The Flowers before the Frost:


I’m kind of upset, they’re calling for snow and ice all week and we already have half our yard blooming, which means they’ll be going, going, gone.

It also means I’m going to be a little colder than planned in Atlanta, a trip I leave for tomorrow with one of my best friends. I’ll do a blog post on here to share the fun, but it’s more a visiting girls trip then it is a sight seeing trip. If you’d like to follow along, I’m sure I’ll be putting some up in real time on my instagram account and story. I’m excited to get out of GSO for a bit, having been sick for a year I haven’t gotten to do much. Continue reading

October 1st and Chive Blooms:



Chives might not be something most people photograph, but the blooms are beautiful and perhaps the only ones in my yard at the current moment. The weather here in North Carolina is finally starting to shift into fall. We had a week of rain that dropped the temp. down to a more manageable one. Luckily today and yesterday we’ve had clearer skies. All the grey starts to get to me after a while. I love a stormy night as much as anyone, but I tire after a day or two. I’ve always laughed that I’m solar powered, and it feels more true than it should!

So here is me celebrating sunny fall weather with some spring like pictures.

Well, I promise when the leaves start changing I’ll be more in tune with the rest of the internet.

Continue reading

Blue Hydrangeas in North Carolina:


I know this blog has been a little flower crazy in the last few weeks. I love doing photography posts, because I think they add beauty to this blog- and this time of year, all I can seem to take pictures of are blooms.

Hydrangea’s are great because their blooms will last all summer if they are planted in the right shade/light ratio. We have pink and blue ones in my parents yard. All beyond beautiful, but since blue is my favorite color these have a special place in my heart.

Continue reading

Where the Daffodils Grow


Hey guys! It’s official- schools out forever. I’m so excited about it! And to prepare you, this is just the start of the flower pictures I have for you. In the next few days I’ll be posting my adventure pictures from The Reynolda Garden in Winston Salem. Till them have some neighborhood love with these pretty daffodils. Between the blooms and the warmer weather, there is no question why spring is my favorite season!

A Beautiful Start to the Week:


Hey everyone, sorry for the two weeks of darkness. I needed a little bit to get my head on straight. It’s been a crazy semester year. Still, slowly moving forward, even though I don’t feel like I’m making much progress. The flowers are helping though, and all the beautiful green coming up in the trees. There are more pictures of them below the read more, my campus is simply lit up with beauty. I can’t tell you how good it is for my soul.

Continue reading

Blooms and Thunder:

IMG_2102IMG_2110 IMG_2106 IMG_2104© Anna Katherine Oates, 2015, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

It’s been almost too hot to go outside lately, but every now and then the temperature will drop as the clouds blow over and a storm rolls in. I try to make a dash then, camera in hand. Something about storm clouds have always excited me, yet somehow when I’m going through the pictures later, it’s always the pictures taken under the clouds that incite me. They’re normally a little moody- but always somehow lit up correctly.