Through the Lens: photos from April

April in photos

girls on trampoline

Well, here we are again. As we wrap up April and look forward to May, I can’t help but be just a liiiittle antsy for things yet to come. Live in the moment, I remind myself, and then I laugh and laugh because who am I kidding? That’s hard to do with you’re living the metaphorical equivalent of needing to pee really badly when the next exit isn’t for another ten miles. (I’ll save the explanation on that one for another time.)

I’m going to keep this month’s photo round-up light on the text and heavy on the images, because I apparently did a lot of snapping in April. These first few shots were just a handful of at least a hundred from one afternoon, which consisted of lots of flipping and jumping in the warm afternoon sun. My favorites are the two where it looks like Elsbeth is levitating:

girls on trampoline

girls on trampoline

girls on trampoline

bambooAnd don’t get me started on these magnolia blossoms. God, the LIGHT. The COLORS. Have I ever mentioned I love warm, spring weather? And pretty things?

magnolia blooms

ladybug magnolia tree

girl in spring

stone house

stone wall

I can’t get enough of my animal neighbors. How photogenic are these guys? Mikey (the donkey) is the most social donkey I know on a first-name basis. He also happens to be the only donkey I know on a first-name basis.

horse's face

donkey's face

John and I headed down to Fells Point for Record Store Day, and the Sound Garden was PACKED. There was a line snaking out the door and down the sidewalk, so we walked around for awhile and came back later.

record store day

Baltimore rowhomes

blue doors

Baltimore rowhomes

Baltimore’s rowhomes are the best. I love the gorgeous architecture, ugly formstone, and ubiquitous quirks. This Natty Boh (a Baltimore staple, though it’s not brewed here) can seems almost strategically placed:

Natty Boh can

Baltimore rowhomes

Fells Point

Fells Point shipsAnd did I mention it also happened to be National Pirate Day? Swear to God I saw Captain Jack Sparrow. This guy had the high-quality clothes, eyeliner, and drunken prance to match Johnny Depp’s. One day, I’ll be inconspicuous enough to take pictures of strangers.

And so—amayzingly (get it?)—concludes another month. I’m looking forward to girly weekends with my sisters and BFF/old college roommate, interviews with awesome people on WTH, major spring cleaning, and telling (good) secrets.

How about you? What do you have going on in May?

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  1. Where you live looks BEAUTIFUL! So much space! My boyfriend’s parents live in Maryland, and their house reminds me of yours. I spent a weekend there a couple of a months ago and it was so peaceful. I’m also dying over the close up of the horse haha

  2. The line at my local record store was out the door, too! I thought Record Store Day was a Canadian thing (I’d never heard of it before), but I guess it’s worldwide. Yay for vinyl!

    • Yeah, the crowd was impressive, if not a little overwhelming! I love listening to vinyl. Hope it’s here to stay. 🙂

  3. I love the trampoline photos–especially the second one! Just seeing that made me smile and got me excited for longer days outside. 🙂

    • Ahhh me too. I get such a burst of energy and overall happiness when it’s that gorgeous outside.

  4. Oooh, what a nice glimpse into your month! 🙂

    And I totally get the excitement and living in the future sort of thing… being present is STILL something I’m constantly learning to do!

  5. I think these collections are improving every month! I love the one of your sister mid-handspring especially. I can’t believe it’s May! April has been an absolute blur and I think May will be more of the same, but with a long weekend with some of my best lady friends taking the train to my hometown thrown in. I’m really looking forward to that!

    • No kidding! Weren’t we just ringing in the new year? That long weekend sounds like it’ll be a blast! Girly time is a must every now and then.

  6. Beautiful shots, Cassie. I especially love the ones of your sister on the trampoline, mostly because of the sun. And the donkey is adorable too.

  7. Man, I know NOTHING about Baltimore. Now I want a Natty Boh. Mostly because that is an AMAZING name. Gawwwwjus photos!

    • Haha it is such a blue collar-turned-hipster beer in this area. But the Natty Boh character’s face is a staple! There’s an amazing giant neon sign of it downtown, and I’ve yet to get my own decent photo of it.

  8. Looks like you DID do a lot of snapping in April. I’m happy to see you taking your camera out more often. And don’t fret when it comes to snapping photos of strangers. The majority of the time, they say nothing to you. So just do it! 🙂

    • Well, the other night I had one too many beers and did! The quality of the photos suffered, but at least I had the drunken courage to do it. 😉

  9. Those photos where she looks like she’s levitating are so cool! Especially the one where she just has her arms outstretched like a female version of Criss Angel Mindfreak.

  10. the light in these photos is making me want to get out of the city 🙂 loving catching up on your blog, cassie!


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