Archive | September, 2013

{“painting with light”, while celebrating the autumn equinox}

24 Sep

nothin’ like a little fire-dancin’ to appreciate summer and welcome autumn… light-painting is COOL!!! 😀

{most of these images were taken with a 10-second exposure… fun stuff!}

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spiral!

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hearts and crescents.

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infinity. Continue reading

{ch-ch-ch-ch-changes…}

22 Sep

hey everyone, happy sunday.  and happy first day of autumn!!

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this is my favey-fav season, and not just because i was born in it 😉  but i do tend to thrive in autumn… i love the colours of course, and the calming down from summer, snuggling and cozying in and slowing down… i just love all that autumn brings along with it.

i’m just relaxing and enjoying my half-caff americano* and was thinking about how many blogs i want to catch up on.

*{that reminds me of this funny thing that happened and i took a foto of it}

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my life has shifted so drastically in the month of september, that i just haven’t had time to keep up with the blog like i wanted to.  plus – a huge rebirthing is in order here at foodandfoto.com.  on a personal level, i have grown and “re-birthed” on my own so much, that it’s only fitting the blog shifts along with me.  i’m not exactly sure what that will look like yet, but do stay tuned – some big changes are on the way! Continue reading

{foto friday – once upon a time on the western slope…}

20 Sep

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…i followed mount sopris…

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and took a selfie…

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…i saw this amazing door… Continue reading

{tiny-home tuesday : the interior}

17 Sep

last week i introduced you to the cutest tiny-home ever.

this delightful minimalist house isn’t quite complete – a few final touches are still in the works from the amazing builder… but as promised, here are some fotos of the interior.  and i will share more soon, and even more down the road… when it’s fully complete and decorated inside!

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the front door opens into a small foyer with shelving to the left and a place to hang coats, etc.

ladder to sleeping loft is removable…

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main living space – to the right is a window and a kitchen table… Continue reading

{foto friday – minimalist lifestyle : the cutest tiny home ever.}

13 Sep

i love a minimalist lifestyle.

ever since i sold all my stuff and moved to NYC in 2008, the idea of a minimalist lifestyle started to appeal to me more and more.  as years have progressed, i’ve found myself actually downsizing even more.  it’s very liberating to be able to fit everything you own into a 5-piece suitcase set and the back of your subaru.

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i’ll have a story to tell soon behind this little house… for now, i just want to share the fotos of where i stayed on vacation last weekend on the beautiful western slope of the rocky mountains. this home sits on private property with the roaring hills steps away, as its backyard.  i am not certain of the square footage, but it i’m guessing it’s around 300, including the loft.  the living space is maybe 200 square-feet?  but it is so well-designed, one still feels open within the space.  plus, all you have to do is open the door and you’re in the biggest open-space ever… 😀

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i just fell in love with this place.

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how could you not?!

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complete with patio and furniture, outside heater… Continue reading

{whatever wednesday : the aspen mac -n- cheese festival!}

11 Sep

so, i spent the {long} weekend on the western slope, my soul soaring with the rockies and the clouds.  my spirit begged to stay up there, so i obliged… which means i will need to return soon.

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i’ll have much more to share about my trip later this week… for now, here’s a little story :

as i’m cruising the aspen saturday market, picking up some yummy wild plums and yellow cucumbers, i turn the corner and spot this large group :

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it smells amazing… people look happy…

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there are random lines everywhere…

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and everyone is EATING!!!

my kind of party, i say… and i pause for this foto opp:

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hi.

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and i get distracted by the cool brick-laid sidewalks…

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cuz yanno, i’m an artist… we see the world differently… Continue reading

{meatless mondays : rainbow quinoa featuring my homegrown tomato!}

9 Sep

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as i mentioned saturday, i harvested my first tomato from my early girl tomato plant… it was so exciting!

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i used it in this quinoa dish with some chopped zucchini and sauteed sweet onion…

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i ate two slices just to savour the flavour of hard work and dedication… plus, it’s the only one i’ve had all season so far!!  sigh… patience. Continue reading

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