Sunday, August 30, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

something blue


a locket i put together for my friend jilly to attach to her wedding bouquet. her father passed away several years ago, and inside is one of her favorite pictures of she and him.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

growing, and growing...

the love vine, as seen through the kitchen window this morning.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

tuesday rain

I hear the drizzle of the rain
like a memory it falls
soft and warm, continuing
tapping on my roof and walls.

-Paul Simon

Monday, August 24, 2009

birthday girl

"just a little taste..."
"maybe just a little bit more..."
"and perhaps a little more..."
"I'm thinkin' I could get used to this..." ;o)

Thank you for all the Birthday wishes, everyone!

{Photos taken by Family Rogers ~ August 24th, 1981}

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

happy hour

would you like some beer with that foam? ;o)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

a gift


A few days ago when T. was mowing the yard, he noticed our neighbor, Helen, standing at the fence flagging him down. After he stopped the lawnmower and headed over, she handed him a tiny post-it booklet (pictured above) and told him that she had made it for me. "I know she is very busy," she said, "and I want her to have this gift."

Now, for those of you who know me, you can imagine my reaction when T. passed along my little present and the story behind it. Not only was I enamored by the sheer cuteness of it all, but I was also struck by how well Helen has read me over the past few years via simple conversations over her lilac (or snow, depending on the season)-covered fence.

I am grateful to Helen for many reasons, especially for reminding me just how special handmade gifts are. Knowing that someone took the time to think about you, then sit down and actually make something for you, is humbling...and a greater gift than the gift itself.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

a whisper

There's a whisper on the night-wind, there's a star agleam to guide us
And the Wild is calling, calling . . . let us go.

-Robert W. Service

{Revisiting some old files tonight...this image was taken in June when our peonies were in full bloom.}

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

love grows

I couldn't resist the cheesy title...I love the shape of these moonflower leaves. ;o)

No flowers yet, but the vine grows bigger, stronger, and stickier by the second. I swear...one morning we're going to wake up and our house is going to look like Jumanji!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

what's old is new

From coffee roasting plant, to warehouse storage, to photography studio...

More details and pictures soon! ;o)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

open it

"Every wall is a door." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

sea green (and a little secret...)

PSST! Today is the last day to vote for your favorite shop over on Paper and Stitch! Paper and Stitch is an online exhibition site chock-full of beautiful, affordable art, and it has been an honor and a pleasure to have my photographs included in the current exhibition. If you have a few moments today, please stop by and give out a few "hearts"...the shop that receives the most will win a little prize! ;o}

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

an oldie but goodie

It's hard to believe it's been almost a year since T. and I got hitched. Let's see here...last year around this time I was scouring craigslist for old mason jars, writing up our programs, and talking our guitarist into learning a Zeppelin song for my walk down the aisle! ;o)

I wanted our guests to have something to remember the mountains by (we got married in Colorado), so the week before the wedding I took a bunch of pictures to be printed out as favors. Of course I waited until the last minute--and by last minute I mean 2AM the day of the wedding--to print them all out / cut them to size (bless you J, bless you), but the end result was just as I had envisioned.

Here is one of my favorite shots, taken in the dewy grass near Lake Dillon in Frisco.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

interwoven


Sunday, August 9, 2009

sun it rises

Isn't it crazy how a good jam can overwhelm you...how your entire body, mind, everything just succumbs to the music...

This might have been the best concert I have ever been to.

Wow.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

alight

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower." ~Hans Christian Anderson

;o)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

curious

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

daisy morning

We meet thee, like a pleasant thought,
When such are wanted.

-William Wordsworth

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

summer's shadow

"Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind." -Nathaniel Hawthorne

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

little man



Today I had my third photo session with Little B, and I can't get over how much he has grown! He's just on the brink of walking, and you can see the excitement in his eyes. We had such a fun time roaming around the lake and playing in the sand...and that little sailor hat is just too cute for words!!

Happy 9 months, Little Man! ;o)

Saturday, August 1, 2009