a lovely surprise

i had no idea the zoo had a rose garden until just the other day.


along the mason lake trail:

(a moth-eaten heart)

(if you lie in the dirt you can see all sorts of loveliness above)

(about to jump?)

(vertebrae of little bell flowers)

(like the skin on an old man's hand)

(flowers covered in dust from the trail)

(for ethan and all his butterfly ponderings)


other things that are currently making me happy:

1. we won our kickball game tonight and are now in the championships. oh yeah...

2. andrew bird concert at the zoo last night kicked such complete ass. my love runs deep. so very very deep. the violin, the whistling, the voice, the vocabulary, the wit, the nervous tic motion of the head: all pristine and magical.

3. getting excited about portrait sessions i want to do with friends over the next few weekends.

4. upcoming trip to CA with ethan over labor day weekend. there shall be wine tasting, paula's pancake house, that little seafood shack in malibu, and of course lots of cuddle time with the gunner and the scout. oh, and disneyland. the boy has never been. it's shocking.

5. scrabble games on facebook

it's just grilled cheese, but...

a photo i took is on usatoday.com.

so, you know, if you ever need a sandwich photographed, you know who to call.

also, my new dining out cover came out last week: