northwest views

I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.
~Oliver Herford

This week has been the transformation of our home with strands of lights and paper snowflakes.  I love how festive and cozy it feels.  Some of the lights are definitely staying up all year round.

5 good things lately:
~The Magic Flock by Youngna Park
~Repeat the Sounding Joy by Angela Hardison
~Favorites List by Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks
~Wildwood by Colin Meloy & illustrated by Carson Ellis
~Brussel Sprouts & Grapes by Elissa Altman of Poor Man's Feast

camera: pentax k1000


  1. True, festive and cozy it is everywhere.
    The bridge is beautiful. Is it anywhere near Seattle?

    P.S. I love the wavering snowflakes, so very dreamy.

  2. Suman: It's one of my favourite bridges. It's called the St. Johns Bridge and is located in Portland, Oregon. Happy December!

  3. the tree and pines are so beautiful and christmas spirited.
    that bridge reminds me of gothic architecture... i've never seen a bridge liek that before :)

  4. brussels and grapes -- fun. and what a fantastic bridge.

  5. What a beautiful tree, love how blue it is!

  6. Thank you, Alexandria. The next time I am in Portland, I know where to go first!
    And wish you a very happy December too.

  7. I love the bridge. And the tree is so christmassy.
    Enjoy your cosy home this december.
    Hugs, Pauline

  8. your photos always delight! I was very happy with your comment on my blog, cute and thought you comment in Portuguese. your blog is among my favorites and I always like to visit it. keep taking these fantastic pictures and enjoying the film photography, we are a dying breed, unfortunately ... big kiss!

  9. what a beautiful bridge,
    where is it?

  10. Just lovely! I miss seeing pine trees pine cones! It's silly, but you really don't start to appreciate what surrounds you until you're surrounded by new things. Cheers!

  11. The colors and atmosphere are always go here.
    Have you noticed that it snowing on your images, even in summer?

  12. magic magic... and love the little animated snowflakes too :)
    off to visit the links & totally agree with you about the lights !

  13. I've got my lights up for good too. Those little sparkling white lights just manage to make it feels so cozy inside.

    I'm glad you liked the word yuugen - I can see how very much you appreciate it in your photos and the poems and quotes you select :)

  14. Lovely blog. I'll visit often from now on!

  15. i loved Wildwood, it was so enchanting!

    beautiful photos!

  16. mm, yes! st. john's. i am so excited to be in portland for christmastime. it's the best. <3

  17. lovely photos, great blog!

  18. there is very little tiny snow!! so cute and brilliant! and wonderful works of art.
    i love the colour of the bridge!

    drop by at your blog after a long time.
    as always, so appealing photos..!! :)

    happy new year! x