Alys, Part II

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Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

When I first started this blog I did a post about the importance of frolicking. And the setting was Alys Beach, FL. Well, Scott and I had our first anniversary recently and wanted to go back and settle into that great pace we had found there before. I love the beach. I'm so mellow there. I wish I was always mellow but alas as a detail oriented perfectionist I can get a little high strung from time to time...possible understatement...

We had the most incredible time frolicking about with our cameras. That is until Scott frolicked a bit too wildly and broke his elbow into 4 pieces jumping a curb on his bike and had to get major surgery two days into the week long trip. That put an end to our beach cruising for the most part but I was still able to get out and take some photos when I wasn't nursing. And let me add here that I'm grateful to be a florist. Nursing is not quite as much fun and fiddling around with gorgeous flowers and bringing stylish wedding dreams into reality.

Wretched break and surgery aside, we had a beautiful frolicking through gorgeous Alys together. We got a chance to really focus on the Hasselblad so I learned a lot. And even though the trip took an alarming turn, I am grateful for it. In a way it was fitting as a first anniversery trip. There truly were some for better or for worse, in sickness and in health moments. All of which I hold close to my heart. Even though I tend towards perfectionism, I've always felt like true perfection can be boring. Too static, TOO perfect. It's been my observation that the most profoundly beautiful things in life are enhanced by minor imperfections. They add depth and longing which I think is very much a part of beauty. Here's to the imperfections in life and love. Cheers. Happy Valentine's Day!

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography