on the farm.

A few weeks ago the boy and I headed to his parents’ farm for a quick little visit. I have blogged about the farm before (here, here, and here, to name a few), but this place has started to take hold of a little piece of my heart. It can be rather desolate and empty at times; the only noises you hear are cows, birds, and the occasional farm equipment running, and the dirt roads around the farm seem to go on forever. Evenings and mornings there can be absolutely stunning, and even though I have photographed a decent amount there I feel like I have barely scratched the surface. On top of that, it changes so much depending on the season that there is always something fresh the photograph. Late spring and early summer are probably my favorite times to be there (which also tends to be true of most locations for me), and since this has been a mostly cool and fairly wet spring/summer so far, things were extra beautiful (aka very green and lush). Earlier this spring however, the weather was not so ideal. The higher temps and lack of rain left the wheat (my favorite part of the farm) very short and not as great as normal for photographs.

The day that we got there was cool and rather perfect early in the evening, so we sat out on the deck for a while before the sun dipped low and things got too chilly. Scott practiced guitar, and I wandered the farm taking pictures in the beautiful light. It was lovely.

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Vibrant Spring

This post will be a bit old news now, but the end of the semester as both a student AND an instructor is madness. So, as is the trend it seems, I have a bit of a backlog of images to share. First up though a few images of spring.

Spring is probably my favorite time of the year. I am a bit obsessed with bright green landscapes, and the fresh, new green of spring never ceases to amaze me. Plus the flowers every where is an added bonus. Since I was so busy this spring I didn’t have a chance to shoot much, but here are the few I did manage to grab before the new green faded and the spring blossoms fell.

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Have a happy weekend everyone (and be on the lookout for more posts)!

356/365 – Orchids

Well, last night Elliot, my roommate Elizabeth, and I went over to Elliot’s brother’s house to celebrate new years eve. It was a very chill night, just some N64 and Super Mario Kart playing. 3:00 am rolled around and I didn’t have a picture, so I sat looking around the living room, and my eye fell on the beautiful orchids Aleece has. We didn’t get home until after 4:00 hence the just now uploading.

Happy New Year!

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98/365 – Picked

So, the University of Kentucky campus in the spring is beautiful. There are tulips everywhere, which are one of my favorite flowers. A year ago, not long after I had met Elliot, we went late one night and picked a ton of tulips (I had around 4 large vases full), and it was one of the best nights I have ever had. So this year, we went to do it again (just last night). I didn’t pick nearly as many (just two drinking glasses worth), but it was still an absolutely wonderful night. And, because he knows me so well, he set one on his desk and turned on his very bright desk light and told me I now had lighting. So I took a crazy amount of pictures, which will be posted later (I really have some serious catching up to do on that).

(Sorry for all the side notes and parenthesis).