Sunday, July 27, 2008

and she is up...

Here we etsy shop is up and running!

Please stop in and let me know what you think. And if you think really good things, and want one of these images printed on heavy beautiful paper for your very own? Just click that "add to cart" button...yes?

And thank you so much for your comments, love and support along this journey of guys rock.


(p.s. this photo is the newest love is everywhere photo and can be found in the shop!)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I am able to admit that this shoot kicked my ass. Luckily, I think I kicked it's ass right back.
Live and learn - and hopefully take some great shots while you are at it...





I am nose to the grindstone on the etsy shop and am planning the big unveiling next week.

Stay tuned...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

a few outtakes...


more next week :)
happy weekend, all.

Monday, July 14, 2008

plum clafoutis.

Quickly grab ripe plums from your backyard tree before they all fall to the ground. Set the oven to 350 F degrees, butter a vintage evenslice 9" pie tin and add sliced plums with their tart skin intact to the pan - do not pack too terribly full, leave some room for the batter. Speaking of which, whisk three large eggs together with 1/3 cup granulated sugar for one minute. Add one cup of whole milk, 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and a pinch of salt and mix that in too. Finally add 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour mix until smooth.

plum clafoutis #2
Now slowly pour in your batter, doing your best not to disturb your fruit. It will move around no matter what but, you know, be gentle.

plum clafoutis #3
Bake that clafoutis for about 45 minutes -- until it is puffy and golden around the edges.

Remove it from the oven and let it cool for about thirty minutes, dust with powdered sugar and eat while it is still warm.

plum clafoutis #4

(this recipe very mildly adapted (I used more fruit) from the fabulous Orangette.)
I am so busy this week, this post might be all you get. As a matter of fact, this post comes to you because I was experimenting for my upcoming three day food shoot. Wanna see when I'm done?

Friday, July 11, 2008

peonies end.

goodbye, sweet blossoms, I will await your return next May.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

camera time.


Have you discovered wordle* yet?
Just enter a blog address, web page, or even a whole bunch of words you choose yourself. Submit them, play play play with fonts and colors and word limits and just look what you might get. Except for not exactly because this one is my first attempt. From my very own blog. It is going on the fridge today - heck, maybe it is even going into a frame...a greeting card?...endless possibilities!

*warning: clicking on this link may lead to the sucking away of many, many hours of your precious time. Have fun! And let me know what you come up with...

Monday, July 07, 2008


our weekend was filled with little flea markets, a drive through the country, broken clocks, a tiny estate sale, beef jerky, crazy games, old friends, bouncy rides, big laughs, screened porches, new friends, knowing smiles, a tennis match, and, yes, some fireworks, too.

how was yours?

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


So, yeah, like I's been a whirlwind around here. A joyous lucky whirlwind.

Andrea and Ward et al. decided to head to the city by the bay last week. As luck would have it our neighbor/friends headed out of town the very same time. Not even a moments hesitation...Riley and I were happy to open our home and sleep next door. You must know that I am not purely selfless. We were - after all - allowed direct access and some serious together time with this very popular crew so, you know, win-win.

They rolled in Sunday evening to all of our excitement. Some local artisan cheeses (thank you Adam!) and a bottle of wine and we were off to the park. Nothing like a good swing and run around after a day in the car yes? I thought so, too. Lots of catching up and camera sharing and swinging and yammering and yummy pasta eating and our plan was set.

They had so so many things to fit in but we got them all to ourselves on Tuesday. A day that included
on our way.
ferry rides,

farmer's markets,

lunch time.
excellent Mexican lunches,

ezra's cupcake.

ward vs. andrea
carousels and oh so much more...
including my camera battery dying. No matter, I am kinda sorta sure my girl had the rest of the day covered.

So that is a summary of a too short visit. Can I now tell you how simply wonderful these four are? Amazing Andrea with the twinkle in her eye, warm generous spirit and always the perfect words for a friend, Ward with his talent and enthusiasm for his craft and his way with the kids, gentle loving Ava with her big beautiful knowing eyes that do not miss a thing, and Ezra the happy little comedian with his made-up songs and crazy sweet smile. Of course I had always suspected these things but to be immersed in them, surrounded by them was perfect. Thank you friends for sharing part of your time with us but even more for sharing YOU with us.


My whole set from our part of their visit is here.

p.s. I will be taking the plunge in the next several weeks and opening my very own etsy store...please stay tuned...also, if there are certain images of mine that strike your fancy let me know. I am in the image selection phase as we speak :)