:: noticing the moments ::

taking some time to reflect upon my week…

:: spring blossoms…the reminder to cycle through rest and regrowth

:: enjoying…*so* enjoying…being a part of bella’s interview series over at 52 photo projects

:: cool spring breezes this week

:: avocados, i adore you.
try this:  cut open an avocado, take out pit {obvious, i know}, fill each cavity with a bit of balsamic vinegar, sprinkle with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, try not to devour like a pig
* thanks for this tip, jamie!

:: books, books, books.  i adore you even more than avocados.

:: hiking

:: the anticipation of a 7th birthday for a certain little girl

did you enjoy any special moments this week?

sending a little love your way, m

embracing the pieces

the pieces, the parts of me {of you}…they all add up.  they’re up and they’re down, they’re sideways and inside out.  and they all count.  they’re all meaningful…they’re all essential.

so collect the pieces, add them up, embrace them…all of them, even the messy ones.  and recognize the beauty.  because  it’s there.  i promise you it is.

***particpating in christy‘s in the picture.  have a look…there’s beauty to see.

sending a little love your way, m


this past weekend my in-laws were visiting and we took a little drive into washington, d.c. to soak in some urban beauty.  it’s cherry blossom time!

the morning was grey, as rain was forecasted for the day.  and as pretty as the blossoms can be against a blue sky, they were still gorgeous against the grey one that day.  softer maybe…

the rain held off until we were heading home.  the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.  beauty seen, appreciated, and captured in a few shots. {okay, i took more than a few…}

but what’s a girl to do with a camera in hand and all these blossoms around?  {okay, two cameras…canon and iPhone…these shots are from my canon, but i wanted to share on instagram too!}

so there it is.

whether outside your door or on your kitchen table, i hope there are blossoms in your world these days…

sending a little love your way, m


…an interview over at 52 photo projects

recently i was asked if i’d like to share a bit about myself and my photography over at 52 photo projects. well, yes, i’d enjoy that quite a bit…

bella writes her own blog, she told stories, where she shares her lovely photos and written reflections.  she also runs 52 photo projects which is a fabulous community for photographers to share their work and passion for photography.  weekly, bella offers creative prompts and then participants post links to their photos/blog to share their work for that week.  {i’ve shared some of my contributions with you in past weeks} there’s some really beautiful work that surfaces in the group and lots of encouragement and inspiration.

once a week, on mondays, bella interviews a photographer.  and today, my dear friend, she has interviewed me!  i am quite honored to be included in bella’s interview series.  i hope you’ll take a few moments to hop on over to the interview…click on this link!!!

sending a little love your way, m