Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Agnus Dei

by Francisco de Zurbaran.
Dated 1639. The inscription at lower center reads TANQVAM AGNVS/ IN OCCISIONE

By the early 1630's Zurbaran established himself as the leading painter of religious, large scale works in Seville, having gained the patronage of the city's sacred and secular elite. While mainly focused on religious themes, his major compositions made use of still life, using incidental and humble objects as a means to bring sacred events into to the everyday.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Mitsuko Uchida.
She's made my favorite recordings of Mozart's piano sonatas.
Here she talks about about Schumann's piano concerto, and his wife Clara being the better pianist.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Hundreds of them, burning throughout the Russian countryside, many extremely close to Moscow. Officials have confirmed that some forests contaminated with radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster have now burned, but it's unclear what danger the smoke from these fires could pose. Monitoring stations haven't yet registered any increase in radioactivity.

Keep these people and animals in your thoughts.

dinner and a walk

with dearest Julie. How great to see you again, 2 years -to the day!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dear Kev,
Next time you're home alone and upset about it, please choose something other to chew than knives you've knocked off the counter.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Grey Mountain

I was up North for a week working, and there was time on Saturday for a hike and some (low-bush blue)berry picking with my dear people.
So nice to go and so nice to come home.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

talk about i am love


Friday, August 20, 2010


K. brought treats over the other day from Pasticceria Alati-Caserta on Dante.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Xavier Ribas

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And if you're questioning what you will be dining on tonight, perhaps try this quick and clean beauty. God knows I can't resist another chilled soup, or anything with radishes in/on it.


From her time at a bat colony.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Photographs by my friend and yours, Elizabeth Atterbury.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

little leaf linden

Collected at Parc Jarry this week.

Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Malvales
Family Tiliaceae – Linden family
Genus Tilia L. – basswood
Species Tilia cordata Mill. – littleleaf linden

Friday, August 13, 2010

chilled borscht

Another summer supper. With pink & red beets, yellow & red carrots and fresh dill.
Soup doesn't get prettier than this. Ahh l'été!