Friday, October 31, 2008

my kinda politics

CNN asked voters to share something nice about the opponent.

with hostility rising as the election draws to a close, this article is a breath of fresh air.

Billy Penn ain't got nothing on us!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

the biggest rainbow i think i'll ever see

and these pictures do it no justice.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

oi, what a storm!

good thing we've got our umbrella, mica.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

please share this with me.

today is my birthday. i am having a wonderful day. can i ask a favor of you, my dears? will you do something today that you find perfectly enjoyable? ... i would love for you to have a beautiful a day along with me.

[photo via flickr]

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Let's go there, together.

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimsom bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes, we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow
And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know,
The place where the sidewalk ends.

-Shel Silverstein

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

an early birthday treat

I went to visit my friend kerilyn in new york this past weekend, and she snagged us tickets to the Elephant 6 Collective concert at the Knitting Factory. Elephant 6 is a label based in Oregon whose bands often play and tour together. Ker described them as a group of bands that all hang out together and play together and live together in the woods being all Oregon-y. It started with a bewildering and comical video, and the music was eclectic and so enjoyable. Plus, they were all so adorably passionate, I couldn't help but love them.
Thanks Kerilyn!

catch a few of their tunes here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library"

Sometimes when I walk through bookstores, I just touch the books. Just rest my fingers on those little pieces of another's soul. That's what they are to me... little pieces of someone's soul, smeared on to crisp pages and wrapped in a dust cover. I marvel at the authors' investment and willingness to share. They package their beliefs & dreams & visions and sell them off for $12.99 (so cheap!) -- and we read, critique, and carry on. Do we realize what we hold? People put their lives into these works. It is their biggest thought, simmered down, all sweet and sticky, into a concentrated version for anyone who'd like a taste.

[quote by J.L.Borges; photo via flickr]

Friday, October 10, 2008

Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day"

I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Enjoy this lovely day, my friends.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

oh Fall.

you have officially won me over.

Favorite Fall Things
little brothers in jean jackets

rusty-colored blossoms

tall, dry fields

glowing, smiling faces

dense tree tunnels

Friday, October 3, 2008

Prescott Oil Loves the Earth

phew.  good to hear, right?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

a shout out...

I love getting their daily eco tips in my mailbox. Quirky little e-mails with advice, fun facts, and product recommendations on eco-conscious living are always fun!

Are you a biter?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

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