r1: springtime flowers in my backyard/sunday with bestie sarah and baby p/lunchtime sunshine uptown
r2: lipstick americano/glam sequins for gracie's bachelorette/liam on my nicest suit
r3: lovely downtown southern pines/end table lovelies/java bean plantation (southern pines)
r4: bachelorette invitation/blooms at the grove park inn (asheville)/my favorite lunchtime spot, the 5th floor terrace in my building
r5: work clothes/baubles/lazy saturday brunch at home
r6: flowers at the nc dance theatre gala/happy mary kay package from allison/java bean plantation
r7: sunrise on the queen city/mcglohon theatre/discarded cocktails at the nc dance theatre gala
r8: bedroom camellias/branches in southern pines/latta arcade and the duke building from my parking deck
r9: late night dessert and coffee with blair and allison at rooster's/valentine's night nap with sweet parker/liam and the hole he chewed for his head in the blinds

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"love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. if you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. but in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. it will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. to love is to be vulnerable."      - c.s. lewis

photo credit via megan b