Behind The Butter

For Friday


Sometimes, the cliche is true. Photographs can say a thousand words.

They can tell of happiness, sadness, love and grief. They can capture moments of beauty and can help us remember to always be thankful for what we have.

I love to share my life with you.


What are you thankful for?
Other photo posts:
Berkeley, California: Part I and II

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  • Amber K
    September 24, 2010 at 8:57 am


    I am thankful for life!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    September 24, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Beautiful photos!

    I am very thankful for my family. And my health. And my family’s health!

  • Anne P
    September 24, 2010 at 8:59 am

    I’m thankful that I get to see YOU in a couple months and hopefully go to some of the places where you took those awesome photos!


  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    September 24, 2010 at 9:05 am

    i love that you DO share your life with us! and i thought as i snuggled with my husband this morning before work that i am so thankful to have married such a loving, Godly, incredible man 🙂

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    September 24, 2010 at 9:05 am

    gorgeous pictures!

  • hippierunner
    September 24, 2010 at 9:06 am

    I am thankful for EVERYTHING! Waking up in the morning, having food in the kitchen, being able to see a beautiful new day…!

  • Moni'sMeals
    September 24, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Thanks Jenna, you are a SUPER photographer. Just beautiful pics.

  • Allie
    September 24, 2010 at 9:06 am

    your photos are so beautiful. they all capture life so beautifully- i love them! i really am thankful for life. i wasn’t always. i have been through a lot and wasn’t grateful for the opportunity to live.

  • Maria @ Kale and Cupcakes
    September 24, 2010 at 9:07 am

    These photos are simply amazing. I agree – photos can say so much more sometimes than words ever could. I’m especially thankful for my husband – completely 100% supportive and unwavering.

  • Christina & Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen)
    September 24, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Beautiful Photos….I wish I could take photos like that! I am thankful for my supportive family and friends and my health and happiness. <3


  • corinne
    September 24, 2010 at 9:09 am

    thank you! this was so refreshing. i am thankful for today, for this moment, for being alive and being healthy.

    have a wonderful friday and weekend jenna!

  • Toronto Girl West
    September 24, 2010 at 9:11 am

    My family, my soon to be hubby, my puppy, my job, my health, and my blog! 🙂

    Although, really the list could go on and on! I’m one blessed girl!!!!

  • eatmovelove
    September 24, 2010 at 9:11 am

    I am thankful that I just am making it through work the only way I can.

    The photos are amazing.

  • Sarah K. @ the Pajama Chef
    September 24, 2010 at 9:18 am

    so much! family, husband, friends, kitty, faith, etc. but right now… that my prof didn’t show up for class so now our quiz is take-home!

  • L
    September 24, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Family, friends, love, laughter, health, wealth, coffee and Jesus 🙂

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks
    September 24, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I’m thankful for my health. I am healthier than I’ve ever been in my life and it is good!

  • Heather
    September 24, 2010 at 9:26 am

    I am thankful that I finally got the courage to apply to grad school.

    Is anyone else having issues with some of your photos being pixelated??? In this post the dog and forest are all wonky.

  • Tina
    September 24, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Love them all! Your pictures speak a million words I think. And fabulous words at that. 🙂 Happy Friday!

  • S
    September 24, 2010 at 9:31 am

    my husband, my family, and the kindness of strangers.

  • Kendra
    September 24, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Love the pictures. Your blog always makes me feel nostalgic for I-don’t-know-what, but something.

  • Laughter-Loving Stacy
    September 24, 2010 at 9:40 am

    I am thankful for my hands, feet, boyfriend, water, a roof over my head, laptop, mom, dad, bro, friends, a job, and looooove. 🙂

  • Heather I.
    September 24, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I love your new direction of your blog, it’s so fun and uplifting! I’m grateful for my dedicated husband and my sweet baby girl. And, for weekends!!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    September 24, 2010 at 9:52 am

    What a great photo post! I’m thankful for my family and all that I have 🙂

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    September 24, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Those photos are amazing Jenna! Your have such a talent!

  • Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies
    September 24, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Gorgeous! I’m thankful for my family, friends, health, and the many opportunities I’ve had and will have in life.

  • Sarah (OC2Seattle)
    September 24, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Beautiful photos. I especially love the first one of the pier – makes me miss home 🙂

  • faith @ gracefulfitness
    September 24, 2010 at 10:03 am

    On the eve of my mom’s birthday I am grateful for a women who has taught me everything from downdog to semantics. Happy birthday momma!

  • Danielle
    September 24, 2010 at 10:09 am

    These pictures were wonderful to look at! They really made me feel warm inside and truly happy with life. My favourite was the picture of the figs. So fresh, fibrant, and alive!

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    September 24, 2010 at 10:12 am

    So pretty, Jenna. I’m thankful that you’ve gone rogue, a la no more oatmeal photos (as much as I love ’em), and that you blog about all-that-is-holy: butter.

  • Stacy @ Student of Healthy Living
    September 24, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I am thankful for my health, my amazing best friend/husband, the blog community who inspire me and share my values and beliefs, and that it is finally fall 🙂
    My fave picture out of these has to be the path, with the mountain and waterfall in the background. Waterfalls are very soothing and create a peace within me. And anytime I am near them, I feel in awe of the beauty that God has created.

  • Susan@MomSwimBikeRun
    September 24, 2010 at 10:15 am

    I’m thankful for my 3 beautiful children. I’m also thankful that I’m getting my health back. It’s been a long road.

  • Lisa
    September 24, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Your photography is really why I keep coming back. I love seeing the amazing photos!

  • Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman
    September 24, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I am thankful for my blessed life and that I’m able to be a Stay at Home Mom to raise my two kids:) Love your photos! Are you ready for the hot weekend we’re going to have? Nothing like Indian Summer weather:)

  • Jamie @ Food in Real Life
    September 24, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Those pictures made me feel serene. They are beautiful! I am thankful for my husband, family, life and its mysteries and my health. Happy Friday!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    September 24, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I’m thankful to have a writing career I love. I’m so grateful to have a blog that people actually read and the life I always dreamed I’d have. I’m also thankful for you and your beautiful posts that ask me questions like this. 🙂

  • Krystina
    September 24, 2010 at 10:28 am

    I’m thankful every day for my new chance at life. I’ve never been happier.

  • Stephanie @ Laugh and Cook
    September 24, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Those pictures are absolutely beautiful! I am thankful for a lot of things: my family and the love of my life, good health, being able to go to college, having a reliable car to get there :D, and having a job (i dislike unemployment).

  • Sarah
    September 24, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I have to say today I’m feeling thankful for my divorced parent’s close friendship. It is so relieving as an only child to know that if I can’t be there, they still can count on each other.

  • kate
    September 24, 2010 at 10:49 am

    im thankful for my ability to spend time with amazing people and of course for being able to experience the world through food and travel

  • Dee
    September 24, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I really love this post! 🙂

  • Lori Lynn
    September 24, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I love the photo’s. They are gorgeous scenes!

  • Lisa A. A.
    September 24, 2010 at 11:09 am

    And I love that you share with us! I feel the need to walk on that boardwalk toward the waterfall and take photos of my hubby and babes. And just be.

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    September 24, 2010 at 11:56 am

    These photos are gorgeous. I’m thankful for the weekend, and that my parents are coming to visit.

  • shannon
    September 24, 2010 at 11:57 am

    What awesome pics, seriously. I’m thankful for my family and friends who love me 🙂

  • Jessica
    September 24, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Beautiful photos! I am thankful for my life, my husband and my son : )

  • Andrea
    September 24, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    My wonderful family! Beautiful pictures!

  • Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    September 24, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Beautiful pics and super cute dog! I’m thankful to be spending the upcoming weekend surrounded by friends and family (oh and attending the Giants game on Sunday! yeah!)

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    September 24, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    I think it’s crazy/incredible ALL that you’ve done/seen in your 25 years. I’m thankful for your blog… for you.

  • Lizzie
    September 24, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I am thankful for my amazing husband – we have been married for almost 10 years, together for about 12 of those (and the first two were spent living in separate countries). He’s funny, smart, handsome and loves me for who I am – even when I making up crazy things to worry about, do some ridiculous dance to a commercial on tv, or crying over homesickness. We balance each other out, even when we’re arguing 🙂

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa
    September 24, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Fantastic photos!

  • Avery
    September 24, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Gosh. Some of these pictures make me want to take an impromptu trip to the mountains.. asap. Amazing.

    I’m thankful for my loving family, my consistent health and all the things I have but I don’t deserve! I’m so blessed!

  • marie
    September 24, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I’m not sure what I’m thankful for. Lately, everything sucks, and I feel very deserted by the people I love. (Sorry to be the downer here).

    I do feeling thankful for LOST because that show really helped me work through many painful issues.

  • Caitlin
    September 24, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Cute puppy! I’m thankful for my first love. It opened my eyes and heart to SO MUCH, and things have never since been the same.

  • emily hall
    September 24, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    I love the pictures…they are so captivating!

    I am so thankful for my family! They are such a blessing in my life!

  • stacey-healthylife
    September 24, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Those are beautiful pictures.

  • Sandy
    September 24, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Beautiful pictures. I am thankful for experiences and memories. I love having a slideshow of pictures on my screensaver so that I am reminded of so many happy moments in life. Your pictures capture that same feeling.

  • Mabelle@ eat, move and live
    September 24, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Hi Jenna! those are some gorgeous photos. Im looking to buy a good camera for blogging purposes and also to have when I hang out with friends, etc. What kind of camera do you own? would you recommend it?? thanks.

  • Shelley
    September 29, 2010 at 6:27 am

    You have an amazing eye. I love how you can find beauty in simple things that people (like me) generally just walk by without noticing. Thank you for sharing!

  • Samantha Cernock
    October 9, 2010 at 3:30 am

    I was on vacation, and I’m just now catching up on my blog reading. Anywho, these are great photo’s!