It's the middle of Summer, and the temperature deep in the Oregon mountains is approaching 100 degrees, and of all the things to buy, I got this double breasted cotton coat from Zara cuz I'm excited to wear it as my transition-to-Winter coat come Fall. Beads of sweat are streaming down my face and still, I'm giddy with excitement because the Fedex man is going to deliver my coat tomorrow. Take that, carpe diem.Read More
It's been over 3 weeks since I've used my Canon. This means that it's been over 3 weeks since I've gone out. You know, as in gone out for fun, to explore my neighborhood (yes, it's still new to me), to eat out, etc. But hey, our young crape myrtle finally bloomed this week, a picture-worthy event in my world. I busted out my T2i and took some photos of it and the backyard, which is still a work in progress. In anticipation of the heatwave (we're gonna take a break from gardening until the heat abates substantially), we've been working on the backyard diligently every weekend. We're still xeriscaping as best we can (yes, that mulch thing); nothing fancy --- just cleaning it up and getting rid of those pesky weeds, mostly.Read More
One of my peonies blossomed with flowers resembling white floppy daisies. I thought I got duped. They're pretty, but the picture on the label showed huge coral peonies, and I was expecting exactly that. Well, I learned something new this week. I learned that not all peonies look alike and just because they look like floppy daisies, it doesn't mean they aren't peonies. Thank you, Googoo. The "floppy daisy", like the one above, is actually a Krinkled White Peony. There are many other types of peonies that aren't necessarily full and round, but they're peonies all the same.Read More
I bought a copy of Apartamento after reading about it on Hey Kumo. This one is Issue #9 and I got it from an online shop called Nationale. Apartamento is a mook (magazine/book) that celebrates home --- or rather, people and their ideas and their lives at home. It's a refreshing take on nesting. Here are some pages I enjoyed:Read More
Our first poppy bloomed today. It's bright, huge (over 3 inches in diameter), and as Dick likes to say emphatically about himself on 3rd Rock from the Sun: it's GORGEOUS! Okay, okay, these photos are hella long. Note to self: fewer portraits, more landscapes.