Kats’ Korner: The Beauty Around Us, the Beauty in Us


The sun, moon and stars are reflectors for the beauty hidden in all of us.-Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

I, like many people, enjoy the beauty around me. Fall is just around the corner, bringing many beautiful colors to the trees, and fall decorations into homes.

I also enjoy the beauty of sunrises, sunsets, the many different colors of the moon, and the twinkling stars.

I have been pursuing the field of photography. The sky has provided me with some beautiful pictures while practicing and learning more and more about photography.

I entered many pictures in the Burt County Fair photography exhibit. I received several first, second and third place ribbons. I didn’t achieve the honor of a purple ribbon. But, I have already begun taking and printing pictures for next year. I saw many beautiful photos, inspiring me to improve and become a better photographer. My belief is everyone has room for improvement in whatever their career or hobby is.

I thrill in learning and growing in anything I choose to pursue. I discovered writing later in my life, which led me to a career and degree in journalism. To be an effective journalist, one must take pictures. I have been studying, taking classes and learning all that I can about photography. I have to say, it is fun!

I also take many pictures of my grandchildren, of course. They are fun to photograph! I have many, many pictures of them! Recently, we attended the Nebraska State Fair, watching our grandchildren Grayce and Grayhm show cattle. My camera was busy that day!

Nature provides gorgeous scenery for photographers as well. I have taken several pictures of flowers, trees in the fall, blooming bushes and vegetable gardens. I also have taken pictures of all types of birds, including hummingbirds. They are absolutely fascinating. We have two feeders that attract many hummingbirds of all different colors. They are hard to snap a picture of. I bring my camera out on the porch, line up my photo and wait. It is true. Beauty is in a camera lens!

The beauty of the world and the sky is ours to view and revel in, bringing out the beauty in all of us.

I know I do my best to “shine” every day, doing a job I love, pursuing adventures in life every day. Also serving on the city council, serving the taxpayers of Oakland, a community I am proud to live in.

Reminds me of a song: “This Little Light of Mine, I’m gonna let it Shine.”

Let your light shine, reflecting your beauty.

About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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