Month: March 2011

Joy of Luck

Continuing with the daily prompts of the Joy of Luck class from Willette Designs… [3. lucky symbols] Seashells collected over the years remind me how lucky we are to travel. [4. seven favorite material things] 1. BasiL, the cat. 2. Old photos of Jay’s and my family. 3. Camera. 4. Bling. 5. Everything in my camera bag. 6.iPhone and MacBookPro. 7.External hard drives that carry all of my photos. And yes, I realize that this is more than seven items. And yes, I could’ve taken many, many more photos for this assignment. [5. & 6. what brings you luck and who is a blessing] My college education and experience led me to the post-college internship that helped me land the job I have today. Shortly after getting the job, my husband proposed. Shortly after that, we were able to buy a house. Lots of luck! And of course, I’m lucky to have my husband. Here he is standing in front of Old Main at Penn State. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! p.s. …

Happy ending. New beginning.

Thyme went to his new home today. I am told he will have lots of room to run around in and play, and he’ll be sharing this space with three furry friends, two cats and a dog. I am overjoyed that he is no longer at Petco. But I am shattered with new realization that he is never coming home again. This hurts. A lot. I hope your new family enjoys you as much as we did. I know they will. All my love, Jen


There’s no question that I love to take photos. But sometimes, I’ll admit, it’s hard to find inspiration to find things to photograph. A fellow photog and TPS spouse (visit her blog here) suggested an online photography workshop from Willette Designs. It’s a free weeklong class that includes daily motivational photography ideas and tips. I’m in love. I thought I’d share our first two assignments with you. [1. gift] Prompt: What inanimate object/thing/concept is something that you take for granted on a daily basis? This one was easy. I’m lucky to share a beautiful home with my husband. [2. green] Prompt: Today I want you to find the green – this can be ANYTHING that is either the literal color green OR something that brings newness, new beginnings, life, or hope to an otherwise dismal situation. A green willow tree at a nearby park. More to follow in the next week. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Early blossoms

A perk to living in Southern Maryland in the spring is being surrounded by cherry blossom trees. Some are already starting to bloom. The owner of the tree in the photo tells me his tree blooms earlier than most and will bloom again in the fall. Beautiful. Welcome back, spring. We’ve missed you.