April 2021: A Photo Journal

Well, here we are again. I decided to reinvigorate my monthly photo journal series. It’s been a while. The last time I published this type of post was back in January 2019. That’s two whole years missing from my life!

For those who are new here, back in 2018 I would dedicate a blog post each month that features a photo roundup of everything I had done in the past 30-ish days. It was a nice way to recap a moment in my life and gave me an outlet to share more of my day-to-day photos with you.

April was a good month to start this up again. After a year of being in lockdown, April felt like the first month post-pandemic that I was able to do more exploring than I have been able to in a while. But I’m also going to cheat a bit for this post and include photos from January and March as well, as there are some good memories that I want to share. From a magical tree farm, fostering for the first time, to a long weekend trip up north.

So let’s dive in, shall we?

A photo roundup from April (plus January + March):

If you like the pretty pine forest image above, you can buy the digital print from my travel photos Etsy shop.

In January, I went over the river and through the woods to the magical forest that is Hansen Tree Farm for some winter wonderland photos.

I also stopped a Restoration Hardware’s rooftop restaurant for brunch. The table next to the fountain is my favorite spot.

In March, I fostered a dog for the first time. Even though saying goodbye to her was bittersweet, I felt incredibly proud that I was able to give her the love and confidence that she didn’t have before. That little face is a heartbreaker, right?

Pretty sunrises have started up. It’s that time of year again. And I must say, that palette is always a nice way to start the day.

Another milestone: I started an Etsy shop where you can buy some of my photos as digital prints. I’m updating the shop slowly and will continue adding more prints, so make sure to keep checking back if you’re a frequent Etsy user.

One weekend, I spent the afternoon exploring local shops that I had never popped into before. Here’s a pretty corner shot from FOXWELL. It has home decor, candles, bath salts, dishware, and more. It’s a good spot to check out if you’re in the Linden Hills neighborhood.

In April, I stopped at Como Park Zoo to walk through the conservatory. Of course, there were photos taken of all the flora, but I found the stoned pathways to be quite pretty too.

I found the cutest mercantile in Excelsior the other weekend. Say hello to Ace General Store. Full of camping gear, candles, cozy flannels, and more.

And finally, I took a long weekend trip up to Ely, Minnesota. You can see more photos from my Ely adventure along with a great list of things to do. It’s a special place and I can’t wait to go back.

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Let’s go places,

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What’s your favorite photo from the collection above? Tell me which one (and why!) in the comments section below.

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