February 12, 2016

Moments of sunshine
after an extremely wet and dark January
are so very welcome!

I have taken to keeping my camera
on the table next to the back door,
so that I may grab it
and dart out
to photograph the light
when I see it shining out there.

At this time of year,
every second of it is precious.

February 10, 2016

Is it really February already??

I have been working on a project
that I am very excited about--
which I will share more about soon!--
and time has run away from me.

These are some of the things
that I have been enjoying lately:

Reading: The Song of Hartgrove Hall by Natasha Solomons
Watching: The Great British Baking Show (obsessed!!)
Listening: Heaven's Gate by Dawn Landes & Piers Faccini
Relishing: Pacific Northwest Ballet's Roméo et Juliette (goosebumps)

January 13, 2016

Happy 2016!

I recently added these photos,
my favorites of the past year,
to my website.
It's nice to see them
grouped together like this--
a tidy sampling
of seasons and moments and light.

One of my goals for 2015
was to shoot more film.
While I didn't shoot a huge amount,
I definitely made it a priority again,
and realized how much I had missed it
and how much I still love it.
It will definitely be something
that I continue with
in the New Year.

I am optimistic for 2016.
I am hoping it will be,
for me,
A Year Unlike Any Other.

December 3, 2015

November 30, 2015

The last bits
of fading Autumn
as we transition
from November
to December.

November 26, 2015

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2015

Beginning another trip around the sun:
29 today!

Reading: The Shepherd's Life and Brooklyn
Watching: Far From The Madding Crowd
Listening: Areas of High Traffic (and looking forward to The Frost is All Over for Christmas!)
Cooking: Upside-Down Ginger Quince Cake

November 5, 2015

How had we never noticed
this trail

November 2, 2015

Placing one foot
in front of the other,
offering all
that I think I cannot bear
to a landscape
vast enough
to provide the kind of space
that is needed.

October 28, 2015

The last few
photos from Summer.

September 23, 2015

September 9, 2015

Between seasons.

Making the most
of the end of the blackberries
with these amazing spelt berry buns,
this tried-and-true cocktail syrup,
and the blackberry sage ice cream
from the Molly Moon's cookbook!

September 7, 2015

September 3, 2015

Porch scenes.

August 31, 2015

A hummingbird
landed at my feeder
during a sudden
and immense
A few tufts of feathers
stuck up on his head,
forming a single, charming cowlick.
After taking a drink,
he puffed himself up,
and shook all over,
like the tiniest wet dog you could imagine.
He cocked his head to the right
and I told him
what I tell all of the birds
that land at my feeders.
You are beautiful,
you are welcome;
I would never hurt you.
He took one more sip
and cocked his head once more
and zoomed away.