This is my friend Sarah Bryan. If her picture could talk she would say that it’s nice to meet you in her cheerful way and by the twinkle in her eye you might catch a glimpse of the mischievous sense of humor behind her well bred southern manners.
You may remember Sarah from before, I photographed her jewelry (Aisle14Designs), she was in the first Artist Way group that I did, she’s an amazing artist and interior designer, and we tend to pal around quite a bit. We are kindred spirits. As someone told us recent, we are two peas in a pod. I joked that it was because we’re around the same height and both have dark features and they responded that it was because of a similarity in the way that we operate internally. There is a lot of truth to that. We can both be a bit snarky & sarcastic, we both have a love of laughing, cuddling, quality time, good design, good music, and good food. We also love God, love to worship and pray hard, and love to get into the Word. The way we operate in the Spirit is much more similar than the way we operate in the outside world. Sarah and I differ quite a bit in our styles, which is part of the fun of being friends! Even though we were both born in Georgia, when you get down to it, Sarah is a fairly classic, yet modern, southern young lady where as I am a laid back, slightly hippie westerner. Yesterday, as you can see, she was wearing a b&w polka dot cardigan over a frilly salmon pink shirt, she also had on dark skinny jeans zipped into tall, black riding boots (which you’ll see later). I was wearing dark wash bootcut jeans, with short gray slouchy boots (the only ones I have), a predominately blue plaid shirt, an an orange & blue striped scarf, and a brown leather bomber jacket. But I love how we can both be ourselves, be so different, and yet be so complimentary. As we start being ourselves it causes so much freedom to be released for other people to be themselves and such a joy in the full expression of our differences that our similarities become more apparent and cherished as well. I love that!
We went to Dilworth Coffee, in Dilworth of course, to check out their newly renovated space since one of Sarah’s friends recently did the re-design. I really liked the decor & feel, but the coffee was not my fave, however the light made up for it.
After coffee we decided to risk the rain and brave the gray day and began to walk around the area. We wandered through the shopping area and then began to wend our way through the quaint neighborhood streets with their bungalows of all shapes and sizes intermingled with huge trees!
A secret garden we found locked away in the courtyard of a modern looking apartment building.
This tree was so amazing! It was not about to let having it’s top cut off to make room for the power lines cramp it’s style even a little bit.
I became slightly obsessed with puddle reflections while on this walk…there were so many amazing ones to choose from!
There are oh so many comments that I could make for this…two heads are better than one…two peas in a puddle…
I LOVE this house. We were picking out houses that we would want…Sarah is very much Arts & Crafts style bungalow with a deep porch (with a pale blue roof & rocking chairs), preferably with yellow paint. Something about this house and the garden I just loved. Very English Country Garden style, at least that’s what Sarah said, and I believe her…she usually knows about these things.
You know I love everything about this.
Fun peep through!
Apparently you can call the number and find out what happened at that exact spot at some point in history, cool idea!
We discovered this marvelous park! The perfect spot for a winter picnic we’ve been planning with our little classy party group (you know who you are).
This poor flower bush burst into bloom in the unseasonably warm weather we had last week not realizing that we still have a couple months of winter ahead of us. It was lovely to see the bright blooms contrasting with the gray sky.
Sarah decided that she wanted a photoshoot in the log pile so she hopped on and started making faces.
My intrepid explorer friend.
There are a few more of my faves here on my photography blog.