A Metamorphosis

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

For one's heart not to sing when Spring takes its full fury, he would have to have a heart of stone.
Because Spring is the most amazing time of year.
When the old becomes new. 
When the sleeping wakes.
When the grey turns to a rainbow of colors. 
When the dead comes alive. 
A beautiful metamorphosis formed by The Great Artist.
What could be more beautiful?
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-Mackenzie Hope_

This Made Me Smile :: Monday :: Movement

Monday, April 21, 2014

Yes, I do realize that my last couple of posts have been about my trip to Chicago...a trip that was a whole week ago...I mean really, that is old news isn't it? 
Yeah well, sorry about that, I guess I must have liked it a lot. 
So, you know that video I promised in the last couple of posts?
It is all done.
Yes sirree. 
I must confess that I feel like this was not one of my best videos. 
You see, I am no filmmaker and have no experience in videography whatsoever besides what I do for my own personal enjoyment. So, I am apt to have an unsteady hand (because many of my shots were while walking), not focus correctly, or get the lighting right.  When I make videos, my main goal is to tell a story, a different kind of story than I try to tell with my pictures. A story with movement.
So -after that ramble- here is  the video. 

-Mackenzie Hope-


And What A City It Was

Thursday, April 17, 2014

You know that feeling when you go somewhere and everything you see is beautiful? 
Well that is how I felt in Chicago. 
Not that everything was beautiful, but to my Country-Girl-Who-Only-Ever-Sees-Corn-Feilds-On-The-Horizon eyes, it was wonderful in every way. 
There was never a lack of photo-shoot locations or things to look at, or places to walk...nor was their a lack of noise. 
(Man, that city is one noisy city.)
To tell you the whole truth (which is always better than lying) I didn't take as many pictures as I would have liked.
I took more video footage, which I plan on sharing sometime soon.
But for now I will share 50% of the pictures I took, the other half are a shoot a did with my sister that are coming in a post all by themselves.
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Yours very truly, 
Mackenzie Hope

This Made Me Smile :: Monday :: Three Lovely Days In The City

Monday, April 14, 2014

This weekend my sister-in-law and I went up to The Windy City to visit my sisters at school. 
And what a weekend it was.
Full of...
Walking.
Coffee drinking.
More walking.
Picture taking.
Laughing.
Singing on the dorm roof.
Walking more.
Shopping.
Taking floor pictures (my sister is an RA).
Wedding planning.
Sister time.
Adventuring.
Wonderful Spring weather (finally!).
And so on.
It was grand.
I have ever so many pictures to share.....as well as a video I am working on of our weekend. 
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Happy Monday! 
-Mackenzie Hope-

This Made Me Smile :: Monday :: Lattes and Weekends

Monday, April 7, 2014

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It has been a good weekend. 
With lots of smiling. 
I think a good ol' list will sum it all up. 
1. Volley-ball season is back. 
Oh yay! 
2. Barefoot season is back. 
Never again will I put on a pair of shoes. 
Never ever. 
Well....okay...maybe not never.
3. Whoever invented frothed milk...I love them. 
And frothed milk. 
And a good latte. 
Coffee. 
No, I have not got the hang of latte art just yet. 
Well, not at home. 
At The Cafe that I work at I have done some latte art on and off...it is harder than it looks. 
One day. 
I still love frothed milk. 
A lot. 
4. There are many lovely plans plots and schemes going on around here.
Music. 
Adventures. 
Trips. 
Pictures. 
Et cetera. 
Yay. 

And that is that.
Happy Monday! 
Happy week. 
Happy life. 
The end. 
-Mackenzie-



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