I've been threatening to cut off my hair for some time now. I think it was something about turning 30 that made me want a change, not to mention to arrival of near-permanent static that coincides with wood-stove season. It feels so light, so different! I LOVE IT!
A busy fall full of birthdays, cider pressing, wood-stacking, a "Lost" addiction, loss, diagnoses, and sickness has kept me away from blogging. I've been taking pictures like a mad woman, though, and am slowly sorting through my latest download of over 500 shots. As they were taken with the "30 days of happiness" series in mind, I'll be catching up with that slowly. And there is much to process in terms of deeper "heart matters" as well. So look for me to be more present in this space for a while again, at least until the next unforeseen round of busyness sets in!
Ancient stone walls always feel a little magical to me... I love to imagine the farmers that farmed theses hillsides more than 200 years ago. At one point, in the 1800's, New Hampshire was 80% cleared land. Now we are more than 80% forested. It's amazing how much can change in a short period of time!
Old pictures of old friends. I recently discovered an old folder with some treasures in it, and found my scanner to be an able ally in some fun. I'm not in touch with most of the people in these pictures anymore, which is too bad, but I'm really glad that they were part of my life at a very formative time. And it's great to know that two of my closest friends are people that I've known for such a long time.
I lived in a household with these cats in college one year. We had a lot of fun.
One of my dearest friends, in a tree in Jeckyl Island, GA, one spring break.
Girlfriends at a cabin in Maine.
Two friends on one of my favorite beaches in the world, Point Reyes, an hour north of San Francisco.
My oldest friend, up in Castine, ME, my favorite place ever.