it was a quiet grey weekend. on saturday we visited a few cranberry bogs. I’ve been determined to get a specific shot for an upcoming wtsb, so 2 wknds in a row i found myself on the south shore. i didn’t end up getting the shot, but i did stumble upon the most amazing old barn. it was in the middle of the Makepeace bog, and almost completely entombed in bittersweet! it really hasn’t felt like fall to me yet until this point…photographing weathered barn wood and bittersweet berries in the drizzle. alright, i’m fully on board with fall now!
clockwise from top left: a massive scone from sherman cafe / dried hydrangea in the window at sherman / on closer inspection of the barn i found a vintage makepeace box peeking out, desperately wanted to snatch it / bittersweet / the barn. i took a zillion film photos of this baby so prepare to see more of her!
fall is here! what a beautiful wknd in new england we had. lots of blue sky, sun, and the return of chilly nights. i love it! On sunday we took a drive up to NH for a little picnic to celebrate the change of season. as we threw down our spread on a picnic table at Wilson farm, we couldn’t stop laughing at the child-like cries of MAAAA! coming from a near by barn. after our meal we investigated the ruckus…to find a little goat heard! mommas, their painfully cute babies, and daddy goats with beards any hipster dude would seriously die for. the owner showed us around and invited us into the barn to meet the vocal bunch. i love how we seem to have a knack for stumbling into remarkable places like this.
i realized this weekend i hadn’t done a insta wknd in a while, so having had an amazing beach day yesterday i thought i’d get back with the program. I’m pretty serious about not letting the rest of summer slide by without fully enjoying it, so a beach day was in order. new england beaches are best in the late summer! Sunday eric and i got up early to drive down to Sandy Neck Beach on the Cape. We got in all the good stuff… morning beach lounge, fried goodness at a clam shack, took tons of photos, and ate too much ice cream. good stuff! I’ll be back this week with a new words to shoot by and a few more straggling MV photos. cheers!
I have to admit we are doing a bang-up job at enjoying this summer. we spent our weekend in falmouth on cape cod at a friend’s fam’s summer cottage (thank you missy and joe!!). it was a blast. family dinner outside, bike rides,beach, lobster (ice cream and rolls!), and lots of sunshine. perfection!
clock wise from the right: dinner of tempeh stuffed peppers, gazpacho, and salt potatoes / surf drive beach between falmouth and woods hole. i actually went in the water! a rare event in cold new england waters for me / my view from the back of our bike pack as we cruised the shining sea bike path with tunes blasting and enjoying a shared milkshake / the path to falmouth beach
it was a calm weekend filled with summer veggies, flowers, and celebrations. on saturday we celebrated b-day’s and retirements (!!) with eric’s family. sunday we spent a laid-back afternoon in the garden. we should have our first harvest of greens any day now!
collards drying, fresh from our boston organics delivery / little red potatoes also from BO / eric and i continue to rejoice in cherry season. that lovely celdon colander is eric’s work / peonies in a coffee pot. it’s one of my fav ceramic pieces i’ve made / me outside herbstalk, a fair at the armory celebrating herbs and their medicinal uses. there were more local herbal apothecaries there, then i realized were around! my fav was flower folk / perfecting cold brew coffee, a delicious process.
what a perfect weekend. eric and i took a long photo walk on saturday around the ‘hood. we wandered down streets we had never been on, yet are so close to out apartment. we saw so many neat little vignettes of life in somerville. really makes me love living in this town. plus the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. our walk ended at highland kitchen with beers, pierogies, and my favorite buffalo brussel sprouts. that’s what i call a perfect afternoon! Sunday brought us snail weather. if you’re not familiar, that’s rain (when the snails come out)! it was the perfect opportunity to stay in and get cozy.
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i hope you had a lovely easter/passover holiday! we took a whirlwind trip down to philly to say hi to my folks, eat some easter candy, and to pick up our second car. oh how i missed my VW baby! one exciting little red car caravan later we’re back in boston and looking forward to a busy week. (psst, there’ll be a new words to shoot by tomorrow
1/ the spring growth is so much farther along in PA, including the redbud trees. 2/my cat-crush Aki. i swear i’m coming home with him next time! 3/the little wrench that saved the day. 4/ preparing the corrado for the trip north. 5/ my favorite flower: the violet 6/ dad’s Ford model B.
my turkish breakfast at sofra.
i wanted to share this photo separate of my insta wknd post, as an egg cooked that perfectly need to be seen at least at 600px. and i will admit that the iPhone camera keeps surprising me…yet, film still has my heart.
it was a fantastic weekend! as you can see i celebrated my down time mostly with food! we started with breakfast at Sofra on Sat morning, followed by a thrifting spree in the afternoon. sunday we hung around harvard square where i did some more vintage shopping. we ate slices at Otto and then flitted off home to take on some houseplant maintenance i’d been seriously pushing off. . our monster aloe needed a new pot and back-brace. we even spruced up the terrariums for spring. and if that wasn’t enough I baked a shaker lemon pie….which was enjoyed at half past mid-night when it popped out of the oven! way to make the most of the weekend.
shakshuka enjoyed at Sofra / more sofra goodness / first thrifting haul / the goodies at Oona’s I was eyeing / sunset in harvard square / slices at Otto / tabbouleh factory in my kitchen / shaker lemon pie. I hope to share this recipe soon. / daffs for sale at harvard
insta wknd is back! last week I was a little too under the weather to take it on. we had a romantic weekend…a couple of our old SU friends got hitched on Saturday! Hooray! C + L Forever! I wore a beautiful vintage dress, that made me want to do dress-twirls all night. then sunday we watched the game, which was the perfect (like i need one) excuse to bring out the fry-baby. Deep fried brussel sprouts! Thank goodness my stomach is almost back to normal.
the mister all suited up and looking mighty fly (if i do say so) / champs! at the weddin’ / my twirly vintage frock and CK heels / more dress, this time in the church pew / the most stunning flowers from the wedding (yep i brought them home) / deep fried madness. buffalo brussel sprouts w/blue cheese and onion rings. there was also fried cauliflower with fresh made salsa / miss cleo helps me with primping for the wedding.