Monday, October 31, 2011

Falls beauty

A few weeks ago I went on a 10 day trip to Switzerland and France (with out my husband, he stayed home and went to work, poor guy). It was the first time I had spent any time in France. We stayed in a little town called Beaune in Burgundy. I went for a friends birthday celebration, the food, wine, and company was top notch.  Fall was beginning to stretch her legs, I was able to capture some of it's gorgeousness  with my camera, I love the turning of seasons. 

Stumbled upon these little fungi on my way to play tennis with a friend in Switzerland, it was like a magical world at my feet with three or four different kind of mushrooms all growing in one small area of trees.

Stunning fall colors were beginning to show.
Down the street from the Emersons  house...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Baby "puka" blanket

     Thanks to the encouragement of my awesome sister in law, I learned how to crochet. It all started Down Under with a bamboo hook and a few pieces of turquoise yarn. A few months, many crochet flowers, and YouTube tutorials later I am proud to say I completed my first baby blanket. I started at the beginning of summer but had to stop for a few months because it was just SO hot in Malta. Sitting crocheting with a wooly blanket on my lap was not at all practical, but now that the weather has cooled off a bit I am back to crocheting. In Hawaii these are also known as "Puka blankets" a "puka" means hole in Hawaiian. I learned this chevron pattern from this video. This guy Mikey does a bunch of awesome crochet tutorials I think there are 3 or 4 in this jagged chevron series. My plan is to make a few of these,  hopefully I will get better with each one!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Random favorites

This is a collection of a few of my favorite photos from the past year that never found their way onto the blog, there seems to be a bit of a color theme running through them as well. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. 

Gorgeous apples just ripening.

Self timer on our honeymoon at Ashford Castle Ireland, Love the happy relaxed looks on our faces.

Yummy coffee in Flinders Australia. Love the old skool formica table.

Jon throwing the ball on Killiney Hill.

A rock climber with a view of Dublin in the background, in the radiant evening sun.

St Stevens Green in Dublin Ireland, on a gorgeous fall day with my trusty assistant Chelsea!

 Sailing on Loch Lochindorb in the Cairngorm National Park, Scotland, that's a mouthful!

Jon, enjoying a glass of wine and the view from Table Mountain of the 12 apostles and  Camps Bay, after a good hike.

Friday, October 14, 2011


This is an oldie but a goodie, I took this photo during my photography school back in 2000. It was taken in my parents swimming pool and my model was a friend, I think the rose is from my garden as well. It was taken on a Rolleiflex medium format on negative film, I processed it and printed it. I remember being really pleased about the way the entire roll came out. Which wasn't always the case. There is a bit of the mystery of film that I miss these days. My brother recently picked up a film camera and started taking pictures, I will have to get him to do a guest post someday!