Stuffed and Sleepy

January 28, 2015

january2015-puppies-03 (1 of 1)“Life is about deciding what matters. It’s about the fantasy that determines the reality.”
― Claire Messud

The Chosen One

January 28, 2015

january2015-puppies-06 (1 of 1)“My mother always told me that there is only one way a woman can be truly safe in this world. And that is to be fiercely, inarguably, and masterfully talented. This is different than being intelligent or even educated.”
― Marie Mutsuki Mockett

Puppies

January 28, 2015

january2015-puppies-04 (1 of 1)“You must not become a silly creature … relying on other people to tell you what is valuable and what is not…the most important thing in life is to be able to see things as they really are.”
― Marie Mutsuki Mockett

Baking

January 28, 2015

january2015-cake-06 (1 of 1) january2015-cake-05 (1 of 1) january2015-cake-04 (1 of 1) january2015-cake-03 (1 of 1) january2015-cake-02 (1 of 1)“Hope was all that stood between them and death.”
― Nathaniel Philbrick

Washitsu

January 27, 2015

january2015-demo-07 (1 of 1) january2015-demo-06 (1 of 1)“Sure, I can make a boat,” he said, and then added, quoting the poet Joyce Kilmer, “‘But only God can make a tree.”
― Daniel James Brown

Starling Silhoettes

January 27, 2015

january2015-demo-05 (1 of 1)“The sensation was one of peace serenity and safety. Her body grew steadily softer and more relaxed; more tightness and tension ebbing away with each breath. She smiled; it was tempting to let go completely, slide down until she was sitting on the bark-strewn earth at her feet. She might even have done so had she not taken such pleasure in the feeling of being held in a gentle embrace. But even that had undergone a change. Now she felt less held by it than, by some magical process, united with it. To her amazement, she and the tree seemed to be merging into one…”  –Haraldur Svanur Erlendsson

Demo Begins

January 26, 2015

january2015-demo-04 (1 of 1) january2015-demo-03 (1 of 1)january2015-demo-01 (1 of 1)january2015-demo-02 (1 of 1)“It’s not a question of whether you will hurt, or of how much you will hurt; it’s a question of what you will do, and how well you will do it, while pain has her wanton way with you.”
― Daniel James Brown

Fungi and Lichen

January 26, 2015

january2015-hike-35 (1 of 1)“The ability to yield, to bend, to give way, to accommodate, he said, was sometimes a source of strength in men as well as in wood…”
― Daniel James Brown

The Edge of Things

January 26, 2015

january2015-hike-22 (1 of 1) january2015-hike-23 (1 of 1) january2015-hike-25 (1 of 1) january2015-hike-26 (1 of 1)“The woods…taught us about survival, about overcoming difficulty, about prevailing over adversity, but it also taught us something about the underlying reason for surviving in the first place. Something about infinite beauty, about undying grace, about things larger and greater than ourselves. About the reasons we were all here.”
― Daniel James Brown

Icy Wonderland

January 26, 2015

january2015-hike-18 (1 of 1) january2015-hike-20 (1 of 1)  january2015-hike-29 (1 of 1)january2015-hike-30 (1 of 1) january2015-hike-31 (1 of 1)  january2015-hike-32 (1 of 1)january2015-hike-33 (1 of 1) january2015-hike-28 (1 of 1)“She is something new, something hopeful. Like spring to my deep winter.”
― Pierce Brown