Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Fun: Real-life Candyland

Photo & video from Craftster via Ohdeedoh  

Need a little break on this Friday afternoon? Since it's unlikely you have an aromatic garden modeled after childhood-favorite board game Candyland to escape to, why not watch a video of one?

I loved Candyland growing up - a great mix of luck and skill not too hard to enjoy or too boring (I'm looking at you Othello!) to finish. I also love candy - and fear for my health if a real Candyland existed. But this garden takes the fun of the journey through Candy Cane Forest and Molasses Swamp sugar-free. Plus it only took 7 months to create/grow, but think kids - or anyone who loved Candyland as a kid - would love it forever.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Gone Fishin'

Captain Juliet at the helm

I've obviously taken a break from the blog for a while.

It's been a busy summer. Not just for the usual suspects - long lazy weekends enjoying the city, exploring the world or visiting family - but also due to huge increases in my photo editing & photography work. At one point I worked 2 weeks straight between travel photo editing, corporate portrait photos, TV fan site photo design and of course baby photography.

But it wasn't all work and no play. We've taken a few little trips and will definitely take more soon. With a husband in academia, these summer days are fleeting. And given the choice between late nights chasing fireflies with my daughter and updating here, I'm chosing fireflies.