Thursday, May 27, 2010

Turning forty

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Hmm, funny how I used to think that number sounded old. It's like any other number and the thoughts are just a matter of perspective, right?

I had a great birthday (week!) and am delighted to move into this next phase of my life.
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(climbing up the hill... since forty is not over it yet. ;) )

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

As promised

A few weeks ago, I showed you the pearl market where we shopped during our trip to the Philippines. I promised to show you what I bought during that trip. I'm making good on my promise with this post. :)

I put to use my friend's borrowed Nikon equipment and played with his macro lens. Ah, love the macro lens! Could see a lot of use out of one of those in my camera stash.

I purchased these twisted seed pearls with intertwined clear beads. I thought they were so pretty and somewhat elegant. I bought the matching bracelet as well.
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I wore them to a formal dinner we attended in March. :)
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Sorry about that horrible pic, taken off of Facebook. Can you see the pearls?

And then, there are these colorful pearls. It's a long strand that technically isn't supposed to be doubled, but I've doubled it when I've worn it. Rebel, I am.
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And another long strand. These are supposed to be doubled or so said the Filipino lady who sold them to me.
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Our moms received a strand of these for their birthdays in April.

None of these are your perfectly round cultured pearl - the "normal" that you think of when you think of pearls. I think that's one of the reasons I love them so much. I also love that they have a story - you know me and things with stories. ;)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Spring in Korea

I took these photos last month on a trip to Seoul. We had the most dreary winter. It's great to see God's splendor in the presence of color all around us! Yay, Spring! We're glad you're finally here!

We were at the Grand Hyatt, Seoul, which is so close to the Seoul Tower.
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We were there for a formal, thus the fancy pulled back hair. :)
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Should have remembered to remove the sunglasses. lol

The petals from the tree's blooms that had fallen on the ground looked like pink snow.
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This cool sculpture caught my eye. I'm not sure what it represents.
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The cool car parked in front of it also caught my eye. I'm not sure what it is either. It doesn't look like any other Korean car we've seen.
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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Something is a little fishy

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Our spring has been quite busy. Baseball has been a part of that. This is D's first year to play and he's doing rather well. He's improving with every practice and game, so that's something for which we are thankful.

Photo above was taken this afternoon at his second game of the day. Busy day. :) I've always thought it would be fun to have a fisheye lens for my camera. But, I've never found that money tree, so haven't ever purchased one when there are other things on my wish list that would probably get more use. A friend has one in his Nikon equipment and he was kind enough to let me borrow both to "play with".

I've felt fishy all day. :D