Long Spring Weekend

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The weather finally seems to be taking a turn for the better in the Northeast. I hope you had a good weekend and got outside for a bit of sunshine. It felt good to open all the windows and let the light flood in.

Winter has been unusually long. I think the extreme weather contributed to my general feelings of malaise– I even caught a cold, which I don’t think has happened in fifteen years.

I’m glad to see a few signs of spring.

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Beach Weekend

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Dear Mia,

I hope you’re having a fantastic summer! The past few days have been very hot, and today was exceptionally rainy. It’s been very nice lately, though, so I can’t complain.

Summer is supposed to be a time for a bit of relaxation, but it seems as if there’s always so much to do.  Run here, run there… I’m consciously trying to plan the next few months so that I’m not even more worn out by the end of September. I think I need the rest.

The next few photos are from a beach trip. And may or may not include a puppy.

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Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Gasparilla Pirate Festival | Delayed Missives lifestyle blog by Alexandra Shook

Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Gasparilla Pirate Festival is an annual event in which pirates invade Tampa and then parade through the city. Most pirates ride on elaborate floats and throw beads to the spectators that yell the loudest. Tons of people dress up like pirates for the festival, which is pretty much the equivalent of a giant street party. I wish there was a pirate festival in New York!

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Independence Day Weekend Photo Diary

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Dear Laura,

I hope you had a nice weekend! Usually I leave the city for other pastures, this year a tiny beach town.

I wore my crazy maxi dress on July 4th because the pattern actually reminds me of fireworks. What do you think? Festive? I usually wear blue and white on Independence Day along with my brightest red lipstick. It was both hot and extremely windy on the 4th, so this is my only halfway decent photo. My hair is blowing around like crazy!

I carried my 5D around a lot over the weekend, so I took a ton of photos. Lately I haven’t been taking so many (or tagging my camera along) and I think I may have actually been suffering from withdrawal. Need to remember to take more photos! …

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Tiny Beach Town Photo Diary | Coastal Lifestyle

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Dear Mia,

You may (of course) recognize this photo as one lately from Instagram that’s been put through the A Beautiful Mess app. Among the great benefits of the coast are the sunsets… and the storm clouds to keep them interesting. This one is straight out of the Camera+ app. The ability to set exposure is such an important part of iPhoneography for me. Keep reading for more (non-Instagrammed) photos from my weekend! …

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