Monday, November 30, 2009

walk with me through the vineyard at dawn...

for the walk with me group. This walk is inspired by Kristin's sunrise walk but rather than the gorgeous beach in Maine, mine takes place in the vineyard surrounding my parents home in the Napa Valley on Thanksgiving morning...still pajama-ed and makeup-less...just how I like it :)

Alternatively, you can view it great big by clicking here :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

abundant thanks!

abundant thanks!
from me to you.

I am filled to the tippy top with gratefulness and love and thank you each and every one for being in my life no matter how tiny or grand.

I am also still and always thankful for these 100 things with no time this year to post 100 more...

I wish you and yours a long delicious love-filled holiday weekend :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

my best friend's son is my son's best friend.

my best friend's son...

Mason, this pure talented delight of a young man, close enough to feel like my own, goes into an eight hour spinal surgery to correct his scoliosis at 6am pst tomorrow (Monday, 11/23).

If you would, please keep him in your thoughts and send him juicy healing love waves?

my son's best friend...

thank you, my love-filled blog friends :)

**UPDATE - tuesday morning** all is as well as can be expected! the surgeons were "beaming" about how well the surgery went :) scariest part over and now the road to recovery...phew and hooray!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

another lazy saturday

well, at least for one of us!

Friday, November 20, 2009



the persimmons are ready...

a storm is brewing.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

tiny yet effective.

tiny yet effective.
You can search throughout the entire Universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere.

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire Universe deserve your love and affection.

- Buddha

Saturday, November 14, 2009

someone found the flower arrangement.

someone found the flower arrangement.

Friday, November 13, 2009

walk with me #1

walk with me #1

I am inspired and excited to join Kristin and Dani's new Walk With Me project and Flickr group!

After a long day yesterday, I needed to get the heck out of the home office and thought my usual quicky-clear-the-head walk around my block was the perfect first contribution...I am lucky enough to live just North of San Francisco, two houses away from our neighborhood park, and in a quirky little corner of town. The walk starts at my desk, heads out my back door and ends up at my front gate.

click here for the slideshow :)

Have a lovely weekend everyone and get out there for a walk!

p.s. the prayer flag shot is a tribute to my lovely friend Kristin :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

humbled and honored.

humbled and honored.I was recently chosen for the Photographer Spotlight at Sacred Lotus Photography :)

Thank you so very much, Nicolle!

Monday, November 09, 2009

two thousand and ten.

two thousand and ten.
Hello my lovely friends! The wall calendar for 2010 is now live.

These are by the same printer so are the same great quality as last year but I am excited about what is new this year - all new images, of course, but you now have a choice of three different sizes! I love the way the biggest size really makes the images pop but thought having options to suit everyone was the best way to go. Please pick it up in my new Zazzle store by clicking here!

the dimensions available and prices are as follows:

$20.45 + shipping for the 7"x11"
$22.65 + shipping for the 11"x17" (this is the same size as last year's calendar)
$28.00 + shipping for the 14¼"x22"

These measurements are for the full calendar hanging open so includes the image on the upper half, calendar page on the lower (as shown in the examples below). You do have to set up a login with them to purchase but it is pretty straight forward and much like Etsy.

I am so happy with how it turned out and hope you are too :) If so, I would be forever grateful if you would share the love and spread the word!

2010 selection

Thursday, November 05, 2009

and there was dinner.

at my new favorite place to eat.

because if you are smart, you line up before they open.

and grab a table in the mad rush through the door.

then they serve their beer in mason jars.
in a mason jar.

and they are lovely, these people who work here.

with their driftwood covered walls.

and their proximity to the foggy blustery san francisco beach.

they close for the night when they run out of their organic-sustainable-like-home-but-better food.
um, yeah.

be warned, dear visitors. this is where i will be taking you for dinner. and you will be converted to the ways of the outerlands.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

42 and DEFINITELY...

42 and DEFINITELY...
...still kicking!

Today started off with singing from one boy, purring from another, birthday cake for breakfast:

four phone calls, a visit from my best friend with food and a gift I've wanted for so long, and then my gift to myself:

Watch out 42, we've got some ass-kicking to do.