Tuesday, June 30, 2009


mama's busy shooting things 'n' doin' stuff...

back soon!

Friday, June 26, 2009


my date
PickleBoy took me to lunch this week for my long-promised Mother's Day gift. He SO had me at fried chicken and waffles. If you have never tried this, you must.

Little Skillet is a walk-up window affair in a little alleyway of San Francisco.
little skillet

A quick friendly order, some vintage-y sodas, we took our seat on milk crates and waited for bliss.
bubble up

Just spicy/crunchy/salty enough with fluffy/crispy/mapley waffles and the best date a girl could ask for...

um...we kinda liked it
we kinda liked it.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

the little trip.

I will begin by saying that although this post might seem photo heavy this is the whole shebang. Turns out my camera rested even more than I did on this little three day vacation. Just what I needed :)
And away we go...

Waiting for the rental car...right under their bellies
flight path

A quick stop at Trader Joe's and off to Coronado Island to find this awaiting us...the view from the sixth floor...glass walls that slid all the way open - most with no railings - to the sea
the view

when you stood on the little balcony and faced far right, you saw the hotel del coronado...the owners get bonus points for placing a mirror on that column!
me & the del

the luscious living room
living room

no shot of the four post bed placed so you awoke with a view of the sea between your toes but here is some of the Japanese soaking tub with the sink carved from a boulder
Japanese soaking tub

there were boardwalk bikes to rent
rent me.

toasted pb&j and champagne lunches to eat (seriously. try this.)
toasted pbj & champagne

a quick visit to Balboa Park
lily pond

many bench Monday shots to take, but the best parts have no photo...accidentally stumbling into a Richard Avedon exhibit at SDMA...hot stone massages...baskets of warm handmade tortillas...the very BEST moment, though, was when I happened to look up and witness a stunning display of multiple pods of dolphins right in front of me. All sizes and ages of them frolicking, leaping in the air, chasing each other (I am certain they were feeding). The binoculars allowed me to see their faces. And I would have flown down there just for that.

Monday, June 22, 2009

i love

bench mondays 3rd four
bench mondays.

this represents my third installation of four,
the last of which was taken on my vacation...

more on that soooon...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

outta here!

After madly overbooking my time and working myself into a state of utter exhaustion I bid you a fond adieu...three days of warm sand, salty waves, sun dappled naps and perhaps a fruity cocktail or two are in my immediate future. See you on the flip side, my dears :)

Friday, June 12, 2009

have a nice weekend and remember,

have a nice weekend and remember,

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

radish love

Monday, June 08, 2009

the best day ever.

PickleBoy has been juggling plenty as of late. Studies, finals, growing like a weed (just shy of six feet at fourteen), friends, and sports...

He is a longtime competitive swimmer, he started seven years ago. But back a few months he found a new love. With the start of his freshman year came water polo. He loves it enough that he decided to pursue the new sport in the off season and is duking it out with a club team four nights a week.

This decision has been, however, a tough one to make because it meant letting go of club swimming. His former swimming coach was oh-so-sad. She asked him to please make three of the seven season meets this Summer so that he could swim for her at Champs. He agreed and this past Saturday was unbelievable.

calm before

He was excited getting there but the day just grew bigger and bigger for him...best times in every one of his events, first place every time,

the storm

and as I stood at the end of his lane watching and heard people around me saying "who is THAT kid?!" I vowed to help him find time to fit both of his sports into his life. Because, honestly, I have never seen this kid so HIGH on life,

and that makes me one happy mama :)

the spectator

Friday, June 05, 2009

I have every intention

for my weekend to look like this...

with a dash of this thrown in...

what delights do you have planned for yours?

Thursday, June 04, 2009


holding his budding photographer 41 years ago...
dad then.

and just as handsome today...
dad now.

happy birthday, dad, i love you so :)

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

when words escape,

when words escape,

flowers speak.

- bruce w. currie