It is more like snow than showers here in Boston, but I’m looking forward to the Spring weather if it ever makes it up here. I am sharing some lovely rain inspired photos today. On the sunny side, check out the Amelie G Magazine April Web Issue which came out today for some amazing Spring fashion and photos!
The photos link through to the photographer’s Flickr page.
We started the day with a short drive to Walden Pond in Concord which is a 102-foot deep glacial kettle-hole pond where Henry David Thoreau lived in the 1840′s. We wanted to hike the trail that rings the pond, but it was still covered in snow so we headed to the Concord town center and then towards Sudbury for lunch.
We pulled up to Longfellow’s Wayside Inn just in time to see five minutemen firing their muskets. We ate lunch in The Old Kitchen which was Henry Ford’s favorite room for entertaining guest while he owned the Inn. It was dark and cozy with the glow of a large fireplace. It is the oldest operating Inn in the country, offering comfort and hospitality to travelers along the Boston Post Road since 1716.
After lunch we made our way to the very cute town of Lexington to walk down the main road and check out the battle green before our ride home to Boston.
It was a great day! I plan to go back to Walden Pond once all of the snow melts.
Remember back in October when I told y’all about an event identity that I was working on? Well, since then I have been hard at work completing all of the items for The Green Project’s 2011 SALVATIONS! Salvations is a cocktail gala featuring the finest in custom furniture designs created from salvaged materials to benefit The Green Project. I am sure many of you have seen the ads around already, but for those who have not, here is a sneak peek. I will be posting photos of all of the pieces soon. Learn more and purchase tickets for the April 16 event at the Salvations blog.
Great news – I found my sketchbook! It is too late to send it in for the Sketchbook Project this year, but at least it was found!
I came across these interactive sketchnotes and doodles by Gerren Lamson from the SXSW panels that he attended this year and really enjoyed scrolling through them! You can see all of them on his blog.
I posted two images last week and wanted to share some of my other favorite prints from my Golden Half camera! As you can tell, some are from New Orleans and some from Boston. I’m not sure why a few of them are split in threes, but I think those are my favorite! Which is your favorite?
Today’s Flickr Friday features some beautiful airplane photographs. Somehow taking a photo from a plane never gets old for me. Enjoy and happy Friday!
The photos link through to the photographer’s Flickr page – so click through to see more of their work.
A few weeks ago, Z and I took a little weekend road trip to Martha’s Vineyard to visit with some friends. It was still too chilly to head to the beach, so we decided to visit the Fulling Mill Brook Preserve. We took a short hike down the path and stopped at a few streams and waterfalls along the way to snap some shots. The first two photos I took with my Golden Half camera. The others are from Eric Soikkeli, who came on the hike with us!
I discovered Jennifer Steen Booher’s amazing photographs through her shop on Etsy and became obsessed. She is an artist and landscape architect living in Maine. Jennifer describes herself as part magpie, part squirrel, part scientist, and part historian. I can’t get enough of her Beachcombing series.
I think I am drawn to her work because my dad also collects… a little bit of everything… he is the dumpster diver of our family.
Today is my 3rd time missing Mardi Gras in 28 years. The first time missing it as an adult. Needless to say, that made me a little homesick so on Saturday I had a Mardi Gras party. I ordered a king cake and Z cooked the best red beans and rice ever!
Look at what I was doing last year on Mardi Gras day, who could have imagined I would be in Boston a year later?