Folks content with simple things intrigue me, particularly those content with enough instead of excess. This discipline remains uncomfortable for me like sitting on the floor and reaching to my outstretched toes — beyond my grasp, but I stretch and it burns. Continue reading
This spring I’ve cleaned out closets. I gathered up the stashes of jeans I’d been hoarding and unwilling to chuck — not the jeans that are simply too big or too small, but the ones with worn-out inseams or missing buttons. The kind not even the thrift store wants, as likely they’d get thrown into the garbage or shipped off to other countries. Tossing the fabric to the curb seemed wasteful. Continue reading
Every year J and I make a calendar from our highlights of the previous year’s (horizontal) photos. And this year I thought, why not share our favorites images with you as well?
I’ve been a little quiet here while I’ve been working on some other projects. I’ll be back soon with more words I promise.
In the meantime, I leave you with some photos from recent adventures.
Recently Dad, J and I spent a few days hiking around what we Minnesotans call the North Shore. I dug out my camera and was excited to experiment with my shutter speed settings as I photographed waterfalls. If done well, slowing the shutter speed captures the flow of the water while keeping a crisp surrounding landscape.
This image taken at Gooseberry Falls seems peaceful and quiet, like I might be the only person there.
But, I was not. There were swarms, like every other time we failed to get there really early in the morning. Continue reading
I never understood yarrow’s appeal. A frequent staple in perennial gardens, it’s a lingering weed in my yard, one left behind from the previous homeowners. It still creeps along in the grass seemingly impossible to kill. And the scruffy foliage and tiny flowers didn’t appeal to me. Just blah. I thought it was ugly. Continue reading