Grow where you’re planted.

“People adapt. People change. You can grow where you’re planted.” 
― Sarah Addison AllenThe Peach Keeper

I love this book and I love Sarah Addison Allen.  She has a way of writing that just flows over you and leaves you seeing, hearing, smelling, feeling all of the things she’s writing. I find myself reading her sentences over and over again hoping I can absorb it and keep it with me forever.

My Secret Garden


Flowers go Bloom

Today I went to the Kauffman Memorial Gardens not only to get out of the house, but also because I have been craving flower pictures. Absolutely craving them. I sort of got my fix, there were a lot of people out enjoying the sunshine as well. And while their company really helped me practice my street photography, it didn’t help me get in the zone at all. But at this point I’ll take what I can get. Also I love that it’s all the rage now to take pictures of your shoes wherever you are.  I’ll take that over taking pictures of my lunch any day!

Phlox and Chucks Blooming before your eyes Will pause for art


Well, here’s something I don’t post everyday.  But I might like to.  I got to try my hand at boudoir photography and portrait photography this weekend and I loved both.  They were both a challenge for me, I definitely have to keep my inner minions still so I can focus. And I notice I still linger more around the details too, big picture is obviously a challenge for me.

But, being able to add soft and sexy to my portfolio of rusted and bricky is a really exciting thing.  I really am looking forward to hopefully gaining more experience in both boudoir and portraits.

Throes of passion


Urban Spring

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, I fell into the land of books, it’s a place I dearly love.  It was a beautiful Spring day yesterday, perfect for getting out of the house and playing with some portraits and wandering in the West Bottoms. As much as I love wandering the city and looking for details I can’t wait for some flowers. I’m itching for road trips and botanical gardens.

Urban Spring

Walking Contradiction

I am such a walking contradiction.  I have always wondered what it would be like to live in the city, to get to walk to the places you need to go; to be surrounded by the hustle and bustle of people rushing to get where they need to go; to always have something to see, something to experience.  But then, when it comes down to it, I can’t stand large crowds, if there are too many people around my energy is immediately drained and it leaves me in a panic looking for the nearest exit.  But when you put a camera in my hand, the first place I want to run is to the city (ok…mostly small towns) but I love the city, something about the details, the small things, the rust, the….life…in the city, I can’t get there quick enough.  Walking contradiction.  But, just because I’m stuck in the suburbs were there’s Target close by doesn’t mean I can’t capture the city and hang it on my wall.  grin

City Life