Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Thought I saw you in a forest flame
I'll fill up the silence with the sound of your holy name
Knowledge of the sea-ways, knowledge of how the water flows
Whoever coined the phrase has never had to brave the snow
I climbed the shroud to the top-sail and I peeked through the glass
The curvature bisected by the wintry mizzen mast
The scar upon my stomach, I call it my Flying V
And every time I show it I can feel your eyes on me
How many islands will surrender to the blunderbuss?
And how long must we sail before you show your face to us?
Friday, February 19, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I was inspired to try out this recipe by the half full bags of chocolate chips floating around our pantry. It's a rare thing in our house not to have a bag of them lying around somewhere, and we have a habit of opening them whenever chocolate cravings take hold... which happens quite often in a house full of girls.
Monday, February 15, 2010
I'm especially excited to bring you this week's music post because it's about one of my very favorite bands. I first saw Dark Dark Dark perform years ago in a tiny artists collaborative downtown. There were only a few people there and it's still one of my favorite shows I've ever been to. Their lyrical, haunting music captured my attention immediately, while at the same time lulling everyone who was listening into dreamlike state. That's the kind of magic they create with their music.
I was so impressed that I ended up buying an accordion off of ebay about a week later. I still don't know how to play it, but I remain fascinated.
Now the band has a new EP available, with plans to release their second LP this fall! Bright Bright Bright is available to listen to and download here. I also highly recommend you check out their first full length album from 2008, The Snow Magic.
*note: these last two images are stills from the film "Flood Tide", which you can learn more about here.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesdays are our lazy morning. The boy doesn't work until afternoon and I don't work at all so, without really meaning to, Tuesday mornings have become our morning to indulge in breakfast and laze about doing little things. This week a puzzle has been obsorbing our attention. Although, truthfully, he's put a lot more work into it than I have. I've been thinking more about pancakes.
The thing is, everyone needs a change now and then. That's when I started thinking about buckwheat.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
We've been wanting to visit the beach to take pictures and roam around in the salty air for a while now, and yesterday was one of those magical days where everything just worked out perfectly without too much effort. At about noon, acting on our spur of the moment inspiration, we threw some food into a bag and then threw ourselves in the car and got on the road.
Of course, I brought along some other things as well. And by things I mean cameras. Because it's pretty much impossible for me to travel anywhere without at least five different cameras in tow. Most of the film I won't get back for a little while yet, but I did manage to use up one roll that I'll get back today. Of course I had my trusty sx-70 with me as well, so I figured I'd share those images with you today. The cold does funny things to polaroid film, especially when it's as expired as this pack was, but I like the effects.
Even though it was cold and windy and there was snow mixed in with the sand, going to the ocean made February feel so much better.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I hate to admit it, but the cold is getting to me. I made it through the early months of winter in fine form, but now I'm longing for fresh flowers and summer clothes. On the bright side, February is the shortest month and March usually has some pleasant days to tide us over. I suppose half the joy of spring is in the anticipation.
For now, I'm spending most of my time indoors.