Thursday, April 28, 2011


Housework was a pleasant pastime. When my floor was dirty, I rose early, and setting all my furniture out of doors on the grass, bed and bedstead making but one budget, dashed water on the floor and sprinkled white sand from the pond on it, and then with a broom scrubbed it clean and white; and by the time the villagers had broken their fast the morning sun had dried my house sufficiently to allow me to move in again, and my meditations were almost uninterrupted. It was pleasant to see my whole household effects out on the grass, making a little pile like a gypsy's pack, and my three-legged table, from which I did not remove the books and pen and ink, standing amid the pines and hickories. They seemed glad to get out themselves, as if unwilling to be brought in. I was sometimes tempted to stretch an awning over them and take my seat there. It was worth the while to see the sun shine on these things, and hear the free wind blow on them; so much more interesting most familiar objects look out of doors than in the house.

-Thoreau and his experimental lifestyle in the woods.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

look forward.

[May no man's touch ever tame you
May no man's reigns ever chain you
and may no man's weight ever defrayed your soul]


speed of time.

a rush of water, like the pace of life, is one big blur.

but every once in awhile, something comes into focus and leaves an imprint, like drying sap, slowly dripping from the cracks in the tree.

then, somehow, you allow yourself to drift back into that blur.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ray LaMontagne - I Still Care For You

dark wood and sunshine.

hiked on easter sunday. took my time on the way down and ventured into the woods a little. it's always worth it when i find things like this. just have to look closely. infinite ways to see the world that way.

Monday, April 25, 2011

"Barton Hollow" | The Civil Wars | OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO | [HD]

old before your time

[Through the years I've known my share of broken hearted fools
And those who couldn't choose a path worth taking
There's nothin' in the world so sad as talking to a man
Who never knew his life was his for making

Ain't it about time you realize? It's not worth keepin' score
You win some, you lose some and you let it go
What's the use of stacking on every failure another stone
Till you find you've spent your whole damn life
Building walls, lonely and old before your time]


easter in the woods

best way i know of to spend an easter sunday.

Monday, April 11, 2011

just sitting there.

It intrigues me to think about all the living/ dead things in the woods that just grow quietly while we, as humans, run around like crazy trying to get so much done before our life is over. Can't we just sit still like the moss on a tree and watch everyone race by?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

a hike and an apple.

nothing better than a hike, sunshine and an apple to eat at the top.

water everywhere.

snow is melting = streams are flowing!

Sherman Farm

Brought some photos over to Sherman Farm stand in East Conway, New Hampshire. So excited to be displaying over there...fits perfectly with all of their fresh veggies and homemade goodies. Thanks Kathy!

Friday, April 8, 2011

think my backpack is big enough?

im psyched to get back out on a hike. planning sunday morning i think. may go up the face of shawnee peak on the ski trails since the mountain is closed. (i like to pack my backpack full to make it a harder looks like i had enough stuff in there for a week!) im weird. i know.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


it's official. see you may 26th in bangor. :)

just confirmed.


[August 15th-November 15th]

I am so excited.
Thank you Natalie and Jonathan!

a walk beneath the power lines.

not quite the same as hiking. but it'll have to do. and yes, we still have snow.

Friday, April 1, 2011



first experiment with sketching faces....and this is what came out. wasn't using any nobody should be offended. don't really know why they look so scary.