Friday, August 31, 2012

Day 244...

Confessions. à la Brittany, Herself.

#1 - I think Sam Elliott is still one of the sexiest men walking the planet.

#2 - I get super antsy every 6-12 months and want to move somewhere new. Sometimes, I combat this urge by rearranging my furniture. sometimes I move.

#3 - sneezing almost always makes me giggle

#4 - I've never read some of the books I own. not to say that I won't, but I have several I purchased years ago and still have not read. that said, I have several books which I read at least once a year or so.

#5 - when I was young (after reading Lisa Bright and Dark and I Never Promised You a Rose Garden) I desperately wanted to spend time in an asylum. completely unrelated, I also desperately wanted to be Catholic. It's possible there is something really wrong with me...I still fantasize about a delicious padded room. but I'd also be just as happy if I just had a velcro wall.

Day 243...

I love...


We closed the office early today and I came home and napped off and on all afternoon.

of course, I've spent the last two evenings waking by 3:30 there's that.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Day 242...

I love that Stephan did this!


so excited for him!

Day 241...

I love...
early morning quiet and the hint of autumn in the air. thoughts of sweaters, fine wale corduroy and super soft comfy socks. Coffee, cinnamon raisin English muffin w/ tomato preserves and a favourite movie playing. kitties snoring on the ottoman. Reading a few chapters of "Good Omens" (recommended to me by my son) and discovering that Neil Gaiman is completely brilliant. laughing til my face hurts. discovering that the squirrels are fastidiously "hiding" their winter stores in the corners of my porch.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Day 240...

Things - people/places - I love...A-Z - or...a few of my favourite things: (some of these may be repeats...that just means I really, really love them!)

A ~ Absinthe. yummy!
B ~ Books & Baobab Trees.
C ~ Cello. Coffee! Chai tea.
D ~ Dark chocolate.
E ~ Elephants!
F ~ Fall (crunchy leaves and crisp air.)
G ~ Gorillas.
H ~ Honey...fresh from the bees.
I ~ Ice skating.
J ~ Jello with half n half. yum!
K ~ Kuchen. 
L ~ Louisville.
M ~ my mama.
N ~ North Cascades Highway. Nazook.
O ~ Orangutans (what? I like the primates.)
P ~ Pacific Ocean. Poetry.
Q ~ Queen (specifically, Freddie Mercury.)
R ~ Riley!
S ~ Snakes. Sea Grass. Swing sets! 
T ~ Texas.
U ~ Under garments (the fancy kind.)
V ~ Violin.
W ~ Washington. words. writing. wine.
X ~ X is a tough one. I don't think I have one for X.
Y ~ Yellow. the colour, not the song.
Z ~ zucchini.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Day 239...

oh my goodness! I've been laughing almost non-stop for an hour...reading post after post after post.

I love Brittany!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Day 238...

Photos taken at the International Peace Gardens July 5, 2010.

7.5.10 - keg

7.5.10 - keg

7.5.10 - keg

7.5.10 - keg

Minot, North Dakota - 7.4.10 - keg

Friday, August 24, 2012

Day 237...

I love...this quote:

I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in the darkness the Astonishing Light of your own Being!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Day 236...

Yesterday, after dropping my darling little man/boy at the airport and having a good solid cry or two, my sweetheart and I drove around town a bit...exploring a few areas we'd not seen before...searching for photo shoot ideas...basically just throwing the day to the wind and going where the road would choose to take us.

I found that a darling little house I covet whenever I drive past for sale...

we found several opportunities for fabulous photo ideas...

and, we had Comfy Cow ice cream for dinner.  I had Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip.

Sometimes, when you're a wee bit melancholy, ice cream for dinner is the best thing you can possibly do.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Day 235...

today is a tough day. my boy headed back to Seattle this afternoon. and though I have the super happy heart and absolutely LOVE that he was able to be here for a few weeks this summer...I am painfully and horribly sad that the time just went so fast and he's already headed home to the west coast.

LOVE. my boy. love his sweet face and his hugs and snuggles and his "mama, guess what...I love you"

hate. hugging him goodbye and watching him walk away from me through the airport security line. sucks more that I could ever possibly describe.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Day 234...

The blissful blending of several of my favourites in one fell swoop...

Johnny Cash.

Fiona Apple.

Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water.

sigh. swoon. weep.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Day 233...


Truffles. Key Lime. Pumpkin. Dark Chocolate.

and many moons ago...they had Godiva Ice Cream. Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffle. Holy Christmas! it was delightful. Dark chocolate ice cream, raspberry swirl, dark chocolate truffle pieces.

Sigh. It was Ambrosia; food of the gods.

(psssst...Godiva...bring it back...)

Day 232...

I love Cicadas.

not the bug so much...because they totally creep me out when they dive bomb me...

but I love the sound.

The first time I heard them, we had just moved to Southern California...I was nine years old.

Lawnmower bugs.

I love how they can sound simple - a single Cicada call - or like a symphony, hundreds humming together.

sometimes it's the simple things that make me happy.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Day 231...

Just returned home after my first ever zip line tour!

Om.eye.gawd! I think I found my new favourite thing! kiddo, my sweetheart, and the me...we went to the Louisville Mega Cavern and took the underground zip line tour...and seriously...I think it's the most fun I've had in years.

I may have found my new calling, people.  

Friday, August 17, 2012

Day 230...


my sweetheart's work. he's so frakkin' talented.

Day 229...

I absolutely love Terra Vida Designs.

My Tara, it's her work.

I have two of her pieces... and I desperately need more!

Her designs are part earth, part poetry, part divinity.

100 percent wonderful.

kind of like Tara.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Day 228...

my boy has been here the past two weeks.

there has been much snuggling.

and lots of I love you's.

this makes me a super happy mama.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Day 227...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012. 10:00pm.

I smoked a cigarette. the last one in the pack. threw the empty box in the trash.

and haven't had a ciggie since then.

one week. cold turkey.

and I feel pretty damn good!

and coffee tastes even more amazing incredible than ever!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Day 226...

Yesterday...Sunday...I spent most of my day in my kitchen.




I washed, peeled and cut up several dozen apples; made a huge pot of applesauce.

I de-kerneled half a dozen or so corn cobs - pan roasted some of the kernels...added some black beans and fresh salsa...SO YUM!

and then, I made banana bread, which made my son ridiculously happy...and he then proceeded to eat half the loaf!

a blissful day in my kitchen.

something I love. :)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Day 225...

The past three nights...

the weather has been so lovely...

we've been able to open the WINDOWS!!!

this makes me giddy.

Day 224...

I have always loved the abandoned. run-down. discarded. neglected.

and graveyards. (but that's a later post)

partly because I can build a story; imagine the people who used to live in a in a place...

and partly because I love the beauty and mystery of abandoned and neglected things. 

Albany, Texas - 4.10.10 keg

Baird, Texas - 4.10.10 keg

North Dakota - 7.5.10 keg

Baird, Texas - 3.18.07 keg

Hill Country Texas - 5.16.09 keg

Friday, August 10, 2012

Day 223...

My boy. I have to sneak photos of him.
More "Snake Hollow" 8.9.12 keg

8.9.12 keg
A bit of the forest. 8.9.12 keg

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Day 222...




Took the day and went to Bernheim Forest and then drove back through several small Kentucky towns...

This is part of the canopy walk structure. creeps me out to go out there, because it's 75 feet above the forest floor, and the walkway kind of sways and wobbles a bit, but I finally did it.  8.9.12 keg.

The termites had a good lunch. 8.9.12. keg

baby mushroom. 8.9.12. keg

grows up to be this. 8.9.12 keg

8.9.12 keg

spiked something. 8.9.12 keg

another spiked something. 8.9.12 keg

and a spiked flower. looks like fireworks! 8.9.12 keg

Patrick Dougherty - Snake Hollow. 8.9.12 keg

8.9.12 keg
8.9.12 keg
8.9.12 keg

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Day 221...

12.5.2009 - keg. Took this one on the way to Quanah, Texas. It was ridiculously cold, and ridiculously early in the morning.

Day 220...

I'm feeling all bakery-ish the last few days...

I probably need to bake one of these spectacular creations again soon!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Day 219...

I love things that make me giggle right out loud.

like this...

complete with the following caption:

The first image has now been received from "Curiosity" on Mars.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Day 218...

I don't remember if I've posted this or not...but it's always been one of my if' it's a repeat...ummm...apologies.


4.13.08 - keg

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Day 217...

I took this one for my mama several years ago. She has a framed print of this. :)

8.6.08 - keg.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Day 215...

I absolutely LOVE this song. I started humming it earlier today and then had to go listen to it about 15 times in a row.

I found several other covers of it...but I keep coming back to this one. it is haunting, and beautiful and siren-like.

as it should be.