes this photo pop and God’s creation shine.

“Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. -Job 37:14

Copyright © 2021 Aimee Phillippi

On the Forest Floor

It’s Majestic Marvel Monday! Since Mondays can often be one of the tougher days of the week and for many, it means back to the daily grind, what better way to put a smile on your face than to marvel at His majestic wonders! I absolutely love photography! It is both a creative outlet and passion that brings me joy. So, each Monday, I will post at least one photo of God’s majestic marvels I’ve captured. See and be in awe of His creations and beauty!

Today’s Majestic Marvel Monday, is a new Gallery Edition post! In addition to my typical Monday share, I will occasionally showcase some portfolio pieces in a collection format. This one is called On the Forest Floor.

I had so much fun capturing these images in our backyard last week. A stroll through our forest of a yard, had me noticing the smallest of God’s wonders-plants, leaves, and fungi I typically wouldn’t take notice of. This beauty would have easily been missed if I hadn’t been present and fully aware. These hidden gems On the Forest floor were a result of my backyard treasure hunt. I’m learning that sometimes it takes opening our eyes a little wider to really see all that He has given us.

Fall on the Forest Floor
Berries and Dew Drops
Mossy Sprinkle
Web of Droplets
Single ‘Shroom
Festive Greenery
Twiggy Greens
Blade and Berries
Stellar ‘Shroom
Rusted Curl
Blades of Raindrops
Spiky ‘Shroom
Topped Trio

“Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. -Job 37:14

Copyright © 2021 Aimee Phillippi

Mint Chip and Marshmallow Sky

It’s Majestic Marvel Monday! Since Mondays can often be one of the tougher days of the week and for many, it means back to the daily grind, what better way to put a smile on your face than to marvel at His majestic wonders! I absolutely love photography! It is both a creative outlet and passion that brings me joy. So, each Monday, I will post at least one photo of God’s majestic marvels I’ve captured. See and be in awe of His creations and beauty!

We’ve been taking a lot of family day trips lately, here in Alaska. Recently, I’ve been challenging myself to get at least one shot I like from the passenger window as my husband navigates the car down the highway. Mint Chip and Marshmallow Sky was my favorite pic that I snapped on our last excursion. While it was a gloomy summer day, our Creator sure didn’t hide His splendor! Instead, His majesty shone through in the layered lush greenery and gray and white puffs that graced the afternoon sky.

“Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. -Job 37:14

Copyright © 2021 Aimee Phillippi

It’s the Little Things…and the Big

“‘The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’ -Numbers 6:24-26

Recently, while trying to cope with the profound fatigue that plagues me and other challenges of living with chronic illnesses, my childhood best friend reminded me… it’s the little things. So, in an effort to look for those little things…

I may not have the energy to go for a jog, but I can walk the block with my family.

I may not have the stamina to run full speed ahead in a family game of soccer, but some days I am blessed to kick a soccer ball around with my kiddos and play the goalie in a shorter soccer match.

I may not be in a fast-paced career anymore, but my body is more at rest and moving at the pace it needs to be right now.

I may not know the future, but I have the present.

I may not think the most positive thoughts at the moment, but I have His Word to give me hope.

I may not always be able to calm the storms of anxiety that afflict me, but I have a God who is bigger than my fears.

I may not see the sun shining, but the Son is always shining down on us.

I may not be living the life I imagined, but God has a plan for me-and His plan is far superior to mine.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11