Tuesday, November 8, 2011

oh good grief

I'm still here! Trapped in analogue world, with no internets powerful enough to move pictures around, which means I'm basically limited to what my phone can do. So in lieu of trying to think up tons of clever stuff to write about, I've just rolled over and wimped out on the blog. Apologies. But a bunch of fun stuff happened! With pictures I'll someday be showing you! Until then, for the two of you who may not have given up on me altogether, I hope you are having a lovely fall with oodles of wool and fireplaces and warm beverages. I'll get this stuff sorted out eventually...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


miss me? i'm over here now, let's not kid each other any more that i can manage the upkeep of two blogs. that's just crazy.

see you in that other dimension!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

this cool




I came home this evening to this amazing 'do. We had to have a quick photoshoot in front of a black '67 Chevy Impala. And more.



Though I mostly turn a rather gimlet eye upon our house, our humble and very homely house, there are some sweet corners. We inhabited those corners this warm summery evening, and our slowly improving garden.








Friday, May 20, 2011

here he is





one of our first truly warm days. i'm sorry, i don't mean to be so boring around here, it just sort of...happens. but man alive, what a dude, eh?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

a new season


Springtime always tickles me. In this city, you can recognize it by the manic way people flood to the outdoors between the violent torrents of rain and hail.


And the carpet of blossoms, torn from the branches by the those same storms, turning the world a delicate pink.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

the Rookie

well now, i'm a bit embarrassed because i thought we had covered this ground months ago. but no, there it was, still uncovered in the neglected recesses of a photo folder, wilting and unkempt. this news that is, the new!



the boy's new rocket, his very first set of wheels. if you've been paying attention you might remember my yammering on about a certain very exciting bike shop...which happens to be full of very exciting bikes (and locally roasted coffee and fresh cookies, and the best rain jackets ever). Fuji launched a limited edition set of push-bikes for the short stacks, which is not a new concept. push-bikes are recommended for little ones because it helps them build confidence and balance while more closely mimicking the grown-up pedaling skill while they run and glide. Fuji's Rookies, though, are made of durable steel instead of wood composite, move beautifully, are adorable as pie, and come standard issue with bell and stickers. which is really what it's all about.


Anatole has proven a zealous adept and coasts in elegant freewheeling sine waves for entire city blocks, carves cookies and rooster tails (well...almost), and sometimes with daddy's help he even flies across busy streets, E.T. style, squealing with delight.

this is his very best roar:

a good bicycle will do that for you, man. this is what we do best in Portland, we love our human-powered vehicles, we do. now let's boogie!


Saturday, February 19, 2011

wondering where i am?

Sorry about that, folks. I have to admit, my attention being divided, I do tend to drift over there rather more...

But here, let me make it up to you.


From last Sunday when he came to work with me to help me do all that important barcode scanning and receipt handling. And chatting up of customers.

I'll try to do better, really and truly I will, but man alive there has not been much but fiber and teambuilding happening over here for some serious weeks, and not many conversational photos to be had from the lot of them. But I feel that old itch, as things start moving around underground, reshuffling and pushing and growing and stirring...I feel it, like I said, and I foresee a change in the future. With more camera time, as well.