Lovers’ Locks at the Purple People Bridge

“The Purple People Bridge” is the popular name given to the Newport Southbank Bridge, a pedestrian bridge that connects downtown Cincinnati with Newport, Kentucky. People have begun attaching locks to the bridge, some of them quite elaborately inscribed with romantically significant dates and sentiments. This photo, which I took this past summer, is currently on…

Life Lately…

“Stretching” is the most apt one-word response should you choose to ask how things have been lately. Stretching mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It’s been a few weeks of figuring out how to balance a new tutoring schedule along with the “musts” and “wants” of home and personal life, of feeling my body literally stretch…

Beautiful explosions

I wish I could remember my first exposure to fireworks. Did I react in fear to the body-shaking sound? Did my eyes open wide in awe at the flaming colors, thrown high in the sky like shooting stars, only to fall without raining down fire on the spectators  below? Or was I simply mesmerized by the…

Riverside

  From our leisurely Easter afternoon, spent rambling along the riverbanks in Loveland with my parents and brother, skipping stones, people watching, and soaking in the warmth and sunlight. Since I’m still waiting on a polarized lens filter, I decided to try using my sunglasses as a filter of sorts and held them in front…

Coffee House Fridays

A bit more than a month ago, my friend Maddie and I were commiserating with each other regarding our sadness at the seeming lack of non-Starbucks coffee shops. (Even a year later, I’m still pining for Ghostlight –a mere 10 minutes away, once upon a time.)  Thankfully, instead of sinking further into self pity, we decided to research and…

Long Weekend with Christian (Cincy)

Our long weekend fun continued with a quick day trip to Over-the-Rhine (OTR) and the river-side areas of Cincinnati proper.  We stopped first at Washington Park, and went inside the Cincinnati Music Hall. From there we walked through the unexpectedly ghetto-y stretch between the renovated park of OTR and Findlay Market.  I’ve got to admit…

Discovery: Bike Trail

When we first considered moving to what is now our home, the city girl in me did not like the idea of living in a subdivision, almost as far out into the suburbs surrounding Cincinnati as you can get.  But I went with it, and now am finding some perks of this location.  The biggest…