Last Sunday, I took a walk right before golden hour hoping that I'd spot the mystical white deer that roams our neighborhood. I didn't then - though we spotted it grazing in our yard last night at around 9:40! - but I did spot a patch of wildflowers pouring out from a neighbor's yard into … Continue reading take a walk
We threw a surprise birthday party for my boss on Wednesday. My coworkers and I gathered at a pizza place on the Downtown Mall while we waited for her daughter to find a reason to get her out of the coffee shop. Once they passed, we scampered to the shop to set up. We ate … Continue reading surprises
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
Taylor and I became fast friends this summer. She's moving to Georgia at the end of the week and I wanted the chance to meet her husband, newly arrived from Wales, before they departed. I took the day off and we all took a trip to Skyline Drive. We saw wildflowers galore, dozens of butterflies, … Continue reading at the skyline
We took a trip out to Madison to meet up with my friend, Taylor, before heading to a local peach festival. She lives with her mom, three dogs, a couple cats, and some feisty goats on a few acres surrounded by mountains and lush Virginia countryside. I'm so glad I got to see it before she … Continue reading madison county, va
I wandered around UVA's campus on Saturday while Daniel picked up some books from the library. It's an overwhelmingly majestic place, full of secret garden pathways with blooms and buzzing insects, and century old buildings set in the valleys and hills of the Piedmont.
Gray days always bring out the most beautiful hues in nature. The bad and the good balance out in the end. (My neighbor stole that dog from its negligent owner's backyard.)
After I heard that my friend Gillian was flying to England to surprise her mom for her birthday, I decided it'd be perfect to surprise my sister by showing up for her college graduation in Jacksonville, Florida. I'd been homesick for awhile anyway, and with a new job that provides generous personal leave, everything fell … Continue reading surprise!