Wax Blossoms.  Spring, 2014.  Atlanta, GA.

Wax Blossoms.  Spring, 2014.  Atlanta, GA.

Dripping Orchids..  Spring 2014, Atlanta, GA
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Dripping Orchids..  Spring 2014, Atlanta, GA

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It was a damn-near perfect Spring day here in Atlanta yesterday.  

B&W kitty as alarm clock.

B&W kitty as alarm clock.

Sexy beast.

Sexy beast.

Hygieia, Goddess of Health.  Gustav Klimt’s depiction is my favorite. It is said the snake chooses to take the medicine from her bowl, or not; symbolic of a person choosing to take their well-being into their own hands.

On this day, the wellness of my being meant laying in bed with my husband. 
All day.

Hygieia, Goddess of Health. Gustav Klimt’s depiction is my favorite. It is said the snake chooses to take the medicine from her bowl, or not; symbolic of a person choosing to take their well-being into their own hands.

On this day, the wellness of my being meant laying in bed with my husband.
All day.

Saluda, NC. #tbt to my winter honeymoon with @oldmanreever .

Saluda, NC. #tbt to my winter honeymoon with @oldmanreever .

"Bright Unfolding" - 2011
Mamiya C3 - Portra 400
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"Bright Unfolding" - 2011

Mamiya C3 - Portra 400

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borderunion:

TRAINS YAY

Took manandhisworld on a photo excursion last week. Shenanigans ensued. :)

borderunion:

TRAINS YAY

Took manandhisworld on a photo excursion last week. Shenanigans ensued. :)

The Thaw

Every year, towards the end of winter, I go into hibernation mode.  It’s usually in the last few weeks, when we’ve had one or two warmer days to tease us, but we still have those final, miserable weeks to get through.  It’s then, it seems inevitably, that I finally succumb to the winter chill; it finally gets into my bones and slows me to inaction and complacency.  It stifles my creative function and my picture-taking freezes up with the too-anxious little buds on the trees outside.

But now, finally, I feel the thaw is holding sway.  I’m in the place that was always home before — The South, with it’s old familiar charm and early Spring.  Here now, this time, I’m with the man that I love.  Even though it is some time until we return to our beloved Pacific Northwest, new life is beginning to spring up around us as we build a new life together.  

Thanks be to Springtime, and the bright, new beginning it brings.