Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Over the Hills We Go

Shenandoah Valley
Fall color on Skyline Drive
Shenandoah Valley
Autumn in Virginia
Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia

Last Saturday, we drove a couple of hours away to the Blue Ridge Mountains. I realized right before we left that I'd forgotten to charge my camera battery, and of course it started flashing almost as soon as we arrived. But luckily, I managed to get some good shots before it quit.

It was gorgeous out, and the views down into the valley were breathtaking! I'm not really a fan of heights, but oddly enough, it didn't bother me at all to be looking down at tiny houses in the distance. I only got a bit nervous once when I climbed on top of a wall to get a better shot; the wind was whipping all around me. I made Peter hold onto me because I felt like I might get blown off the wall and go tumbling down the mountain! Actually, I'm not sure if I "made" him or he just did it automatically. Probably the latter. :)

Virginia is such a beautiful state, and there's a lot more I'd like to see. Hopefully, we can take some more weekend trips soon!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall Sale!

Happy Friday, guys! I've been working on lots of stuff behind the scenes--I'll share an update soon--but in the mean time, I decided to have a fall sale to help make room for new things! Use coupon code "PUMPKIN" to save 20% on everything in my Etsy shop through the weekend.

This week has flown by, and I still have many things yet to cross off my to do list, but I'm looking forward to some beautiful weather over the next couple of days and maybe taking a day trip to see some fall foliage. What are you up to?

P.S. A random thing has been happening lately when I reply to comments; it shows up for a second and then disappears. I'm not quite sure why that's happening, and I am still able to reply via email, so it's not a big deal. Just thought I'd mention it in case someone out there has had a similar issue and knows how to fix it? I tried google and couldn't find anything that helped. xo

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Let's Take a Walk

On Sunday, we ended up in Georgetown after running some errands and decided to walk around and see if we could spy some changing leaves. Fall color seems to have come on slowly in our area, and even though there's still a lot of green left, it's starting to look really pretty! I can't wait until all the trees are dazzling reds, oranges, and yellows; it's my absolute favorite time of year to take a walk.

The Edes House in Georgetown, Washington, DC
Of course, there were lots of cute pumpkins and Halloween decorations to see too.

Halloween decorations in Georgetown, Washington, DC

I think next weekend we're going to drive out somewhere in the country or the mountains to see more autumn color. It's such a tricky thing to plan because you never know when peak color will hit. But I got some more film for my yashica, and I'm super excited to try to get some good nature photos. I definitely need more practice with that camera, and that's as good excuse as any to get out of the city for a little while.

Have the leaves changed in your neighborhood?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Forgotten Film

I got back my first roll of film from an old yashica I bought at Good Will a year or two ago. It took me a loooong time to finish that roll. I sort of forgot it was in there, and I hadn't picked up that camera in months. But I finally did finish it on our trip to Dinosaur Land, and I got my prints back last week. I had zero expectations because I wasn't even sure if the camera worked, so I'm pretty happy that a few came out ok. Anyway, here are really random shots from the last year or so; I don't even remember where I was when some of these were taken!

I definitely want to get some more film and try again. I wish photography wasn't such an expensive hobby, though. If anyone has a good source for film or processing, I'd love recommendations. xo, Mary