Things have been rather quiet around here lately.

I’m working hard to keep it that way.

I find that I need things to be slow, slow enough that I don’t need a calendar, to really thrive.

I’ve been working on so many different things..sewing projects, painting projects, turning photographs into projects…I’m really anxious to try my hand at some woodworking. I want to build my own frames for my fine art photos, but I also want to learn to build furniture.

Last weekend we went to Nehalem Bay to camp for the weekend and celebrate Father’s Day. It was perfect and (mostly) quiet.


Susan Stripling.

Click the link. Trust me.

This week I had my first “beauty in the normalcy of the everyday” shoot with our friends the Bjornstedt’s.

I followed them around through a typical afternoon for their family.

I love the polish on her nails.

This shot of the entire crew checking the little guys diaper cracks me up.

I’ve been awake for an hour. I’m going back to the tulip fields trying to catch some sunrise shots. I set my alarm for 4:45, but my body won’t sleep. I’m rather excited and terrified at the same time.

I’m not sure why, but I don’t feel the same defensive need to allow tulips to be themselves as I do with dandelions and people. (although these are totally unaltered)

I have no idea why.

Sometimes things are just better left alone,

And sometimes it’s fun to play with them a bit.

Am I crazy?