music with feeling

I have a rather long post about my NY trip in the works, but in the meantime I'm going to post these musical suggestions while they're on my mind.

I've spent a lot of time the last few days reading, writing, thinking, and all the while listening to Chris Pureka + Dawes. Download these tracks next time you need some music with feeling.


on food

I found something to rival the glory of eating food outside, and that is eating food you grow yourself.

This is my first tomato.



Sunday evening:


i heart gingers

The most significant adventure of the weekend: working the door and subsequently experiencing the mad energy that is hip hop legend KRS 1.

Bathroom stall graffiti that rivals that one time I saw 'Follow Your Bliss' in a bar in Crested Butte:

[women's bathroom // Cervantes // Five Points, Denver CO]

in defense of organized fun, just once

Sam + Ross + Ross' friend, Mark, collectively forced me to go to a Rockies' game this weekend.

I surprised myself by not hating it completely, organized fun that it was. I was pleased with the lighting, and with the drinking, and with exuberance on the part of the true fans.

traffic jam

While stuck in traffic on I-70:



Next time you are getting a little drowsy editing, I suggest you try giving Yelle a listen. It's one of my new favorites favorites.


some summer

I realized the other day that this is the first time I have ever had a full time 40 hour work week kind of job. The good thing is that I don't really mind, seeing as though I play with plants all day. In between all the working, I have been able to do a few summer activity type deals. One of which was a peaceful trail ride in Idaho (It was only the second time I have been on a horse this year, and it felt good, real good): And the other was a brief cabin stay on Lake Coeur D'Alene. I was able to meet up with Shauna and family on her journey home to CO, and then David and I stayed at a little cabin he did some work on last summer. Best part, by far was the hour we spent on the dock the next morning throwing sticks to Waldo.


independence week

I had two great adventures this week: first, the trip out to Pat's Wildlife Creations in the Poudre Canyon outside of Fort Collins, and second, the trip to Carter Lake outside of Berthoud to shoot a wedding.

[I-25 Northbound, just outside of Fort Collins]

[an especially lovely sunset at the house]

[Dale's furniture store, Berthoud CO]

[fireworks stand, Berthoud CO]

[gas station with no prices, Berthoud CO]

[fruit sale at Graci's Fruit Stand, Berthoud CO]

[Sam's note inviting our next door neighbors to our 4th of July shindig]


This is our 500th post.

[Roux, a taxidermied fox, and me; Pat's Wildlife Creations in the Poudre Canyon, CO]



In front of Manual High School: Roux, just moments before she balanced a cherry pie on her head.


shadow friends

Every time I see a good shadow I think of you.

From our adventure today: