Nov 30, 2010

Leaves of three, leave them be.

Mackenzie and I went for a walk one afternoon early this month.

I'm always struck by the variety of leaves on a single stretch of road.

I hadn't engrossed myself in photography for a while, so it was soothing to hear the shutter *click* again.

Flaming red, somber plum, and dusty butter colored poison oak.

Rim lit Oleander.

Starch creased, ever green, blackberry bramble.


Now fall is almost gone. Never has it flown away so fast.

Nov 20, 2010

The Cellist

He silently draws his arm across the bow and the swish of rosin is muffled by the horsehair strings. He takes his seat, fine tunes the strings of his cello until it sings in unison with the concertmaster, and fixes his eyes on the conductor's poised stick. At the slightest movement, a vibrating chorus rises, diffusing the silence that had since hung over the the eager listeners.

Watch his face. His eyes follow the ebb and flow of the soaring melody, closing and opening again to watch the conductor's signals; emotion quivers on his lips, as if longing to escape; he sways as if moved by the undulating sound; and through his fingers, his energy escapes in complex choreography, dancing up and down the fingerboard.
The final notes ring out, and with quiet satisfaction he exits stage left with the rich harmonies still lingering in his mind like a pleasant fragrance.

Photo and Text, 11.15.10

Nov 19, 2010

To Make

I have a million projects on queue, but this is too adorable to pass up. Combined with my love of wraps and fair isle, the adorableness of this dear deer has me captivated.

Nov 18, 2010

Note to Self:


[tem-per-uhns, tem-pruhns]
1. moderation or self-restraint in action, statement, etc.; self-control.

temperance tem·per·ance (těm'pər-əns, těm'prəns)

Moderation and self-restraint, as in behavior or expression.

Nov 16, 2010

I Heart Faces - Silhouette

The Photo Challenge this week at I Heart Faces is Silhouette themed. This picture was taken on New Years Eve as we took a sunset walk through the foothills above our friend's house.

So many more silhouetted entries on the I Heart Faces website!

Nov 14, 2010


7-year-olds are always allowed to be toothless.

Especially when they have dimples.

Enough said.

Nov 12, 2010

Happy Birthday

It's been twenty years since my big brother was born. Say what? Happy Birthday Jared!

In honor of his special request for something pumpkiny, his coworker made him a pumpkin waffle this morning at work, my mom bought him a pumpkin cookie, and I made a batch of miniature pumpkin muffins.

Nov 2, 2010

What I Wore

I had free time and a journal this morning as I sat in the car during my brothers class. A while ago I saw a Flickr group where people would post drawings of their outfits, and I thought at the time that it was a creative realm far above my own. How silly. It is the most enjoyable way to pass the time on a school morning before class that I have yet come across. Try it sometime :) The key is to keep a pencil case with rainbow colors and paper to draw on with you at all times.