I'm spending the next week as basically a tourist in Chicago. Sure, I've been living here for nearly a year, but I haven't gotten a chance to do a lot of things yet. With a few days off and my mom in town visiting, it's the perfect time! We started yesterday with a cold and dreary architecture boat tour on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. How cool to see the city from a different angle!
This Friday was quite an adventure! I innocently went out to take some photos and it was like a zoo! Bees all over the place - I was so scared I was going to get stung - and then a spider spinning his web right there in front of me! Neither bees nor spiders are exactly critters that I generally enjoy, but it was a fun photography challenge for sure! They move so fast, it was so hard to focus!
The trees have leaves again, which I love! I love the way the light shines through the leaves and they glow. :)
And I got a Lensbaby a few weeks ago, but I haven't played with it a lot yet. Focusing with this thing is HARD, but it is a good kind of challenge.
(For the non-photographers among us, a Lensbaby is a type of lens that produced the blurry edges around the photos above)
Happy weekend, friends!
I also spent Friday going up to Oklahoma City for the day with my mom and a friend. We, of course, did some shopping and then we headed into the city and spent some time at a park downtown. It was a really nice and even though it was chilly, I enjoyed photographing the flowers, plants, and especially the ducks!
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I totally skipped out on February, but I'm back in for March's theme of "candy!" I mean, who doesn't love a good excuse to buy candy?!
Mostly, though, I took this holiday as a chance to celebrate the love of my Heavenly Father. His love is like none other and I am so thankful for the peace, comfort, and joy that it brings me. On days when I feel alone, He opens my eyes to the beauty that he's created all around me.