Friday, May 30, 2008

One of these days...

...I'm going to learn how to properly slow down and relax. But not now! I finished the semester (all A's and I passed my Ph.D. qualifying exam!!!) and now I'm getting ready to head out on a trip with my research group. (Thanks in advance to Shannon, Mark, Mom, and Dad for babysitting my apartment while I'm gone!) I had grand plans to do a post on natural framing before I left, but that's just not going to happen. Too much to do before we leave, and long informational posts, unfortunately, do not help get my affairs in order or my clothes in my suitcase. ;) But I will leave you with one of the photos I was going to use as an example:


Gardenias are by far my favorite-smelling flower. They smell sweet and heady, especially in the still (aka hot and humid) night air of the Gulf Coast. They're not the prettiest, but oh goodness do they make up for it with their scent. And, if you catch 'em properly framed by their leaves, they're not too dreadful to look at, either.

And on that note, I'm audi. Don't know what the interwebs situation will be, but I'll definitely be taking pictures and hopefully be posting them sporadically! Ciao! =)


  1. well you will be missed.......look forward to your photos of your journey. The gardenia shot is quite stunning. Enjoy your trip.

  2. Congrats on the As and the PhD qualifying!!! I'm totally with you on adoring gardenias. In high school I used to wear a drugstore perfume that smelled like it--best I could do at that time...
    The smell of gardenias always makes me think of the song "Black velvet" Great pic.
    Have a great trip, and I look forward to seeing pics!
    Oh, and I FINALLY figured out aperture (which I also pronounce aperature) I LOVE it--thanks for the teachings! :)

  3. p.s. I didn't spellcheck, so I hope I spelled everything right on the first try! :)

  4. Congrats on passing your qualifying exam! That's a huge accomplishment. Have a great summer!

  5. Well done, congrats on the exam success!

  6. Sadly, the lovely blooming only lasted about a week, then we hit a cold spell again! :)
    Thanks to you (and PW & Miz B), and a lovely sunny day, I learned myself some aperature! :) I used the Av setting, with the biggest aperture being f/5.6.
    I LOVE IT! Thanks! :)
    Check out these pics my uncle took of a snake in his yard:

    I'm drooling over macro lenses now...

  7. Wooo congrats on passing the exam :)

    and you and Abby have fun on the trip!!!


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