Tag Archives: Dogs

Test Shot

For my first test shot with the new lens, no subject seemed as appropriate as the little dog with the big eyes:

Lou 1

Needless to say, I instantly fell in love with the lens. I took a few more shots after this,  just to play, and the midday lighting was perfectly captured! I cannot wait to get some more shots!



Yesterday, while sleeping, my blog received its 500th like!

Although this is a modest achievement, I’m happy I have come this far, and will continue blogging, even if imperfectly.

Here’s to 500 more likes, and many more after that!

“500 likes?! I can’t believe it!” -Jude

The First Monday of the Year!

New Year’s Resolutions are awful.

No, really. Hear me out.

We pick some arbitrary day to turn our lives around, when in reality, by February 1st, many of these resolutions will have been broken, forgotten, or both. Also, this date is one on which we’re supposed to make resolutions. There’s too much pressure, especially with social media, to resolve to accomplish something, and then post about it, all the while knowing these will more than likely fail.

The basic idea of self-improvement is one that I whole-heartedly support, which puts me in a wonderful paradox (plus, I’m hypocritically posting about this on the internet).

Instead of making a resolution on January First, though, I chose today, the first monday of the year. And, instead of calling it a resolution, I am setting a goal for myself. One that I can’t post about. One that I must practice internally.

Simply put, it is self-love.


This is Lou. Although she isn’t the world’s most glamorous dog, she has a beautiful spirit, one which I seek to emulate. She doesn’t care how far I throw the ball, as long as she gets to bring it back to me. She doesn’t care what time I wake up or come home, as long as she is there to greet me. She doesn’t care what grades I get, if I burn dinner, if I swear, if I don’t accomplish everything I set to.

She just wants to love me.

This year, I want to love myself as she does.

We’ll have to see how it goes.

What about you? Did you set any resolutions? Do you need a little more self-love in your life? Tell me about them below!


In Southern California, we have officially entered fall, which simply means that the mornings and evenings are cold, but the rest of the day is still beautiful. IMG_2686
Naturally, for Lou and I, this means more time to play, and on a day this gorgeous, we just couldn’t resist the opportunity! IMG_2690 Her favorite game is fetch, so I threw the ball around 700 hundred times (give or take a few), until eventually she decided that sunshine and cool grass were a perfect combination for a nap.
I hope your Saturday was as fun as mine!

A Rare Occasion


A rainy day over the Wilton Windmill.

In England, it rained more days that it didn’t. I’ve been back in San Diego for almost two months, I’ve only seen two rainy days.

Naturally, this called for a mini-photography session.

IMG_2635Because I’m still over-protective of my camera, I only attempted to capture the pure little drops of rain on flowers, similar to a post I did a few weeks ago.
Even though I walk by these flowers every day, it was really inspiring to take pictures of them in a new light.
It was a wonderfully crisp day, and I even had some help…! IMG_2646

Through a Different Lens

Sometimes, it can be quite difficult to find a new perspective, a unique angle, or even just inspiration. Luckily, while spring cleaning (in Autumn), we stumbled onto a relic of my boyfriend’s childhood: an airsoft scope. Naturally, my first instinct was to see if I could use it take a picture or two…

The results?

A new sort of selfie…
Lou Bird!

These photos won’t be winning any sort of award, but it was so much fun to struggle with different F-Stops, ISO’s, and shutter speeds in an attempt to capture the images! Out of around 15 attempts, these were the only two that were even remotely successful, but it was worth it!