Archive for April, 2011

I know this moment…

28 April 2011

Garance Doré‘s photo of Cisco below makes me yearn for summer upstate.  It’s a certain green on the trees, a verdant lushness that lets only little dollops of pure sun through.  The air is clear and the moment is rich and peaceful.  There’s nothing humid or stifling or rushed or impersonal.  It’s like the first fresh-morning dive into the cool lake.  It’s why I’m going back.

The bluff on Keuka Lake: for me, this, plus family, friends, dogs, garden tomatoes, and a late-night bonfire on lakeshore pebbles, is it.


Last interview with Tim Hetherington

27 April 2011

“When it’s so fast moving, it’s very hard to structure a kind of narrative. It’s difficult to find characters—you know what I mean? I have no idea what’s going to happen. It’s like a complete fishing trip, so it’s also, like, not wanting…for them to understand clearly…what it is.” —Tim Hetherington, photojournalist (1970-2011)

Ain’t that it.

Read the interview on Outside Outline

(photo source: google images)

Sorry Jecca, but at least you have great style…

26 April 2011

I may have caught royal wedding fever after all. I’ve newly discovered Jecca Craig, the lovely former flame of Will Wales.  I love her sporty, sun-kissed style, and the outdoorsy authenticity that comes from growing up the daughter of a Kenyan conservationist.  I’m filing away the name Jecca, too—punchy and lively and rarefied, much like the girl herself.


(source: google images)

Flexibility, consistency and trustworthiness.

25 April 2011

Credibility, dependability and loyalty.  Value, service and reliability.  The mark of quality, excellence and recognition.

Beyond Barbour jackets and Hunter wellies, Royal Warrants have been issued since 1155 (wow) as a prestigious mark of recognition to those who are regular suppliers of goods and services to the Royal Family.

Search the Royal Warrant Directory.

Be a sport and check out the really great stuff HRH The Prince of Wales is doing with tropical rainforests.  And there’s this old post too.

Perhaps more interesting than the upcoming nuptials? Perhaps.

Good Stockman

24 April 2011

 I love Jaipur-based artist Lily Stockman’s portfolio.

 It makes me think of fresh air…

…the freshest winter air…

and farm-life.

Form and function in Western Canada

24 April 2011


Vancouver, Tofino, Victoria

Spring trip

22 April 2011

From my wallet

21 April 2011

Dream Birkin

20 April 2011

Hermes Birkin, natural vache and khaki canvas,


Happy Northern California

20 April 2011

Pictures I took a while back in Mendocino and the hills of Vichy Springs