Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

five senses | brisbane

          Seeing: richly, vibrantly purple jacaranda trees in full bloom

          Tasting: pizza - we ended up eating a fair bit of pizza during our trip

          Hearing: the swish of the river & the rush of the traffic

          Touching: raindrops on my skin, the breeze in my hair & the sun on my face

          Smelling: fragrant blooms, coffee shops & the city when it rains

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

an unexpected visitor | brisbane

Whilst in Brisbane we spent a morning at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, finishing with morning tea at the cafe. As we were getting ready to leave, someone arrived to deal with our cake crumbs for us...

Sunday, November 24, 2013


...we've been having some lovely spring weather, sunny & mild, although I'm sure it will be warming up soon...

...we left for Brisbane, had an awesome time & were very happy to be home...

...lots to share from the trip, starting with: a few good things, some details, sweet things... growth, morning light (here too) & blossoms...

...finally made some jewellery - life is busy at the moment & I've been letting it get in the way...

...some zentangles, a day at the market, opposites attract...

...we celebrated my youngest sister's birthday...

...a random collection of things you might not have known about me...

...I haven't taken many photos since we've been home - the top photo is from Brisbane & the other two are from a couple of months ago - going to try to remember to get out & play.

Friday, November 22, 2013

a day at the market | november

A gloriously warm, sunny, blue-skied day for November's market - perfect late spring weather. Hilda - Mum's dress-form - came to market with us, to model one of our new aprons & I think she did a reasonable job. We had a lovely time & we're already planning for next month :)

a day at the market march | june | july | august | september

Monday, November 18, 2013

something sweet | brisbane

a selecion of the delicious things we ate while we were away (there were lots of other lovely meals too - which we mostly neglected to photograph, lol).

photos 2,4 & 5 taken by Kathryn

Saturday, November 16, 2013

lovely links...

Life feels like it has been very busy lately - work & market preparation & appointments & such. I will start sharing some Brisbane posts soon, just been getting my head around what to post & which photos - we took so many. Which is awesome, but kind of daunting...

Speaking of travel, I've been admiring some European adventures - autumn in Paris, London from above, a Literary Guide to Oxford, coastal Dubrovnik & beautiful Munich.

Some time-travelling fiction... & who else could it be when speaking of time-travel...

The end of summer, an interesting comic, an invisible bike helmet, about a family.

Always chasing the glorious sunlight 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Something different this month, some delicious looking savoury recipes: mushroom ragout on oven baked toast, a tomato tart, mushroom burgers with Asian slaw, a frittata sandwich & a mushroom tartine.

A few recent additions to my playlist - this, this & this.

& just because - go little mouse, go!

Thursday, November 14, 2013


sweetly scented & simply lovely - our honeysuckle put on a magnificent display this year.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

a study in contrasts

winter & summer
Something I thought about during my month of mornings project was trying to visually capture the difference between the seasons. We don't have snowy winters, or lots of autumn colour - most of the trees around here don't even loose their leaves in winter. If only I'd thought about it enough to take a photo in the same spot every season....still, I have a few examples of the way plants & places change with the seasons...

autumn & spring
summer & winter
spring & winter
autumn, spring & winter
summer | autumn | winter | spring