This Life

The images you will find in This Life are, for the most part, informal images from my life in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Life is what happens in the day to day beauty of our ordinary lives. These shots are by and large shot with my older iPhone and are not meant to be perfect. Some may be soft and imperfectly focused – this is the way life often unfolds.

 

Apricots in the Rain

Apricots in the Rain

The taste and the aroma of my tree’s generous offerings will come back to comfort me in the days to come, reminding me of the love that is…

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First Batch

First Batch

If you don’t like apricotish snapshots you’ve come to the wrong place! (At least until my bumper crop has been polished off.) I had no concept of the size of the wave I’d end up…

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Love Made Visible

Love Made Visible

Early into this waltz of fruit my heart leapt at the discovery of the sweet impression left by a soggy-bottomed apricot I picked off the kitchen…

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The Endless Harvest

The Endless Harvest

I’m saving the stones – each a promise of new growth – as this endless apricot harvest creeps along…

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A note about FREEDOM

A note about FREEDOM

As much as my mind would like to turn away and push these thoughts and images through a trap door, I’m setting an intention to bear witness to both…

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Whether you choose to celebrate Christmas or are observing a different holiday I wish you a safe a...

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Behold! The Bulla Bread is Done!

Behold! The Bulla Bread is Done!

After a full day of experimenting with this new Swedish Bulla bread recipe, with all the adjustments for high altitude baking, it really doesn’t matter how it tastes-just look at how lovely it turned out! 

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Swedish Meatballs in the Making

Swedish Meatballs in the Making

Given the many cooking posts I’ve created this month you might think I’ve tossed design and photography out the window to make this a Swedish kitchen blog. Although anything is possible…

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Saffron Delight

Saffron Delight

Ah, Saffron! It always makes me think of Christmas in Sweden! I make St. Lucia Buns every Christmas and saffron is the key ingredient…

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Vogue

Vogue

The best pose Sir Whimsy Bacon has struck in quite some time. 

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Going Majestic & Wide

Going Majestic & Wide

This is THE PLACE to stay if you have $500+ per night to throw into a Yosemite vacation. I have no idea if it’s worth…

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Big-Leaf Maple Head

Big-Leaf Maple Head

I was gobsmacked by the size of the maple leaves in Yosemite and soon went on a quest to find someone who knew the specific name of the magnificent trees towering over my tent…

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Sir Whimsy Goat

Sir Whimsy Goat

This is a shot of Sir Whimsy Bacon from last fall just after he leaped up on my shi-shi side table in the backyard.

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Cabbage

Cabbage

I faded this shot from black and white into color for a reason…

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Best Man

Best Man

A few months ago a friend of mine said I’d never find a man who loves me more than…

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Apricot Harvest

Apricot Harvest

Finally! This is the first time the enormous apricot tree in my front yard has born fruit since moving here…

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Shadow Self

Shadow Self

I’m fascinated by the shadows we cast, and how the people who seem the burn the brightest tend to throw the deepest…

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Paint By Numbers

Paint By Numbers

I always thought numbers were hard to judge. I’ve been told they don’t lie and you can’t argue with them. But lo and behold…

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A Prayer for the Wind

A Prayer for the Wind

May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and…

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Synchronicity

Synchronicity

I remember standing on top of the boathouse while my dad’s friend shot of rockets down by the Lake Anna shoreline. In a moment of…

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