Road Trips + A New Project

On the weekends, I take a lot of trips. My boyfriend lives approximately 4 hours away from me (at the moment) and may end up even further away eventually. So, we do a lot of weekend trips to see each other. 

Road Trips + A New Project
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At the Park

Sometimes when there is too much going on in life, I need a little trip to the park. When things start to get overwhelming, a walk in nature can really help me to clear my head.

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At the Park
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Hot Summer Days

St. Louis has been seeing some very hot, Summer days lately. I mean 100+ degree weather. Luckily, I have a pool in my backyard, so I have a way to cool off on those days. 

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Hot Summer Days
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St. Louis Streets

I drive the streets of downtown St. Louis almost every day to/from work. I think I've mentioned this before, but sometimes I like to just stop and take some photos of what's going on or what's around me.

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St. Louis Streets
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Kansas City, MO

This past weekend, I met up with Erica in Kansas City, MO. She was in town for work and I decided to take the train from St. Louis so we could hang out. I had never been to Kansas City before, and neither had she. I definitely had a blast

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Kansas City, MO

Sunshine Days

We have had some crazy, stormy weather lately. Last week, I swear it rained all week. Luckily, we had a beautiful weekend. 

Sunshine Days

On the Streets

Sometimes, if I am running a bit early to work...I will stop and take some photos on my commute. This is how I get a lot of my street photos. I'll be honest, I still get anxious when I walk around and take photos. I feel like people just stare at me, and that makes me a bit uncomfortable. I am working on getting over this, so I can take more/different street photos.

On the Streets

Some More Macro

 One day last week, I grabbed my macro attachment and got out to take some more macro photos. I'm still learning how to use it, but I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

Some More Macro

From The Weekend

My parents left for a cruise on Saturday. I'm pretty jealous. I've never been on a cruise. My Saturday was filled with dropping them off at the airpot, running errands, a 1st birthday party, and a stop at the park. 

From The Weekend
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Spring Flowers

As much as I love the cooler weather - I am ready for all of the beautiful Spring flowers to be here. We have a few around the house, but not many. 

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Spring Flowers

Let's Catch Up

I have no idea why, but I've been a bit MIA lately...across almost all social media. I haven't taken many photos. I just...haven't been around. I have been a bit busy, but in reality, I haven't felt much like being online lately. I am a little sad that I haven't pushed myself to get out and take more photos. Taking photos is my favorite thing to do. If we are being honest here, my anxiety has been awfully bad lately and it's kept me from doing a whole lot of things that I normally enjoy. Today is a better day, though.

Let's Catch Up
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Some Recents

So, I started doing a photo a day project again...and I've already quit. I just have entirely too much going on to be able to do it. I always, always end up snapping something quick that I don't like and eventually I start hating the project. So, I'm just moving on and I won't be trying again. Anyway, here are some of my photo a day photos that I really liked.

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Some Recents
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Hello, Spring

Spring is finally here! However, yesterday, I woke up to snow on the ground. It melted rather quickly, and to be honest, I was quite disappointed. I love snow. I know I am probably in the minority here, but I do love it. The plus side to Spring...more nature photos!

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Hello, Spring
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Rainy Days

It rained pretty much the entire weekend. It was off an on rain - but definitely gloomy + rainy all weekend. Regardless, I was still pretty busy. I felt like I had a ton of stuff to get done. Luckily, I got it all done and was able to have a little bit of relax time with Walter on Sunday.

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Rainy Days

In My Ona Bowery Bag

I have used probably every kind of fashionable camera bag out there. I’m not even exaggerating. I have tried Jo TotesKelly MooreEpiphanieTheitCheeky Lime…all of them. I was never completely satisfied with any of them. There was always something missing. Something that just didn’t make them work for me. My favorite out of all of them was the Theit Bossi - such a fashionable bag - but a bit too fashionable for me. Not quite my casual style. I’ve either returned or sold all of the bags I tried. There are so many options out there - but I just hadn’t found the one for me.

In My Ona Bowery Bag
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Summer in Winter

Sometimes, in the middle of Winter, we get Summer weather. It’s like that here in Missouri. A couple of weekends ago, we had 80 degree, sunshine days. I decided that was the perfect time to walk through the park with Walter.

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Summer in Winter
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Macro Photography

When I first got my camera – I bought a very expensive, dedicated macro lens. I hate it. In my opinion, it wasn’t worth the money at all. I ended up returning it. A few weeks ago, I found this lens attachment on Amazon. It was only $25, so I figure it was worth a shot. I got the lens about a week ago and I am in love with it! It was well worth the $25 – and I think it’s much better than the expensive lens I returned.

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Macro Photography

The Monochrome Series v.2

I’m back with the second installment of The Monochrome Series. I enjoy doing this series. It’s amazing how black and white can completely transform a photo. In my opinion, it adds a great deal of emotion to a photo – whether it’s a photo of a person or a place or even just an object – black and white can completely change the mood.

The Monochrome Series v.2
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At the Zoo

I haven’t been to the Zoo in such a long time. Probably five years. I was organizing photos on my hard drive and came across some that I took the last time I was at the Zoo.

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At the Zoo
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Weekend Nature Walks

On the weekends, Walter and I like to get out and go on nature walks – if the weather permits. I prefer cooler days. If it’s too hot – we can’t stay out long. Neither one of us does good in the heat. Fall is probably my favorite time to go on nature walks. We had really nice weather a couple of weeks ago – so we were able to get in some good outside time.

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Weekend Nature Walks