Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Missing: Muse of Blogging

Do you ever want to make something, but don't have the materials, so you just sit around feeling awful because you need to make it, but can't and don't know what to do?

The epitome of my current blogging situation. Seems like the muse of blogs has laughed in my face, run out the door, and is now hiding in potential picture-subjects along with the ticks and mosquitos. And all I can do is sit behind my protective screen door and pout.

I want to write, I really honestly do, but there is absolutely nothing going on right now. It's hot, there are blood sucking parasites outside, and I'm always tired. ;.;

Thankfully, on the upper side of things, I start college (if memory serves, which it usually doesn't, but anyway) on the 22nd of August. I plan on attempting to keep a journal through my college-ing weeks, which will probably roll over onto the blog as well. =D So hopefully my readers will get a kick out of reading about my first days. Perhaps I will be able to get some good photographs of nature then, too.

I can't wait to start school again. It's a whole new world for me, and I'm working my way into the ranks. Granted those ranks are very low, but I am moving up in the world! I went from Senior to...freshmen? I guess that's so for a four-year college, not a two year, but whatever. I'm a college freshmen! I'm going to be studying cosmetology with the hopes of someday owning my own salon, so happy joy joy there! Reasoning has it that having a salon is a smart move for this sort of economy, seeing as, no matter what, people will need their hair cut. No matter where I am in the country, no matter the state of the economy, someone will need to find someone else to cut their hair! It's a fantastic idea I think. And I love to talk (can hardly shut me up when I'm on a subject I love), so a job like this is more ideal than being a doctor (occupational therapy was my first choice, and is still in the running for perhaps future study).

On a side note, I did crochet a big pig plushie for a friend's birthday a while back. I forgot to get a picture of it before I mailed it off, but here are some of the shots from when it was first born. =3

Oink, oink!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Spring Blooms Fill Summer's Rooms

Summer can be so lovely at times. If one pushes the sweltering heat aside, one is confronted with the many wonders of the warmth. Ripe tomato fruits pop out of the greenery like strange cherry-fireflies of daylight, and their banana-yellow brethren down low, half-hidden in the leafy brush save for the telling glow of a squash. Baby polka-dots litter the front and back yards, and upon closer inspection reveal themselves to be hoards of wild strawberries. Outside the kitchen window, a songbird makes her nest in the blue berry bushes, finding it easier to eat from there than to hunt for bugs in the grass. Even the queen bees are brought to life in the hives, bursting from their time capsules into a hive full of workers.

Normally spring would conjure up such thoughts of life and newness, yet I find summer can do the same, making fresh things from the materials left behind from spring's previous wonders. Fruit will soon come forth from the blossoms Spring opened, seeds will sprout and rise to become the gorgeous trees and flowers of hot season. Everything comes from something, and all of it is equally beautiful and inspiring.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Might I Buy You Flowers?

I adore flowers. And thankfully there are tons, TONS, of flowering plants situated around my home. The names of the plants escape me, but it hardly matters when the camera is gripped between my hands, one finger raised over the button that captures the beauty made by God before me.

I run about like a child in search of Easter eggs when I have a camera. Like a cowboy and the faithful steed, we go wherever the winds take us, bringing back treasures to sift through. Sometimes it will even come with me when I'm shopping, snapping intriguing urban shots from behind a car window.

My computer files are loaded to the hilt with photos, and not all of those end up here. Only the best of the best make it to the blog stage. The others I use for inspiration with my writing. Lakeside shots for reference while I create my novels, for most require imaginative, fantastical settings and I must have beautiful photos to base the images from. And then there are the ones I take just for fun. They really serve no purpose other than giving me enjoyment while taking and looking through them later.

All in all, I adore photography. I love capturing an image that no one else sees unless it is in a photo. I love keeping a memory alive in picture-cryo. Should I ever get the chance to take photography classes, I should leap at it immediately!