^^^charlie bailed a few times running down a hill. i considered cleaning off his face but this is who he is at this stage in life. i get him outside and he’s so much more content. he’s also a little bit of a daredevil and is usually pretty filthy within minutes.
^^^this was during a storm. i’m really loving long exposure these days and find shooting in that style to be quite therapeutic. especially when it’s during a crazy storm and i’m forced to be still. i love it. jamie’s getting me a new tripod for christmas and although i like the one i have (i’ve been using it for the past 7 years or so) it’s just too heavy. and my other one is too flimsy. so i’m getting a travel one that won’t be too hard to pack around. i’m excited! this fall was a little depressing, i’ll admit. there’s so much going on in the world; wars, the earth being destroyed and poisoned, children dying… maybe i think too much plus with the internet and social media it’s pretty hard to ignore. i never exposed myself to media in the past because we’re being fed so many lies and the truth gets twisted or buried. so i didn’t really know or want to know what was going on in the world. but now sometimes i look at myself and i almost see my dad (he was news obsessed and it would make him so angry), it’s so hard not to get wrapped up into and it’s so depressing. there’s so much hate in our world. and then it rained for about two months straight so that just added to the feeling of despair. even these photos are depressing to me.
but right now, right now it’s snowing and i’m kind of loving it. we’re drinking way too much hot chocolate for our own good, it’s become routine around here and i’m feeling inspired. and i love feeling inspired. so i’m going to go with that and hopefully that is what carries me into the new year. i hope you’re enjoying your holidays!