Monday, February 27, 2012

Photo-A-Day! Monday, February 27th

helped me pick out my picture today! :)

"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."
- Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Photo-A-Day! Sunday, February 26th

There's a funny story about this picture. I took it on the walk I went on with better half. I went to edit it this morning, did some effects to it, but nothing looked quite like I had imagined. And no matter what I did, I kept going back to the original thinking "it looks better this way." I saved some different effects, put them all on my desktop and switched through them, trying to determine which was best. I even asked Better Half what he thought, and he actually picked the most heavily edited one. But I couldn't wrap  my head around it, I just kept switching back to the original. And as I was planning to post the edited version, I stopped myself. If I feel that strongly about a picture, I should post that picture, right? So - that is exactly what I'm doing. I guess it just goes to show you that sometimes you can be attracted to the raw, to the imperfect above something that has been polished.

Embrace raw beauty.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Photo-A-Day! Saturday, February 25th

Art evokes mystery.
(As told by Rene Magritte)

Photo-A-Day! Friday, February 24th

"A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life."
- Lewis Mumford

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Photo-A-Day! Tuesday, February 21st

Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars? I could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now.
- Airplanes by B.O.B ft. Hayley Williams

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Photo-A-Day! Saturday, February 18th

Life trickles like water,
downwards - to no particular place.
Where will we meet our lake?

"I see people as they really are from a pure point of view."
- Sun Ra

I hope you are still resting in peace.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Photo-A-Day! Friday, February 17th

Isn't it funny how we grow old?
Our faces change to those we know?
Our personalities remain but mature,
Our thoughts change and begin to blur?

A photo of me when I was 17.

We just keep getting older..

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Photo-A-Day! Thursday, February 16th


"The scattered tea goes with the leaves and every day a sunset dies."
- William Faulkner

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Photo-A-Day! Wednesday, February 15th

"A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Photo-A-Day! Tuesday, February 14th

Happy Valentine's Day!

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"Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold."
- Zelda Fitzgerald

Monday, February 13, 2012

Photo-A-Day! Monday, February 13th

"If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love."
- Maya Angelou

Photo-A-Day! Sunday, February 12th

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
- Judy Garland

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Photo-A-Day! Saturday, February 11th

Moss grows,

On broken pieces.
Abandoned in Winter;
Though not forgotten.
Time will restore;

"When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear."
- Buddha

Friday, February 10, 2012

Photo-A-Day! + Review - Friday, February 10th

I decided to mix today's photo post with a review because the subject of my picture was a gift given to me by better half, and it comes with a story.

About 2 years ago I was in Rite Aid with my mother, probably for a prescription or maybe just because. Near the doors of the store are displays, usually for new make up products. This particular time there were new perfumes on display and one of them caught my eye. It was a pretty red bottle, with a picture of a very pale female with bright red lips - it did not show anything above her lips or below her collarbone. The name of this perfume was VAMPIRE by Body Fantasies. I sprayed it on my wrist and loved it. It's very feminine, with a hint of musk but not enough to make you think it's a man's cologne. As you smell it,  layers of fruit and floral scents start to peel inside your nose. It becomes sweeter as time passes by.
Unfortunately, at this time I didn't have any money to spare to buy it. It was between 20 and 25 dollars then. I got home and regretted not purchasing it, sniffing my wrist for the last ruminates of the scent. I decided that the next time I went to Rite Aid I would buy it. Again, unfortunately when I got there it was no longer on display and none were stocked on the shelves alongside the other perfumes. I kept an eye out for it, looked in many stores, but never found it again.
Until about a week ago. I was in K-mart with better half and for whatever reason decided to check the fragrance aisle. I'm not even sure that I was looking for this perfume but there it was, right before my eyes. I gasped and let out a little screech of excitement. Even better? It was marked at 15 dollars now. I scooped it up, deciding whether or not to buy it now. Then better half took it from my hands and said - Valentines Day present.
I am currently sitting here, writing this post and sniffing my wrist between stops. I love this perfume, it's packaging, it's name! It's a Eau de Parfume so it's suppose to linger for awhile and I believe that it does. Body Fantasies are popular with their body sprays - which don't last for more than 10 minutes - so I was surprised that it stayed on so well. I would definitely recommend that you find this perfume and test it out. Here is a picture of it:

"My vampire fantasy is.. to satisfy my thirst with the scent of lust, desire, beauty, and immortality."
-Christina M.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Photo-A-Day! Thursday, February 9th

 "Why do birds sing in the morning? It's the triumphant shout: "We got through another night!""
- Enid Bagnold

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Photo-A-Day! Tuesday, February 7th

"A person is born with desires of the eyes and ears, and a liking for beautiful sights and sounds. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to immorality and lack of restriction, and any ritual principles and propriety will be abandoned."
- Xun Zi

Monday, February 6, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Photo-A-Day! Friday, February 3rd

I took these photos last summer in June. Bear with me as I am currently getting situated with a few things and have been unable to take new pictures. I hope to get out there this weekend so I may update you all with a fresh batch of photos. Have fun and be safe everyone!

"Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek."
- Dan Rather

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Photo-A-Day! Thursday, February 2nd

"Companions are we, enlivened by a mighty gallop quickly sliding a harsh straw basket of sea foam gathered astride the tide."
- Bradley Chicho

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

100TH BLOG POST! Photo-A-Day! Wednesday, February 1st

I am so excited to be posting my 100th blog post! It's been beyond fun and has brung a little adventure in my life as I search for the best photo opportunities. This blog has also taught me some things about myself and has given me a different eye when looking at the world. I may not be a professional photographer but it doesn't give me any less joy while doing it. It just gives me that much more inspiration to do other things; like writing.

I thank anyone who has visited my blog up until this point and I hope you continue to do so.

I also owe big thanks to colorfulpen, because I wouldn't have started a blog if she hadn't encouraged me. And better half who has supported me. :)

Here's to 100 more posts!

Each morning brings a new day, a new idea.