The first in what feels like months.
The horses are feeling the change in the air too. We hadn’t been outside for weeks and the pony went eagerly. He was put out that I wouldn’t allow him just a tiny bit of galloping, but we were all a little too high on sunshine and fresh wind for that today.
Tag Archives: diptych
Now that I am working full time as well (I was pretty much the last one of my friends to join the club), weekends are all the more important and valued and anticipated.
How are there never enough hours to the day to do all the things jumbled together in my head?
Trips to the thrift store are becoming a regular weekend feature and while our boyfriends/husbands are still asleep, my friend and I set out early for a day of shopping and visiting and discovering.
This weekend’s trip was a great success again but that deserves its own post and so I’ll keep you waiting a little longer to show off my purchases.
We went by some friends who I’ve photographed before and who have recently gotten an adorable and tiny little kitty. Meet Lilli:
I couldn’t believe how much their puppy had grown in a few short weeks! But dog and kitty get on extremely well, even sharing a basket to sleep in!
You may not have noticed, but I love, love, love dipytchs (2 photos in 1). I am trying to refrain from making too many of them and instead try to take pictures that stand out on their own. But every now and then I can’t help myself and once I start there’s no stopping me.
This pink watering can resides at the barn and was my shot of the day four days ago. It’s an ok shot on its own I think, but I love it along with the lead ropes.
Yesterday was another long business day full of hauling shoe cases and waiting around for clients. It was grey and rainy and foggy outside the whole day, but these little flower vases inside the building totally made up for that! And the upside of sitting around waiting is that you can get lots of handsewing done in between…perfect for little take-along projects (oh, I’m so excited to show my latest, but it’s not quite ready yet).
And here it is only 8am and I already have my shot of the day, my lazy cat Finn doing his daily birdwatch by the window.
Now off to do some much-needed work on my thesis. Have a lovely day!
orange studies or: project 365
Inspired by Julie and Jaqui I too am now doing Project 365. When I first read about it I thought it was a good idea but wasn’t sure if I wanted to try it. I didn’t want to feel pressured to take a photo every single day. I am feeling bad enough about not getting enough work done on my thesis day by day, I didn’t want to add the guilt of not having taken a picture.
I chewed on the idea for quite some time though and it grew on me. I looked through my photo folders and realized I was taking pictures nearly every day anyway! So surely the pressure wouldn’t be too bad, right?
I’ve been doing it a couple of days now and it has been so much more amazing than I imagined! Such an eye-opener, in every sense of the word. Instead of feeling pressured at the end of the day to just take a photo I find I am walking through the world with an open eye for beauty more than ever. I feel I finally SEE.
I had a long day yesterday, travelling 3 hours by car to a business meeting, sitting around there waiting for clients for 6 hours and heading back home. Still, yesterday’s harvest was bright and colourful and lovely and I can’t decide on a favourite at all:
If you’re thinking about doing Project 365 too, go ahead and jump in! You won’t regret it!
By the way, I am planning a major shop update over the next two weeks. I will be adding a bunch of lovely prints and maybe some sewing, so stay tuned 🙂