Today I got metric-system-shamed by my father.
L’s birthday weekend in Montreal has been lovely so far.
The kind of sunrise that reminds you to be grateful; carefully, slowly creeping above the horizon in bands of orange, red, and light blue, setting every tree and building in silhouette, quiet, still, waiting for you to realize just how majestic the world around you really can be.
Snow-globe-like snowfall outside the window this afternoon. Serene, calming.
Micro.blog photo challenge, day seven: visiting my parents’ home at sunset, a collection of shadows casting across the house as we have dinner together as the night approaches.
The people behind the amazing Atlas Obscura have launched Gastro Obscura, the “definitive guide to the world’s most wondrous food and drink.” Worth checking out.
Micro.blog photo challenge, day six: autumn is my favorite time of year for many reasons, but one is the gorgeous, seasonal changing colors of the leaves.
Every Apple You Eat Took Years and Years to Make: As a huge fan (and a bit of a connoisseur) of apples, one of my life dreams is to visit the Cornell Apple breeding program.
Micro.blog photo challenge, day five: my water bottle goes with me everywhere I go, so I can have my liquid refreshment all throughout the day.
Micro.blog photo challenge, day three: I love strolling around the city; when possible, I walk to my destinations instead of driving or taking transit. When I’m on the move, my shoes and my feet are my ride.
Micro.blog photo challenge: day three: I love taking strolls around the city; when possible, I walk to my destinations instead of driving or taking transit. When I’m on the move, my shoes and my feet are my best tools.
This is gorgeous: “Certain kinds of dark allow us to be more at home with silence. An upped intimacy results. Night grows in November. In the long evenings, embrace the pause, the fertile quiet.”
Micro.blog photo challenge, day two: enjoying some tasty, local Concord grapes, and then making a tasty coulis out of some of them to drizzle on a freshly-baked lemon ricotta cake.
This is an incredible piece: The Digital Ruins of a Forgotten Future. “Second Life was supposed to be the future of the internet, but then Facebook came along.”
It’s long, but very worth reading: how to hire fake friends and family. “In Japan, you can pay an actor to impersonate your relative, spouse, coworker, or any kind of acquaintance.”
Micro.blog photo challenge, day one: squares. Coasters and a cat toy on our coffee table.
Can’t seem to shake this overwhelming feeling of despair, today. Tomorrow will be a better day.