October 1st and Chive Blooms:

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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.

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Where the Daffodils Grow

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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!

Equine Study: Field Mates

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At some point I figure people will start unfollowing Anna Down South simply because I post too many horse pictures. Is it a risk I’m willing to take? Clearly. It’s hard not to when these creatures pose so easily and are already such a huge part of my life. I do, honestly, try to switch it up a little and not only post my horse D’Artagnan (the spotted one of past posts (XX – X). So with that being said, here are some of his field mates. Grazing away just days away from fall foliage taking over.

Shots: On the Vine

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Everything has been very green today, but that doesn’t surprise me because it’s the first time we’ve had a sunny day in weeks. So naturally I’m finding the way the light hits everything stunning- and blessing the rain for the rich color it’s given to the half dead grass and plants while simultaneously wishing that it never rains again.

Some people really thrive off the rain, but I’ve always sworn I was solar powered. As ridiculous as that sounds I think it’s got some truth too it. I can be having a truly terrible day and all I need to do is go out and sit in the sun for a little bit to recharge.

So for those who can’t make it out (or have rain above them) enjoy some sunshine lit pictures to lighten your day!

Equine Study: My Love

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I honestly don’t think I’ll ever be able to describe what it’s like taking photos of my horse. The photos are magical, the lighting, the setting… it’s all amazing. The horses seems majestic, and they are very beautiful creatures, but they are so much more than you see them as. They’re moody, they’re immature, they’re sweet, they’re jumpy. So, I leave you with the peace offering below to help you understand the process a little better.
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Dreaming: Fontana Lake

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One of my closest friends and I were a little fed up with this summer and made a last minute effort trying to resurrect it. With my neighboring offering up his mountain house we headed off to Fontana Lake in the mountains of North Carolina. Turns out they upped the age limit for boat driving, but we were more than happy going at it on the paddle boats.

Nothing is more detoxing than being surrounded by nature with no cell or web access. As much as I love this little corner of the web and my dear time on tumblr and instagram… fact be, it’s so important to get away from it all. We aren’t meant to live online all the time.