This fall is the best fall. Today is the best day. I went on a meandering walk through my neighborhood this afternoon and discovered the loveliest views. It's 65 and sunny. Neighbors are raking leaves, listening to music, and taking walks. The roads are quiet and the squirrels are out in crowds stocking up for … Continue reading a beautiful day in the neighborhood
We went to Richmond for a couple hours yesterday so Daniel could do some research for a paper he's writing. While he toured the museum, I walked down to the Capitol and strolled through the monument park, taking pictures along the way. The high was 67, the sun was shining, and a breeze pulled lightly … Continue reading instaRichmond
Our recent visit to New York in one word? Relaxing. Surprising, because when I think of NYC I think of sensory overload. The 6 hour drive coupled with parking issues and various train and subway connections was exhausting, but it was lovely to settle into our friend's cramped apartment, cuddle with his fluffy cats, and … Continue reading new york for new year’s
I went on a 5 mile hike on a section of the Appalachian Trail that runs through Shenandoah National Park with friends from church on Saturday. It's one of the best things I've done all year. We stopped at overlooks along the way to rest and read some Psalms, and on the last stop we … Continue reading hiking at Shenandoah
One year ago yesterday, Daniel and I (and a small caravan of Daniel's family members - mine were waiting for us in Virginia) packed up the final fragments of our possessions, got in my trusty old Saturn, and started the drive up to Virginia. I had never been to Virginia and Daniel had never been … Continue reading one year in Charlottesville
When our original plans of visiting a nearby park were dashed, we simply ventured over to another one. It wasn't much for looks until the sun started pooling at that magic golden hour angle in the sky. Daniel found a beaten down pathway across the creek and we had a brief but satisfying outdoor adventure.
The new year always throws me for a loop. I spent yesterday at home, off work, in a miserable mood, lashing out anytime Daniel so much as spoke to me. I guess a new year makes me feel obligated: to change bad habits, develop good ones, get motivated, achieve everything at once. In the final … Continue reading closure
Land of poverty, yarn bombers, abandoned buildings, and a thousand beautiful churches. There seem to be more abandoned buildings in Baltimore than occupied ones. People linger in crowds on street corners and in alleys, boards nailed to the entryways of row houses, barbershops, and neglected historical buildings. Church doors are locked. In Baltimore, you see … Continue reading Baltimore