Friday, June 28, 2013

Ghost boy

Ghost boy, originally uploaded by Fiorinda.

fun with long exposures and flashlights

Thursday, June 27, 2013


Fireflies2, originally uploaded by Fiorinda.

this was our second try. It was much darker so they came out a bit better. This is 13 photos layered.


Fireflies1, originally uploaded by Fiorinda.

We experimented with taking firefly photos last night. This is one result. It was just after twilight. This is ten frames merged together.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Scripture 25/52

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Roasting marshmallows for s'mores

Well, Twin M and I came down with a stomach bug, so I spent all day yesterday in bed with a fever, he threw up after lunch and is still feeling a bit poorly this morning. I am feeling a bit better and my fever seems to have abated. But this is certainly not how I wanted to spend my vacation or my birthday.

That's right! today is my Birthday! I'll be happy if I can eat some crackers. I really was hoping for smores around the campfire. Maybe tomorrow.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

In the creek

In the creek, originally uploaded by Fiorinda.

We made it! The kids were able to play in the creek for about half an hour before the mosquitoes came out. Glad we could come back somewhere so relaxing. I took a couple of short videos so I will try to upload them tonight to youtube.

We are leaving soon for vacation, so I will try to get a pic up tonight or tomorrow.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Singing Saturday

SM Ent. surprised us all this month with the release of Henry as a Solo artist. He is one of the two Chinese members of Super Junior-M (he's actually from Canada so yay for English in a Kpop song that makes sense). Henry has suffered quite a bit due to many fans resenting two members being added to Super Junior, even though it was just for a sub group (we call the people only-13ers and they aren't very nice to Henry and Zhoumi) so that he was allowed to debut as SM's first male solo artist in 13 years is pretty huge.

And although he doesn't have my favorite voice ever, I appreciate his talent(which is abundant), he plays both piano and violin and composes his own music with some of his friends, and he speaks more than 3 languages. All at the tender age of 23.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Quotes 24/52

I am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because ‘romantic’ doesn’t mean ‘sugary.’ It’s dark and tormented — the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can’t attain.
— Catherine Breillat 

Sunday, June 16, 2013


This isn't an artistic photo, but I wanted to share my pain. My Exo CD arrived from Korea. It was broken. I am blaming the company that produced the CD because there was no support behind it. Usually the photobooks are hardcover and protect the CD, but this photobook was a paperback. Still waiting for a return order from the place I ordered it. sigh.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Singing Saturday 23/52

I posted this a few years ago, but it remains my favorite cover song, so I am bringing it back. When I first posted this, the girls were just still posting videos on youtube. They now have three albums out.

Here is one of their original songs.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Quotes 23/52

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Singing Saturday 22/52

I am a huge Radiohead fan and I stumbled across this cover of my favorite song.


Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Tuesday To-do 22/52

011, originally uploaded by Fiorinda.

I've been spending a lot of time in the kitchen lately. I made the soup from scratch! it's been a long time since I've made something so time intensive(because I had to peel, chop, etc). It's split pea with vegetables, and it was very very tasty. I made soup again today, but it was of the "throw whatever is in the fridge" variety. It was actually very tasty, and I am getting faster at chopping veggies.

In other news, I finally put our old copy of Elements on my laptop, so expect more badly edited photos in the future! (I know, you are so excited you can't contain your feelings)

Monday, June 03, 2013

Quotes 22/52

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. 
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. 
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” 
― Mother Teresa

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Singing Saturday 21/52

I decided to go with the theme of "Covers" for this month. Last week was a Johnny Flynn cover by Matrimony. This week I offer you a cover of Regina Spektor's "Us."  We are big Regina fans around here. The cover is done by Janet Devlin who was a contestant on Britain's x-Factor in 2011. She is currently working on an album.

the original