Thursday, July 2, 2015

:: forever and ever ::

hello dear friends, if anyone is out there still...thank you dearly for much catching up to do, my poor blog. but this happened last weekend!! 27 june, 2015 my youngest, my hannah rose, was married. she and matt came here, back home and said their vows at the salt marsh nature preserve, my middle son officiating, with family and closest friends in attendance. also, there were clouds and fog and wind and even a bit of rain fell. and then at dusk, a rainbow. i believe that all wanted to see the magic that was taking place. the LOVE. more photos coming soon. i hope you are all well!!
xoxo lori

Saturday, April 4, 2015


my son sent a text this morning: went free diving with sharks yesterday outside haleiwa {hawaii}

  sharks played an important role among the ancient hawaiians, and were considered by some as ‘aumākua, personal or family gods, and sacred guardians and protectors that should be respected and even fed.  sharks also played a role in myths and legends, as well as hawaiian history. 

the hawaiian word for shark is manō , kyle said there were eleven manō in the water, sand sharks, nurse sharks, and one tiger had been spotted earlier. but no one went in the water then. i'm so glad my son is having epic experiences and that mostly, he waits to tell me about them afterwards. ;)

Monday, March 23, 2015

on the plain

 in the california valley we camped

 we watched a loggerhead shrike on it's nest

 and took a nine mile hike

 found many different wildflowers (parry's larkspur, purple owl's clover)

snake's - head sunflower

and found ancient native american rock art

 we found also a herd of tule elk!

 they ran up a ridge to keep watch on us

 devil's lettuce and not sure which butterfly (not a monarch)

 we camped on the plain

 and knit

 and then the most amazing thing happened. we had surprise visitors.

 a herd of pronghorn antelope saw us, and slowly, curiously, tentatively

made their way across the plain to us.

 sitting still keeping quiet, the pronghorn came nearly to our tent. i wished i could go to the truck for another lens, but when we had realized they were moving towards us, we both stayed put (or they would have run). an incredible amazing moment. the following photos are from a previous trip to the carrizo...

pronghorn antelope on the carrizo plain

 snake's - head sunflower

 purple owl's clover, snake's - head

leaving the carrizo plain national monument, always with a wistful feeling, but hopeful too for the next visit, we'll be back! thank you for coming along! xxx lori

Saturday, March 14, 2015

lil pip

hello dear friends! i hope you are well, it's almost spring! i have a new job! it's a very big job, but only involves one small thing. it's piper pearl! well, we didn't plan for things to go this way, but life working it's magical mysterious ways, decided i should take a leave from my work and stay home here with my three month old grandbaby for a time. my daughter had to return to her job and mine graciously understood (bless).

so here we are, hum de dum dum, wee pip and i (in baby heaven i am). will be back soon. i hope.  (how do you mama's do it all?)   :)

xxx lori

Friday, January 9, 2015

favorite things

knitting, camping, christmas
winter weather, 

these are a few of my favorite things :)

(beautiful photo by carrie bostick hoge, poor upload by me)

and this! Madder anthology 2/simple pleasures
a new knitting book by Carrie Bostick Hoge,
 available for pre-order january 12th. 
all 17 patterns in the collection are on ravelry now, see them here.
i can not wait for this book, the photography, the knits, every design is stunning.
this is my girl on the cover. 
:) :) :) :) :)

xxx lori

happy new year!