Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
In other clothing news, I have just entered a contest to win this beautiful handmade shantung dress. It is of course lovely in its own right, but I find, living where I do, that I have had to become more creative in acquiring clothing/furniture/groceries/etc. I've always been a big fan of thrifting, but of late I have been stalking various clothing or fashion blogs and, from time to time, people give away cool shit. This dress giveaway is one of those times. Wander on over and win it for yourself. Then I will be jealous.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Hi. Happy turkey. Or happy tofurkey or happy coho salmon, if you’re on
We went to a farmers market in Coupeville where we watched the giant pumpkin contest.
We walked along the beach and looked for sea glass and shells.
We enjoyed mid-afternoon cocktails in the blinding sunshine while watching Hugh and Wendy’s kids play on the beach.
We watched birds and actually saw a grey whale!
Note how my self-portrait skills improve with each g&t.
Then we watched sunsets and enjoyed a fire.
Repeat three nights and you have my recipe for a great long weekend. I especially love this drawing, from Owen, age 5, which he gave to us today before Ben and I headed back to
He wanted to point out to me specifically that Ben (B on the right) doesn’t have any hair (whereas I seem to have quite a bit) and that the x’s and o’s are actually hearts and x’s. I can’t say that I want to go back to work tomorrow.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I'm not quite ready for winter to descend, but I love how clear and defined seasons are here. And I feel like I have learned to appreciate the details in the weather - temperatures, wind, sunshine, and of course light. Yesterday was a pretty grey and cloudy day, but as we came to the end of our ride the setting sun lit up the surrounding mountains and I once again felt so lucky to live here. I've quoted her before, but in the words of author Elizabeth Hay, the light here in the north isn't like any place else I have been. "The light [is] luminous and rich. Not as brilliant as the Mediterranean... Gentler...The hills didn't have light on them, they were in light, the way something is in water."
Oh – and I’ve decided, since I am pretty light obsessed (both amount and quality) to start my posts with the hours of sunrise and sunset for that day. I am fascinated by it, maybe you will be too.