Best of…. January

It’s that time again – time to sit back and take a look at some of the images I’ve been able to snag this month and pick some of my and ya’lls favorites to enjoy one more time around.

Favorite Wooly Thing

DSC_4919The sweater I knit up for my cousin was by far my favorite finished object this month.  I can’t say enough about how much I loved this yarn.  The color was completely gorgeous and it was so soft I wanted to use it for a pillow. I’m so bummed that I can’t remember what the heck it was.  Lesson learned: Must do a better job of keeping track of what I’m knitting with so I can better horde it in the future.

Favorite Foreshadow of Warmer Days to Come

DSC_5027-2It’s hard to believe that I took this shot just 24 hours before 4 inches of snow dumped on us closing schools for four days, but there it is.  I remember taking this hike and thinking, “Maybe the worst of the winter is behind us.” What an imbecile. I hear they are calling for two more winter weather events next week.  I think we’ll be in school until July 4th.

Favorite Before & After

DSC_0094 DSC_0118Even though there is a lot more work to do, and I mean a lot, I can’t say how happy I am that there is no longer a bike posing as artwork on my wall.  Note to husbands: actual bikes are not art.  Prints of bikes are art.  Real bikes, not so much.  I’m looking forward to the next step in covering up the electrical box next month.

Favorite Self Portrait

DSC_0085I mean, who doesn’t look like a total pro with a piece of scrap paper held in front of their camera???    Total baller.

I’m so looking forward to next month.  Grace and I have started some Valentine’s day projects, I’m making some progress on my Gryffindor Mitts, and I’m plotting some updates around the house for $50 bucks and less that I’m hoping will look purty darn good!

best of // april

I love spring.  I love everything about it.  I love the perfect temperatures, the lack of humidity, and the light spring rains.  I love the vibrant colors, and the exhuberance with which both kids and flower buds force themselves outside.

I can’t wait for May to keep shooting the beautiful changes in the DC area. As April draws to a close, here are some of my favorite shots from the month.

best interior shot


I loved this shot from Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia.  It almost looks like it could be a miniature set for a dollhouse.  I shot this at a 1.8 aperture, and loved the result.  I think the colors are playful and warm.  Perfect for a place that invites us in for cupcakes.

favorite shot of googs


I loved this shot taken at the Villages in Florida.  I set up just behind her and waited while she scoped out the ducks.  I called her, and her face made it clear that it was no surprise that I had a camera at the ready.  This kid clearly spends a lot of time with me.  I especially loved her little braids.  I can’t do her hair.  I have no idea how to braid, so it’s always a treat when one of my girlfriends, or one of my nieces, or my future step-daughter is around.  She gets good hair, and I get an adorable shot.

most likely to be a set of walking dead episode


This is a shot of the abandoned Bethlehem Steel plant in Bethlehem, PA.  While we were there for happy reasons, I couldn’t resist this one spooky interpretation of the site.  I loved the textures so much, and the black and white really brought them out.

favorite sign of spring

20120626-DSC_0480I loved this shot of a garden near my school. Seeing these beautiful blooms let me know Spring was here for sure, and I couldn’t be happier.

So looking forward to more Spring shots!

[day eighteen]

Where have I been?  Traveling, working and generally keeping up with life, along with spotty internet access.  Here’s some photos to fill you in on what we have been up to.

ImageWe traveled to the Poconos to visit my dad Grace’s favorite meal? Chocolate crepes, of course.

ImageI took a metro ride, and took a few shots. I dug this one.



ImageWent with some friends to celebrate Carm’s birthday at the lovely PX Lounge in Alexandria.

ImageJoined good friends and lots of kids for a lovely brunch.



ImageAnd snapped some shots of a beautiful sunset down by Seth’s.