Tuesday, April 28, 2009

fifth annual adventure film & photo festival comes to morgantown

this past friday ryan, myself and a few friends got together at one of my favorite places to eat in morgantown, the black bear. they have the best burritos around. if you are vegetarian, no problem. they also support west virginia farmers as much as possible. and chances are high that when you choose to dine there you will encounter some type of entertainment. friday we were able to kick back and enjoy our burritos and beers to the brew house crew featuring elmer rich. the fiddle work was absolutely amazing!

after dinner we headed to the fifth annual morgantown adventure film and photo festival at the met theatre. the film festival was presented by the adventure's edge. this was a chance for all of the local filmmakers and photographers to get in on all of the outdoors action.

the event featured several short films that included kayaking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and cycling to name a few. after watching the films the audience got to vote on their favorite. the winner this year was dan fowler for his film "endless season" which featured a video guide, kayaking and whitewater paddling in west virginia and the surrounding appalachian states.

it was a great time. if you missed this years events, make sure you keep on the look out for next years festival. i highly recommend it!

photo by moi

Sunday, April 19, 2009

brewfest '09

we are freshly back from the star city vfd brewfest '09. we got to sample quite a few beers and eat some barbecue ribs from russ' ribs. we also got our fill of bluegrass music from the hillbilly gypsies.

photos by moi

a day 'choc'-full of events

i finished my first ever 5k race yesterday. it was the earth day 5k. although i walked most of it due to my lack of training recently, i still finished and with a time i can clearly beat next time!

there were several kiosks set up at the event. rusty, the screech owl was there because of friends of the four-legged. he was rescued because he was hit by a car and unfortunately lost an eye. he is definitely adorable!

after the 5k, we went into downtown for the 10th annual chocolate lovers' day festivities. this is something that neither one of us had been to before so we were eager to check it out. while we didn't do all of the necessary steps to try to win the raffle to hershey park we had a great time going from business to business eating chocolate. here are a few photos i took while walking around downtown with chocolate in my mouth.

a kitty that lives in one of the shops downtown

lady with her two french bulldogs (although one of them was camera shy and behind her)

anywhere you saw a red hershey's kiss balloon was a participating business in chocolate lovers' day
the old stone house
tree in bloom by the monongalia arts center (look closely and you can see the bees flying around the blooms)

blooms up close (they smelled SO good)

after the morning and early afternoon activities, we headed back home to rest (complete with a nap for me). later we headed back downtown for a show at 123 pleasant st. my friend brian (whom i call peach - long story) is in the band it's birds (which is fantastic! if you haven't heard them, you should!) it's birds, amongst other local bands preformed radiohead's ok computer and pavement's slanted & enchanted albums.

photos by ryan & moi

Saturday, April 18, 2009

wvu greenhouse fun

my boyfriend, ryan, is taking a basics of bonsai class that is offered through wvu. i would have taken it with him but it is at the same time as my yoga class. i dropped him off early one day before class and decided to check out the wvu greenhouse. of course, i snapped some photos.

photos by moi

Thursday, April 16, 2009

more signs of spring

i love spring, don't you? all of the flowers (especially the spring bulbs) make me really happy. the flowering trees are beautiful and when i walk by hyacinth i breathe just a little bit deeper and smile a little more. it is official, spring is finally here.

another sign of spring is the arrival of "peeps and bunnies" at morgantown ag in sabraton. i went to get a few seeds to plant in my tiny garden and saw the chicks and bunnies. they are so cute they just melt my heart.

photos by moi