Thursday, September 30, 2010

Old Houses

This is where Lock grew up---How lovely would it be to have old crumbling walls like these in the back yard?  Since it was a rainy day, everything was lush; just look at the moss!  Lock's dad designed and built the sculptures (and the red chair!)

I am supremely jealous of that yard!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lichen and Stone

 We visited an old, old cemetery in White Plains this weekend. I love the lichen growing on all the headstones. Some of them were so old that the text was completely illegible, and there were some that dated back to the late 1700's.  The text was very interesting; sometimes it was hard to read the weird ligatures, but the text and decoration was beautiful.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Eaten Acorns

The black squirrels were nibbling all over the old Graveyard in White Plains.  I like the leftover bits that they leave behind.  Especially the detritus they left on the stone bench; it's covered in eaten acorns.

Friday, September 24, 2010



And night:

All day long she is in the box.  Usually she is with me as soon as I get in bed, asking for her spot next to my shoulder. Last night she picked the box over me until I was asleep.  She has always been a box cat, trying to jump in every box or bag we bring into the house, but apparently this one takes the cake. She is there right now, even.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Some new (old) things

Look at what my mom made me for my birthday!

I wanted a larg-ish pin cushion, and we found this sugar bowl (sans lid) at a thrift store while she was visiting, but didn't have the right colored velvet, so she packed the sugar bowl home and sent it to me with place to put pins!  I love it!

And then, there are European treasures that my sister found in the flea markets I made her visit:

I love the binoculars.  They were from an antique shop in Lyon. The case says "the opticians of her majesty"  

And I know this isn't old, but look!  Look at this beautiful, wonderful flowery printed liberty fabric that is going to become a scarf for me this winter!  Luckily there is a whole meter(!) of it (oh how I wish metric was standard) so there will even be some left over!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

September 16=Beach time

We finally go to the beach, just as Summer is ending, but Mason likes it better then.  He had fun running from the waves:

but look at these stones:

They are all tiny tiny pebbles.  I love the translucent  ones.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


We found an old undeveloped roll of film--Bye Bye Summer!

There's something really beautiful about super low tech old film cameras.  I love these multi-exposure Lomo photos.  We bought some disposable Fuji cameras that were on super sale at the store (usually they are super expensive!).  I kind of miss when film and photos were precious, but digital has made life easy in many ways; being able to see pictures instantly makes so many things possible.