June 29, 2011

A Foray into Film

I finally shot & developed my first 2 rolls of film on the Holga! After reading about unpredictable light leaks, imprecise focus settings, viewfinder discrepancies, & needing a ton of light for proper exposure, I had no idea if any of the shots would turn out. Happily, I quite like 3 from each roll:


Black & white has me hooked, I will definitely be shooting in b/w a lot more:


Now I just have to work on a better "shots taken" to "shots I like" ratio!

June 17, 2011

Hello Summer

hello summer

I'm saying hello to Summer, in hopes that it will come over to our neck of the woods & hang out for awhile. Available here!

June 11, 2011

Punch of Color

I was down at the Pike Place Market yesterday in hopes of bringing home a load of peonies, but I was distracted from my mission by these beauties:

Giant Poppies on Grey

They are enormous & so vibrant it's hard to believe they are real! They remind me of crepe paper flowers. Now all we need is a fiesta to go with them.

June 8, 2011

Chimney Rock Winery

Chimney Rock Winery has Spanish details & a pretty white roof,

White Roof Stormy Sky

a boisterous welcoming committee of red & white roses,

A Rosy Welcome

piles of delectable vino with labels that echo the roofline,

Chimney Rock Bottles

& a warm & unpretentious tasting room experience. It's unique & charming, & one of our favorite Napa stops!

June 6, 2011

Welcome to Wine Country

Do you feel like you are being welcomed with open arms?

Welcome to Wine Country

If you visit the right wineries, you will be. What is it about wine that incites such passion from the people who craft it? Wine-making requires such intense attention, care & downright hard work, that everyone involved is personally invested in the quality of the product. It's a rare thing these days, & pretty darn inspirational if you ask me.