May 28, 2010

Sometimes it's rather pleasant when it's grey and chilly out. There can be a quiet calm to that kind of weather, a peacefulness that blaring sunlight and shouting blue skies don't have. I actually usually tend to really enjoy Seattle's famous overcast.

But sometimes it's just grey and chilly and there's nothing pleasant about it, and you wish desperately that the weather would warm up, the sun would appear, and that the whole thing would start acting like it's almost June.

So this week really has given me no choice but to hole up inside with the cat, make myself some coffee, and devour my books from the library until it starts feeling like it could possibly be Memorial Day weekend already.

What have you been up to?

May 27, 2010

Various leaves I came across in my day yesterday.

I'm most excited about the third one down: two new tomato plants! The tomatoes I grew at our old apartment during previous summers got so much sun they ran wild; I almost didn't get tomatoes this year since I was worried that they wouldn't get enough light, but I couldn't resist when I saw these. And I guess there's no way of knowing unless you try, right?

May 23, 2010

Ten minutes after we arrived home from our trip to San Fran, the friend who was picking us up from the airport suggested that we come spend the weekend with him at his family's cabin over on the Olympic Peninsula. We were already exhausted, but how could we resist?

It was a weekend of:
-dramatic and surprising sunshine,
-Farmers market lunches,
-Trying to remember all the words to Don't Think Twice, It's Alright,
-Crackling campfires,
-A little too much wine,
-Solitary, early morning walks and forest findings,
-Pathways softened by years and years of moss, &
-Mountains and water and woods for as far as the eye can see.

It was a good weekend.

May 21, 2010

Souvenirs from San Fran:
Simple bamboo spoons from Chinatown
Letterpress card from Castle in the Air
Bowl from Heath Ceramics

I pretty much ate all my other souvenirs :)

May 20, 2010

San Fran, Part III

San Fran, Part II

San Fran, Part I
An absolutely wonderful vacation.
Visiting dear friends + celebrating the boy and my anniversary + getting away from the routine of day-to-day life = a mightily refreshed Maggie.

May 19, 2010

Home from San Fran--tired, but oh so happy. I'm still sorting through my photos, but I love these ones of our hotel room and floor. The whole thing was pink! Luckily not bubblegum pink, but different variations of that dusky rose color I've been so in love with this Spring. A little strange, but not bad at all.

May 14, 2010

I found my Minolta Autochord! Don't ask me how I managed to misplace an item as lovely (and as relatively large and heavy) as this baby, but it is indeed found and after an approximately 3-year hiatus, I am beyond excited to start shooting 120 film again. I foresee lots of TLR fun this summer, that's for sure.

The boy and I are leaving for a much-need vacation to San Francisco tomorrow. Just like with the camera (although even more so for this one), I am beyond excited. I'll be back in a couple of days with hopefully lots of photographs to share.

May 13, 2010

My free time lately has consisted of:
-Blasting this amazing new album,
-Slicing melons and letting their sweet smell remind me that summer is coming,
-Marveling at how quickly May is flying by,
-Contemplating food politics while reading this thoughtful book, &
-Chasing sunspots with my camera over just about every surface in the apartment.

What have you been up to?