Tarkovsky's Mirror Set to Arvo Pärt's Mirror in the Mirror

I think I keep looking for these beautiful little spots to rest my eyes and mind and this is a particularly lovely one.
Hope you all a a wonderful weekend.

*via flor de papel
also really worth the visit.


Joni Sternbach

Joni Sternbach's 
wet collodian plates.
Images like these give my mind a place to rest.  A moment of peace.   A monasitc mini-vacation daydream. 
They're like a mug of tea alone on the back porch in the afternoon.
Drink it in.


Sick Day

I'm going to try my hardest to stay quiet and restful today. It's a sick day. 

It's been an exhausting week and at the center of it have been the trials of raising a strong willed and determined teenage son.

You rarely see teens blogged about on lifestyle blogs.  Always toddlers, or under twelves.
Their messy and trying is cute.
Teens' messy and trying is not.
How do parents survive these years with any sense of humor intact? 

 Then he gives me this. 

His high school poetry assignment.
A page from Napoleon.


Such complicated creatures.


The Loveliness of Lark Press

In spite of the lack of sleep, which is not due to active debauchery, but a, hopefuly temporary yet inconvenient  sleeping disorder which has set in the last few days, my long weekend in Portland has been good.
Lots of good girl-family time, which is rare and prized.
And a bit of shopping.
The most satisfying of which was here. Lark Press is my dream shop and this time I had the good luck to meet Nik of Bittersugar, who has a show just across the street of a phonetic alphabet at Ristretto Roasters at 3808 N Williams.  You can see more photos on her blog.
You can snag these here.
My plan is to get one for each letter in my family: PEAQ.  I'm very excited about this, though I have no wall space in my home yet, so I will have to clear a wall first.

So happy that I gave my son a Q name, because that quail is so perfect he makes my teeth hurt.