Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

last lights

Above and below, a sudden snow shower one evening just as the sun was setting.

Friday, March 23, 2012

just a wisp of winter

And now the seasons have turned a good two months early.  I'm loving the cacophony of spring -- trees frogs and peepers singing madly at night, the windows open to let in a warm breeze.  But I also relished the silence of winter and the excuse it gave us to snuggle up together;  we are all about the cozy around here.

Monday, March 19, 2012

sunrise, sunset

One morning.  Bobo with his hat on.
A bit of setting sun on the bonfire pile (it's still there, waiting for exactly the right night to burn).  (Oh!  and there's the front porch!)

Friday, March 16, 2012


Some Sundays we have crafty time  -- everyone brings yummy food and we hang out and eat and make things.  On this particular Sunday we played with printing.

Susan washing up after a round of screen-printing.  Those are some of the blobs we printed -- we were making pillows based on these.

Potato printing some fabric for a gift for Susan's nephew.

Mirjam printed using feathers from her chickens!  Apparently they were not very happy about this premature plucking.

Sepi's print from contact paper and silk screens on top of the blobs we all did -- I love it -- looks like a flock of birds against the sun!
These are the things we designed this space for -- having friends over to have fun, play and be creative.  On Sundays like this I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

there's lots of catching up to do...

... and I don't know where to begin! 

We're in our barn -- have been here since late December -- and love it.  It takes us a long time to settle in fully (the walls are still pretty bare and there are living areas with big wide spaces where furniture should be), but this place has felt like home from our first night here.  As we were packing to move I realized I hadn't had a chance to really think about what we were doing;  I remembered all of those statistics about moving being as stressful as death or divorce and I know that can be true sometimes.  So I thought to myself, I better get my head around the fact that we'll be in a totally new space tonight -- be prepared for some sleepless nights and tossing and turning.  But that first night was heaven; we were exhausted from moving and finishing everything up, but also giddy as can be.  And we slept really well.

This feels like home in a way that neither of us have felt since we were little kids. It's soothing and cozy and comforting when we need it to be (we spend a lot of time around our fire) and it's expansive and inspiring when we need that, too (it's all those windows, I think).  It's a magical house and space and spot on the hill. 

Anyway, I'll start posting some shots from the past three months -- a mix of cell phone shots and camera pics.  I hope you don't mind the jumble! 

View from the kitchen to our lounge one Sunday afternoon.  Big fire, dogs and Irish soda bread.
The kitchen from the lounge one morning.  That's the side of the 1700's barn you can see through the kitchen windows.  Off to the far left is the doorway to the bathroom.

Looking north one morning (with Enzo).  Still need to put in our dining table light.  Off to the right is Bobo's desk area.  We need lots of rugs :)

The full moon setting over the Adirondack mountains one morning.  It was amazing and of course a photo doesn't capture it's size and beauty!  (If you look closely you can see some snow on the Adirondacks -- we had almost no snow this winter, which is really, really unusual.  We missed it!