Tag Archive: exterior

No Exit

The change of season is happening rapidly. It’s been stormy on and off for days. My internal weather has been pretty gloomy recently too: hence the appropriately existential photo for today. This too shall pass.

Aesthetic Emergency

If you spend enough time with me, sooner or later I’m going to interrupt you in mid-sentence (as politely as I can manage), beg your pardon, and dash off to photograph something I’ve just seen in the immediate vicinity. If I’ve known you a long time and/or we are particularly close, I may ask you…

Shadow House

It used to be all about the house. Now it’s all about the yard. I’m afraid I’m turning into one of those people. Seriously, I sometimes look at my life and I ask “Who the hell am I?”

Open to the Public

What a difference a couple of days makes. I’m feeling considerably more cheerful and optimistic than I was then. My mood is undoubtedly helped along by spending several hours a day outdoors in bright sunshine. A Year Ago: Pretty Ugly A few years ago, I mentioned the French concept/term jolie-laide… [read more]

Opening: Closed

Perhaps I’m more easily discouraged than others. Momentum is everything for me. If I can get up a head of steam, I can get anything done and make anything work. But if I run into a long enough stream of small obstacles, my forward motion can grind to a halt and getting anything going again…

Reflection on Pack Square

Sunshine and good company are a big help. A Year Ago: Crudo [Palette] The food at Table was beautiful, delicious, and plentiful… [read more]

Beyond the Wire

My mood is pretty messed up, and I’m feeling kinda ropey physically. It’s not a great combination. I’m experiencing the transition to the warmth and growth of Spring as somehow a painful process this season The anniversary of my emergency appendectomy came and went. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already. My yard…

Corner Angles

The Vernal Equinox has come and gone. Supposedly we have turned the corner into Spring. I feel like I’ve been insanely busy, but I don’t seem to have a whole lot to show for it. And today it snowed and then the sun came out and it snowed and then the sun came out and…

Lighthouse Flag

On some level, this is cheating—pure and simple. I’m an utterly amateur draftsperson. I can’t paint with watercolors to save my life. But on a miracle of technology the size of a notepad, I can mutate an ordinary, decently composed photograph into this. It’s totally cheating. Would I like an image like this if I…

A Winter Story

The snow and wind arrived tonight, and the relatively mild beginning to the year is being erased with 60-mile-an-hour gusts and single-digit windchill. I am glad to be safely at home and will be grateful if my roof doesn’t get blown off. A Year Ago: Abundance I wake up sometimes with a jolt worrying about…