We had another gorgeous day today! After I got home I was immediately torn between being really hungry and wanting to get out and enjoy the weather with a walk. I decided to walk first since I knew the light would be gone by the time I was done eating. The sky was an amazing juxtaposition of perfect blue and puffy white clouds on one side and rolling gray storm clouds on the other. I loved that this gray cloud looked like it was scuttling itself through the blue sky to the other side where it belonged.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow…
Upon returning from the walk I decided to make myself a burger since I had been craving one since smelling someone grilling out this afternoon on my lunch break. Isn’t it funny what an immediate impression a smell can make on us? It can conjur up a memory, start our mouths watering, or our stomachs turning, or our imaginations reeling with one whiff. I give you the Upside Down Cheeseburger Salad. It was tasty!
There are days when I could just eat the light it looks so delicious. Today was one of those days. I tried to capture a taste of it for you but I’m not sure how successful I was. I’m not necessarily looking forward to the heat and humidity coming but the light, ah the light, can hardly come soon enough. I’ve been soaking as much of it up as possible, eating lunches, and even dinner tonight, outside. I think that sometimes I’m a nerd about light. I was trying to challenge myself tonight to really get what I see onto my lens. I don’t think I quite accomplished it but it’s closer than ever before. :) Enjoy!
Have you ever noticed the way a shadow can make something look much larger than it actually is, or add another dimension of depth? Or the texture that a shadow from one object can layer over another object? I’ve been a bit fascinated by shadows recently and trying to capture them in a way that shows how interesting they are. Today I was searching for something, anything, the least bit interesting to take a picture of, a way to portray a homebody laundry day as something that someone else would want to look at. This is about as far as I got.
I was so excited when my roomie Raquelle popped in the side door to the laundry room and started chatting with me. The shadow from the blinds across her face was so extraordinary! If I allowed myself to live with regrets, the moments I would wish to change are not the ones where I stepped out but rather the ones where I allowed a lack of boldness or a fear of asking hold me back. This was not going to be one of those times. :)
Appreciating and noticing moments like this are what make my life amazing, even on homebody laundry days. Creativity is not just the ability to capture, but the ability to see.
This morning I got up having finally (after borrowing my neighbor’s rolling pin) gathered all of the materials to make a biscuit mix that Joe & Meg gave me when I was in Cinci a couple of weeks ago. It called for both heavy cream and half and half, both dairy products that I do not regularly keep on hand. I purchased little baby containers of them at the store over the last two weeks and at last, it’s biscuit time!
The box had a recipe for cinnamon rolls as well as biscuits so I split the dough and made half biscuits and half cinnamon rolls! I’m excited to see how they turn out! :)
Someone gave me some yummy venison sausage last week, far less gamey than most venison I’ve had before, and I fried those up too. Brunch is on!
Cinnamon rolls just came out of the oven right as I finished this! They sure look good! :)
This morning I had an interview so I was dressed up and looking my best first thing! I had on a bit more makeup and fancier clothes than usual and had a good time of it. After coming home I decided to take advantage of the light and the make up and take a few self portraits.
How do I describe my friend Sarah Buchanan? Well, there’s her amazing hair, her sense of humor, her awesome style, the fact that she plays multiple cool instruments (think ukelele and cello…yeah, she picked the cool ones!) aaaand she’s a dancer and all around super creative person. Do you want to be friends with her yet? Good! You should get to know her if you ever have the chance, she’s great! We got to hang out today and it was, as always, a delightful time!
A few weeks ago I went to Queen City Church for the first time for a worship night and happened to sit right next to a lovely young woman named Sarah. When it was over I asked what she did and low and behold she works with Back To The Roots, which is a non-profit run by a guy named Caleb who I met in Kansas City, MO a couple of years ago. I heard that she was running the Charlotte office of BTTR a few months about but wasn’t sure how to get into contact with her. Small world huh?! I love it when stuff like this happens! Sarah and I decided that we needed to get together and be friends so I invited her over to my house for breakfast! What a delightful time!
I couldn’t get over the vibrant colors in these oranges!! :)
I love meeting new friends! The world is going to hear more from this woman.