2 days ago
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Sunday evening we enjoyed a walk downtown for a yummy sushi dinner to celebrate Father‘s Day. Clover discovered her deep love for California rolls and Lucas and I enjoyed some of the best maguro (tuna) I‘ve ever tasted.
There was still enough light when we arrived home to take some outfit shots (yay Solstice!) so I did. Just a lazy hot summer day sort of outfit… a breezy little dress I thrifted a couple of years ago and the sandals which don’t leave my feet much these days (I know, this is like 5 outfits in a row now, right? oops.) It finally got cool enough to throw on the cardigan during our walk home.
The outfit photos were actually more of an afterthought though, something to accompany the snapshots I ended up taking when we stopped by my mother-in-law’s house before dinner. Lucas sat under the massive shade tree that towers over her lovely garden and chatted over a beer with his mom and her fiancé, while Clover wandered about like a mischievous little elf child, and I roamed around beer in one hand, camera in the other…
That robin’s nest is in a grape arbor that you walk directly under as you enter their garden. We were updated as to the goings on of this little nest throughout Spring, from the mama sitting on her three delicate blue eggs, to witnessing the babies being fed in the nest ourselves just a few weeks ago, to the three babies having successfully fledged a week later, and now stories of how the five of them (mama, papa, and the little ones) spend time foraging together as a family in the garden each day. (See Heather, sometimes it all works out ;)
A home strewn with bits of nature (tiny hummingbird nest!), lovingly collected and displayed, handmade goods, woven textiles and baskets, bookshelves filled with stories, folklore, wisdom, and poetry, and a cheerful infusion of color throughout… it’s pretty much impossible to leave this place without feeling inspired :)