Wednesday, June 29, 2016

3rd Street

Living in Southern California is pretty awesome, we have awesome weather and quick access to the ocean, mountains and desert. Unfortunately, living here comes with horrible traffic that you encounter at all times. As I mentioned in a previous post, my husband and I started to use public transportation and have been a little obsessed. Our Metro/subway system does not cover many cities but recently an expansion was revealed and you can now take the metro to the beach! My husband and I decided to make the trip on what we now call "Subway Sunday". 

On this particular Sunday, it was warm and sunny where we live so I was dressed for summer with shorts and a tank top.  When we reached Santa Monica it was gloomy and chilly, so we technical didn't make it all the way to beach. We stayed on 3rd Street which is known as  3rd Street Promenade. I've been here before but it's been a while since my last visit. I was surprised of the many changes I noticed or maybe I never noticed them. Does that ever happen to you? I noticed that now that I'm older I notice a lot more things that I never paid much attention to when I was younger. Things like plants, birds or architecture are things that I probably didn't notice or took for granted in my youth. 

Anyways, back to Subway Sunday...    
By the time we reached Santa Monica I was on the verge of being hangry! After walking around and looking for a place that served hot wings (my husband was craving wings) I was totally hangry! When we found a restaurant that served hot wings we were told the wait would be 50 minutes! We were too hungry to wait 50 more minutes so we settled for Johnny Rockets and ate burgers and fries. 

Couple on a date. 

Our waitress created these ketchup portraits of my husband and I. Isn't this the cutest?

After eating we decided to head home because it was far too cold to be walking in shorts and a tank top. 

One more of me because I can't get over how cute I look in Ketchup, just kidding that doesn't even look like me!

These photos were taken on my iphone. I wanted to take my DSLR camera but some of the areas you travel to connect to the different subways are a little sketchy and makes me feel a little unsafe so I avoid taking anything of value with me on Subway Sunday. 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Calla Lilies-Part 4

Okay guys! This wraps up my series on Calla Lilies. I hope you enjoyed my take on these beautiful flowers and if you felt it was too much, I'm sorry. I'm still trying to figure my way through this blogging world. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Calla Lilies-Part 1

 I came to a realization, I don't need to leave my house to find beautiful and interesting things to photograph. I use to think that I had to go somewhere with someone and photograph my entire outing and then weed through the photographs for the best ones to tell the story of the day.
This past weekend I stayed home and didn't really leave but for grocery shopping, I know super boring right?  It was kind of nice though, I caught up on all sorts of stuff and went outside and decided to photograph some of the beauty that surrounds me. A year after we moved into our house, I bought some Calla Lilies. I didn't know anything about plants back then and thought they would be in full bloom year round. They're not, but I'm okay with that because every spring these beautiful flowers come back! Even if I forget to water them! I can honestly say these are some loyal plants.
They were getting close to wilting so I decided to cut them and put them in a vase but before that I photographed them. I took so many pictures and thought these beauties would make a great post. I'll be breaking up the posts this week featuring these beauties so I hope you come back and check them out.
Also, please forgive me for not knowing the difference between Calla Lilies or Calla Lily. If you happen to know leave me a comment or at least tell me what type these are.

Monday, June 13, 2016


Today I woke up feeling angry. 
I also felt sad but mainly angry.
It was a familiar feeling.
I felt this anger after my dad passed.
The people that died this time are strangers.
Innocent strangers.
They didn't deserve to die.
Nobody deserves to die.
Nobody has the right to take a life.
Anger does not justify killing.
Religion does not justify killing.
We may not agree with everyone's religion.
We may not agree with everyone's sexuality.
We may not agree with everyone's political views.
Didn't we all learn about respect?
Didn't we all learn about love?
This is basic shit, somebody fucked up.