Life, Photography

Seven Days, Seven Black and White Photos Instagram Challenge

A few weeks ago I got tagged on my personal facebook/instagram to participate in this Black and White Photo Challenge that's been going around. It was a pretty neat challenge and forced me to look at what is so often "just another day of the grind" for me with a more creative eye. So, now… Continue reading Seven Days, Seven Black and White Photos Instagram Challenge

Life, Pet Pictures, Photography

Meet Seiglinde.

I’m a little late on this post, since we got her in June and she’s pretty much a full grown dog by now, but better late than never I suppose. So this is Seiglinde. Pronounced Zig-Lin-Deh. I call her Linde (Lindy) for short. My mom and I spent the entire hour and a half ride… Continue reading Meet Seiglinde.

Life, Pet Pictures, Photography

“You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.” —Robert Louis Stevenson

So I mentioned in my “easing back onto the blog” post that this spring has been just kind of hit after hit - it in many ways exemplified the saying, “When it rains, it pours.” But there was one hit that was significantly harder than the others... We had to say goodbye to our older… Continue reading “You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.” —Robert Louis Stevenson

Holidays, Life, Pet Pictures, Photography

Happy (Very Belated) Thanksgiving!

I hope you all had a lovely holiday! Ours was busy, but joy (and dog*) filled - and even though I’m still working through my 30 days of Gratitude and Reflection Challenge (I will finish it eventually - I will just probably start sprinkling in regular posts in between now that November is over and… Continue reading Happy (Very Belated) Thanksgiving!

Book Love, Life, Pet Pictures, Photography

Instagram Update

#currentlyreading #goodbook #archery #newhobbie #posttocome #plooper #chickennugget #wait #gooddog #hilde #puppyface #nerdcuddles #shesgettingsobig #autumn #NEPAlove (I know it's continued to be quiet here. I'm finally starting to get a little bit ahead of things though, so as I polish up the next few posts, I figure let's do a bit of a visual update featuring… Continue reading Instagram Update

Book Love, History Love, Photography, Travel

FINALLY Finished.

Today I have some photos from our annual end-of-the-year retreat with the students at the lake property our university owns, and some good news! I FINALLY finished First into Nagasaki. This has become the breaking point for me, and I've finally just accepted that I cannot read for pleasure during the semester. It's simply not… Continue reading FINALLY Finished.

Life, Photography, Travel

Quick NYC Trip

Last week we made a quick day trip up to NYC for a very special occasion: My brother’s senior recital! After 4 long years of toil at the Julliard School, he’s gearing up to graduate, and I couldn’t be more proud of him. The final hurdle (besides finishing spring semester) for a music student is… Continue reading Quick NYC Trip