Jun 28, 2010

"Sleep to dream"

I dream intensely almost every night, and my dreams grow stranger as summer heats up.  Last night I dreamt that I confronted a burglar in my home while I was alone...I searched his pockets before letting him leave. 

Jun 25, 2010

Darling Diptych :: Up

Left: Mo
Right: Brittany O

With all the planning it takes to get ready for a long weekend getaway, I forgot to send Brittany my photo for last week's Diptych!  So we are resuming our Friday project today, with Up. 

The weekend is here again so quickly!  Do any of you have exciting plans?  I am running in the Seattle Rock-N-Roll 1/2 Marathon in the morning, and the thought of getting up at 4 in the morning so I can be ready to run in a race that starts after 7 isn't sounding so good anymore...hopefully I'll get more pumped up about it in the morning, once I start hearing the bands!

Jun 23, 2010

R&R: PNW Style


We're back from 5 great days in the San Juan Islands.  We had a great time and were blessed with sun everyday!  We had some beautiful beach side campsites, cooked up some grubbin' meals,  as well as eating out a few times too.  My favorite was at Allium, on Orcas Island, where I had a carrot soup starter with cilantro, nutmeg and a dollop of cream.  My entree was wild mushroom open faced ravioli that was delicious.  Pete had clam chowder and some amazing salami gnocchi, all this paired with some quality wine. 

We explored the towns on bike and sat on many sunny decks with a tasty cocktail in hand. We ate fresh seafood and local ice cream that knocked my socks off.  All in all it was a great way to spend five days with good friends.  What fun trips do you have planned this summer?

{The last photo was taken by Pete...and I ♥ it!}

Jun 16, 2010

Island Hopping


I am so excited to take the next 5 days off for a bike trip through the San Juan Islands with Peter and our friends Spence & Meg.  It's been years since I've been up to the San Juan's, a place I used to go to practically every summer with my family for camping and boating excursions.  My husband hasn't really spent much time there so I'm happy to explore one of my favorite places with him!

We're taking our bikes and plan to do a ton of biking over 3 islands: Lopez, Orcas and San Juan.  I love the ferry ride out there, it's so gorgeous and I can almost smell the salt water right now as I sit at my computer...

I'll be back next week, hopefully with some great photos to share with you all!

{Photos by Carolyn Coles 1 & 2}

Jun 11, 2010

Darling Diptych :: Deserted

Left: Mo
Right:  Brittany O

This week's diptych brings back a lot of memories from my photography program in college.  I was known for mainly taking photos of abandoned trashed locations around town.  My favorite was an old greenhouse/nursery that had gone defunct and become the unofficial dump in town for broken down washers, mowers and many other random items.  I guess I've never really let that interest go!

Jun 7, 2010

"Nobody Lost, Nobody Found"

This past weekend was cause for major celebration.  Our good friends Annie & Andy whom I met in college were back in the PNW and stayed with us for the weekend, it was a long time coming as we haven't seen them in 5 years!!  We made the most of the weekend, enjoying the amazingly beautiful Saturday with Polish Horseshoes, pizza and Bellini's.

This is a silly video I strung together from some pictures we took on the porch Saturday afternoon.  No one ever accused us of being great dancers but we do know how to throw our heads around!

I'll be posting pictures of Polish Horseshoes and the pyramid formations we insisted on doing later this week!

Jun 4, 2010

Darling Diptych :: Movement

Left: Mo
Right: Brittany O

The gritty and the pretty.