Monday, January 23, 2012


I've been sick all week again. I guess I couldn't get away with the lack of sleep and the spazzing out in the snow without shoes or coat.

in the middle of a week of snow, rain, and more rain, we had a day that was absolutely stunning. I dragged myself out of the house where it is safe and warm and there are emotional music videos to watch, and actually took some outdoor pictures.

it's not 'til you get all excited about macro and bokeh that you notice that the trees do, after all, plan on being beautiful this spring--buds already!

I really can't complain about anything when there's a January sky this blue.

and today was a good monday. again. ate salad, ate muffins, ranted about things with soul-people.

...and I'm having inexplicable major nostalgia for country music, amidst my irrationally-eclectic music loving. and I may or may not have rewatched pretty much every single Taylor Swift music video (except the ones I hate) yet again.

this week, I have lots of books to read and people to hug and moleskines to write in and chocolate muffins to eat. should be good. :)

verse for 2012:
 (notice the completely incidental twelves?)

rejoice in hope, 
be patient in tribulation, 
be constant in prayer.
romans 12:12


  1. Wow, that sky is ridiculously blue! Oh, and I love the one right below it. =D

    This post was a-mazing! Good work! Sorry to hear you were sick :(

    But glad you're getting better!

  2. Love the shots. Good to hear from you, and hope you're feeling better soon :D

    Diary of a Beautiful Soul

  3. ah. I can breathe now. you've done a post!
    lol jk! beautiful pictures, as always. hope you're feeling better!

  4. I've been sick a lot too this year. It's depressing! Glad you are feeling better though, stay healthy this time!! :) :) Lovely pictures, they brightened my day. :)

  5. That's a great bible verse for this year! :)

  6. gorgeous pictures!

    I'm glad you are feeling better! Wish i could get over this winters nasty cold...

    inspiring verse!

  7. the last photo is absolutely amazing. love that verse! :))
    -jocee <3

  8. Aahh such a lovely post. :) I love the pictures! You definitely have knack for photography.

  9. Love the last photo! And the verse is great!
    I can't believe that your trees have buds already! We just got about a foot of snow ... :P

  10. Ooooh, you have chocolate?? I think I will get sick. :-P

  11. gorgeous photos! haha, when I feel lazy or sick, I sit and watch Taylor Swift music videos too! :D And every time, I say out loud, "she is so gorgeous" :P

  12. I could watch country music videos all day, but then I would never get anything done... pretty pictures

  13. lovely photos!! :)

    I am sorry you've been sick all week. :P Hope you are feeling better! :)

  14. oh, love your verse. and your photos. and I'm jealous of your seemingly wonderful Mondays. seriously...send some my way.
    and just because the question begs to be asked--what is your favorite Taylor Swift music video? (:

  15. Country music videos, I can get caught on youtube for hours on end watching those things. :P

    Hasn't the weather been glorious? One day beautiful sunshine, the next pouring rain. Well, that's how it's been in my part of OR anyway. It's the perfect combination to keep you from going insane.

  16. Love the photos! And that's one of my favorite Bible verses! :)
    I hope you get better soon!

  17. It's a pity you are sick again. I'm thrilled that I haven't gotten sick for quite sometime. I hope you are feeling better soon.
    Just a little friendly advice, maybe if you slept a little more and ate just a wee bit healthier you might not get as sick. :) But keep up getting the good hugs from people, that helps! :D A lot!


  18. I've been reading your blog for a while now and love it!

    If you don't mind, I've tagged you in my blog to do an Eleven things quiz!
    my blog is:

    I'd love to see your answers!

  19. I love these pictures so much! The bokeh is phenomenal! I'm glad you found a place in your heart for country music :)

  20. This post is awesome! :D I love the pictures!
    I hope you feel better soon though :(

    And I have gone through and watched all the Taylor Swift videos as well x) :D

  21. Great pics. Hope you feel better :/


  22. That is a great verses.
    Your bokeh and macro shots are amazing!!!

  23. your pictures are so beautiful. Everyone. Hope you are well! I love the quotes!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  24. Beautiful shots my dear! I just adore your photography..and yes, wasn't the weather absolutely crazzzyy this past week?? :P But the snow was fun. :) Haha, I just realized we both have the same title for the "First Snow" one down there...woops! o.O Didn't mean to copy ya. ;)


  25. Though January isn't my favorite month, I still have learned to like it. :) Thanks for sharing the Bible verse, and your pictures are impressive, as always.

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  27. I'm not a huge fan of winter weather but I do admit there is beauty in the quiet stillness of the season, which you capture perfectly in these photos.

  28. Those pics are amazing! I am loving this amazingly warm January!

  29. these are some lovely nature shots!

  30. The sky is soo gorgeous! I can hardly wait til spring. =)

    BTW, I tagged you on my blog:

    His Princess,


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