Sugar Beach Portraiture

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Sugar Beach

Without even realizing it, I managed to capture some portraits of Jim and friends (Knitted Bliss and family) on our day at the beach. I'm often too nervous (except with Jim) to take portraits, I'm afraid I over think these situations. Being rather shy, I have difficulty raising my camera to capture human subjects — cats, flowers, and baked goods are much less likely to protest or complain about bad angles. However, there I was with good company and relaxed enough to snap away.

Other good things this week include:
1. This song is sad, but I find it quite fun. I have to work really hard not to dance to it when I'm at the gym (okay, sometimes I do anyways).
2.Knitting another pair of dala horse mittens.
3. Fancy snakeskin shoes.
4. Stephanie, a.k.a. Even Cleveland, hosts a book club that I would love to attend someday. In the meantime, I prepare for discussions by reading her tumblr
5. Cozy blankets for that end of summer chill.

Sugar Beach


Sugar Beach

Sugar Beach

Sugar Beach

Millions of Peaches, Peaches for Me.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Vanilla peaches

My first foray into the art of preservation began with vanilla peaches. I used the recipe written by Melly, here, and ended up with eight jars worth; Jim and I have already eaten two. At this rate, I don't know if these peaches will make it until winter! We may be defeating the purpose of preservation in exchange for instant gratification, but they are extremely hard to resist.

Jim introduced me to this very appropriate song, but before you click the link know that it will be forever stuck in your head. You were warned.

Vanilla peaches

The view.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Salisbury Crags

A few more film shots from the Salisbury Crags. I think the Portra film really shows off the moody skies of Scotland. It's also the perfect backdrop for getting lost in the mysteries of Sherlock Holmes. Jim and I are currently on book number six in the series and completely obsessed with the great detective.

In other news, I'm eating this Orangette granola daily, so good!

Salisbury Crags

Salisbury Crags

Salisbury Crags

Salisbury Crags

Our Airbnb rental in Edinburgh was in a great location - it was located in the group of brown brick apartment buildings on the left of the photo above.

Salisbury Crags  
Taken with a Minolta Maxxum HTsi Plus using Kodak Portra 160 and 400 film.

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