Spring Evenings

It’s been so nice out lately and, as result, I’ve taken my running outside. I’ve never been one to run outside in Morris extensively before, but I have to admit it’s really beautiful and I so wish I would have gotten into this habit a couple years ago.

The other night, I went out in the evening and I had the pleasure of watching the sunset out on the trails by campus. It was an absolutely beautiful and perfect Continue reading “Spring Evenings”

Prairie Beauty

The prairie.

What is it about the prairie?

It’s simple, it’s stark, it’s pretty good at being flat.

The casual observer might remark that there’s nothing much interesting about the prairie.

Of course, that causal observer wouldn’t be looking close enough; at how Continue reading “Prairie Beauty”

5 Day Challenge: Day 4

The two figures looked up to the sky, the younger with a tear-stained face, the elder holding a look of wisdom that defied the ages. The elder began to speak–perhaps to the younger, perhaps to simply let the words come out– “In a previous life, I called myself an atheist…but I’ve never liked that word, I’ve never liked identifying as such. There is too much certainty in that word, for this world full of uncertainties. No, I am not an atheist; to this day, I’m not sure what I am, but I do know that I believe in connections. I believe that sometimes things don’t make sense and sometimes you just have to trust yourself, what’s inside. Because you know what? You know yourself better than anyone else does and those gut Continue reading “5 Day Challenge: Day 4”

5 Day Challenge: Day 1 (a.k.a. Britta Bottle is Back and Ready for Action!)

I’m back from spring break and ready to share some stories and pictures!

Incidentally, a couple weeks ago, I was nominated for the 5 day picture challenge by Amy from Snapshots, Snippets, and Scribbles. What is this challenge? For those of you who aren’t already aware, the five day picture challenge requires participants to post a picture for five days in a row, with an adjoining story each day. I’m excited to share some of my adventures with you through this Continue reading “5 Day Challenge: Day 1 (a.k.a. Britta Bottle is Back and Ready for Action!)”

Excuse Me while I get Maybe a Little too Excited About Photography

Realization of the day:

I am a writer who has a deep-set appreciation for the work that other writers produce. That is an undeniable fact about myself that will probably never change.

That being said, oh man, the amount of photography blogs I have been following of late is kind of ridiculous.

I’ve had a weak spot for good photography since I first met Nina, one of my Continue reading “Excuse Me while I get Maybe a Little too Excited About Photography”