Tuesday, May 26, 2009

memorial day

did you barbecue? we did. a last minute affair up at my dad's house (sans dad, actually, who has been in australia giving seminars - my brother was there caring for his plants), which made it feel like a real holiday, with the backyard and open pit grilling and larger kitchen. (no, my child is not standing in the fire.)

fire pit

i even remembered to take out my camera for a few minutes, though i didn't wind up with any photos i liked all that well. even so, i bare my soul to share with you a bit of the evening, and my dad's hillside garden-in-progress.


if there were a way to include 'before' shots, you would be well impressed with the transformation. as is, appreciate the tons and tons of rock, and now picture them all with that lovely moss coating they will have in a few years.... and of course, the boy, who would never stand still, and is therefore somewhat soft around the edges in almost every frame i took of him. i'm very glad, in a non-photographic way.




perhaps i hear you say that i like overmuch the black and white. guilty as charged.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

to buy a fat pig

the blogosphere is awash in posts stuffed to the hilt with vibrant rows of plump vegetables and value-added products. we too went to the farmer's market, and produce abounded. i took pictures of none of that; rather, we ate our Pine State biscuits and danced


Anatole made an instant friend


who drew him after her in a mesmerizing chase until he popped out of the bubble of my control altogether.

cross process

there were instantly too many people, and he was so much faster, and out of sight.

yellow lines

we found each other again, but not before he was in tears (fortunately, because his siren became an instant and solid locus point for his searching mama) and i was gripped by endless possibilities. and then we bought strawberries. but still tonight in poring through the pictures of the day i felt a petit frisson of that same fear and relief, so this market post is full of his vibrant self, not a veggie in sight.

face in color

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

moses supposes...

(by the way, i automatically love you if you get the title)

feets n feets


having a very under-motivated day here. i have a theory about solar-powered mojo (in the parlance of our times), and it's overcast today. but here are these, from our weekend and a boy who likes to wear 'just feet' and 'just head' in our newly-minted warm weather.

Monday, May 11, 2009

more mycelium, & dandies

the same mushroom group, a few days later...

cracked tops

wrinkled flaps

and the very best dandelion in the yard (of thousands):

dandy in color

dandy in silver

Saturday, May 9, 2009

of fevers and fungi


the boy has had a fever and some sniffles. on thursday we stayed home together and sat on the couch, except for when we had to go outside to see what was growing.

brown mushrooms

b&w mushrooms


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

one of the best


this lovely is one half of the dynamic duo that is Twisted. i'm not exaggerating when i say that i work for the best people, ever.


behind her you can see our incredible 'sock wall' -- these ladies love them some socks!

Friday, May 1, 2009

this boy is in sweaters

bunny flowers

this one, by The Grandmother, just arrived. we love it. another one, by Omi, is awaiting another button before its official photoshoot. we love it, too. a third (!) is in the works, right now, by yours truly. just in time for the sun, three lovely handknit sweaters...fortunately, springtime is holding onto its cool for a while so they're getting a little wear, but it gives us something to look forward to at the end of the summer.

bunnies side

as long as were talking about post-processing, you can tell that i did a pretty quick-and-dirty job with these, they are all different and you can pretty well tell what i did. i'm okay with that, because they're not art shots. however, there used to be a bright blue recycling container in one of these photos that i just couldn't stand....creepy, the things you can do nowadays, non?

bunny run away