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A Wintertime Walk

We had our second "significant" amount of snow here in Columbus last Friday. I missed the opportunity to take pictures after our first snow storm, so I was super excited to take advantage of this most recent snowfall. Even though I was dead tired after a busy Friday night at work, I set out early Saturday morning to a wildlife area outside of the city with my camera and an McMuffin. Oh yes, I got a McMuffin. There was practically no one on the trails that early, so it was completely silent... and much of the snow was undisturbed.

Weekends: A Conundrum.

apples on apple tree

 

yellow flowers field garden

 

Day Trippin'

At work on Friday, I googled the best places to take pictures around Columbus and became fixated on Dawes Arboretum, which is about 30 minutes east of the city. I was up at 7am today, had a big breakfast, drank a big Red Bull, and was on the road by 9. I was a little concerned, because we had a fairly horrifying storm here yesterday that pretty much tore Ohio apart. Horrifying as in I was stuck at work and watched a boat blow across our parking lot. Straight outta Twister, I swear. So anyway, I didn't know what condition I'd find the place in.

A Midwest Summer.

Who can believe that next week is July??? Not me, that's for sure. I had kind of a weird weekend last weekend, in that I suddenly out of the blue started to doubt my creative ideas. My dream is to make a living doing what I love: creating things. Then out of nowhere, I had all these thoughts of doubt that were screaming that me, "You'll never be able to keep up with all the talent that is already out there." So, I decided to do what I always do when negative moods strike: I grabbed my camera and took a little trip.

Rainstorms and Symbolism.

It rained today, for the first time in seemingly forever. I am pretty much 100% guilty of being all sad and gloomy when it rains; the sun and warmth and glow just feed me. Yet there is something magical about those certain rainstorms that end and then the sun comes out immediately afterwards. Like the old has been washed away and the new is coming in loud and strong. That happened tonight. So I took a walk and decided to try to appreciate the rain. Of course I took my camera... here is a bit of my journey!
 
daisies in the rain

 

pastel pink flowers

 

 

 

 

Garden Fun!

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Four years ago on my birthday, my mom was stumped when it came to a birthday present when she suddenly had an idea. I had just moved to a new apartment; it sits on the corner of the building and I have a cute little patio and a decent-sized mulch bed (for an apartment). She said, "How about I buy you flowers and we plant a garden?" I was skeptical at first. I am not so much a domestic goddess and only cook using the microwave. Wasn't gardening hard? How would I know how much to water, or where to plant, or what to trim??

Adobe Lightroom: My New Best Friend.

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cherry blossoms

 

spring cherry blossoms

 

Little Yellow Flowers

yellow flowers spring forest

 

yellow flowers spring forest

 

yellow flowers spring forest

 

yellow flowers spring forest

 

Adventuring

What started as a simple idea turned into something pretty substantial last weekend. I finally got my new camera. I wanted to play with it. So I found someplace close by (Alum Creek State Park) but someplace I had never been. It turned out to be one of my favorite days in recent memories. Just me, a camera, the autumn woods, and a whole lot of wind. I got some great pictures, found some magical places, and came home with six terrariums worth of souvenirs. 


alum creek state park

 
 
alum creek ohio state park
 

fall autumn alum creek park