Well here we are & here summer is, almost at the door. It's been a busy but still wonderful, amazing, & beautiful one. Blogging inspiration has been at an ultimate low lately & all I've really felt like doing is soaking up as much sunshine & as many summer memories as possible. I still can't believe time passed so quickly. It seems like only yesterday it was May & the flowers were just starting to bloom. I guess that's just another one of summer's traits, making time zoom by.
But summer is not quite gone just yet. We're heading to Florida early tomorrow morning & these last two wonderful weeks will be filled with ocean, waves, seashells & sand dollars, road trips, picture taking, ice cream, swimming, laughter, & family. All my very favourite things together. So much excitement!!
It seems like the best was left for last because, besides our Florida vacation, I also got to meet up with one of my favourite people ever last week! Abbie didn't think she could make it down south this summer, but she did & THIS happened. And I'm so, so, so happy it did because I had the best time! It was a day filled with Starbucks (Abbie's first time & she's a die-hard frappuccino fan now), window shopping, photoshoots, a visit to the theater (we saw Sea of Monsters), & of course, ice cream. In one word: AWESOME.
Well here's to family & friends & summer memories. Enjoy the last rays of summer & I will be back soon! :)
p.s. Abbie, we are SO doing this together next year. For real.
Spring is strong and virtuous,
Broad-sowing, cheerful, plenteous,
Quickening underneath the mould
Grains beyond the price of gold.
So deep and large her bounties are,
That one broad, long midsummer day
Shall to the planet overpay
The ravage of a year of war.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson --
My May so far has consisted of weekends spent out in the warm, yet delightfully breezy, weather. As I am still trying to finish of my school year, I try to content myself on weekdays with an open window and the delightful scent of lilacs in full bloom. It encourages me to push on, just a little longer.
Amid soaking up all the sunshine I can & my busy schedule, I have neglected this little blog of mine. It is not that I have nothing to say... it's just that all my thoughts are jumbled up inside my head. At the end of the day, when all is quiet I have a couple of moments just to myself, I am just too exhausted to start untangling them. I have so much to say & yet I feel I can't.
When words fail... photographs take over. It is amazing how much of my emotions and feelings go into my photography. I want my blog to be real and, for the time being, if the only way I can share what I truly feel is with photo essays, then so be it. I am tired of writing posts full of words but empty in feeling.
For the following month, I will be sharing my heart in photographs, quotes, & handfuls of words. No lengthy paragraphs, just captured emotions & words that inspire. Just me & my heart.