Where the Hell Have I Been? An Answer in Chronological Order

Mid-March: I spent many mornings, evenings, and weekend days sitting crossed legged on the floor of our apartment working on tons of new sulu-design jewelry.  I restocked Tumbleweed, Tender Loving Empire, Noun, and betsy & iya with the new pieces.  I didn't feel like taking photos of the new pieces, so I didn't.  Now I wish I had, but in another month and a half I'll have forgotten all about it.

Late March: After spending enough time indoors, I asked Barry to take me on an outdoor adventure.  I got what I asked for with a hike through a snow storm just east of Mount Hood.

Bring on April: The following weekend, I wanted an adventure of the sunny variety.  Barry and the weather obliged.  We found ourselves with our bikes east of Mount Hood again, just a few miles away from the spot where we went on the snowy hike the week before.  We had a fantastic, sunny, much needed weekend of camping.  I am itching for our backpacking season to begin.  I find myself regularly wondering how I could make living in a cabin in the mountains work for us.

Last weekend, we had one of those days where everything (everything, that is, except the theft of my bike) seemed just right: coffee from a great cafe, lunch outside in the sun, a long stroll with our cameras along the train tracks into the industrial part of our neighborhood, and the rediscovery of a favorite building.

The week since then has been a draining one.  I need to shake my head out and get in a good way.  I'm pretty sure I can figure out how to do that with two days off ahead of me.  Maybe I'll be back here before another six weeks pass to tell you about it.


When Our Plants are Happy...

I'm happy.
After a big round of repotting this morning, we're all happy.
I'm particularly psyched about the big guacamole bowl-like pot
that the philodendron lives in now.


Week of Color: Blue

My favorite color...
and one that's easy to capture in the Portland skies these days.


Week of Color: Orange

Just this:
A belated happy birthday to Barry, a Valentine's Day baby.

Edited to add a little more than just this...
the birthday cake was carrot cake.



Week of Color: Yellow

Week of Color: Red

Coming to it late.  But doing it.  I'm trying to catch up by using some old photos that have been hanging around in folders for a while.  Hoping to be a little more intentional about it as the weeks go on.  I'm not a big fan of red, so it has to work to sneak itself into my photos.  Does rust count?