June 29, 2012

Finally got around
to making labels!

(I enjoy this part
just as much as the jam-making).


Cat Power has a new album coming out
on September 4th!
I went through an intense
Cat Power phase
in college
and she will always
have a special place in my heart.

June 28, 2012

I've taken to running
in the early evenings
when I get home
to shed the office
from my mind and skin.

I ran by this pink dogwood
day after day,
stopping my jog each time
to stand before it,
stunned and admiring,

after a whole day
of drenching rain
the sun came out
just in time
for my much-needed run.

with the raindrops glinting,
I walked back,
camera now in hand,
to formally greet
this glorious tree,
my favorite running companion.

June 25, 2012

I always feel
like I am giving a gift
to my future self
months from now,
on a grey day,
or maybe a cold day,
my fruit bowl is empty
and the bounty of the warm months has faded,
I have stockpiled
a little trove
of pantry treasures,
that are just waiting to be

June 19, 2012

Trees so dark green
that they look black.

My favorite kind.


Cold Specks - Holland

June 13, 2012

June 11, 2012

A wonderful weekend spent
at a friend's cabin
up North,
in Canada.

It was quite chilly,
but felt like
a little taste,
a little hint,
of Summertime,
and other weekends away
to come.

June 6, 2012

My first pickling experiment!

Moderately successful,
but it's a start.
I hope to make
of dilly beans
this summer.

Next up:
Rhubarb Ginger Jam

June 4, 2012

So enjoying lately:
The light and color here
This novel (a perfect read for Springtime)
Totokaelo's new space (these are now mine!)