Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Life Through the Lens// Self Portrait Series// Reflections

Self Portrait. Sitting by myself in the rain at a lovely little pond in the mountains. I live for moments like this. Peace. Quiet. Stillness. Time to ponder and reflect. I thought to myself, "This is my kind of happy."

Friday, August 22, 2014

Travel: Pretty Palms

Dear palm trees, lemon trees, hibiscus flowes and other tropical beauties...

I love you with all my heart. Please move to Utah... I promise, you would like it here, and we would welcome you whole heartedly. Longing to see you again soon.

Love, Lynley

Thursday, August 21, 2014

San Diego Zoo

We went to the San Diego Zoo during a major heat wave, and sadly, most of the animals were not out on exhibit.

"Oh, the Lions are off today." "Oh, the tigers are off today too." Oh, and the Polar Bears, they're off today as well..."

You get the picture. Basically half of the zoo was closed off. I was pretty disappointed to miss out on seeing so many of the big animals, but we still had a fun day. And it was hot.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Life Through the Lens// Hot Air Balloon Adventure

Sometimes the stars align, and it feels like...magic. This year we thought it would be fun to go see the annual hot air balloon launch in downtown Provo. When we arrived at the launch site, most of the balloons were already mid-air, swiftly drifting westward. So, instead of getting out with the crowd and watching the balloons fade in the distance, we decided to follow them. Of course, I was anxious to get a great photo of the hot air balloons in the morning light, and we were suddenly part of an exciting adventure.

I immediately fell in love with the pretty striped one, and we began following it. As it headed further and further west we realized it was serendipitously going to land down on Danny's family farm. Danny quickly became essential in assisting the balloon's landing and take down, and I could photograph the magical scene to my heart's content. It was a perfect morning.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Life Through the Lens// Swing

Awe, the bucket swing... such a joy in our lives. His smile says it all.