~rainbow mondays~ birthday butterflies and broken boards

red: maple waiting on the sidelines to get transplanted.

red: handsome fiance, pressing apple cider like a boss.

orange: we’ll take the little bit of fall color that we get here on the oregon coast.

yellow: vine maples down by the bayou.

green: some more lovely fall specimens

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~black and white wednesdays~ tractors and lace

a lot of the photos from this trip seemed to lend themselves to black and white…

resting up before the flight… he must have been a little tired from his first week of fourth grade!

these three again…

these five… i’m letting myself sneak in just this one image, . . . → Read More: ~black and white wednesdays~ tractors and lace

~rainbow mondays~ goldenrod, periwinkle, red violet, the whole crayon box a.k.a. mama’s new york rainbow

red: so many apples…

red: hard to choose! this one is named chenango strawberry.

red: numbered apples awaiting grammy’s careful identification process.

red: view of the barn through the apple trees

red: all the colors were accented with goldenrod this trip.

red: red hot, that is. this amazing . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ goldenrod, periwinkle, red violet, the whole crayon box a.k.a. mama’s new york rainbow

~rainbow mondays~ quinn’s new york rainbow

a double-header of new york rainbows tonight… the first one is brought to you by quinn! we spent lots of time in apple orchard mode while we were visiting new york this time, and quinn chose to document his own rainbow using my camera during one of our excursions to tag, sample, and collect apples . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ quinn’s new york rainbow

~rainbow mondays~ effort and surrender

 

red: back yard apples getting redder at the vacation house.

orange: flora and fauna of the vacation house provide ample self care photography sessions.

orange: presenting the newly promoted orange belt in the family!

yellow: most of these yellow transparents have since been turned into applesauce after having their portraits . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ effort and surrender

~this moment~ raspberry thief

~a friday ritual~

a photo capturing a moment from the week.

a simple, special moment.

a moment i want to pause, savor and remember

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inbisibibble buttercups and other hiwawity

my family is awesome.

we have returned home from our week in upstate new york, where the apple crisp and orange-red-yellow trees provided a lovely backdrop for a joyful reunion. luigi (now 6) and mario (now 4) greeted cousin quinn enthusiastically and not 5 minutes later they were in a puppy pile. quinn’s most . . . → Read More: inbisibibble buttercups and other hiwawity

oklahoma was ok ~ a rambling update

it’s the autumnal equinox, a sunny, breezy sunday, and i am lazily canning my way past the 200 pound mark in tomatoes for this season. rich walks in as i sit with the laptop in my lap (that’s how lazily i am canning), and asks whether i am reading or writing. in fact, i have . . . → Read More: oklahoma was ok ~ a rambling update

~a month of unschool~ chickenasaurus

 

quinn presented his research project on australia. i think the pictures explain more than i ever could in words, just how proud and competent he felt about this project. his research covered the states or australia, the land types (including the desert interior “outback”), as well . . . → Read More: ~a month of unschool~ chickenasaurus

~rainbow mondays~ providence

red: spent the weekend on a road trip with this handsome fellow. we did not intentionally both pack our red shirts to wear on sunday, it just happened. we got to hear live music together (gary clark jr!) and then spend a day with the pancakes. this photo was taken . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ providence