Little Friend

Found this little praying mantis on one of our tomatoes while in search of ripe ones, today. He was keeping a very close eye on me to make sure my big hands didn’t smoosh his little body. Yesterday, I found a slug happily snacking on a tomato. As far as I’m concerned, there’s plenty for…

Take a Hike

Had a lovely hike today at a local state park, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I don’t find myself hiking or enjoying the outdoors nearly as much as I used to, other than while camping. It was nice to have a little weekend refresh. Granted, I was listening to music most of the time, but it…

The Face of Betrayal

I present to you: the face of betrayal and disappointment.   Bath time isn’t a pleasant time for anyone, but those pitiful little eyes, conveying every ill-will she has against me in that moment, are worth enduring for the end result. A clean, fresh, happy doggo. She’s been feeling not so great, lately, and it’s…

Her Natural Habitat

Food has always been a very big part of my life. Celebration, comfort, a friend, and a place to go when I’m in need. I’ve spent nearly 3 years trying to normalize my relationship with food to be a positive one. That doesn’t mean I don’t stress eat, but I at least try to not…

You Are Enough

Weight and diet and fitness are hard topics now-a-days because a lot of people turn to shaming rather than acceptance. The body positivity movement is a wonderful one, though, because we are all starting to just love ourselves and love everyone else, without judgement. Sometimes, though, our biggest judgement comes from ourselves. And that goes…

Smells

There is something inherently comforting in the smell of fresh brewed coffee and fresh baked bread. It’s homey, it’s yummy, and it’s satisfying. Why are smells so powerful, though? It’s actually a psychological and biological thing, and it’s really quite fascinating. There are four sensors that help us see, but there are over 1,000 that help…

My Mother

This is not an original type of photo, but my mom wanted me to take it while we were camping, sitting on an old wooden bench overlooking a little creek. I laughed, and I thought it was silly at the time, but looking at it now, just a day later, and thinking about what this…

Camping

I spent the weekend camping with my family, enjoying the cooler weather. It was breathtakingly beautiful and a wonderful experience, one we’ve now experienced 3 times this summer, at 3 different parks, when we’re usually lucky to have one trip a year. There was wildlife; There was a warm, glistening lake with fish in the…

All In the Details

I have always been a creative person. I have an average talent in many different arts rather than a focused talent in one particular field. Sometimes I’m inspired to write, sometimes to do photography, and for a short while I dabbled in drawing. My sketchbooks have been calling to me from under my bed, where…

Isabella

  I don’t think I will ever get tired of seeing my little girl watching my parents through the doors. She loves my dad more than life itself, and her excitement to see him, even after only 5 minutes, warms my heart every time (even if I do wish she was always that excited to…

Small Wonders

I don’t have much to say today. I just want to admire the small wonders the world has to offer to me. A butterfly landing on my window (I will admit, I took this picture yesterday and forgot to edit it, but just look at that little guy). Looking at my butterfly field guide, I’m…

Before She Flies

I decided to set myself a goal: Do something creative every day. For me, that includes writing, photography, sometimes drawing, and sometimes crafting. So, you might get a little more than just photography at times. This is one of those times. I found this free pack of cherry blossom elements on creativemarket.com (does this sound like…