Tuesday, September 27, 2011

vinyl junkie


The word was collect over at words to shoot by this week.
I started collecting vinyl in my early twenties and have accumulated a nice collection through the years.
I remember spending hours looking at the cover art on my parents records as a child.
I've actually bought an album because of the cover art and usually end up loving the music on it!
My favorite part of collecting is the excitement of digging through the stacks of dusty records at thrift stores and estate sales and finding that record I've been searching for.
One of my best finds ever that I cherish was Joni Mitchell's Blue album for one dollar.
Best dollar I've ever spent.

What do you collect? 

Thursday, September 22, 2011



I saw so many gorgeous succulent gardens while visiting California. They have always been my favorite
type of plants because of their simple beauty, easy care, and they are one of the only kind of plants that my cats will not munch on.

Do you have a favorite houseplant?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

tunnel view

like a dream
180 copy
el cap
177 copy
212 copy

We spent our ten year anniversary at the famous Tunnel View. It's like a glimpse of heaven.

"Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space."  ~Ansel Adams

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

early evening light



I love the early evening light that pours into my living room. The cats love it too.
They fight over that chair in front of the window.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

morning on the deck


Gypsy spent a nice chilly morning on the deck with me.
We watched birds, played with leaves, and listened to this new album.
Gypsy loves Gillian.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


card 2 068 copy
226 copy
card 2 085 copy
card 2 087 copy
card 2 079 copy
card 2 084 copy

Day one at Yosemite was spent setting up camp and collecting supplies. We got to see the famous tunnel view for the first time and found a beautiful meadow behind the Crane Flat store. I spent a lot of time there taking pics of the wildflowers. I even saw a few deer. More from our stay coming soon.