Saturday, March 31, 2012

love note to spring.

utah was good to me today.
i went on an adventure of an artistic nature to deer creek state park after conference. 
it was beautiful and perfect. {more to come on that later}. 
happy spring. 

{quote: noah and the whale, photo: me}

Thursday, March 29, 2012

deep into the mountain sound.

the band "of monsters and men" has been setting my soul swooning for the past week. any cocktail of female and male vocals with folk influences will do that to me.
not to mention i am also infatuated with monsters right now.
{and how great is the music video for their song "little talks"?!} 

also check out "your bones"

and "king and lionheart"

then pre-listen to their entire new album "my head is an animal" via NPR.
{i also recommend "mountain sound" and "dirty paws"}.
really just go listen to all of it right now.

{ps- iceland. i need to visit that beautiful country. it produces great music, like bjork & of monsters and men. plus, icelanders believe in elves. two good reasons, when i only needed one. i'm sold.}

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

the everglades: a slow moving river.

airboats, boardwalks, mangroves, rednecks, sawgrass, wetlands.  
{christmas break 2011}. 

family in town {especially nieces and nephews} always constitutes a trip to the everglades, alligators & other wildlife most definitely included. after all these years i finally think they are beautiful. took me long enough. and contrary to popular belief the everglades are not a stagnant swamp but a slow moving river of sawgrass {marsh} that empties into the ocean {and does indeed include swamps}. 

 see it? there is an alligator right in the middle.

the smallest post office in the united states.

all photographs: mini diana, 35mm  film, 400iso.
location: the everglades & shark valley, south florida.

st. george {part 2}

you know you are enjoying yourself when you only take five pictures. 

all photographs: mini diana, 35mm film, 400iso.

bike & beach: a small adventure.

one fine day during the christmas break of 2011 when the weather was perfect, a bike and i rode through downtown naples, on to port royal, and ended up at the sandy shores of my favorite beach. 
it was magnificent. {less than a month until i am home!}.

all pictures taken with holga, 35mm film, 400iso.