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Thursday, June 8, 2017

crazy.quirkly.me ...

Sometimes you just gotta be you.  
With photography this is especially true because while you can replicate images from others, 
you get more satisfaction when you do what is genuinely you.

As for me, there are some consistencies:

[Italy]

Hotel rooms; when I travel I find I must snap a pic. 
 I can't help myself...


[WV]


And the halls ... 

[London]

There must be something with our last name because inevitably we end up with the room at the end of the hall - 
- yea, the one wayyyy...downnnn...there.
(and it is a good way to entertain yourself on the hike) 


Out last trip to Disney broke the distance record leaving us to wonder if by the time we reached our room whether or not we were still in the same resort. We started out in the direction of Epcot and ended up at Hollywood Studios 
- so to speak.

[Hawaii]


I also have moments of being a food photography - but not full on foodie  level.

A
like my Mickey ice creams
- it's tradition.
[Aulani and Magic Kingdom respectively]



Plus who doesn't like a good coffee selfie

[Paris]



or a Coke when it spells it out.

[Cinderella's Castle]

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

black and white wednesday ...


In less than a month I will be visiting this fella's human in Japan to help ready her to return home.   
Yes, you read that right - she is coming HOME.
And the closer it gets the more excited I get about it.

Friday, May 19, 2017

acts of kindness ...

no acts of kindness, 
however small, 
is ever wasted. 

 Aesop

 Champs-Élysées, Paris, France


I have been torn about posting this image, 
hesitant to take it in the first place, 
agreeing with my husband's disfavor of putting the down trodden on display.
In the end I decided to share it only because of its anonymity but even more because of the volumes it speaks to the universal hardship of mankind and the never ending need for acts of kindness.
Hardship knows no boundaries and to look the other way (including with a camera) is to pretend it doesn't exist.  
That helps noone.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day ...


The brilliance of Mother's Day doesn't come from the flowers ...


it doesn't have to be filled with sunshine ...


the best part of a day celebrating motherhood is getting to share it with your children (fur babies included). I miss my mom dearly and lament the too many Mother's Days I let slip away without celebrating it with her. 


 HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

she blinded me with science ...







Travel can be planned to the ninth degree and still take on a life of its own.
20 percent chance of rain turns into 100 percent.
Casual meandering around the Capitol surrendered to masses of people yelling something about science.
And visiting a specific Smithsonian museum tabled due to a one hour entry wait 
(created by same said crowd and compounded by same said precipitation).


I have found I am better with going with the flow with a camera in hand 
(and a cell phone camera works fine too).

So as we made our way back to the subway to shift gears,
get dinner and shop, I clicked away.






None of the aforementioned changes of plan ruined our weekend at all.

Good times were had by all. 
(even by this guy)

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Spring ...


Has it really been a year since we welcomed in Spring in Europe?   How can that be when I am still sorting through pictures for an anniversary photo book and regularly using them for my instagram feed?  What's more, it seems like just yesterday we said goodbye to the Crawley family and left our beloved Downton Abbey in the rear-view mirror.

Monday, April 3, 2017

lay of the land ...

[Laguna Beach, California]


[Switzerland]


[Honolulu, Hawaii] 


[Honolulu, Hawaii]


[Salt Creek Beach, California]


 As I scour images to complete a couple photo books there has been a regular presence of homestead photos.

Not the stereotypical travel photos of the beach or hillside, but images that in my opinion tell a lot about the region, culture, and the people who call it home.