12.08.2011

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

23 comments:

  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.

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

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  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 :)

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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!

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  9. what a beautiful bridge,
    where is it?

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  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!
    -katie

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

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

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  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 :)

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

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  15. i loved Wildwood, it was so enchanting!

    beautiful photos!

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

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  17. lovely photos, great blog!

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  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

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