Dog, Fish, Water

My parents and I joined our friends and their dog, Amber today to sit in their boat on lake Maumel. It was rather nice. Although, I have decided that catch and release fishing is cruel. Plus fishing in general kind of grosses me out anyway.
It looked like God had painted the sky for us.


More Pinhole Photos!

I think I'm starting to get the hang of this.
Another double exposure. This one was half intentional.


A Walk in the Park

Whew! I'm on a blogging spree today! Ok, last one.

Well, Father's Day was quite fun. And not just for my pop. We went to the Wildwood Festival at I-can't-remember-the-name Gardens. Mostly, the festival was just a tent that was renting out fishing poles and a couple of camera guys from channel 7. So me, my family, and two friends from church who had nothing better to do, walked. Surprisingly, it was great. There was a rock garden with a total of one rocks. We happened upon a butterfly garden about the size of a closet. They played "Soul Sister" and "Beat It" on the loudspeakers. I did the robot. We all enjoyed ourselves. And I got some pinhole pictures out of it, to be developed. If they turn out, that is.
 I don't know what caught me about this sign.
 This was a failed attempt to blur the waterfall. That doesn't work with a point and shoot. Just one more reason to go SLR!

Yay! We're Moving! Yay!

Yay! Yay! That seems to be my favorite word at the moment! We bought a house! Yay! Finally! Yay!

Whoo. Had to get that out. Sorry.

As you can see, "yay" was and understatement. A big one. This is my future backyard:

It's a Wonderful Town

Well, summer officially started for me and my family when we went on our first vacation in I don't know how long. So for almost a week, New York had to put up with us. And I did not arrive with just three bucks, two bags, and one me. (Did I really just make THAT reference?)

We walked through Central Park, visited wall street, toured all the You've got Mail locations, went to the ballet, said "hello" to New Jersey. All in all, it was pretty fun. Check that one off of my list of places to go. Next up, New Zealand! (I wish.)

"Don't cry, Shopgirl. Don't Cry." -You've got Mail.
 This was actually at about 6 AM at the airport looking out the plane.


I am sorry to say, dear blog that I have gone out of order. "Oh Carly, who organizes her bookshelves by author and her closet by color, how could you? The world is going to end!"


Here are some rather late pictures from a trip to Boston a few weeks ago.

We just happened to be there on Memorial weekend. It was amazing how many flags they had in this park. We couldn't tell what they were from far away.
 This was right outside the Old North Church. I forget what it was for. Vietnam, maybe.
 There's just something I like about this picture. He looks so perky.

What the South does for Fun

Welcome to the 2011 Purple Hull Pea Festival and World Championship Rototiller Races! No, I'm not kidding.
Oh! and there was an awesome tractor parade! And a barrel push! I bet I can use the most exclamation points ever in one post!
This store may look like a dump, but I have to say there was some pretty cool stuff in there. Theater seats, old cigar boxes, typwriters, even a huge old radio console that looked like it was from 1945. When we walked in, there was a little old man in a cowboy hat trying to tune an old Fender guitar he had found. I offered to tune it for him, and when I did, he took it and started playing Johnny cash. I thought everyone in the store was singing along. I felt like I had gone back in time. They even said "Y'all come back now, y'hear?" I thought people only said that in movies! I wish I would've remembered to bring my camera.
I actually found this section that had about 20 old film and Polaroid cameras. I was literally jumping up and down. Do you know how hard it is to find a Polaroid camera? So, I ended up leaving with these beauties for a grand total of $25. (To be payed to my parents once I have money...)
I looked online and the film for this baby is about four times as expensive as the camera itself. I suppose that's what I get for paying $5. It was working, though!
This guy isn't even  terribly old. $5 it was.
 This one is my favorite. $15. I love junk shops. I kind of doubt I can fix it, though. It's pretty rusty.
They actually had one of these, (I can't remember what it's called) but it was $30 that I didn't have. I really need a job.