That little photo is from our trip to Italy back in 2009. I've been going through old photos lately, looking to see if there are any worth printing and hanging (there are!).
It's been freakishly warm around here lately - 74 degrees yesterday, and low 70s predicted through the weekend. It's strange to think the rest of the country has been submerged in full-on Winter while we've never really left September. Temps in the 70s probably sound pretty nice to a some of you, but you know what else is nice? Seasons. Granted, part of the reason I left Chicago was because I was over the brutal winters, but I can't help but feel a twinge of nostalgia when I think about walking down the city sidewalks on a gray January day, ice and snow crunching under my warm winter boots, little white snowflakes melting on the fur trim around my hood, while cradling a hot chocolate in my mitten-covered hands. Instead, I'll spend this warm January weekend doing a little work, shooting an engagement session outdoors, and perhaps going for a hike through the redwoods - mostly likely in a t-shirt instead of a down coat. It's not too bad, I guess.
What are your plans for the weekend?