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Sunday, June 19, 2011

it's in the photograph

hey, there's some Weezer, some soccer, and the word "photograph."
somehow that all wraps up into a necessary post.

Just enjoy.

Friday, June 17, 2011

splish. splash.

Do I really have this many pictures of random docks?  I actually had to thin the collection a bit.  It would seem that I am unable to pass by a beautiful lake scene without taking a picture so that I may later dream of sitting on the dock, dangling my legs in the water and enjoying a peaceful summer day.  I don’t really think there is any better place to be in the world…

To the right is the greatest dock in the world- and that's an un-arguable fact.  The little dots of water are from playing fetch with one of the dogs at the cabin.  I really really miss it up there.

“I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore…

I hear it in the deep heart’s core.”
-William Butler Yeats

Minocqua, WI...  Home of more ideal spots for dock lounging than anywhere else in the world.  It's science.

In Akaroa Harbor in New Zealand.  There were multiple docks like this, just meandering down into the water.

I think this was at Lake Seneca in NY.  freeezing cold water, but a very very pretty area.

Who doesn't enjoy a nice rainbow after a ski show?  And that there, my friends, is on of my other most favorite docks in existence.

4th of July at Duck Lake in NY :)

Another shot from the world's greatest dock.  Just an amazing number of summer memories attached to this location..

Our new dock.
I think it'll do the trick :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

la chasse au bonheur

"What I know for sure is that you feel real JOY in direct proportion to how connected you are to living your truth."

yup, there it is.  I opened with a quote from The Oprah.  This is due to the fact that any quote about joy is so sickeningly sweet, that even I (who absolutely adores that stuff) couldn't handle it.  The idea of joy has been simplified into these really insipid little thoughts that bare little resemblance to how cool the feeling of joy really is.  It's this pure moment of forgetting everything except the feeling of some fantastic light busting out from within.  Or something like that.  I don't really write, I just steal thoughts from other people and muck them together with some of my fave pics.

So I tossed a few pictures that to me somewhat expressed that feeling... although it was difficult to avoid yet another collection of just cute kid pics, because it would seem that most adults have forgotten how to just let loose and just feel happy, even for long enough to snap a picture. 
I guess swimming in your dress is what brings joy to some.  especially if they've been drinking in the sun all day :)

It was the friendship or the fact that we were all tooling around in Australia...  both bring muchas muchas joy.

Kids bring more joy and spread more joy than anyone else.  Just looking at these little dudes gives me the grins.

ha!  mud pile during shot put season.  I don't know if that's joy or just plain crazy, but either way... good times.

My friend Rekha snapped this pic.  She was great with capturing kiddos at just the right moment...  I just preferred to toss them around a bit.

Ah!  Feet!  So awesome!  They're like hands for my legs!


That would be joy brought on by my sweet yellow shades.

Pauly was just a joy spreader.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

One Last TNT Thought

So one last thought from my continuous TNT posts that have little to do with my travels or photography in general...  I just wanted to show off my sweet-ass TNT jersey from race day, and say THANKS! to everyone that donated, tossed some encouragement to my gram, or bought a picture.  My grand total sale of one pic.  bought by my brother.  WHATEVER- I'm still stoked that one was sold :) 

The race itself was pretty sweet.  I recommend to anyone that they either run or at least attend a marathon at some point- with a cool sign if possible (my favorite from race day said "worst parade ever.") It was a crazy experience, and I ran the first ten miles on pure adrenaline, enjoying the crowds and watching the other runners.  It was also pretty cool that during the last mile (almost all uphill.  not cool) I heard another runner yelling to people "you're doing great!  finish strong!" which is just a fantastic example of the type of athletes involved in endurance events and what makes running so great.  Beyond that- the whole experience I had with TNT was amazing.  My teammates, coach, and new friends made me look forward to team trainings and pushed me further than I've ever run before (and I got the chance to raise some fat dolla dollas for a great cause.)

So this is the end of my harassing my very few blog followers for money- I will soon be back to scrapping together completely random collections of photography to ramble incoherently and nonsensically with terrible grammar and spelling.

as a final thought: