a snowy success!

February 22, 2011

we found snow.  in fact, we found a lot of snow.  a lot of beautiful snow.


hello, again.

January 29, 2011

it has been a very long time since my last post; for a variety of reasons, my mind has been elsewhere.

this doesn’t mean that i wasn’t saving pictures or thinking of things to post… in fact, my desktop is littered with images, and it’s driving me a little crazy.  i‘ve grouped some of them into clusters that i will try posting within the next week or so.

…and i do apologize to those of you who keep reminding me of the date of my last post… you know who you are.


getting a little excited because tomorrow begins my two week trip up the western coast.

first stop san francisco, with portland and seattle following shortly behind…. and a few other places along the way.

i‘m a lucky girl because i have family and friends dotted along the coast who are graciously allowing me to stay with them, and kindly pointing me in the right direction… whichever way that may be.

i just feel like a traveling fool lately.  magnificently foolish.

images with thanks to horst diekgerdes, anastassia nelson

FM- grapesFM plumsFM berriesFM carrotsFM baby articokesFM veggiesFM flowersFM breadFM beansFM car

my mom (the tall blonde next to the grapes, hi mom!) and i headed to the saturday morning farmers market here in santa barbara, where we had wheatgrass shots, listened to bluegrass, and of course, sampled the goods.

everyone has their own favorite strawberry stand or guy that they buy their tomatoes from.  they come here to buy roasted almonds, lavender oils and fresh seafood.  the protocol for baskets even differs as much as the people who carry them… some push carts, some  carry hand-woven baskets, and the lucky ones have filled-to-the-brim radio flyers.

don’t fret if you are busy saturday mornings, however, as the market moves to the lower half of state street on tuesday afternoons.

the red baron.

July 22, 2009

IMG_0431there are few days that i get to feel like katharine hepburn.

today was one of them.

you see, i had the great pleasure of flying along the coast in this beautiful waco biplane.

if you ever get a chance to fly in one of these planes, do it, as there really is nothing like it.

“If you always do what interests you, at least one person will be pleased.”

-katharine hepburn.

frmrs mrkt

May 29, 2009

farmers marketi saw these lilacs last weekend at the union square farmers market ($8 a bunch).

whichever city i’m in, i love exploring the local farmers market.  as much as they are similar, they are all different in the variety of things being sold.

where the one in santa barbara might have an abundance of heirloom tomatoes and ripe strawberries, the one in new york might have bushels of apples and meats and maple syrup.

go explore your local farmers market.

seasonal calendar

May 29, 2009

CA seasonal fruit calendar here’s a calendar you can recycle every year.

well, at least if you live in california, as its a calendar of california’s seasonal fruits.

get yours here.