joanne shih

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days 123-128: flower power in tahoe & SF

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The first day of July, Jon and I had our first significant road trip! We drove from his aunt's place in Santa Monica all the way up to South Lake Tahoe to meet his parents (who have a house there). It took us about eight hours, which actually wasn't as long as we thought it'd be (considering we left at 6:30am)!

It was nice that this trip coincided with the start of the new month, because I had decided in the previous few weeks what my new theme for July would be: BLOOM! Basically a floral-themed month -- flower- or nature-inspired quotes accompanied by pretty flower (or nature?) photos. And during our road trip up and in the days that followed in Tahoe, we had some pretty amazing views (both of wildflowers and nature in general) that fit perfectly with this theme:

Day 123: Shot of some lovely wildflowers as we were approaching Tahoe. Love the mountains in the background.

Day 123: Shot of some lovely wildflowers as we were approaching Tahoe. Love the mountains in the background.

Day 124: Photo thanks to my father-in-law!! I had told my in-laws about the theme when we arrived in Tahoe, and also about how I don't have that many photos of flowers (so I was a bit nervous about how the month would go..). But lucky for me, my father-in-law has taken lots of awesome photos of Tahoe wildflowers over the years! He compiled them all onto a USB drive for me. :)

Day 124: Photo thanks to my father-in-law!! I had told my in-laws about the theme when we arrived in Tahoe, and also about how I don't have that many photos of flowers (so I was a bit nervous about how the month would go..). But lucky for me, my father-in-law has taken lots of awesome photos of Tahoe wildflowers over the years! He compiled them all onto a USB drive for me. :)

Day 125: We went on an absolutely gorgeous/breathtaking hike this day and I tried to snap lots of photos of the flowers we passed. Unfortunately, I don't think many of them turned out that well, but here's one of them! This quote popped into my mind as we were hiking... the flowers really did seem like they were so happy and laugh-y.

Day 125: We went on an absolutely gorgeous/breathtaking hike this day and I tried to snap lots of photos of the flowers we passed. Unfortunately, I don't think many of them turned out that well, but here's one of them! This quote popped into my mind as we were hiking... the flowers really did seem like they were so happy and laugh-y.

Day 126: One of the shots that Jon's dad got on the previous day's hike. (I played around with the color / sepia effect in Photoshop)

Day 126: One of the shots that Jon's dad got on the previous day's hike. (I played around with the color / sepia effect in Photoshop)

Day 127: A bit different from the previous ones... we left Tahoe and drove to the Bay Area earlier that day to Jon's grandma's house. The house doesn't have Internet, so... had to just do a photo-less one! Decided to do some pencil sketching. Would like to polish it and ink it up sometime!

Day 127: A bit different from the previous ones... we left Tahoe and drove to the Bay Area earlier that day to Jon's grandma's house. The house doesn't have Internet, so... had to just do a photo-less one! Decided to do some pencil sketching. Would like to polish it and ink it up sometime!

Day 128: Our last day in California!! Chose this quote because I am now much more aware of flowers EVERYWHERE. This photo was taken in the bathroom of Jon's grandma's house. Yay flower wallpaper :P

Day 128: Our last day in California!! Chose this quote because I am now much more aware of flowers EVERYWHERE. This photo was taken in the bathroom of Jon's grandma's house. Yay flower wallpaper :P