photo a day is here!

ladies & gentlemen, photo a day july is back! time to catch up on all the challenge photos from the past 7 days. of course, there’s a little bit of a camp theme, since that’s where i’ve been. hope you enjoy!

made it to camp! here are some of the natural gardens on the property.

this is what we do when it’s time to eat. hehe. swedes are excited about their meals. grab the food inside, then enjoy it outside. and just because it’s summer, enjoy your meal outside, even if you’re shivering and cold. hehe. cuz, that’s just how a swedish sumer is.

i enjoyed some big time relaxation on monday. ahhh…

hanging out by the campfire tuesday evening. i love the greens & blues.

 singing. lots of swedish letters in the songbook.

 love the contrast of the texture of the sand & the wax. candles lit by different people… representing prayers, thoughts, dreams, hopes, fears. a beautiful moment.

a opening of blue sky in the clouds.

there ya go! can’t wait to see what photo opportunities the next week brings! and, of course, i’ll be posting lots of pics & lots of thoughts from the camp in the next few days. until then, have a super saturday out there…

peace out.

week 1: april photo a day.

the first week of april has come to a close, and i’ve got some pictures to share from the #photoadayApril challenge. i made it through the whole week & found some days a challenge, but I pushed the creative side of my brain to the max… hehe. i truly enjoy this little photo experience & i’m looking forward to next week!

ok. here we go!

day 1- reflection: my reflection in my iPad, as I rode on the train.

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day 2 – color: colorful easter eggs.

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day 3 – mail: how mail is delivered in my neighborhood.

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day 4 – someone who makes me happy: my love, of course. ♥

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day 5 – tiny: a tiny elephant i got as a gift from india.

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day 6 – lunch: a yummy quiche made by my love.

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day 7 – shadow: the shadow of my easter egg on the table.

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by the way, all my photos are taken with my iPhone using the Instagram app. i have a tiny addiction to it.

peace out, peeps.

look what the easter bunny brought.

there was no snow at christmas, but look what we got for easter weekend. hmm… it’s pretty. but, come on, it’s april. and i’ve decided that i’m not that excited about it. the fact that it’s laying around means that it’s really cold outside. not exactly sundresses, sunglasses, and sandals for easter this year. more like, boots, scarves, and hats. hmpf.

 mmm. hmmm. winter again.

on my way to the church last night for my good friday experience with the youth. brrrr..

an empty, silent sanctuary friday night. a cool place to be alone for a few moments.

 walking home last night.

 easter eve morning coffee. the first of many today. and my easter-y inspired fingernails.

 pretty tulips. you’d never know the ground outside was covered with snow. hehe.

so, what to do with this crazy, upside-down weather? nothing but paint my nails a fun, easter-y color, grab extra cups of coffee, & enjoy the moments of this holy saturday/easter eve… besides, the clouds are breaking up, sun is coming out, and we’ve got a full day of family, food, & good times ahead (swedes do their big easter celebrating on the saturday before easter sunday = påskafton/easter eve). gotta catch the tram soon, so, time to get ready! have a great saturday, my friends!

glad påskafton! (happy easter eve!)

sunshine & peace.