23 May 2013
20 May 2013
I took the opportunity to explore corners of our town not yet discovered. I wandered down residential side streets and admired colorful landscaping and porch swings. I passed an independent children's book shop and an ice cream parlor. I warmed up with a cup of soup and a lemon bar in a tiny café around the corner from our apartment.
When I returned home again, I changed into my favorite old faded college t-shirt and coziest sweats before settling into the couch waiting for my cup of tea to steep. The rain continued to fall into the evening and all I kept thinking is how it felt exactly like a Sunday ought to feel.
[Photos represent small pleasure-filled things; a brand new tube of toothpaste, homefries hand-fried by a sweet husband, pink flowers on a gray day, DVR catch-up, and the time to sit and read a new magazine cover to cover].
17 May 2013
15 May 2013
1). I would very much like to own a garden gnome. Speaking of, have I ever told you that I once played the role of Happy the Dwarf in a regional theater production of Snow White?
2). A baby goat + a fat pig. Made you smile, yeah?
3). "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." -Winston Churchill
4). I don't own a hairbrush. (I use a comb).
5). When I was eleven, I earnestly believed I was a witch. I had a spell book and everything.
14 May 2013
13 May 2013
Emma came over on Saturday night and we all devoured Thai takeout while engaging in a highly competitive game of Bananagrams. Sadly, I lost every round, which means I need to start reading & writing more to restore my once-stellar vocabulary.
Sunday morning--after coffee, omelets and scones--we gifted my mom a DSLR (her first) and then took a long walk around the harbor so she could learn the basics of manual shooting. This is pretty much the last of the blossoms, so I made sure to grab a few shots in honor of my favorite season.
Hope your weekend was sublime.
09 May 2013
P.S. I had big plans to reclaim my blogging mojo with this post. Not sure how exactly, but that's besides the point. Back soon.
P.P.S. This site provides endless distraction. Hilarious.
06 May 2013
Meet Yumi. She was one week old when I took her photos and just so snuggly and yummy. I got the biggest kick out of her little leg stretches and amusing facial expressions.
For me, this session reaffirmed how much I love taking pictures of babies, kids, and families. The whole thing is characterized by elation, awe, joy...you can't help but get swept away.
03 May 2013
Last week, I spent a morning traveling between all four branches of my school to take promotional photos. The children in every classroom I visited were eager to show me what they were working on and I was equally as eager to see. Because at the end of the day, witnessing the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly or the discovery that connecting lines & dots in a specific way creates a representational figure, really and truly amazes them. And that never ceases to amaze me.
01 May 2013
From top to bottom, left to right:
1). Blossom explosion, 2). Clean sheets, 3). Lilac season, 4). Red doors,
5). First peony, 6). Spring in the city, 7). View from the couch,
8). Meal-planning, 9). My photos in a printed advertisement (!).
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