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lobster, take two

27 Feb






yes we went back for more lobster. this time they got the royal treatment with the medium format.


Insta Wknd

19 Nov



point judith RI

13 Nov


yesterday’s warm weather got me thinking about an late summer trip we took to point judith RI. the weather was just like yesterdays, warm & breezy. we were looking to cruise the coast and maybe stop into the matunuck oyster bar. the bar was jammed when we drove up so we decided to find out seasfood fix down the road a bit. we stumbled upon what i believe to be the best fried fish shack in new england….champlin’s. they had out of this world clam cakes and served their fried fish with little red potatoes rather than the standard french fries. i wandered the docks below the balcony, snapped these pics, as eric waited on our food.

Insta Wknd

5 Nov



oh hey blog, I’ve missed you! work has come between us in the last couple weeks but i have far too many photos this week to let my day job get the better of me. So instawknd shall we?  it was a pretty relaxing and quiet weekend, which was needed after the hustle lately. breakfast at sofra and shopping at my fav middle eastern grocery store highlighted our saturday. sunday we pretty much stayed home, drank tea, wore sweaters, read cookbooks, and enjoyed some feline quality time. lots of pics to come this week, including a new words to shoot by!

clockwise from the top left: a sofra still life / persian spice donut, i love you / breakfast lust, as i waited for my little persian donut to arrive. / restocking my spice pantry at Arax market. that basket was over flowing when i was done.

Insta wknd

22 Oct



we kept it pretty laid back this wknd. a little garden work for me on saturday, then we had friends over for dinner. sunday we traveled down to rhodie to check out a hoard of furniture in a big old shambly house.

clockwise from top left: almost the last of the harvest from my community garden plot. this is all my little eggplants could muster! / zinnias that i scooped out of the composter, seemed perfectly good to me / fully illuminated cabbage / pastries from flour, my prize to myself for a successful garden clean up. that sticky bun was still warm from the oven, btw! / a dreamy rug found at that big rhodie shambly that mr. hoarder wasn’t about to sell.  ;0 

FYI: shambly (sham•blEE) noun defined as a large wooden house, usually 80+years of age that is in a state of serious disrepair unbeknownst to the owner. beauty is ofern found in it's peeling paint and crooked stature. see also: slum-crush (the un-inhabited version of a shambly). 

Insta wknd (XL edition)

15 Oct



an extra-large edition of insta wknd this monday because the last few wknds have been awesome but one pesky busy week kept me away from the blog. over columbus day wknd eric and i drove up to bar harbor, ME. we took an extra slow route so we could cruise the coast and make many stops in the little seaside towns along the road. i realized about half way to bar harbor that i absolutely love maine…little rhodie you have some feirce competition! the highlight of our trip was acadia national park…particularly the view from the top of the North Bubble!

from the top left, clockwise: our cabin for the wknd. my new idea of dream home / lobsters at Trenton Bridge Lobsters. most definitely the best lobsters i’ve eaten. and we did twice! both days following visits to the park / love the rocky coast of maine. this was on the south side of Mt Desert Island as we ate lunch on a big rock / spotted this baby on the hike up north bubble / the spectacular view from North Bubble. Jordan Pond was just below us and you can see the cranberry islands and the gulf of maine in the distance / the trees were just about peak in the park, and this guy was a scrappy, yet beautiful example. 



then this past wknd…it was a quiet one with little planned. we impulsively hopped in the car on saturday afternoon with serious cravings for apple cider donuts, so off to a tiny little orchard up Rt 2 we went! at Nicewicz Farm the trees were jammed with apples and we basically had the whole orchard to ourselves! so with a gigantic 1/2 bushel of the most delicious apples safely loaded into the car (how that paper bag didn’t explode is beyond me!) we headed home. food craziness forced us off the road (we never found those donuts) and into a couple little farmstands where i consumed more sugar than I would have in an entire month (had the headache to prove that!). sunday we stayed in, watched the rain pour down, and i devised how i was to use 30+lbs of apples.

from the top left, clockwise: tree candy / fall wouldn’t be complete! we grabbed a swan neck gourd and a “one too many” pumpkin / roadside dark chocolate turtle heaven, begin sugar-high / misty green pumpkins i have no use for but desperately want / so many good things at this farmstand i actually passed these up! / i’m a little suspicious of blackberries in the fall, but they sure are pretty! 

wasque beach

20 Sep


Wasque Beach. Chappaquiddick, Martha’s Vineyard. July 2012. Yashica MAT. 

The washed-out, wave beaten trees on Wasque were so much fun to explore, and provided as slightly terrifying moment as i got a little to far out on the stip of beach they were marooned on…with my Yash…as the tide quickly returned. Camera high and dry, i returned with some nice shots.

washed out

5 Sep


digging these washed out tones, as if they were sun-bleached.

{Sandy Neck Beach, Cape Cod MA. Polaroid spectra, Impossible Project film} 

chillmark pottery

22 Aug


Chilmark Pottery, West Tisbury, Martha’s Vineyard. Fuji Velvia Cross Processed.

WTSB : Blue

16 Jul


The latest Words to Shoot By is up! Our word was Blue.

Also Words was featured on the Flickr blog last week. Read the article here.

{Long Point Wildlife Refuge, Martha’s Vineyard. Yashica MAT 124}