"The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders." - Edward Abbey
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin - John Muir
"bigBANG studio is the working space of painter Lily Stockman, presently of Brooklyn, recently of Jaipur and formerly of Joshua Tree. bigBANG is devoted to painting, cooking, capering & occasional trespassing."
Erst-wyle - Elisse Newey teaches genealogy courses.
Rhubarb in the garden - There is something lovely about it...and Joanne, the author and her photos and stories and creations in Wales, UK. It's gentle. Joanne also has a tumblr. (4 images below are her own - the 4th one is of her brother leaving for Australia. It kind of slays me with emotion)
I'll be brief here because I'm leaving for Morocco tomorrow and to say I'm not packed is the least of it. Yesterday evening I got back from Seattle and the Ace Camp with Tif and the dearies 2. It was really great - vintage fabric everywhere...as you can imagine. Everywhere. Thank you SO much, Tif - to be around you is a joy. Mary and I did a little shopping on the way home and had a tad of a laughing fit in a thrift store where a man was playing music and we thought he was going to do some "beat" poetry and said words like "Universe", "The Earth", "Oh, those 4 letter words, those 4 letter words"...and he went on and on and then he started singing. It was odd (and nice) that someone would be singing in a thrift store and we were tired thus causing one of those don't look at the other person, can't really laugh about this, can't look at the other person or I'll burst out laughing and it's not appropriate, can't laugh in here because we don't want to be rude to the man playing his music, kind of things.
a few more before I go...
Spain Daily is a pictoral blog with great daily photos of life in Spain.
Wilder Quarterly - I know I've mentioned it before. This is just a reminder as it's quite great for those of you who like the farm to table kind of life.
This post from dottie angel (Tif) also slayed me with emotion - 10 reasons to love used dog.
You should think of going to this if you live in Vancouver - it's a collaborative food project between Marche St. George and Butter on the Endive - that is, if you like great food and a fabulous atmosphere.