Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

7.13.15

I'm currently working on my Polaroid project for this year, which is where I'm trying to document the year's events through Polaroid's. My camera wasn't working in the beginning, which wasn't very good, but thankfully it decided to cooperate again.

This is just a small taste of my project.

 
 
Also working on a book challenge. The motivation to complete one is very small, but I plan to stay with it. My first challenge is a Pulitzer Prize winning book. Wow, there are so many good ones to choose from: To Kill a Mockingbird, Grapes of Wrath, All the Light We Cannot See...the list goes on and on. I'm kind of leaning towards To Kill a Mockingbird, with Harper Lee's new book coming out tomorrow (which I hear is going to be a very shocking book).
 
Also, I've created a Facebook page. I would really appreciate it if you could check it out :) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaside-Hibiscus/1468761880102971?ref=hl
 


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Summer Adventures #2

Hello everyone.

We just got back from a trip to the beach. It's such a tranquil place, I love it so much. The sunrises are fantastic and entirely magical, a beautiful blend of bright colors mixing together over peaceful waters.

There really is just so much about the beach to love. The way the seabirds fly across the sky to look for food. How the waves crash against the shore. The vibrant beach umbrellas lined up together in the sand. It's amazing and breathtaking.

I would have to say the beach is definitely one of my favorite places for photography. So many different subjects to shoot and there's always something different happening.



 
"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."
Jacques Cousteau

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Summer Adventures #1

Our city is a rather interesting place. So much modernization in it and yet it's still old, which is something I really love about it. There's so much contrast. What I adore about it the most though is seeing the old buildings/architecture, like hotels from the 1920s or vintage bookstores and imagining the interesting stories they must contain. It fills you with so much nostalgia. To imagine all the different eras these buildings have stood through, it's just amazing.




Anyways, I've also been out working in my little vegetable garden. I'm thrilled I was able to grow some vegetables this year. Last year I tried growing some strawberries, but the squirrels got to them. However, my sunflowers were unfortunately eaten by some creature....*sighs*.... I do have one sunflower on the porch though and it's so cool to see it solar tracking throughout the day.

We have this hummingbird that comes around to our garden everyday. I was able to get a video of it getting a quick snack yesterday.

video

Monday, June 8, 2015

Wonderful Things About Summer

>> Fireflies floating through the night sky

>> Falling asleep to the symphony of crickets at night

>> When a small breeze comes and fills the air with the aroma of nearby flowers

>> How the earth smells after a light afternoon rainstorm

>> Visiting local farmer's markets

>> Reading a good book outside in the warmth of the sun

>> Watching hummingbirds happily glide to different flowers

 
 
“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”  
Henry James


Monday, June 1, 2015

Hello June



 
The scent of wild honeysuckle has to be one of the best smells in the world.



What’s a better way to celebrate the beginning of June than with homemade ice cream! I attempted to make spearmint ice cream, with fresh spearmint from my herb garden. I’m actually quite surprised the machine cooperated and mixed it together properly. It's usually temperamental and doesn’t work very well.
Anyways, it tastes delicious! The spearmint flavor isn’t too overpowering and it isn’t very sugary.  I’ll have to go and explore some other flavors now. Coffee, strawberry, lavender….so many options.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Spring Snapshots

I am so happy this semester is almost over! Summer is just around the corner!