"if we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant." - anne bradstreet

i stumbled upon this field of blooming flowers on a walk through chapel hill. it was the first true sign of spring. the start of this season always excites me. for me it means, packing up winter coats and pulling out sandals and long skirts. planning for weekends in the woods. camping trips. day hikes. the farmers market. popsicles and picnics. and the day when the trees are no longer bare, but covered in green. 

what does spring mean to you?


greetings from chapel hill!

i spent monday afternoon walking around the university. attempting to blend in while listening to this and taking in the sights. the swarm of people passing by, the way the streets smelled of fresh donuts, and how the trees were preparing their transition into spring. after a few hours of wandering, i met a handsome man on the street. i showed him my favorite finds from the day. the arboretum that was filled with blooming flowers. that one painted wall. and the homes i had chosen if we ever ended up here... one of our favorite pastimes. and we walked hand in hand before ending the night with drinks on a rooftop. i love doing life with him. 


we made our way east to north carolina earlier this week and have spent the last few days adjusting to this new area. we are tucked away in the small town of burlington for the next week or two. there are historic towns nearby that are filled with antique stores waiting to be scoured and cozy diners that are calling our names. here are a few photos from the trip here and an afternoon walk through the quiet streets of the nearby town, mabene.


M E M O R I E S  M A D E :

- camping on one of florida's coldest recorded nights
- hot chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner
- laying in a huge field in the warmth of the afternoon sun
- the always entertaining people watching
- campfires that last until morning
- surrounded by good friends and good music

B A N D S  S E E N :

- grey anastasio band
- big gigantic 
- betas antique
- galactic
- medeski, martin + wood
- zach deputy band
- anders osborne trio
- chali 2'na band
- orgone

photos from three years ago at spirit of suwannee park in live oak, florida. 
in honor of festival season approaching and because we are ready for weekends in the woods. 


last week's trip was quite something. we traveled over seven hundred miles in seven days. slept in five different cities in three states including virginia, west virginia, and north carolina. most of my days were spent passing time in the hotel, a local starbucks and the passenger seat of the truck while carter was busy working. we also attended a receiving of friends for a co-worker. the kindest man who lost his wife to cancer. however, there were a few pockets of time and the weekend that we were able to venture out into the city. we spent most of our week [ the last three days ] in raleigh, north carolina and had a warm, sunny day where i was able to pull my camera out without risking too much harm to my arthritic fingers. needless to say, raleigh was a favorite. maybe it was the countless hours worth of walking all over downtown or maybe the delicious food consumed. either way, here are a few photos from in and around raleigh.


during my time in east tennessee, i was fortunate enough to catch up with an old friend and her sweet baby girl. i met caresse while in college. we worked together and she quickly became a close friend who indulged in most of my life's little pleasures. midnight movie premieres, book swaps, music and sushi dates. her daughter, vera, is a gem. we spent the afternoon playing on the floor, jumping on the bed, searching for squirrels outside her bedroom window and dancing to the beatles in the kitchen. being with them reminded me how much i am looking forward to my future family with mr. miller.