Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Visit to the Orchid Farm

My mom usually goes to this orchid farm close to our house, and I'd never thought to go with her until recently. It's so beautiful! Hanging orchids everywhere, so green and lush, and the sun hit everything so perfectly. I'm coming back before summer ends, hopefully.

There, I met this wonderful old cat who wasn't so friendly at first but ended up letting me pet him. If I owned a cat I think he would be the only thing I'd take pictures of, they're so adorable!

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Friday, June 24, 2011

Adventures with Boris

I went out with Boris last week and lent him my Canon AE-1 while I used my brother's half-frame camera. We walked around Oviedo in the Florida heat, and ended up shooting in a cemetery. Photos of those on my next post!

Sunday, June 19, 2011


These are just various pictures of the sky since january. I drove with my sister all the way to school everyday so the sky was something to look at for an hour.


Books, food, and the sun. Summer is hibernation mode for me.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sputnik Sweetheart

I just finished reading "Sputnik Sweetheart," the first Murakami novel I've read. I'm not exactly sure I understand it yet. Something about reading it made me feel like I was in a dream and when I'd woken up I felt disoriented and it was hard to piece together all the details of my dream. I'm going to have to read it again to really grasp the meaning of it. I really felt touched by the recurrent theme of longing and loneliness; Murakami writes so well, it's as if you're talking to a close friend. I especially like the simple yet profound words that were strewn across the book. Like when Sumire was pondering on "knowing" and "not knowing; how they're both really one thing. One cannot exist without the other. Or when she called K one night and asked what the difference was between a sign or a symbol.

It's hard to explain what this novel made me feel, and I'm not exactly great at explaining things to begin with. But I will tell you that Murakami can write words that truly speak to the reader, something that not many authors are able to do.


Right you are!"

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wild flowers and summer heat

Model: Hope Yoders