{Summer 2013} Part 2

February 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

I’m pretty sure contentment is a virtue. So to that I say- I’m trying very hard to be content (And even joyful!) this winter. Still, it’s not wrong to reminisce over summer, right? 😉

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{Summer 2013} 11.12.13

November 13, 2013 § 4 Comments

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In the wake of countless pumpkin recipes, pictures of sweater-clad pretties cradling a steamy mug of tea in their hands, leaves trying to change colors (for the most part, they’re going from green to brown… live oaks, pine trees, and magnolias are rather boring when it comes to fall, which is sad), and most of all, the seemingly IN MY FACE UNTIL I BUY THEM riding boots,

I’m feeling a bit melancholy. (And really, the boot thing is kind of ridiculous this year. Maybe it’s because I’m more aware of fashion {Thank you Pinterest}, but the trend seems almost cultish this year. I’m resisting, mostly because I’m poor, but also because I’m poor.)

The melancholy is mostly not about boots. It’s about summer.

I usually dread the long steamy muggy mosquito-y sweaty April-through-November (Yeah, it was in the seventies today. The chilly air is hit and miss this month.) hot summer days,

but this year

I enjoyed it.

Perhaps it was because I had a fun bike riding partner

or because I was able to travel a bit

or maybe I just focused on enjoying the moment more.

All I know is, I’m kind of missing it. It could be the fact that I’m being faced with real life things like “Are you going to college?” and “Will you take the ACT again?” “You’re becoming a nuclear physicist-brain surgeon-paleontologist, right?”  and heavy schoolwork and responsibility and self improvement.

I suppose I just miss living more simply, more carefree.

No tight schedules or have-to-get-this-done or very much stress.

I have to try to act like a grown up.

Which, humorously, I spent most of my early young adult years (if 10-now is considered a young adult…) trying so desperately to be.

Like, can I just be four again?


I’d totally cash in all those naps I refused.


This is an Inspiring Post. {all things floral}

August 9, 2013 § Leave a comment


A flower – shrivelled, bare of fragrance,


Forgotten on a page – I see,


And instantly my soul awakens,

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When did it bloom? the last spring? earlier? How long?


Where was it plucked? By whom?


By foreign hands? or by familiar?


And why put here, as in a tomb?


To mark a tender meeting by it?


A parting with a precious one?


Or just a walk, alone and quiet,


In forests’ shade? in meadows’ sun?


Is she alive? Is he still with her?


Where is their haven at this hour?


Or did they both already wither,


Like this unfathomable flower?

{The Flower – Alexander Pushkin}


A Summer Getaway {Part 1}

July 4, 2013 § 1 Comment

A few weeks ago, I had the lovliest time in Fairhope, Alabama, with a choice group of close friends. It was marvelous! I thought I would share a few snapshots I captured while vacationing. Happy summering!


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{Thoughts and Pictures}

May 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

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When I feel like I have too much on my plate,

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when my abilities are stretched and tested farther than I believe is possible

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I usually just want to shut down

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block out any and all responsibility

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because I’m scared.

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It’s these times I’m so tempted to rely on my own strength, or lack thereof

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and shrink away from the possibility of trying.

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I have to unclench my fists from their tight grasp on control

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and give it all

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to Christ.

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Fail or succeed, His plan is intricately richer than any of my aspirations.



It isn’t what the picture is of, it is what it is about. {John Szarkowski}

April 28, 2013 § 2 Comments

I’m in no way a photographer, but I’ve been itching to get a good-quality camera to capture memories, ideas, and whatever else catches my eye. I bought one the other day, and finally snapped some shots this afternoon after a nice thunderstorm.
The quote I used as the title today is quite accurate, I think. These may be trivial images to you, but to me they represent the beginning of summer. (You read that right; I said summer. I live in the South, y’all, it’s as humid as it can get right now, and rather warm! :P)

I’m not as quite as busy as I have been, so I will definitely work on posting more on both of my neglected blogs! 😛

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O let me ne’er forget

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that though the wrong

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seems oft so strong,

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God is the ruler yet.

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This is my Father’s world:

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why should my heart be sad?

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The Lord is King;

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let the heavens ring!

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God reigns;

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let the earth be glad!

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Right after this photo Mr. Lizard ate a bug. I’m sure it made him happy, but he still resembled the Grumpy Cat.

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“Y u no let me out?”

Poor Schultz. Life looks so big on the other side of the fence. I’d let him out, but I worry about the neighbor’s cats.

They would eat him alive. 😉



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