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beautiful things.

  • life

    getting down to business.

    i shared with y’all a few days ago that i had been asked to be the photographer for a band during their upcoming gig on friday night. well, i’m completely over the moon with…

    7 Aug 2012
  • culture

    a world full of art.

    “Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how…

    3 Aug 2012
  • life

    ending july on a good note.

    it’s the end of july and another month of photos are done! and yes, i’m up for another challenge tomorrow. but first, here are the last three pics for this month: hope your tuesday…

    31 Jul 2012
  • norrköping

    time is flying by.

    yep. it’s been a big week in the eriksson-mcguire household. luckily i have the photo a day challenge to make sure i have a memory from each day. hehe. enough chit-chat. drumroll, please…. relaxing…

    28 Jul 2012
  • in the wild

    wordless wednesday: vacation mode.

      summer lovin’ & peace. ps. what do you think of the slideshow thingy? i’m not sure if i’m a fan or not, but i thought i’d give it a whirl. change things up…

    25 Jul 2012
  • culture

    tragedy & beauty.

    i could be angry. but i choose to channel that anger into passion. i could live in fear. but i choose to face my fears. i could feel overwhelmed and give up. but i…

    22 Jul 2012
  • photography

    time to reveal this week’s pics.

    yep. it’s photo a day challenge time! i had fun this week with the pics, they feel a little bit random & perhaps boring, but i tried to be a little creative and artsy.…

    21 Jul 2012
  • life

    a little work. a little play.

    i just re-read the post i wrote before i left for my week of camp, and noticed that i was expecting to find solitude and rest. well, my week in the archipelago didn’t turn…

    16 Jul 2012
  • in the wild

    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…

    14 Jul 2012
  • in the wild sweden

    guess who?!

    hey, dear readers! i’m back from spending a week in this gorgeous place. wow, was it ever fantastic! so, how was your week? anything exciting happen? for those of you who blog, i haven’t…

    14 Jul 2012
  • sweden

    off the grid.

    pic from here. well, folks. i’m off. off the grid, that is. ready for a week of retreat and community. thought i’d share one little image of an inspiring picture that i love. it…

    7 Jul 2012
  • in the wild

    how to start a summer day.

    1. get up as late as possible and throw on some clothes. 2. meet some friends at a designated place in the city & jump in their car. 3. head off to a somewhat…

    5 Jul 2012
  • in the wild

    i found summer.

    tuesday was warm, blindingly sunny, and i worked hard to soak up every minute. ironically the photo a day challenge was “the best part of your day”. well, i hard a hard time deciding…

    4 Jul 2012
  • life

    i’m busy. hoping to get rich.

    my entire bedroom has an orange-pink glow to it as the sun sets. it’s warm & calming. i’m under the covers, computer’s on my lap, and the cat is trying to figure out where…

    3 Jul 2012
  • photography

    helloooo, july.

    happy first of july to all you wonderful people out there. in sweden, the sun is shining, the air is warm, and the birdies are chirping. however, i’m still stuck in my bed… blogging,…

    1 Jul 2012
  • life

    6 down. 6 to go.

    how is it possible that today is the last day of june?! where has this year gone? we are halfway through 2012 already. it’s crazy. well, because it’s the last day of the first…

    30 Jun 2012
  • be

    all shall be well.

    “all shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.” ~ Julian of Norwich peace.…

    26 Jun 2012
  • in the wild

    inspired by the rain.

    like the song by the carpenters says: “rainy days & mondays always get me down.” well, usually. but not today. today, the rain is cozy. the wind is crazy. and i’m safe inside. enjoying…

    25 Jun 2012
  • in the wild

    midsummer love. ♥

    this was my 5th midsummer celebration in sweden. i’m almost a pro. hehe. this year we celebrated at the camp where i took my youth last weekend – the church owns the camp &…

    23 Jun 2012
  • in the wild

    sunshine & strawberries.

    last night (as every night) i slept under the stars that hang on my headboard. i woke early to the sun streaming in the room and hugged my family before i rolled out of…

    21 Jun 2012
  • in the wild sweden

    waking up in the woods.

    ok. so sleeping on a hardwood floor in a room with 16 teenagers with thunderstorms booming all around outside doesn’t make for the most comfortable of nights. and true, there was actually not that…

    19 Jun 2012
  • life

    passing time on a thursday.

    morning fika at a cozy, old cafe.  a little midday shopping.  a few stolen moments thinking of my love.  a late afternoon walk in the sunshine.  an evening planning meeting at work. (planning for…

    14 Jun 2012
  • photography

    from a low angle.

    “if you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden to click this pic i found myself crawling on the ground, laying in…

    12 Jun 2012
  • life

    my view(s) today.

    well, here’s my take on the photo challenge for today: your view. i decided to snap a few little shots throughout the day to show my view at different times & different places. take…

    9 Jun 2012
  • culture

    i’m serious about my coffee.

    if you want me to be like this: then you’d better give me this: Ernest Hemingway wrote, “It was a pleasant cafe, warm and clean and friendly, and I hung up my old water-proof on…

    7 Jun 2012
  • life norrköping

    a sign.

    there was a rainbow in the sky when i left to go home tonight. bright colors set against the dark sky. i tried to take a picture of it, but my phone showed 1%…

    5 Jun 2012
  • life north carolina

    morning. (noon. and night.)

    morning. i woke up early this first morning of june because this cute little thingy jumped up next to my face, and began meowing for me to get up. i heard the rain pattering…

    1 Jun 2012
  • be

    day 31: something beautiful.

    my something beautiful from today: our friends’/lina’s “brother’s” newborn baby girl’s hand. we’re aunts again. yippee! good evening, good people. well, it’s the last night of may 2012, and the birth of a beautiful…

    31 May 2012
  • be

    you will get there.

    pic from pinterest.  you know, sometimes you don’t know which way to go. and sometimes you know exactly which way to go. sometimes you know exactly where you are, and sometimes you feel lost…

    31 May 2012
  • day 29: numbers.

    i kept trying to think of something really creative for today’s photo challenge… numbers. but, nothing came to me. though, i did keep looking at this clock this afternoon and thinking about how time…

    29 May 2012
  • photography

    photo premiere.

    the first photo session with my new camera! lucky that i had such a willing & cute model. happy monday morning. good luck out there. peace.…

    28 May 2012
  • 27: something sweet.

    today was a a little bit sweet and sour, i’d say. up & down. so, it is with some days, right? i know i write a lot about living in the present, listening to…

    28 May 2012
  • norrköping

    26: 12 o’clock.

    an american classic for lunch at 12.00: a BLT (bacon, lettuce, & tomato). summer memories flooded my brain & my taste buds thanked me. left the apartment just after 12 & discovered the circus…

    26 May 2012
  • culture north carolina

    25: unusual.

    listen to this song as you read the post. it’s a little unusual, but it’s just perfect. i’ve had it on repeat all day. the weather around has been unusually warm, which means that…

    25 May 2012
  • 24: something new.

    i rode on the bus today. the super hot bus, with lots of smelly people. disgusting, but true. how did i entertain myself? i listened to some awesome music with my new awesome, mocha-colored…

    24 May 2012