30 January 2013

A Twist of Lime says Goodbye | Intimate Stories says Hello

i'm looking forward to looking back
from further on down the track
{c. simon}

the time has come. a twist of lime {the sometimes daily musings of bluelime photography} is no longer. but fear not, i only changed the name and got a bright shiny new blog -
this blog will still be here for walks down memory lane. 
please check out intimate stories.

click below + come along on my new journey xo

06 January 2013

the heart of this christmas | boston holiday.

But you don't have to be an angel
To sing harmony
And you don't have to be a child
To love the mystery
And you don't have to be a wise man
On bended knee
The heart of this Christmas is in you and me
{C. Simon}

Our second annual Christmas in Boston was a great success. It truly is a special time for us. The folks at Nine Zero welcomed us back so warmly + didn't forget that Annie has a December birthday - besides a lovely little tree in our room, they made her feel so special with gifts and a big cupcake with a candle to blow out and of course cookies + milk to leave for Santa. We love this hotel and the staff that make it such a wonderful experience. The Nutcracker at The Opera House, a delicious dinner, cozy pjs, soft fluffy beds, A Christmas Story on constant loop, the glow of the city lights, a quick visit to Trinity Church, luminary bags lit for the precious from SHES, the anticipation of Santa, the warmth of being together. Christmas morning in Boston with a light snow falling, a few surprises left from St. Nick, our walk is always so wonderful - nothing like Beacon Hill on Christmas morn. Pho in chinatown, the bustling streets, and of course our final destination - home in Newburyport, and the always delightful smiles from our little girl. All of this and more made for a happy Christmas. xo

17 December 2012

i'll always be with you | seven. xo

if ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we're apart... i'll always be with you.” 
[A.A. Milne - Winnie the Pooh]

happy birthday annie viola. my gal has turned seven today. i can hardly believe it. how lucky i am that i can say this. when there are so many who can't. so many who won't see their 7th birthday. so many sweet little hearts. so many brave women.

i can't honor my girl without honoring them - forever in our hearts. our precious children. our precious teachers. xo

Ana M Marquez-Greene
Dylan Hockley
Madeleine F Hsu
Catherine V Hubbard
Chase Kowalski
Jesse Lewis
James Mattioli
Grace McDonnell
Emilie Parker
Jack Pinto
Noah Pozner
Caroline Previdi
Jessica Rekos
Avielle Richman
Benjamin Wheeler 
Allison N Wyatt
Rachel Davino
Dawn Hocksprung
Anne Marie Murphy
Lauren Russeau
March Sherlach
Victoria Soto

10 December 2012

a perfect sunday | it's personal.

you will find something more in woods than in books.
trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.
{saint bernard}

a perfect sunday:
sleeping in a bit, morning coffee, brunch, a walk in the woods, my daughter's laugh, fresh air, birds singing, my camera, a chill in the air, my husband teaching annie anything, the perfect little christmas tree, hamburger on the grill, collecting fallen greens and filling window boxes, a hot shower, blow drying annie's hair, cuddles before bed and a bit of trash tv. yes. a perfect sunday. xo

07 December 2012

a little flower | cymbidium floral

just living is not enough.
one must have sunshine, freedom + a little flower.
[hans christian anderson]

i couldn't resist sharing a few images of the beautiful cymbidium floral in exeter, new hampshire. a gorgeous floral design studio + retail shop located in downtown. i shot many lovely blooms for their new website launching in early 2013 by hayes design studios of martha's vineyard. i love being surrounded by unique + exciting talent. stayed tuned for more lovely.

and the amazing design team:

04 December 2012

at the sea | class of 2013 rockport, ma.

look at that sea, girls--all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. we couldn't enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds. 
― l.m. montgomery, anne of green gables

 Miss Simone - Rockport High School . Class of 2013