I almost always restrain myself from buying flowers on my weekly trip to Trader Joe’s but these tulips caught my eye. It wouldn’t really be Spring without some new blooms, would it?
A few weeks ago I took some peony photos and I thought this one would be perfect for an iPhone background! (Feel free to save the image below for your own phone.) I hope this brings a little beauty to the start of your week!
Happy Friday! I love photography, but have found I rarely spend the time taking pictures unless it is a special occasion like a trip. I hope that I can continue to share some snapshots from the more mundane details of my life because I find they are an interesting reflection of the present moment. Valentine's Day is on Sunday so I arrived home on Wednesday night to beautiful flowers, and I am loving my new "OK" vase from Oh Joy's Target collection. Other details include Otto (plus his constant ability to interrupt any activity), The Five-Minute Journal, and an adorable llama I bought at Renegade Chicago. Enjoy!
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. —Mark Twain
Over Labor Day I drove out to Ted Grinter's Sunflower Field with my sister! I have always wanted to see the giant sunflower field in full bloom, and I finally got my chance! It was even more spectacular than I pictured it to be. If you happen to find yourself near Lawrence, Kansas in the first few weeks of September I highly recommend taking in the sunflower field for yourself. Here are a few snapshots from our trip:
"The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be,
see them as they are."
I took this photo when I studied abroad just after my sophomore year of college. I fell in love with Italy that summer (especially the food), but more than that I learned to appreciate time spent traveling. This quote by Samuel Johnson is a thought-provoking way to think about this appreciation, and makes me even more excited for the travels I have ahead of me this year!
While I haven't been following Fashion Week as closely as I would have liked, I am once again obsessed with J.Crew's newest collection. The photos shared on their website were just too beautiful not to take note of, and I browsed their entire collection on their Facebook page. The fringe details definitely caught my attention, while the geometric patterned skirt in the photo below is something I would love to buy immediately. Enjoy!
A few days ago my mom showed me some recently-discovered photos of my great-grandparents and grandfather. My great-grandparents, Lillie and Lue, were part of an amateur movie-making club which traveled all over the world taking pictures and making films. My mom grew up seeing pictures from these trips, but she mostly remember pictures of the places. These often didn't include her grandparents, making these images all the more special. This is just a small glimpse into their life, and the many photos we will now be able to treasure!