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Time for a photowalk, with images that caught my eye and made me happy today.

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Gray morning, after a windy, rainy week, but a few leaves are still clinging on.

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Fuzzies and bright leaves on one branch

 

apples

Would you like an apple, little girl?

pupp

The WonderPup, although she makes me happy every day!

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Why, yes, Bliss is spelled Cupcake! And the other sign…Books. Cats. Life is Good. Why, yes it is, especially when you have all those things!

 

chapelhill_bldgs

I can not properly explain how much I love streets like this!

fancy_birdhouse

Top of a birdhouse. I would be pretty darn psyched if I was a bird.

closedoor

Ha! A rather ineffective sign, it would appear

wireless

Free wireless with hookah session. Good to know.

wall_writing

The writing is on the wall. Even if it is a very small wall.

crook_pig

MUST. EAT.HERE.

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Side of the wall of the above restaurant

light_colors

Yes, please. Times 50,000.

pieceofme

Ha!!!!!! You want a piece of me? David’s ear, $29.99 Ha!(my father-in-law, shouldn’t that be van gogh? Double Ha!)

pita

Fresh pita from local, organic ingredients. Just because I can’t eat this doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the awesomeness.

emptysign

The sign is empty, but still so beautiful!

Thanks for coming on my happy trip today!

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fairy

The past month, and longer, I’ve not been myself, trapped in being unwell, with no energy left for anything I normally do. The fog is lifting, sun is breaking up the shadows and I am feeling much more like my usual mermaid self.

Some recent-ish photos that I love, and that make me feel happy, just because. Small slices of happiness are worth sharing! And the story of what’s been going on with me will be coming soon. It’s nice to feel I’m coming out the other side of it now.

 

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Spiderwebs and glowing light. Nature’s art.

 

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I adore old books!

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This was actually set up for a photo shoot I was working on with Husband, he was doing an interview and thought he wanted the chair. I just loved this shot I took as I was setting up. No reason. It just spoke to me.

 

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playing around, waiting for another photo shoot to start. I think I want to get this one framed.

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Rich color and contrasts. Swoon.

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A happy little flower, content with its face in the sun, and not afraid of the dark behind it. Yes.

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yes please – sunshine and green and a proud little flower.

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Hubby and I needed a recharging weekend, he’s been very stressed at work, and I needed some relaxing, outdoor time.

I found Pilot Knob Inn, a charming B&B located about two hours away from home, out past Winston-Salem.

Before checking in, we went to Hanging Rock State Park, hiked up to the bouldering field and got to try our first attempt at outdoor bouldering. Now because we didn’t have any bouldering pads or anything, we stayed really low to the ground, so we wouldn’t get hurt if we fell. It was frustrating, because we very much wanted to climb higher and play on the rocks more, but we were suitably wary of broken bones or worse.

The bouldering field was incredible, I described it as a giant’s playground. Huge big rocks, climb a little path and find even more around the corner. We will definitely be going back!

Then we went to check in to our little log cabin!

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Isn’t it darling? We completely fell in love with it. It was the honeymoon suite 🙂

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porch sitting

Our front porch! We stood out here and watched an awesome thunderstorm.

black kitty

There were four kittens who lived under our porch. They were happy to sit on the porch with us, but wouldn’t let us pet them. Their mom checked us out, and decided we were mostly harmless.

black white kitty

orange kitty

I love pink kitten feet

kitten pile

Kitten pile!!

cabin path

Isn’t this peaceful and beautiful? I felt so relaxed staying here.

birdhouse

Our birdhouse at the cabin

hubby and pup

Hubby and a pup who lived on the property, love at first sight for both.

bridge pose

A rare mermaid on a bridge sighting

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Hubby on swinging bridge

yumm

Some of the  yummy fruit spread I had for breakfast today

pilot mtn

pilot mtn tree

Today, we drove up to Pilot Mountain.

grapes

Then went to a nearby vineyard

slow grapes

I didn’t know there were fast grapes and slow grapes

grapes working

But even though they are slow grapes, they are hard workers

fruit wine

And they make lovely wines!

And that was our weekend! We came home feeling relaxed and that we had a chance to unwind, and really get away from everything, even though we were only gone for two days.

Hooray for mini getaways!

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Some photos from my recent engagement session with my good friend Eva and her fiance Tim. I will be shooting their wedding in October, and I am so honored and excited! Pictures were all taken at this great little park practically across from our downtown Durham, NC office.

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dancing

gumkiss

It was actually their idea to do a gum-kissing shot but I love how it came out.

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You can see the full session over at flyingmermaid.zenfolio.com under Engagements.

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boxes

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old barns

“There’s beauty in the breakdown”

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Flowers. Macro. Love!

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