This weekend was exciting. I jumped back into weddings for the season by second shooting for John Robinson on Saturday. Because it wasn't my wedding and I was able to take off after the cake cutting, I made it home in time to watch Bryce Harper's Major League debut for the Washington Nationals. Todd and I made popcorn and stayed up way past our bedtime watching the game. Sunday I photographed some baby twins and their sweet parents in a field of buttercups. Cleaned out the herb garden with my sister, got the basil in, watched my daughter chase bubbles. It was a good weekend from start to finish.
Turtle in the Herb Garden, Charlottesville, VA, April 27, 2012
-- Back to baseball: I had decided I wasn't a big Bryce Harper fan after reading a GQ article about him a many weeks ago (I'm so over bad boys), but I must admit he brings quite a bit of energy to the game. It's hard not to get excited about such a powerhouse. But is that a faux-hawk under his batting helmet? Oh, and that other phenom, Stephen Strasburg, was starting pitcher against the Dodgers on Saturday night. So, you know, it was exciting. Can you believe how much my marriage has rubbed off on me?! I can't either.
-- Cig Harvey has a new book out now. Cig completed the same photography program in Maine that I did, though several years before my time. She's kind of a celebrity up there. We met in a darkroom once, and then I wore one of her dresses when I modeled in a video shoot in the Workshops' Soundstage, and then she shouted enthusiastic and encouraging words out a window one time when I was kissing her friend on the dark sidewalk below. It was a horribly embarrassing interruption. The kiss never recovered from it. But, anyways.... Her new book looks lovely and I might like to have it on my bookshelf one day. You can view the trailer for it on Vimeo. Colorful, feminine, enchanting, deeply personal. Check it out.
-- This NYTimes article about the brain on love was really interesting to me. I spent a lot of time in my 20s thinking about love--being in it, being confused by it, being uncertain of it, being in awe of it. And now we know that loving relationships literally alter the brain. I probably coulda told you that.
-- I found this house tour via Hither &Thither last week. Photographer Jay Maisel bought an entire building in the Bowery back in the late 1960s for only $102,000. He lives there with his family and real estate brokers estimate that the property is now worth $30 million. Wow. Cool pictures, too.
-- To return to some earlier Monday mentions: I bought the Kindle Touch. I like it. Also, I did buy a third of one these but ended up with Passion, the red color, which I hear is perfect for those who won't do red lipstick. And that would be me. Still haven't decided what to buy with my gift from Serena & Lily, though at least one of you did encourage the big splurge on the pouf. I appreciate that. :)
Have a great week. So much to look forward to in May!