Monday, June 09, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
This week is a tribute to Iron and Wine who has amazing, mellow, beautiful melodies and lyrics. Although I enjoy many of their songs, my all time favorite is The Trapeze Swinger. It's 9 minutes long and every time it ends, I want to play it again.
Please, remember me
By the rosebush laughing
With bruises on my chin
The time when
We counted every black car passing
Your house beneath the hill
And up until
Someone caught us in the kitchen
With maps, a mountain range,
A piggy bank
A vision too removed to mention
Aren't the lyrics sweet?
I am currently working on a new blog. I felt it was time to give my blog a face lift. One thing that I want to do, is link to more blogs.
Here's where you come in: I want YOUR blogs!
Leave me a comment with your blog address, if you link to me, and how we know each other. I am going to categorize the blogs so it's not one super long list. I'd love to link to you if you're linked to me....so please let me know :)
I just figured out that you can vote once a day on Artists Wanted, so....if you feel compelled to do so, please give me a good rating more than once :) Thank you!
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Hey everyone. You know how much I love and appreciate your support, don't you? Each and every one of you, even if I don't know who you are. Your continued allegiance to my blog, your comments and participation, make it all worthwhile.
Well, I need your help again. I've submitted 4 images to Artists Wanted : Exposure. Spread the word and vote for me. (Be honest in your rating, of course).
Thank you, thank you :)
On Monday evening, I decided to go for a walk up in the mountains above my house. The slight breeze, blue skies, green hills, and wildflowers were calling my name. I love where I live! It was nice to clear my head and get my legs moving. I am so blessed :)
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
I started reading 'the host' a couple weeks ago, but usually could only squeeze in one chapter a night before going to bed. It was nice to be able to find more time for reading as I traveled to and from Raleigh. I pretty much read the entire second half of the novel on my flight home -- I couldn't put it down.
Stephenie Meyer writes beautifully in this book (much better, I think, than in Twilight). The character development is poignant and intriguing. She poses the question: what is human? And shows that it is not what we are on the outside, but the inside that really matters. In our lives, you can think of it as any type of label we use to define a person -- race, gender, religious beliefs, prestige, annual salary, etc. What truly matters, though, is our hearts. How much we love and serve others, what we think about, and how we live from day to day.
I fell in love with this book and if you haven't already read it...you should!
Monday, June 02, 2008
One great thing about going to Raleigh was that I had the chance to meet Tina and Scott! I am photographing their wedding in July up in Blackfoot, ID. They are both living in Fayetteville, NC (about an hour South of Raleigh). As soon as I planned my trip I contacted them to see if we could meet up and do an engagement session. I am now even more excited for their wedding!
Tina has dark red hair and electric blue eyes that compliment her fun personality. Scott is in the military over there and has a fantastic grin. They seriously fit together perfectly. It all started 4 1/2 years ago when Scott went to the bar that Tina worked at. Scott was head over heels from the get-go and it only took Tina 6 months before she agreed to go out with him. They've been dating ever since.
These guys are a hoot to be around, especially with Scott's sense of humor. It was all laughter and love. Thanks for taking the time to drive up to meet me :)
The night before I left for Raleigh, I had the pleasure of photographing the Derricks. It is a rare moment when all the kids and grandkids are ALL together, so we had to take advantage of this evening.
What a great family!
Well, this is what it looked like the next day:
And, the night before, April took this picture of me and Mendy in front of it:
Funny how things can change so fast.....I'll bet we were the last people to photograph it :)
So, I promised April I would post these pictures on my blog that she took. She said that I don't ever have pictures of myself and she's always taking pictures of me taking pictures. Plus, she is known for her crazy pictures. She always has us posing and making faces to really show what we were feeling at the moment.
This is right after I arrived in Raleigh from my no-sleep, red-eye flight.
This is when we picked the sweet, juicy mulberries that stained our fingers purple.
Photographing the fountain at the Rose Garden...
April wanted to take a picture of me with the dock in the background. Little did I know that the waves would rush up and soak my feet...
These are the poor shells that have been beaten and smashed to smithereens. April wanted me to show 'sadness.'
A little hair washing action...
April LOVES skating!
Here I am playing with the squishy, liquidy, slippery toy that slides out of your hand when you squeeze it. These crack me up!
Enter at own risk...
April on the bridge, scared for her life.
2 buses are careening towards me. This is seconds before they speed by me, shaking the bridge and freaking me out.