October has brought many exciting changes for me over the years. I can think of important people who came into my life, moves to new homes, and a desired job change, among other things. Perhaps the other months have brought just as much change, but for whatever reason, I remember happy Octobers more clearly.
In honor of this sensational time of year, I will share some Octobery things. First, a poem I've always loved. I will link to it to save space and in case any of you are very sensitive. It's a little like reading Song of Solomon. :P
And now some pretty memories of Octobers past.
October of 2006 was when my friend T got married, and I was her photographer. That was the first wedding I photographed and my camera was relatively new to me, so now I look back and wish I could take all the photos again and do a better job. T, will you consider a reaffirmation of vows? You know, so I can work on photography.
[I didn't get permission from the friends I have pictured in this post, so hopefully they don't mind. And if they do, then for my birthday I'll request forgiveness.]
The same year, I visited the Japanese Garden and God gave me a present: awesome color and sunlight to photograph.
In 2007, a friend sent me these roses for my birthday. I think that was the last time I had flowers sent (as opposed to brought in person) from a guy. It's one of those treats in a girl's life. :)
That year I visited the Oregon Garden on an appropriately dark-clouded day that gave my photos a creepy, Halloween feel.
I can't remember for sure what year this is from (2008?), but it was obviously a beautiful day!
Back to the Oregon Garden in 2008, and another awesome fall day. I loved this visit so much. I even got to photograph a deer running by.
Yeah, I have a lot of garden photos.
During the same year, my friend visited and we went to the coast during my birthday weekend. I remember being all drugged up on Dramamine during the first part of the trip, but I still have good memories.
Last year, I went to the pumpkin patch with a few friends, and we hope to go again this year.
Wow, going through old Octobers was way more fun (and time consuming) than I imagined! I've had some good times! I feel so happy with anticipation about this October, because I have some really great plans. Stay tuned for photos, of course.