Before & After

To celebrate my upcoming birthday Friday, I decided to cut my hair short. I’d been growing it out, thinking it’d be fun to have a pony tail again, but I’d forgotten just how irritating it is to constantly brush my bangs out of my eyes, not to mention the 20 minutes it took to dry my insanely thick hair everyday (thanks, Mom!).

My hairdresser is a saint, laughing when I told her to cut it all off.

And she did.

Happy birthday to me (and it only took me a whopping five minutes this morning to get ready!).

(And I never know what to do in front of the camera! ACK!)

The Weeeee Beastie

We have two squirrels that we think must be siblings. They chase each other around our backyard manically, coming close every time to nipping the other’s tail. David has taken to zip tying our bird feeders together in an effort to stop them from dumping all the seed to the ground, which is their other favorite past time.

I have a holly tree directly outside my office window . . . and a bird feeder underneath. This little guy spent the better part of the morning the other day leaping from the branches of the tree, balancing perilously on top of the shepherd’s crook holding the feeder and then, once balanced, peering into my window at me.

I took up my camera and peered right back.

Taken with my Nikon D5 & my 50mm f/1.4 lens, which lives more or less on my camera. 😉