August 31, 2010
My parents are originally from Philadelphia.
They spent their 2-week honeymoon camping in the Pacific Northwest.
A few years later, they picked up everything and moved across the country to Seattle.
This is one of the main reasons they moved: the Olympic Peninsula.
We've been visiting each year in August for as long as I can remember.
The boy has come along the last few years, too.
This visit to the coast celebrated 31 years of marriage.
Congratulations, Mum & Dad.
August 27, 2010
A few more photos from the last time we went across the mountains, just developed now.
I loved talking to the boy's Dad about his dahlias.
Next year he will stake them up,
but they looked beautiful to me.
Maybe next year I will add a dahlia or two to my apartment garden.
With the tomatoes, it will be a forest on my patio,
& no one will be able to get in my door.
August 26, 2010
August 25, 2010
An evening walk.
We talked about how unusual this summer has been--so chilly and grey.
But we remembered all of the summery things we managed:
all the time spent outside, all the weekends away, all the summertime traditions.
We decided it has been a good summer,
just a different kind of summer.
August 24, 2010
Over the weekend we took a quick trip up to Vancouver for this exhibit.
It was completely wonderful.
There was a small Vuillard painting that I kept coming back to.
I'd never seen it before, but it was beautiful--and so tiny, just about 4"x7" or so.
It all made me want to go back to the Musée d'Orsay itself (my absolute favorite art museum).
August 19, 2010
August 17, 2010
August 13, 2010
So I've made two peach pies.
And a peach pandowdy.
Also, a peach compote to go on some chocolate cake.
And I still have exactly (I counted) 16 peaches left!
I had to switch from sweet to savory sometime.
Pretty Peach Salsa
+3 large peaches
+1/2 red onion, finely chopped
+1 jalapeno, diced
+1/4 cup chopped cilantro
+splash of fresh lime juice
+salt & pepper
Cut peaches into small pieces--I didn't want my salsa too chunky so I chopped them fairly fine, but it's up to you. Add onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and lime juice, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Allow the salsa to sit for at least half an hour. Serve chilled with fresh tortilla chips (and perhaps mojitos? That's how I'll be eating my salsa this weekend!)
August 12, 2010
I've had a few questions about what types of cameras I use.
For digital shots I use a basic Canon Rebel XS with just the kit lens.
For film I use either a Nikon FM (35 mm) or a vintage Minolta Autocord (120).
When shooting film, I use a variety of different kinds--
generally I go with whatever is cheapest!
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August 11, 2010
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August 6, 2010
I've been playing around with film again.
I feel so out of practice! I've somehow become such a digital girl.
When did that happen?
Not sure how I feel about it.
I shot two test rolls to make sure my funky Minolta still works.
Also, to try out a new lab.
They are just bits around the apartment, nothing special.
But they are my first rolls after a long hiatus, so they seem special to me.
I think it's time to pull out the 35mm Nikon next.
Maybe this weekend?
We are heading across the mountains.
Hopefully it will be relaxing.
What are you up to?