Sunday, March 09, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
when i can't find him, i look behind the curtain, and usually there i spy his round orange back. he sits (hunched these days, really) on the windowsill taking in the sun; maybe he watches the many squirrels in and out of the oak tree outside, the occasional stray cat, the dogs out for a jaunt.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Monday, January 06, 2014
a gorgeous day at the alameda antique faire, where one can find junk, treasures, and everything in between. one can also find one's friends there, as i did, and as i heard others doing (some via instagram). i bought these champagne glasses, with bases green, purplish and orange-brownish. (påminnar mig om tant brun, tant grön o tant gredelin!) not what i was seeking, but so it goes.
Sunday, January 05, 2014
received this beauty by annamaria potamiti for christmas—my third painting of annamaria's. the second one. the first one.
this was one of the first paintings of hers that i saw (and still love) in 2009 on flickr.
lately she's been painting in acrylic and oil. i love the light in this one.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
this may be my last pinky leon holiday card, given the state of PL's health. i just looked through my old PL holiday cards and got choked up thinking about the years we've spent together. this has been happening a lot lately!
i have been enduring all sorts of uncomfortable sleeping positions—or, more accurately not sleeping positions—as pinky has become very snuggly and particular about where he wants to sleep—under the covers and resting his head on my arm, or sharing my pillow and spooning my head—and i want to accommodate/spoil/appreciate him these days. little old kitty.
anyhow, i hope you have a happy 2014!
Friday, December 27, 2013
is summery, but with clear air and winter light. the beach looked like a tropical one. i don't remember it looking quite this way growing up.
also, the tree outside my parents' front door was a fiery yellow it hasn't turned before. apparently my dad did not prune it as he has done in the past, and this was the result. the tree is beautiful in spring too, with bunches of light pink pods and green leaves.
listening to go slow (reminds me of fleetwood mac) and let me go
Saturday, December 21, 2013
near where i live, a big rose, a blue-purple pointy house.
pinky leon and i winter sunbathe.
glad to see hannah konnola is doing her advent calendar again this year.
will ferrell on swedish holiday traditions. not bad. he is married to a swede.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Sunday, December 01, 2013
this is the earliest i have ever decorated for christmas. i don't know what came over me, but my tree is up and smelling delicious. found some swedish holiday music on spotify too. not the best choices there, but they sufficed.
smattering of good stuff:
elisabeth's cat (rut) instagram video
seed: the untold story
gleason ranch: risking everything (funded!)
autumn dewilde, photographer
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
cookies, cat and truck. and fall light.
beautiful art show by lisa s
and finally rain
also these links:
and listening to lucius, new neko, and carolina wallin pérez singing kent songs (swedish)
Monday, November 04, 2013
some of the many chairs at the great kirkland museum of fine and decorative art in denver. one could go many many times and not see everything.
colorado mountains. the landscapes are so spacious. even downtown fort collins is spacious.
sadly, i didn't have my phone/camera for the beautiful steamboat springs and surrounding aspens. glad i caught this moose though just before my battery died! two more bulls are behind him—the dark shapes in the trees.
Friday, November 01, 2013
in the work bathroom.
being a blackbird meant having the beatles singing in my head all night. could be worse.
sad i didn't get a photo with elissa, who was also a bird.
not a very advanced costume, but it was fun to get back in the spirit of halloween after several years of lacking the spirit.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Friday, October 04, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
saturday morning: pastel houses in the fog
saturday afternoon: j. and i biked the alameda "urban farm" tour. it spanned much of the island.
on the old naval base end of the island, just as the fog was burning off, we arrived at the alameda point collaborative's csa. this farm 2 market project trains formerly homeless people (who live in alameda point's supportive housing community). all the residents of the supportive community get a 50% discount on the pesticide-free food produced at the farm. (we tried a passion fruit there. wow! so good.)
over on the east end, at the hottest point in the day, and right when we were getting hungry, we found the tomato tasting spot, which was set up in someone's back yard. yum. all of the tomatoes being sampled were grown in alameda, and there was quite a range of flavors!
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
boots is winning hearts and minds.
he lies in the middle of the sidewalk, moving for no one and offering up his sturdy plumpness for pets. all carefree and lazy-like. his tail is kind of short, and he has a black chin. try to not love him. impossible.