Friday, August 29, 2008

early morning

An early morning at the end of August. We're packing up this weekend to go back home to our city life. School starts on Tuesday. Have a nice weekend and enjoy the end of August!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

on a hike

At the top of the mountain there were scores of wild blueberries, with a few rasberries on the way up. We picked enough to make blueberry tarts two nights in a row. I just can't stop with the summer fruit desserts!

Monday, August 25, 2008

family party

Lots of kids, a beautiful garden, cake, and a perfect sunset on a late summer's evening.

Friday, August 22, 2008


Here's some calm and quiet pictures for you, but for me there's a busy weekend ahead. More family arrived yesterday, with cousins, cousins, and more cousins. There's a huge family party tomorrow night and probably lots of trips to various beaches between now and then. Our kids are in heaven! Have a great weekend, all of you!

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Never realized I had so many of these peachy colors around until my camera found them. I'm sad to say that this peach looks better than it tasted. But usually the peaches from New England are fabulous this time of year. My mother-in-law is making a peach pie tonight. Doesn't that sound good?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


More flowers from around the little house. Have you noticed my favorites list has gotten incredibly long? My computer kept eating my bookmarks, so I finally decided to put as many of them as I could remember on my sidebar. Have a good evening!

Monday, August 18, 2008

august is yellow

I always think of August as yellow. Yellow sun, yellow flowers. I found this Mexican embroidered dress at the flea market. It fits perfectly, after hemming it a bit. The green necklace is from somewhere in Africa, made out of recycled paper. The bowl was found at the flea market as well. It says Italia on the bottom. I just like the stripes.

Friday, August 15, 2008

summer corners

Doing lots of summer reading: The Kitchen Diaries, The Summer Book
Doing lots of summer cooking: gin and tonics, clam and corn chowder, zucchinni fritters, peach and plum cobbler
Doing lots of summer things: early morning walks, afternoon beach visits, late evening dinners
This weekend: the flea market on Sunday, as long as it doesn't rain. Please don't rain!!!
I'm feeling the mid-August mix of emotions: bittersweet excitement for the shifting seasons.
Have a great weekend, all!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

summer, again

It feels like summer again now, so here are some summery photos. Today is sunny, warm, and beautiful, with maybe a hint of fall in the air. I'm off to enjoy it, although I'll try to get back to this space before the end of the week.

Monday, August 11, 2008

monday inspiration

I love this spread from an old issue of Domino. It's been cloudy and rainy for the past few weeks, with a few days of sunshine mixed in here and there. Although I like the cooler weather, I'm ready for some sun. We're up staying in our little house for this last bit of August, and if it gets sunny, I hope I'll have some good photos to show you from here! Have a nice start to the week!

Friday, August 8, 2008

windowsill light

A few more corners from around my parents house. Have a happy weekend!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

up north

My aunt and uncle and lots of my cousins live way up in northern New Hampshire, in the White Mountains. When my brother and I were little, we used to spend at least two weeks every summer visiting our cousins. It was idyllic, swimming in the ponds, exploring the woods, walking up the mountain paths, playing in the streams. My aunt and uncle always had lots of animals too: chickens, pigs, a few cows, and best of all, big old draft horses that were willing to let us sit on their backs while they plodded along grazing on the summer grass.

Now, my cousin and his wife have built this amazing house themselves and live here with their two children. I love the view from their living room: just pure wildflowers.