Photo Diary: Georgia Aquarium

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Before I left for Atlanta I decided I was going to record the entire trip to a T. Well, I only did that at the aquarium, other than that it was just a few group selfies. The only reason I did at the aquarium was because everything was so jaw dropping. I’m trying to find a better balance in recording and living, because I feel like I’m bouncing between the extremes.

But as for the aquarium, it was the best one I’ve ever been to. The pure size of the whale sharks was stunning (they said their biggest was 20ft!). The beluga whale that chased it’s own air rings around the tank. The sea lion show!!! They didn’t let us take pictures during it, but guys, it was the best thing ever. Sea lions have more talent than I do.

I don’t have words, but there are some more pictures below to try and do it justice.

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The Flowers before the Frost:

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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

To the Ducklings:

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Spring has been here for a while now, and I’m still as excited about it as I was before the leaves had sprouted. To add to that excitement we have some babies running out and about. Sadly there are only two new goats at the farm this year, but I find myself stumbling upon new life anyways. Heck, there is even a new royal baby (not that ducklings compare to her). We don’t call spring a rebirth for nothing!

Branches and Feathers

a1 a2I sat outside in the cold for a while today bird “hunting” with my zoom lens. Most of them were captured at the bird feeder, but I got a couple of good tree shots as well. Picking back up my camera has been really good for me, and I’m glad I started this blog to jump start that. I got drained of my love for it for about a year, because I was doing it for a class and I felt like it was a bit of a chore. The interesting thing is, though the class wore me out, now that I’ve picked back up the camera I can see how it has improved my skill set. Hobbies are like that though, you have to set them down every once in a while and keep falling back in love with them. So, take a break, but don’t leave it for good.

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