In Which the Urge to Photograph Strikes

There must be a budding photographer somewhere inside of me.

There must.

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I’m sure you photographers out there have those moments where you see something you absolutely positively must take a picture of…but you don’t have your camera on you (of course, I’m sure any serious photographer wouldn’t not have their camera on them, but that’s besides the point). In your enchantment with the subject at hand, you go to great lengths to obtain a camera, hoping beyond hope that the subject in question will still be there, as is, when you get Continue reading “In Which the Urge to Photograph Strikes”

Trinket Tuesday: B is for Re-Purposed Book

Mom: It was a little something I thought was cute.

Me: Yeah, I guess. I don’t know what to do with it, though. Plus, I kind of hate when books are destroyed, even for the sake of art.

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Back in March (a.k.a. my birthday month) my momma sent me a birthday care package at school with a bunch of little things in it, including this little trinket–a “B” constructed from an old book. It really doesn’t have a purpose besides being cute and fun. Basically, the definition of a trinket. Well, at least my definition. That said, as a lover of real, paper books, it really does pang me when books are destroyed. Yes, I know there are more pressing problems facing our civilization than that of the unsold, stripped books of the world being brought to pulp. Can’t a girl be passionate about her books, though? REAL, TANGIBLE BOOKS ARE BEAUTIFUL THINGS. ALL OF THEM. EVEN IF THE STORY Continue reading “Trinket Tuesday: B is for Re-Purposed Book”

Summertime in Suburbia

She sits on the front port stoop

A book in hand

Maybe a glass of lemonade, too

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The dazzling summertime sun glows above her head

Showering light over the well-coiffed lawns,  Continue reading “Summertime in Suburbia”

Musings and Such (Sunset Included)

So, remember the other day when I said I took some sunset photos, but they didn’t turn out?

WELL, I LIED!

Okay, the actual story is that I had edited them a bit and was really not confident with those edits. I didn’t think they were good enough. I mean, who am I? A PHOTOGRAPHER? I’ve heard about the rule of thirds before, but that’s basically my limited knowledge of this photography business.

I’m just a girl taking photos of the prairie on her phone and I also have really high standards for what a good photo should look like. So, naturally, I put an ungodly Continue reading “Musings and Such (Sunset Included)”

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”

Doubt

Sometimes I wonder if this thing I call intuition is nothing more than another self-constructed scheme to keep me from letting go.

I don’t like to think of myself as clingy.

I like to think that I am independent, that I’m perfectly capable of making my Continue reading “Doubt”