Friday, March 26, 2010

Skipping Town

Last weekend for Emily's birthday (!) we went up to Orcas Island. It's kind of hard to believe that I haven't posted about the San Juans before, considering I was a camp counselor up there for many summers and used to lead kayak trips all throughout the islands. It is a place that means a lot to me in ways that could not be properly explained on a blog.

I'm sure that will not stop me from posting about it in the future.

But right now I'm too busy – as demonstrated by my dismal lack of posts recently. It's weird, we moved back from New York to have more leisure time in the outdoors, and I've never been more busy in my whole life. I'm not complaining – I'm thankful for the work, I feel lucky – but it makes for somewhat detached and sparse bloggery. Anyway – for now – here are some photos from our weekend....

Image of the Day

One of my favorite album covers in recent years.
Scout Niblett plays the
Sunset Tavern Saturday night.

Tiny Dancers

I happened to catch a great episode of Nature on PBS last night called Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air. It was almost magic – the color and footage were hard to believe.

Apparently there are over 8,000 species of flowers in the Americas alone that are pollinated solely by hummingbirds. How can you not love an animal that has evolved in perfect symbiosis with something equally fragile and beautiful?

Also, is it just me, or do the colors of the birds and the flowers seem perfectly complementary?

You can watch the whole episode here and decide for yourself.

Your Weekly Mr. Littlejeans

Down here on the ground

Grant Green "Down Here On The Ground" from Alive! (Blue Note)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Image of the Day

A telegram from Dennis Hopper to Kris Kristofferson, one of many interesting artifacts featured in the forthcoming Kristofferson release from Light In The Attic, which I had the great pleasure of designing.

Give 'em hell Dennis.

Mend & Measure

. Nicole Miller, owner of the Seattle shops Blackbird and Field House, is offering free Sunday classes on repairing clothing starting this weekend. Here's the description:
In the old U.S. Navy, sailors had one day a month called Mend & Measure where they were excused from their duties to launder and repair their clothes. Wouldn't it be great if times were different and this was a priority again?
Times is different and I think it's cool that someone in the business of selling clothing is also in the business of helping her customers maintain what they have. My best Filson coat has a bullet hole in it that needs to be repaired* and I can't make it to this Sunday's class but maybe I'll bring it in another weekend.

Click here for info.

*hole in coat possibly caused by evil moths

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Perfect Proportions

Stella McCartney Fall 2010 RTW

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

You Know You're Gold,
You Don't Gotta Worry None


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Spring Green

Is there a better color?

I think not.