q: what does one do with an evening full of plans, an aching head and a sore throat?
a: cancel the plans, go to bed, go directly to bed- do not pass go, do not collect $200- and sip on tea while watching julie & julia off netflix instant watch. (thanks, netflix.)
BAH. i am not a fan of getting sick, especially when the weather is sooo fine! today (i kid you not) i was taking a late afternoon walk through my neighborhood and i came to the outskirts of where all the restaurants and coffeeshops halt, and downtown is just over yonder that-a-way. on the right, there was (what could be described as) a perfectly grassy knoll. on top of said knoll sat an AMAZING fiddle player, practicing her heart out, playing for no one in particular and everyone in the neighborhood.
it was awe-inspiring.
i plopped down at the edge of the grass and listened.
i love where i live. there's so much life and beauty here.
anywho! i would've taken a photo but she finished just as i was getting ready to go back to my house. and besides, i was so on the verge at that point, my head was feeling fuzzy for sure. i told her that she played beautifully and it absolutely made my day... she replied and said that it was nice of me to stop and listen. so lovely.
i just woke up from a cold-induced 6pm nap, and figured i should tell you my tale. a good middle of my day that (unfortunately) ended with canceled plans and a sore throat. but hey, sometimes you can't have it all!
so, you know that lovely day at the beach i was telling you about earlier? it all became rather comical as we battled the wind and the rain ALL. STINKING. DAY. we (the four of us girls who went) still had an amazing time, but unfortunately i was not horribly inspired to use my camera. i was instead trying to keep the rain and the wind from pelting my eyeballs. :) ha. this is the only photo that i truly love from that day currently in my possession. amanda's face is making an amanda expression and she had no idea i was setting up for this shot. sneak attack!
before beach time, will and i met two awesome friends at my favorite portland breakfast place and accidentally happened to run into another pair of friends (hi, lisa! thanks for the awesome design work!!) and then enjoyed this breakfast that almost ate us. check THESE out:
i was really too busy eating my own delightful dish to focus too much on pictures. yum-o.
i still have a post full of mississippian families to share with you. maybe tomorrow if i'm stuck, sick in my pj's it will be more incentive to blog. :)
today i had a wonderful maternity shoot with a woman and her dog in a beautiful local park.
a week from today i fly back to new york for quite a long span, to capture 2 weddings and 12 families. woot woot!
more to come. i need to hunt down some vitamins and make more tea. until next time!