Month: August 2015

Light and Lens

My adoration for photography never really vacillates – I almost always have a camera with me – but where I stand on the inspiration to laziness spectrum definitely does ebb and flow. Finding the prime lens for my camera last week sparked movement towards the inspired end of the see-saw, and I’ve started using my camera every day.

Capturing everything from sleeping giants…


To alien pods hidden in my garden…

Datura Pod

Like I always do when living in the lazy realm of photography, I forgot how much I enjoy finding something in every day worth capturing. It shifts my perspective, making me more aware of – and grateful for – my surroundings.

Also, I end up taking more ridiculously adorable photographs with my husband…

Joe holds up the ceiling...

And that is always a good thing.

The Dog Days

It’s hot. Really hot. Stupid hot. 49% humidity and over 100 hot.

My tomato plants are shriveling up into dry, brown, bits that turn to dust at the slightest touch. and even still, they are struggling to ripen their tiny green fruits. Bless.


The mint also seems indifferent to the heat, popping out tiny flower heads.

Mint Flowers

I, however, am not indifferent, and that’s ok. I garden first thing in the morning, before the heat and the mosquitoes really get going, and then I work inside where there are fans and air conditioning and cats.

All I need is this sock...

I work, and I write, and I play with the prime lenses I didn’t even know I had.

terrarium gargoyle

And I dream of autumn…