Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Hello, beloved blog readers! Just a quick note to tell you that you could win two free 5x7 prints from my etsy shop by entering this giveaway hosted by Salad for Breakfast! I've won some cool stuff from etsy-related blog giveaways, so I thought it was appropriate to share the love. :) You can choose ANY two photos from my shop if you win, including these new ones you might not have seen yet!

The giveaway only runs for a few days, so hurry up! ;)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

ugly things

sometimes, ugly things--
if you look at them just right--
are almost pretty

Friday, April 9, 2010

wisteria love

Wisteria is blooming everywhere around me right now. It's kind of strange, because I lived here all last Spring too, and somehow I failed to take note of this beautiful flower. I'm pretty observant, but I just don't remember the world looking like this last April! Maybe spending 12+ hours in cinderblock rooms without windows every day has just made me that much more appreciative of the natural world. In any case, wisteria is one of my new favorite things. I've been wanting to take some pictures of it for a couple of weeks and just didn't have time to make it happen. So when I discovered (yesterday) that there was a bunch of it growing right behind my building, I had to have a little photo shoot. I still want to get some more pictures in other locations and with better light, but I was pleasantly surprised at how some of these turned out (post-iphoto editing, that is), so I thought I'd share. :)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

unholy week

So, clearly I failed miserably at "blogging for Lent." It wasn't one of my best ideas, I have to say. I've amassed a huge list of blog ideas that should be explored and recorded, but actually doing it seems like work. So when I contemplate trying to write, all I can think of is how I have so much "real" work to do, so if I'm going to feel like I'm working, I may as well do something school related. Pathetic, I know. As if dedication to discipleship is less productive? I'm rather ashamed of my failure. I suck.

But then again, I guess that's the point. I suck, and that's why I need Jesus. And that's why I'm thankful for the resurrection.

Happy Easter.