there’s somethin’ ’bout the way the street looks when it’s just rained….




there’s a glow on the pavement…..



hello, hello! forgive me for being an AWFUL excuse for a blogger- this is my first post this month. track, soccer, gymnastics has been taking up most of my time, and, of course, my history teacher thinks i have no life, so she gave me 59876543567309487528901 assignments. yay! now the school year is coming to a close, and i will have more time to post over the summer. oh my gosh, i can’t believe i’m graduating and moving on to- gulp-high school. yikes.

the title of this post is a line from taylor swift’s song fearless, in honor of my first (hopefully of many) taytay concert coming up soon!! I AM SO EXCITEDDDDDD. sam got to see it before me, and i’m super jealous.
the first few pictures show some of the flowers in our garden in sunlight, and the rest are how they look after it’s rained. though flowers are always pretty (even when they’re dead), i love the look of rain on flowers, and the scent in the air after rain falls. i think rain makes everything a little more beautiful. also, i love redbud trees??? they’re SO gorgeous. ♥

life updates:

-i beat my personal record in the 100m dash in track! originally my time was around 15.29 seconds, and then it was 14.69, and then in a relay i ran it in 13.94 seconds!!

-speaking of track, i got to go to an invite-only meet on thursday, but the FrEaKiNg seventh grade soccer team took the bus without us, so we ended up missing four races. bleh. thanks a lot, sevvies.

-i’ve been binge watching the great british baking show a LOT recently, i just finished the second season. no joke, i watched for 5 hours straight yesterday. i think i have too much free time. which i could have spent blogging but….

-my birthday’s next sunday! yay, aging.

-i was chosen as a finalist to give a speech at graduation! i’ll find out if i got it tomorrow….i’ll update y’all.


-i have some new art, i’ll get it posted at some point in my life.

– i need stranger things season three RIGHT NOW. seriously, how can we wait until 2019??

-CLUB PENGUIN IS BACK, MY DOODS. it’s really funny because it’s unblocked on our school chromebooks, so everyone made an account and plays it in class. plus, most of the people on there are my age, which is great and goes to show how immature we all are. XD my favorite part of it is going to crowded places and screaming “WHO LIKES PANIC! AT THE DISCO?!” and friending whoever says “ME” and tells me their favorite song. (btw if you wanna make an account, go to clubpenguinonline!!! my username is sptsptspgoot)

-i kind of want to learn how to play ukelele. it sounds really cool. (loren, want to teach me?)

-i literally am the dumbest person ever. i accidentally put salt in my mom’s coffee, asked a girl IN MY MATH CLASS what period she had math, AND fell up AND down the stairs all in one day. no exaggeration.

also, happy mother’s day! make sure to thank your lovely mothers for bringing you into the world. 🙂


rutvi ❤

//have a cup of cheer//

merry christmas eve! it’s going to be snowing all day today, and it looks so beautiful, but it’s so cold like my heart.

i couldn’t, because i had leggings on and i was too lazy to put on snowpants.
actually, i don’t even know if i own snowpants. :/
falling snow is one of the prettiest things ever. ❤
fun fact: i hate stepping in fresh snow, i always try to step in other people’s footprints. do any of you do that?
happy holidays to everyone! i hope all of you eat a lot of food and get everything you asked for. ❤
we’re leaving for vacation early tomorrow morning, so we opened our gifts today-you can expect a haul soon. 🙂
what are your plans for christmas? are you going anywhere for vaca?

maple mornings

woke up to flames scattered around the backyard. 




ankles deep in crinkled beauty


ombre of
reds and golds


morning light makes the simplest of things look beautiful.
it’s much too early 
but it’s worth it
out here,
time has stopped.
 i have to go soon

i go with leaves in my hair and my cheeks reddened from the cold

and memories of this maple morning.

updates+autumn photography



-i recently watched the book of life for the first time, and it’s. so. good. i love it- it’s probably one of my favorite animated movies of all time.

-guys!! i’m soooo close to 200 followers! thank you guys so much! i know a lot of people have more followers than me, but really, 200 people in the world that love my content and come here to read it- it means a ton!  i’m currently at 196 and i’m really hoping to get to 200 before halloween so i can show you guys my costume…. can we do it??

rip to my youth by the neighborhood is a great song (i feel like all i ever post about is music and photography haha)

-i know most of my blogger friends are doing nanowrimo this year, and although i’m not participating, i wish you all the best of luck!  i know you guys will do great. eats lots of chocolate. writing a novel is not an easy task, but it will be worth it! lots of love to you writers!

i’ve taken wayy too many pictures of this tree, but oml the orange color is so prettyyy.

i’m always trying to get photos from different angles, because looking at photographs of things straight on can be a bit boring. for this one, i went under the tree, positioned the camera right next to the branch, and tilted it upwards.


rain is so pretty asdjfkl.
it’s like a rainbow!
me trying to be artsy…

ooh, i like the little blurred-light-circle thing.

these poisonberries are such a bright, beautiful red!  i kinda want to eat them…but i shouldn’t….

favorites? let me know!


nature’s first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold.


(title from: nothing gold can stay//poem by robert frost)


my family and i went to downtown yesterday. it was nice to spend time with all of them and to go around taking pictures. i like to think that some of these are artsy. XD

(i used allison’s photo prompt for this one- arrange leaves in rainbow order. cute idea, allison. 🙂 )


(see the rainbow??) 😀

on my mom’s office rooftop.
people kept staring- my dad was just squatting down taking pictures of me doing cartwheels. ’twas funny.
oooooh, the camera did the sunlight-circle-thing!
i like how this one turned out. i kind of just snapped it randomly, but if you look closely, you can see a plane flying overhead, and the cool shape of the cloud.

these stairs just look cool.
and of course, i had to get starbucks. i got the artsiest and the most basic thing on the menu- the pink drink. 😛 but it’s healthier than my usual choices, and it was really good. yum.

destiny is overrated.

last week, i went outside in the dead of night to take pictures. my neighbor’s dog kept barking at me- i think i scared him. XD my neighbor actually came outside and was like, “are you taking pictures??”

“ummm. yes.”

OOH, rain.

destiny is overrated, so i think i’ll write my own

(reflections//forever the sickest kids)

science class has messed me uppp. i almost wrote “density is overrated”. I AM SO TIRED.