Sometimes when you see hoards of neon signs, you stare because of the bright color. Sometimes when you stare at the bright colors, your eyes hurt. Sometimes when your eyes hurt, you see a neon sign that looks like a penis. Sometimes when you see a penis, it's not really a penis.
This past week was the last time I will be visiting San Diego for a long while. My grandmother used to live in Poway; but within the last five years, she got cancer twice and after her moving to South Carolina so we could help, she passed. She wanted to be in the ocean when she died and we didn't think it was right to put her in the Atlantic. Grandma was a Southern California girl all the way and loved the ocean and palms of California.
It was a beautiful ceremony and family that I haven't seen in years was there to celebrate her life. I wanted to share some of the photos from my trip, but I couldn't just post them and pretend there was a happy reason that I was there. I see Grandma everywhere and I hope you can see her beautiful influence in some of these images.
These cookies are officially one of my favorites, and you know how I much I love to bake my own goodies. Not only is there the perfect icing to cookie ratio, but it's so light that I could eat all 31 of them!
We had them for my brother's graduation party and I am not even sure that he got to have one because they were gone as soon as they were out. I highly suggest grabbing some for your special and not so special occasions near North Augusta, SC!
Have fun in college. Make friends. Go an adventures. Be yourself and don't let anything hold you back.
I cannot believe that my little brother is a senior in high school! I have watched him grow up into such a polite young man and I am very proud of him. For those interested, he will be attending Clemson for business finance; so instead of being mom's problem at home, he can be my problem here in the upstate. His high school prom was not that long ago and I can finally share some images of him and his beautiful girlfriend. Enjoy!
Did you know that Clemson has a creative research project that focuses on genetically diverse crops? I have been working with Zack, who currently runs the Living Seed Ark and conducts these experiments. He does all sorts of testings at the organic farm and I have been lucky enough to photograph the progress these last couple of months.
There are 120 different tomatoes, 116 selections of peanuts and 119 varieties of okra down at the organic farm being tested for growth. The Living Seed Ark strives to connect with farmers and chefs in the area to promote diversity and great tasting products with the varieties that they grow. The varieties are maintained in a USDA certified organic environment located at the Student Organic Farm in Clemson. Sometimes during the summer, you can drive by and see hoards of sunflowers growing in the field next to the organic farm!
Here are some of the neat images that I have gotten over the past few months!
After exams, what else is there for 4 college kids to do other than go on an adventure? We had a plan to go hiking at Triple Falls and Looking Glass, then to go into Hendersonville and Brevard. Did you know there is a pinball museum in Hendersonville? It is awesome and I highly suggest that you check it out if you are in the area. I got one image of my roommate there, but haven't edited it yet. Do you want me to post a before and after?
On the trip, I took three cameras. Yes, excessive, but a good decision. I had one film camera so that I could learn, my Nikon D750, and my polaroid with black and white film. I was feeling very Ansel Adams with the black and white and I cannot wait to share those when I get the regular film developed and the polaroids scanned.
It was a much needed and awesome sauce adventure. Also, fact of the day, Brevard is home to white squirrels.
This past weekend, I second shot a wedding with my friend from journalism class. Ely Middleton is a creative who has been doing a lot of photography work lately and she is amazing. Ely knows how to direct clients, is a very welcoming person, and does her job with a smile on her face. You should definitely check her and her blog out when you get a chance! https://lettersfromely.com/
This Earth Day, I decided to build a raised garden box outside of my place of residence. I love to garden and take care of plants, but the soil in Clemson kind of sucks. Living on top of red clay, the soil is not the best for things like tomatoes and peppers. So, I grabbed some lumber and went to work. I dug all four holes and sunk the posts in 10.5 inches then built the long sides and put them in. Finally the end pieces got screwed in and there we go! I cannot wait to fill it up with dirt and grow all of the things!