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on the cutting room floor

Saturday, December 31, 2016

One of my favorite photos of Klaus. He looks so happy, and like he has a cigar!

I've been spending some time going to through my draft posts these last few nights. With all my things in boxes, the anxiety of this big move, and just the chaos of it all I have not been motivated to write or take any photos. I have so many things I want to blog about but I can barely concentrate at all. I'm very excited to get back on track. To set up my new office, and create a space that inspires me! Just one more night here in my apartment with blue walls. One more night of living alone (eeek!)

Anyway, while cleaning out my drafts I found this post full of black and white photos from back in July. Jeff, Jason, and I had spent the night out at my parents in our hammocks, just to relax and escape the city for a little bit. More photos from that day here. I took so many photos that weekend! I know I've talked a bit in the past about how black and white photos are kind of a challenge for me, like I feel I need to be more colorful. More about that in this post from last summer. But I just loved these photos in b+w so much! They've seen sitting in this post, waiting for words to be added, since the second I edited them.

I wanted to finally hit publish on this post so that it'd be in my archives for me to stumble upon months or even years later and smile about. These photos feel like summer to me. They feel like happiness. I'd been trying to convince my friends to come out to my parents with me for so long. My parents are super cool, their property is to die for, and I wanted to show my friends where I came from. I love the city, and I can't imagine living anywhere else right now but there will always be a part of me that just loves to play in the pond and get dirty. A part of me that wants to catch crayfish, and flip over rocks to look for salamanders. It's who I am, and I really enjoyed showing Jason that part of my life. As silly as it sounds, these photos make me feel sentimental. I can't wait to do it again next summer.

My dad's motorcycle that he built all by himself... because he's a badass.

Hope y'all have a safe + fun New Years Eve. Jeff is shooting a wedding so I'm sending evening with my Kindle and the critters trying not to stress over last minute moving stuff. Cross your fingers everything goes smoothly tomorrow!
xoxo

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  1. These are fantastic photos, the black and white adds so much emotion to them. Thank you for hitting publish!

    It's been 2017 for a few hours already in Hong Kong. Happy New Year!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Happy New Year to you as well! :)

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  2. This post is so cool. Klaus is so cute! Are those baby crayfish? they are so tiny. Happy New Year Kaylah, I've been reading your blog for years and you always bring me happiness. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

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    1. Yeah! Aren't they adorable!?

      Happy New Year! :D

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  3. Oh my goodness. That first picture of Klaus is so cute and reminds me of my pup. Such a love for sticks! Happy New Year!

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  4. I'm moving in with my boyfriend later this year and I've never lived with a partner before. I'm really looking forward to seeing how things change for you both once you live together, it makes me even more excited for my own move! <3

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  5. Those shots are great! They remind me of my childhood! Good luck with the move! I'm excited for you guys! Happy 2017!

    Vonne

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    1. Thanks so much, Vonne! Happy New Year! :)

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    1. Definitely considered it. Not really quite sure what I'd talk about or record but I'd down to hear any suggestions! :)

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  7. They are so gorgeous and exhale good times! Love specially Klaus on the first and the last with your dad! His bike could totally be in the Mad Max movie :)

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  8. AHH CRAWDADS AND BABY CRAWDADS!!!!! By far, my favorite thing to find in a stream. I have a brook in my backyard and I usually catch a glimpse of one once a year or so and it makes me feel so special and lucky to have those critters in my ecosystem.

    And heck yes to flipping over logs and hunting for creepy crawlies. I've never quite quit that habit... and I'm almost 30 haha. Love these pictures a lot, thanks for sharing!!

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    1. I think it's just one of those things that never really gets out of your system! :P

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