Wednesday, September 21, 2011

the sound of silence

Hello my old friends! Sorry to have been so long absent. September always greets one with a whirlwind of activity and storm of projects.

The gentleman and I have been busy putting the final touches on a certain "project" and I hope to reveal some details to you soon. It has been a ton of work and is certainly the biggest online venture (hint, hint) I have ever been involved with (besides this blog of course!). And hopefully when it is done, I'll be able to get back here more regularly.

I have been posting over on Instagram however (@jcbphoto) . . . if you don't have an iPhone (or Instagram), you can follow me online here. And the gentleman too ! ! !

Hope you are all well.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

an outing

The gentleman and I passed a quiet Labor Day weekend at home, working on odds and ends. Feeling a bit of cabin fever however, we decided to hop in the car on sunday afternoon and drive to Gunston Hall. It was not my first trip. . . but we were both eager to see the progress of recent restorations. And the house did not disappoint. Dressed in fresh paints, damask and gilt, the interior is now a feast for the eyes ~ scarlet reds, sunny yellows, and dramatic verdigris greens. It was just the shot of inspiration we need!

And so now, onward to autumn. . . .

Hope you are well.

Friends on the east coast, be safe in these terrible rains.

Friday, September 2, 2011

trouvée: grandpa's lima beans

A recent find, an old cyanotype printed on postal card. It reads: "Aug. 29th 06 Dear Cousin / This is Grandpa among / his lima beans taken last / summer. With Love from Lucy." The back is postmarked North Anson, Maine, 29 August 1906, and addressed to Mrs. A. E. Hilton. {click image to view larger}

I just love, love, love it.

Some things:

* Camille's view of Maine
* The Clothesline
* and the dump (Yankee ingenuity)

I'm home sick I suppose (wish I was headed north for Labor Day).

Have a good weekend friends!