March Through a Lens

I’m generally not very good at Instagram, but I finally downloaded the VSCO Cam app for android (yay!) and it has me much more excited to snap and share photos. The filter choices are wonderful, but more than anything I love the ease with which users can dig in and edit individual elements of the photo (i.e. temperature, exposure, highlights). For a Photoshop enthusiast like me this is so ideal. I’m still new to it, though; any favorite tips or tricks that I should know about?

Much of my March was spent waiting for spring (still waiting, by the way…) so once the April showers give way to the May flowers (and, erm, it stops snowing) I’ll probably be spamming my Insta-feed with snapshots of all the blooms that pop up around here. I got very excited when I saw the first sign of the daffodils, they’re always the first of our flowers to make an appearance. This month I read Oleander Girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, which is nothing short of wonderful, and my first Gabriel García Márquez novel, finally, Love in the Time of Cholera. That one really blew my mind – I had a million different ideas of what it would be like, but nope, my imagination really fell short. (Now I’m itching to see the film with Javier Bardem, I feel like he’ll be a great Florentino.) And a lovely surprise in the mail, an Audrey postcard from my friend Karen all the way from Cardiff. There’s nothing like a handwritten letter to brighten your day!