If one was to believe only what the internet revealed, it would seem that I’ve been dead, kidnapped, or have completely lost interest in photography. Not true, not true! Now there is just a dearth of adventures to catch up on. My mom and I went to Spain in early January, where we stayed with Rachael and Cary (who are awesome hosts!) in Madrid, danced in a nightclub or two, ran into old friends in Barcelona, made new ones, and wandered around a great deal with our senses and minds open.

On a hunt for cellphone minutes, which are apparently a rare and costly commodity in Europe.

Decor in tapas bars ranged from the uninspired to the surreal.

This pet store sold every animal imaginable; all the ones we could see were in various neurotic conditions.

Beautiful gardens