Friday, June 18, 2010

Smoke and Pickles

So happy with the wonderful posting on Design Sponge today for my friend Dan George, of Smoke and Pickles Catering. Kristina Gill really got Dan and what he's all about. If you haven't been lucky enough to taste his incredible and unusual combination of fresh, local, smokey and pickled, here's a recipe you can try yourself. Paul and I had a wonderful time with Dan and Chris shooting in their backyard for the posting. To make your mouth water more and for a nice walk around my neighborhood you can check out Dan's site here. He'll be hauling his smoker over to my back meadow in July for my youngest daughter's wedding. OMG. Can't wait.

Photo- Paul Clancy

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tim Knowles, wish I'd thought of that

Since the Wizard of Oz I've suspected trees can talk to each other and occasionally dance. And now after seeing Tim Knowles work, I know they can draw. This work is so simple and elegant and moving. You can read more about his process and other projects here.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Poem for Monday

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

for more on this wonderful author go here.

photo- Paul Clancy for Mole Hollow Candles