Once a year, the artists of Devon welcome the public to view their work in the space it was created as part of Devon Open Studios. Alex and I went with his family to visit the studio of Heather Jansch, who creates incredible sculptures mostly out of driftwood. Her work was displayed throughout a gorgeous garden, which all were free to wander through. If you're in the area I would definitely recommend going to see her work!
Sunday, 31 August 2014
I first experienced overnight camp as a fearless eight-year-old ready for the independence of my new adventure. From that summer, it became my second home; a place of consistent joy regardless of whatever turmoil might be going on in the rest of my life. As a child, it was my sanctuary, my safe place. Now I get to be part of what keeps it that way. No matter what I end up doing with my life, I don't think I'll ever find a job as rewarding as working at summer camp.
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Thursday, 15 May 2014
After doing a not-so-great job of taking care of my plants for a while, finally having a flower is making me very happy. Along with this nice spring weather, it's been keeping me in good spirits.
What little things have been making you happy lately?
Friday, 9 May 2014
Now that my essays are all written and my end-of-term to do list is shrinking I can get back to some more regular blogging. I have been so excited to share more pictures from Tanzania, and today I want to start with the photos from our incredible Safari.
It was unbelievable to be able to watch so many majestic animals just going about their regular lives. We snapped quite a few photos in the excitement, but I've managed to narrow it down to a few favorites to share with all of you.
Did you know that giraffes look this awkwardly goofy when they bend down? We couldn't stop laughing at the poor thing.
In the past I'd never thought of zebras as anything special, but seeing them up close I was absolutely amazed by their beauty.
The highlight of our two days of safari was hands down watching this lioness stalk her pray. We thought we might get to witness an attack, but in the end she missed her chance. (Probably stage fright from all the safari jeeps that gathered around to admire her)
I must admit, I couldn't stop a planet-earth style narration from playing out in my head most of the time.