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I was sitting here this afternoon sipping my coffee with pumpkin spice creamer in it (yes, I know, it’s at Target already) and doing a little daydreaming about fall when I realized that I have a bunch of photos from last fall that I never shared with the world. Since it’s Thursday, we can consider this another throwback Thursday of sorts. We’re throwing it back to the end of October and very beginning of November when I took a trip back east and got to explore Virginia (namely Richmond and Williamsburg) and North Carolina. I ate lots of food, had awesome company (hi, Andrew!), and took many photos that I’ve been very bad about posting. If you like blog posts with a zillion photos in them, you’re in luck! Crank up some music (I recommend starting with the two new songs by The Head and the Heart, “Library Magic” and “All We Ever Knew”), kick back, and pretend it’s fall with me, will you?

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Vernal Fall

Vernal Fall | April 2016 | Canon Elan 7E | 40mm f/2.8

Still working on the new site. But in the meantime I thought I would post a photo from Yosemite in April. Since the waterfalls were flowing like crazy, I knew I had to try the Mist trail to see Vernal Fall. It did not disappoint. I’m definitely wishing I was there today. I’m itching to take my cameras (yes, plural), some film, and get out and take photos again. Soon.

I have had the same website for a couple of years now (I think). My hosting is up at my old host this month, so I figured it was time to make some changes. I am rebuilding my site using WordPress. I am also in the process of attempting to carry over all of my old WordPress posts from my blog. So things might be a little sparse here for time being. I’m working on getting all of my posts and images back, and at the same time, building a new site. Hang in there with me! I’ll have this thing looking amazing-ish again soon.

Illustration Friday: TornadoAs soon as I saw this week’s Illustration Friday topic, I immediately thought of a Wizard of Oz themed drawing. (I’m sure lots of other people did, too!) My dad’s side of the family is from Kansas, and when I was a kid, we’d take trips there, usually during spring break. On one of my trips, the souvenir I brought back was a tornado in a jar. I thought it was the coolest thing. I remember bringing it to school on one of our show and tell days. Not only did I have a tornado in a jar, but my grandma was named Dorothy and she lived in Kansas! (I distinctly remember telling this story to the class.) But she didn’t have a dog named Toto. She and my grandpa had a dog named Tiny instead.

I had that tornado in a jar for quite awhile, at least until the bottom started to rust out and chunks started to float around in the liquid. I’d pretend they were tumbleweeds, but they did look pretty gross. So the tornado in a jar had to be thrown out. But I’ll always have fond memories of that tornado in a jar and the Wizard of Oz.