Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010


little bento box...from Kobo.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Plants are pretty amazing, aren't they?

This pic

...makes me want to go back to bed.  I wonder if a kids book with pictures of beds/people sleeping would make them sleepy? 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A recipe for nut milk

and some very pretty pictures from Caitlin Mociun.

More words

Here's an excerpt from a post on the blog You Grow Girl.  It's number four on her list of "what makes a good gardener".

4. Failure: Perfectionism is dead. I should put that in all caps, bold, and then underline it for emphasis. Here you go: PERFECTIONISM IS DEAD. In the real world gardeners kill plants and gardens get pests and diseases. Sometimes life gets in the way and we don’t have the money to buy something we want or the time to commit to making our garden the showpiece we would like it to be. This is not evidence that you have a Black Thumb. More importantly, you learn more when you are willing to take chances & give yourself space to screw up. It’s often in those failures that we have the biggest AHA! moments. 

(Gayla also had a photoblog from 2003-2008 called Making Happy).

Monday, May 24, 2010


 I was reading reviews of this book on Amazon tonight and one of them included an inspiring quote from the book, attributed to1960's House Beautiful editor, Elizabeth Gordon: "If you can't find beauty--for free--when you are poor, you won't be likely to have it when you are rich...even though you may have bought and paid for it."  When I googled the quote, this article came up.  I had this book years ago and loved it.  I think I gave it away at some point.  So I reserved it at the library.

More past on the internet

This little painting is on a shelf over our kitchen sink.  It's done by an old friend who's passed on, David Gardner (and sent to me by his sister Lynda).  Though I look at it everyday, I thought to look David up on the internet yesterday...and found this page.  Scroll down for the names.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Peonies from the farmer's market


I took this little video today at the market.  They are called The Toy Boats.

Looks delicious

You can have a look at this book here.  Adam I thought of you when I saw the braised lamb shanks.  Looks like something you would make in your new pot!  I want to try the martini soaked olives.  Via the improvised life.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Hatsuhana doing penance under the Tonosawa Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Friday, May 21, 2010


It's been cold.  But I kind of like it.  Good for reading.

Baby radishes and olives

...are good together.

Torrents of rain

on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Beauty of Different

Gluten Free Girl tweeted about this last night.  Here's the link for the book too.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Passing in the night

Just beginning to unfurl


and pricey.   Maybe because it's Australian (jk).


...people on twitter from India is turning out to be very interesting.  Here's an article I read this morning (via Natasha Badhwar) and a video of Annapurna Devi....well, a recording.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pretty Boston picture

via Deepak Chopra.  Our old stomping grounds too!

Big, fat and red

This abandoned vine has huge fragrant blossoms on it.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pretty design this configuration of ladder's along the sidewalk today.

More roses

I love how the buds have a bit of red on them.  It's fun with the Hipstamatic, because you never really know what will be in the final shot.  And the wind was blowing and making an interesting blur.

Ashlee and family:

Sending this card in the mail with love. 

(Card is from Saturn Press, from Swan's Island, Maine.  In finding that link, I discovered it was started by Jane Goodrich.  Mom, do you think we are related?)

Friday, May 14, 2010





Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Toronto Underground Cinema

Do you guys know about this?  The article here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010



summer dresses, browsing in Harper's Bazaar:

Monday, May 10, 2010

Laundry day

More playing with Hipstamatic app.  I know, bad name, but it's fun.

Babies, babies, babies

Remember the trailer for Babies?  It was a Mother's Day hit.  via Roger Ebert.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

More Oddfellows courtyard and a sunbow

SNL last night

This was the Betty White version :)...but it was removed.  So here's the original of the song:



Saturday, May 8, 2010

Yo Mama

...was so happy to get your very sweet card today!!  I LOVE it...and I LOVE you guys.  Thanks so much.  That baby is the Samurai Adam :).

Oddfellows the hip new place on Capitol Hill, it seems.  The food/atmosphere looks great.   I got iced tea there today.  It's right next to the relocated Eliot Bay Bookstore.  We have to go to both when you come!

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