Perfect Happiness.

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“Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall.  It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events.  Joy comes in sips, not gulps.”  – Sharon Draper

This quote couldn’t be more accurate.  I took this photo at the end of a wonderful, baby-free, date night with my husband.  After a delicious dinner we sat on the rocks and watched the sun set over Lake Murray while we reminisced the last seven years.

Perfect happiness.


Just Bloom.

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“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it.  

It just blooms.”


Pin Cushion Blossom.


“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

-Elizabeth Appell


Gervais Street Bridge… The Best Backyard.

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This amazing view has been in my backyard for the last 5 years.  As we start moving closer to the next chapter in our lives, it’s bittersweet knowing how much I will miss this view and all of our memories walking along this riverwalk.


Thistle at Dusk.

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South Carolina State House at Night

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Always love the South Carolina Capitol building, but especially at night!  And apparently I’m not the only one!  It was great seeing all of the college students hanging out on the steps and cutting through the grounds while I was there taking pictures.  Perfect night for a photo shoot!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion

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We rode this crazy roller coaster last weekend at Carrowinds Amusement Park.  Fury 325.  I thought I was going to die.  So fun, and so terrifying!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange

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“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.  I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”

― Groucho Marx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth

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“It is not length of life, but depth of life.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity.

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Sure wouldn’t be a bad place to wake up every morning!  Floating homes in Sausalito with an amazing back drop… hard to resist.  Maybe retirement!


Gossip Girls

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“Often those that criticize others reveal what he himself lacks.”
― Shannon L. Alder


American Gauge

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Love this gauge I came across at the old Columbia water works building during a recent family photo shoot.  Sure love me some rust!


Believe, All the Way.

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When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.
– Walt Disney


Riverside Park

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“Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever.”

– Mahatma Gandhi


Riverfront Park

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Exploring the Canalside Riverfront Park.


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