Saturday, July 26, 2014

45 At Compo

 I celebrated my 45th birthday tonight at Compo Beach with some really good friends. 
It took me a long time to find such good ones but it was well worth the wait.
Happy birthday to me.

 I left the camera in the car (too busy eating cake) except to take these two shots of sun setting.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Thursday at the WFM

I went to the Westport Farmers Market last week and shot a few pics with my new lens. If you haven't been this year yet, you should really stop by. It's open every Thursday from 10-2pm and everything is organic and beautiful and so delicious. I couldn't stop trying all the free tasters!

I met Jane today of Jane's Good Food. She makes the best homemade pickles and relish. I also tried her toasted walnuts with a paprika rub and fresh rosemary- YUM! Jane told me her mom always said "eat like you mean it" and if you stop by Jane's stand, you definitely will.

If you want an awesome organic taco, get to the market and stop at the Boxcar Cantina stand. 
There is always a line there for a reason!

This is the guy who makes them. He's awesome too.

I think Muddy Feet has the prettiest flowers at the Westport Farmer's Market. They are bright and wild and grown organically on a flower farm in Ashford, CT.  

My favorite thing today was probably the "ice cream". It's really a hand crafted non-dairy frozen dessert because it's vegan and dairy free but I still liked it! I was VERY skeptical at first but the little girls selling it were so cute and convinced me to try it. Thank god they did because now its in my freezer 
and I can't stop eating it!

I'm definitely going back next Thursday. There is so much more beautiful food to try.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New Lens Test

My new camera lens came today and since my darling teenagers refused to let me test it out on them,  
here a few quick shots from my friend's back garden instead.

How many friends do you have with lily pads in their backyard?

She's growing vegetables! Below is kale and broccoli.

No idea what this flowery thing is but it looks so pretty.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Into Each Life Some Ice Cream Must Fall

Alice dropped part of her ice cream yesterday at the beach.

But then looked at it...

and realized there was still some left!

a quick dip in the ocean to clean up and it's good day indeed!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Island Life

I returned home from three days on Nantucket this afternoon and I'm already missing it. The weather was perfect, the island was in full bloom (we actually saw people "stop and smell the roses")
and the company; just a pleasure. 

Our first night on the island, we celebrated my friend's birthday at Cliffside Beach. 
The sunset was spectacular.

The following morning we awoke in our favorite inn to the aroma of fresh baked
 banana muffins with a brown sugar glaze. Heaven!

Our days were spent mostly lounging on Cisco and Miacomet Beach. 
Here is the view from my beach chair.

We returned back to the room just in time for afternoon tea. I don't drink tea but the homemade cupcakes with coconut cream cheese frosting were so delicious and I don't even like coconut!

After dinner we ambled around the pretty Nantucket town and ended every night with ice cream from The Juice Bar! THE BEST ice cream in the world!  (seriously)
No pictures of it though, I ate it too fast. :)

I do have a cute pic of my friends from the trip though. Could they look any happier?

And here is my blog post from last year's trip, if you need a little more Nantucket!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Playing In The Clouds

There were some pretty cool cloud formations today at Compo.

Then I took away the color...

and started playing with filters...

and then went back to normal

Sunday, May 25, 2014

More Than A Day To BBQ

Reposting a blog entry from Memorial Day 2010 in Westport. 

I can't bare to imagine how many more young men and women have been killed since this post.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Chasing Rainbows

Preparing for an early night in, I showered and put on my pj's at 7:00pm. As I'm about to turn on Netflix, my son yells upstairs that the rain has stopped and he thinks there may be a rainbow outside. So we jump in the car while I'm still in my pj's and head to the beach, camera in tow.

The first pic down the block from my house

Driving by the entrance to the Merritt Parkway

Overlooking the Saugatuck River and the town of Westport, outside Bartaco

Behind The Westport Arts Center, over the new Levitt Pavilion

Compo Beach

A few minutes later at Compo

No more rainbows today