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Shawn Marie & I shot a wedding in New London last weekend, here are some snaps from the event! Congrats, Jesse & Tara!

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…I came across this 35-minute film while looking at another friend’s blog and I wish like hell I’d seen it back in April when I got laid off from my retail management position at American Apparel. It’s so easy to look at getting laid off/fired as the end of the world, but it can be the most freeing thing to happen to you. I identified with this short so well, having just graduated from school with an advertising degree yet not wanting to go into advertising; having been laid off from my full time job and steady income yet not being able to collect unemployment because of my full-time student status; wanting desperately to survive as a freelance photographer & graphic designer yet being less than thrilled about having to take every job that came along in order to pay the bills… It’s simple: do what you love. If you have 35 minutes (seriously), watch this. It feels good… and we can all benefit from a little bit of feel-good.

[watch ‘Lemonade’ now]

It’s getting to be about that time when I have to start thinking about planting seeds indoors for this year’s garden. The thing that makes gardening more exciting this year is that I have an entire… huge… YARD to work with (!!!), so that means trees, raised beds, herbs fruits veggies flowers… trellises to grow climbing roses on, etc… I can hardly contain my excitement 🙂

some of the beauties I’m looking forward to planting this year:

_mimosa silk tree

_tulip tree

_white pumpkins

_pickling cucumbers

_lavender

_poppies

_red currants

_ranunculus

_melons

….and I also discovered a Weeping Pussy Willow tree (!?), but it may have to wait. Ahh! I plan to spend copious amounts of time with the gardens this summer… sigh.

[a mimosa silk tree in bloom]