I love surprises. Parties, presents… anything and everything. However, it’s hard to capture that surprise since it’s often so contextual. Here are three instances that took me by surprise.
A three-wheeled car in downtown Claremont, CA
Roses are anything but delicate – they’ve drawn blood enough for me to learn this. But I am continually taken by the delicacy of their anatomy – from their slender thorns to the intricate network of veins. Claremont, CA.
Renewal. This makes me think of Easter, which makes me feel like this is really the wrong season for this photochallenge, but nonetheless…
Nothing quite so ‘new’ as new life.
Lambs and sheep outside my front door, Caux, Switzerland.
In a world with internet, I think “foreign” is more a personally-defined concept than an unbiased adjective. Foreign connotes a state of mind far outside oneself, a place, situation or thought that makes you step back and question yourself and how you got there.
Pillars outside Tower Court, overlooking Lake Waban, Wellesley, MA
I took this picture at sunrise, the spring of my Senior year at Wellesley College. Although I’d weathered four winters, the snowfall that spring and layering up in down and wool always made me wonder how I ever left sunny California and made it all the way to a new universe. The snow was both refreshing and beautiful, and completely alien.