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A long overdue wedding post.

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This is about 4 months overdue – but better late than never.

Wanted to share just a few photos from the beautiful and incredibly fun wedding of Theresa and Will that we attended in October of 2013. The entire event took place at the Antrim 1844 – which is a wonderful old country mansion in the hillsides of Maryland. As the wedding party, we got to stay in the main house and it was so beautiful; like being in a movie. The beds were 4 poster with thick, soft mattresses, the ceilings were over 10 feet, the walls were covered with floral wallpaper, and all of the furniture was antique. The grounds were filled with flowers, beautiful fountains, and the greenest grass I’ve ever seen! It was a wonderful wedding, so much fun, and we were so glad to be a part of it.

 

getting ready

fall wedding colors

the grounds

the grounds 2

fountain

 

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Filling my days with…

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Reading…  The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer – a pretty…interesting novel so far.  😉

The Interestings

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About halfway in, and has managed to keep my attention over the past few nights.  Written from the third person perspective and jumps around chronologically which usually I find distracts from the story and characters, but so far has made me put the thing down.  Will keep you updated.  Also (work) reading the Annals of Emergency Medicine – and when my new issue arrived I was super excited to see my former co-residents and colleagues at Boston Medical Center with a major publication!!  Congrats to Scott Dresden, Megan Leo, Alison Sullivan, and Kristin Carmody (among others) for this awesome achievement!

Online yoga…  Scheduling time to go to a yoga studio can be tricky; practicing yoga in the comfort of your own home can be a convenient alternative.  It’s also an additional challenge to do yoga as your dog is trying to lick your sweat and curiously sniffs at every new pose that you do (arrrrgghhhhh – but he’s so cute doing it!)  Not to mention the price point of the online videos vs joining a studio!  (Although I’m dying to try this place).  So until I’ve saved my pennies for that studio, I’m in a trial period of the yogaglo community (free for 15 days FYI) and I’ve done a couple classes.  I’m still trying to find the more athletic, power based videos – the practices that make you sweat (and not just because you’re doing hot yoga ;).  I did one video by Stephanie Snyder and liked the athleticism of it.  Anyone tried this website?  Any specific instructor or class suggestions?

Googling…  An attempt to locate more details on the amazing old camera my sister got me for my birthday.  She found it in an antique store in Florida and the clerk wasn’t familiar with its origins.  I’m wondering if I could get it to work.  If only I could figure out how to open the damn thing… The internet seems to think I have this camera – The Kodak Brownie Flash Six-20 – circa 1946.

Kodak Brownie six-20

Kodak Brownie six-20 – now I just need film!

Photos I’m following…

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I love photography.  I spend hours online perusing photoblogs – soaking up foreign lands, black and white portraits, bright flowers, panoramic landscapes – you name it, I love it.  I wouldn’t call myself a photographer so much, as a person who enjoys photography, owns a camera (or 2) and takes photos.  

^Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 2009^

While my job can be pretty black and white, by the book, and with little room for creativity, it causes me serious pangs of joy to look at photos, and to try to play around with my own camera to take shots.  I do think that looking at other artists’ work is so inspiring, and it helps to push me a bit more to take more photos, and more interesting photos, of my own.   

So here are some artists/photo blogs that I had forgotten about, but re-discovered while going through my bookmarks on my old PowerBook G4 which I dusted off and brought to St. Croix with me for my month down here.  I’m so happy I re-discovered them!

Leah Nash’s photos are beautiful; the stories they tell need no words. 

A wonderful website promoting photography, but also social awareness –  economic issues, social injustice, environmental exploitations – from around the world.

Who doesn’t like browsing through photos as diverse as Siberian lakes to kangaroos in Australia?  And you can download free wallpaper for your computer!  

This guy took his Toyota Land Cruiser and literally drove around the world over the course of a year.  So jealous.   

And this is one of my work colleagues, also a physician with a creative spirit.  He’s a great photographer – I love his photos in the NYC subway!