First Blossoms of Spring


They say that this is the wettest March on record here in Seattle, but to me it’s actually seemed quite nice. Sure we’ve had many a down-pour, but each has been followed by some delightful sun. I much prefer this pattern to the monotonous drizzle day in and day out. Plus, it’s given me plenty of chances to capture the rain-soaked blossoms of spring.

Edible Catan


I finally did it! I created a delicious Settlers of Catan board…and frankly, I’m a little impressed with how well it turned out. I can’t remember the last time I baked a cookie and I’ve never once attempted to make frosting, let alone spread it prettily, but here you go…edible Catan!

I think my favorite piece is the penguin robber in the dessert…err desert. Sadly my number placement is a bit off, but what can you do. I think the blue player has this game in the bag.


Something Green

This month’s challenge from Rock the Shot is “Something Green.” It’s a pretty broad challenge, basically the image just has to have something green in it. When I started looking through my library I found lots of choices; I could repost my shot of the artichoke or apple cider spheres or post a sneak-peek from an upcoming series I’m planning on my grandfather’s gardens or any number of portrait sessions…just to name a few. But in the end, I keep coming back to a series I took last spring, just before I started this blog. In fact, the series became my first ever blog post. Here’s just one of the images:

Something green

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Pesto Pasta Perfection


Over the last year my husband and I have been working hard on perfecting our pasta recipe. We’ve had a few ups and downs…bowls of mush, disintegrating dough…but by golly I think we’ve finally got it! And for once, I seem to be the one with the magic touch.

Beyond the yumminess, I’m also kind of obsessed with the beautiful texture and color of dough. If I hadn’t been so hungry I might have just played with it all day.