Friday, May 23, 2008


click here to see the makers of some of my favorite cards (and here to see larger).

this was a good, but very long and busy semester. finished my last final today—wooooeee! looking forward to a relaxing weekend. and next week i'm off to visit my friend who lives in grass valley. can't wait to get on the train and read/write/space out/relax. and then hang out in the country with sweet people, good food and this sweet dog.

i really love my flickr favorites this week. here are some of them:
dandelions (this is the biggest one i've seen!)
polaroid on a path
chasing clouds

other goodies. check out this set.
beautiful foodie photo blog.
unruly things

good weekends to you!

Friday, May 16, 2008


i'm always wanting to eat the backyard roses. they look like frosting or meringue or whipped cream. all manner of deliciousness. piece of cake roses.

friday flickrs:

good weekends!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

mid-week flickrs

and colorful compost.

since i missed my friday flickr faves, here are a few:
93. toes
fairmont, ca (check out her collaborative photo blog too, whales and bunnies.)
skeptical gus is skeptical
i'm feeling...yellow

Monday, May 12, 2008

waste deep in flowers

took a little break from schoolwork and from san francisco yesterday up in mill valley. it's so green across the bridge, and all the flowers are blooming. so many flowers up there! on a hike we saw saw lupine, forget-me-nots, indian paintbrush, lily of the valley, orchids, fuchsia and many many more flowers i don't know the names of. i was visiting my friend liz, who was dogsitting two big, sweet dogs. i needed that dog love! before the hike, we went to the marin farmer's market (where we ate delicious crepes), to liz's friend's ceramics open studio and back to the house to lounge in the glorious, sunny backyard (above) where we ate our dinner snacks. in the evening we watched i'm not there. that cate blanchett is such an amazing actress. the day was the perfect respite; hopefully i am recharged now for the last two weeks of school (and for starting another temp job).

Thursday, May 08, 2008

purple thursday

a lot of people really don't like purple. i am not one of them, though i do usually prefer a bluer purple over the above.

i had never seen purple asparagus before these arrived in the produce box. last week we got fava beans, which i'd never prepared before. they require double shelling, but are very tasty. strawberries are also now filling our produce box, and they're so much more flavorful than the TJoes organic strawberries. CSAs rock.

in the most recent newsletter included in the produce box, Pablito talks about how the farm is made up of families (instead of being a family farm). organic farming is such a perfect example of how caring for the environment goes hand in hand with caring for people (those who grow/pick the crops and those who eat the food). same environment-people connection goes for any kind of manufacturing. it's so obvious (and i'm sure i'm ranting to the choir here), and yet $—over health, the environment and care—continues to be the priority for so many people and corporations. i wish there were laws that required all food to be grown organically, all paper to be processed chlorine free, and that banned all junk mail and automatic-flush toilets. (god i hate those things. they always flush unnecessarily like 5 times.)

Sunday, May 04, 2008

huller om buller

the alameda flea is a lot to take in.

some people's oddities are presented in a very organized fashion.

and some stuff is more huller om buller, as the swedes say.

...somewhere in between.

refueling at tillies, where they still serve hash browns (not just "home fries").

and then off to see diana's beautiful work here

i'm pooped. and still homework to do!