Wednesday, March 30, 2011


non sequitur photo

Prairie Collective, another of my favorite stores in SF is now carrying From Orchards, Fields, and Gardens. and Rare Device restocked them. thank you dear SF store owners Annabelle and Giselle!

currently i'm reading The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball. it's making me want to escape to a farm. somehow i'm able to read about all the trials of farming (about the blood and guts, the extremely taxing and intense manual labor, the cold, the time suck, the death, the pain, the vast practical and particular skills/knowledge required, the unpredictability and instability, the neverendingness, the fact that it's mostly outside {while i'm a homebody}, the fact that one doesn't make money doing it, and on and on) and i'm still able to romanticize it. only because i've never done it. i don't even garden for goodness sake. of course it's that draw of community and closeness to the land and animals and food, the physicality (as opposed to the disembodiment of sitting in front of the computer all day). the sense of rootedness and home. the purpose felt in improving land and contributing to the health of a place.

Kimball and her husband, first generation farmers, are clearly both optimistic, strong, smart, clever, generous and open, and they're good improvisers and really brave people who have a lot of faith. i'm only halfway done, but i can tell you already that the book is inspiring and funny. (there's an auction scene
that had me chuckling at many points.) the many unexpected and specific details in Kimball's descriptions of her experiences make the book especially engaging.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


afternoon tea with rittersport marzipan (the only rittersport i like).

you can enter the hearts + hands raffle for japan. over 80 artists/crafters have entered pieces for the raffle. 100% of proceeds go to japan relief efforts.

Monday, March 14, 2011

point reyes dogs

just had to put something up to move the tulip head down.

i cani (the dogs in italian). hundarna (in swedish)

now this is a good dog photo.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

GIANT tulip

ecco tulip (i'm taking italiano)

tulip for you

tulip hat

tulip headband

balancing tulip


one bigger.

have you listened to the most recent this american life? wow. oh so so so heartwrenching. infuriating and beautiful and really good.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

harrison quilt

congrats to my bff from grade school!

here comes a quilt for baby harrison to roll about upon joyously.

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