December 20, 2013

Wishing you warmth,
peaceful moments,
and some winter wonder
at this Christmastime.

I am thankful for an amazing and eventful 2013,
and excited for the beginning of bright '14!


December 17, 2013

It was so quiet
that we heard the creaking of the trees in the wind
and the stream running away beneath its layer of ice.


December 12, 2013

Color in the Wintertime!

One of my favorite things:
spotting the rich, earthy colors
of this jewel-tone season,
when the blossoms and fresh green leaves
have fallen away.


December 10, 2013

December 2, 2013

Happy December!


November 22, 2013

Sunday is my birthday,
and we'll be heading out to my family's house
to celebrate an early Thanksgiving together
(we are spending Thanksgiving Day
with my husband's family).
I am so looking forward to it all.

I know that this is not the case for everyone,
but I love this season of the year so much
because it holds my memories
of other golden holiday times
like a cup holds water.

I sip from it and taste last year,
and the year before that,
and each taste adds richness
to this year's cup.

Happy Thanksgiving!


November 20, 2013

Some things I am enjoying:

-My memories of the Samuari exhibit at the PAM from a recent trip to Oregon
-The beautiful fern pieces by Moontree Letterpress
-Re-reading an old favorite
-This song
-Hot apple cider spiked with a dollop of whisky on cold evenings


November 18, 2013

There is a new wreath print
in my shop!

This one is an Autumn wreath,
full of oak and maple leaves,
crisp apples and almost-bare branches.
There is ivy,
changing from emerald to ruby,
and a whirligig or two.

I am having a hard time
believing it is already November 18th...!


November 7, 2013

November 6, 2013

November 5, 2013

November 4, 2013

Happy November!


October 31, 2013

October 30, 2013

October 29, 2013

October 28, 2013

Take an Autumn walk with me?


October 22, 2013

I've added prints
of two floral wreaths that I recently painted
to my Etsy shop!

Inspired by Washington's Olympic Peninsula
(from which I shared some photos
a few weeks back)
and my Mother's beloved shade garden,
they are available here
and here.


October 16, 2013

I shot these photos
almost exactly one month ago
on a fluke 90 degree day (!) in September.
I was having trouble
coming to terms
with Summer's end--
all the inevitable
"But we only did ____ once this summer!"
"We never got to ____ while we had the chance!"
My husband was out of town,
and I was feeling a little sorry for myself.

After work, I decided to turn a sweaty bus-ride
up to the dahlia garden
into an adventure.

How can anyone feel any kind of Summertime lack
when standing in front of these magnificent blooms?

The heat, the sunshine, the flowers--
it was the most spectacular finale to the season,
and helped me make peace
with Summer's bow
from center stage.
It was such a gift.