Sunday, August 31, 2008



when big k came to visit in July, it was her mission to drink to the brink of almost, but not quite throwing up. she's the lush in this relationship. in this picture, she's busy spinning around in front of the a/c. yep. she's also the dancer in this relationship.

for more shutter sisters.

happy labor day!

Thursday, August 28, 2008



i love books. i always have and i always will. i just do.

currently reading The Romanov Prophesy by Steve Berry.

Happy Love Thursday!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008



Tuesday, August 26, 2008


church bells

"The most decisive actions of our life ... are most often unconsidered actions." ~André Gide

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choices ...

Monday, August 25, 2008


i snapped this at a friend's bbq this weekend. these kids were so precious!

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slice of life.

Sunday, August 24, 2008



after happy hour in DC, taking the metro home is the smartest way. $20 all you can drink?!? thank goodness for public transportation and the hour long sobering ride back to my car. :)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

sunlight heart


“Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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Friday, August 22, 2008


oh but today's Shutter Sisters' post made me misty eyed.
buu's always been my #1 fan, probably since birth. she's always been an advocate for my writing, my random hobbies and even when i'm wrong, she'll see the right side of things. i think she's a keeper.




and when buu wasn't around, books were a constant source of companionship.

for more inspiration...

Thursday, August 21, 2008



december girls

i've known buu all her life (i am older by a year and 3 days). i've known big k since the winter of 1997, our freshman year of college. they're my favorite. just your standard group pose, both pix are of us three at the end of a fun night out.

"No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are throughout persuaded of each other's worth." ~Robert Southey

for more Friendly Love.

love stone

just a heart stone i came across in one of my walks.

Happy Love Thursday!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


up a road slowly


summer road

shawan road is just two lanes. head west and it's a pretty drive. farms, orchards and i think i saw some horses grazing in the fields once. it's a windy road tho and i have a slight headache from the very short drive i took during my lunch break to take pictures. (i get very bad motion sickness, even when i'm the driver.) sitting in traffic one day i noticed a pretty driveway, graveled and lined on either side with trees. and in the distance a white house. so pretty. but by the time i got my camera out, the traffic started moving. i drove back that way again today but there's no shoulder to park my car and it's a rather busy street, even at 1pm. bummer.

so this driveway was a tad bit more secluded.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008



i may have lived in 4 countries, 3 states and a number of towns/cities but i've always thought of myself as a Marylander. with the exception of the 8 years i lived with my grandparents in Takoma Park/Silver Spring, MD, my stint in Baltimore is the longest i've been in one place, willingly. it'll be 6 years in Sept.

Monday, August 18, 2008




i don't recall the playgrounds of my youth to be as pretty as the one i went to last week during my company's vball game. i thought of trying to snap some of the kids but i didn't want to intrude, and asking permission from their mom seemed very daunting to me. plus, they were moving... no RUNNING and i wouldn't have been able to keep up anyway.

Friday, August 15, 2008



me 2

obx, nc, spring 2007. photo courtesy of my boyfriend jab. at the time i was feeling so small.


in my office, with my camera phone. just a random shot. i think i was feeling pensive then.



china (summer palace and the great wall), march 2008. photo courtesy of my youngest sister pascale. overall, i'm just really a goofball.

"don't be fooled by the mask i wear, for i wear a thousand masks and none of them are me..."

for more beautiful shutter sisters.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008



my trusty little digital buddy has a delay shutter which makes it difficult to take actions shots. but once i got the hang of prepping and just being patient, it became easier. surprisingly, i was able to snap quite a bit of action shots of my coworkers playing volleyball. more here.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008



sometimes sitting for extended periods of time at the bar prompts me to just snap shots of the most random things. this happens to be one of those random things.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

mellow yellow


a tad bit late with the weekly self-portrait thing. i just wish i had angled my legs/feet properly so that it was fully in the frame.

Friday, August 8, 2008


spent about an hour in patterson park last night.





so much prettiness ...


to have such sadness in the midst ...

Thursday, August 7, 2008




i find that i look for hearts in everything now. it's rather distracting, but in a good way. i would like to show other facets of love tho. that'll come with time.

Happy Love Thursday!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Tuesday, August 5, 2008



i found myself at this church again yesterday. i like the silhouette it creates. plus, it's a beautiful building. i shot this hanging out of my car window.

Monday, August 4, 2008



i sat in the park across the street from my condo building this afternoon, thinking. i thought about last week, about hurtful words that can't be taken back and how some things should just stay as they lay.

Friday, August 1, 2008



standing on jab's front stoop a few nights ago, it stormed something fierce in the county but in the city, it was just gloomy. this was around 6:15pmEST.


red curtains with late afternoon sunlight creeping in.


bright colored ribbons.



driving home one day a few months ago, i stopped at the intersection of Madison and Cathedral. it was late afternoon and i looked up. the First and Franklin Presbyterian Church was looming overhead, the sun was just to the left and the street was quiet. it made a lovely picture. too bad i didn't have my camera with me. so early this week, i pulled over and tooled around the corner and took pix of the street and surrounding buildings. i don't really do people, they move around and i feel intrusive.

Shutter Sisters:
Street Photography