Sunday, February 27, 2011

beautiful sky

I'm taking another photography class. I like the class itself, but mostly I like that it requires me to get out and make more images. I went for a walk the other night and felt completely uninspired. I was trying to catch the light during that golden hour before sunset. For 45 minutes I walked around the city not taking a single image. I kept thinking, I can take a picture of that, but why? Why would it be interesting? Just as I gave up and turned to walk home, the sky changed and all of the sudden I started shooting.

The temperature has dropped significantly in the last few days. Rumors spread widely about snow in SF which has happened about 5 times in the last 100 years. What we ended up having is intensely blue skies with puffs of clouds. They have a really wonderful texture that kept making me stop and gaze up yesterday. I spent several hours in the car driving to and from Napa, so most of these were taken from the passenger seat as we drove along.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


This year, staying home and making dinner together sounded like the just right way to celebrate Valentine's day. I was inspired to try a new recipe over here and I'm so glad I did. Nothing's wrong with the Barefoot Contessa recipe I usually use, but this one was just as simple and turned out much chewier and frankly, just better. My only regret is that I didn't use a the full 2 tsp. salt. I tend to under salt my food (or so the wife tells me) but this could have used a little more even for me. I'm usually a margherita girl, but last night the full-on veggie with home-cured olives, artichoke hearts, yellow pepper, sauteed mushrooms, garlic and fresh basil really hit the spot. I hear the prosciutto one wasn't bad either.

a day late

A belated wish for all of you. Happy Valentine's Day! By the way, I oversaw the making of 80 Valentine's cards for all the kid's classmates and they were adorable thanks to a free printable sheet by Hello Lucky Cards.

Friday, February 11, 2011

think spring

Some new things are happening over at The Heated. Here's a little sneak.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

field trip

I'm feeling quiet this week. Shots from a field trip to Building REsources and Flora Grubb.