welcome winter!

Our snow filled adventures took place before the snow disappeared yesterday. I won't be doing one bit of complaining about the the vanishing snow.
I have been having some fun playing with instagram

I love how easy it is to share photos on facebook, twitter and flickr. I tend to use it for Callie pictures because they are too cute not to share right away.

I love these morning glories... 

old signs...

and random, simple graffiti. 

Callie will be the first to complain when the snow melts. 

She will forever be looking for that one last pile of white to eat.

One thing I will miss about the snow melting is I can't throw snowballs at my girl and watch her eat them.

And finally, one little snow person made by the little lady downstairs.

happy second day of march!
xo, kim

welcome autumn!

It is starting to look more like autumn in the city. Since the studio hasn't had heat, I have been leaving the house dressed for winter making it so eating outdoors is tolerable. While Callie saunters the park I eat my bagel, sip coffee and take lots of pictures. 
Autumn may be here but the colors aren't here in full force yet. Though I am sure they will be soon enough.

What a lovely contrast and CrossProcess brings it out even more. I may have a problem, I confess, I am in love with park benches.

This is a completely random find outside my studio. I think it makes for a great picture.

Here is my lady snoozing. I am not sure how she manages it but Callie stays in bed while I am up and getting ready yet she is still always waiting on me. 

From a walk by the river. I hope to get back here one day soon, there is a dog park nearby that Callie wants to take a romp in.

We are getting onto my favorite photos. When isn't the Providence skyline not a favorite?

 This was my view this morning as I ate my bagel on the comfy grass.

It was ever so peaceful.

The sun was shining bright and I had no idea what these photos were going to look like. I kept taking photos with all different apps so I could be surprised when I got inside and could see my screen.

 And surprised I was. Aren't the colors jewel-like?

It was hard to leave my little spot but jewelry needed to be made.

It was hard to leave the pretty views and this lady loving the outdoors and sunshine.

As we walked to the car I saw this reed grass, it seems like a sacrifice discarded in the pavement. 

The sky has been amazing lately. Looks like the steeple is hiding in the clouds.

I am completely amazed with this sculpture and the varying degrees of verdigris is beholds. Today I came to realize that I don't explore downtown enough. 

I am enamored with these gates. But aren't I always falling in love with metalwork?

bittersweet berry? 
Isn't leaving the beautiful outdoors for a job you love always bittersweet?

enjoy autumn, kim
ps: I may just have found my mocha match in the city. Club Social, you will always be dear to me but the Cable Car holds a new place in my heart.

welcome autumn!

I am so excited about this welcome autumn post. This morning Callie and I ate breakfast in the park and yesterday we sat outside at the Coffee Exchange for my morning coffee. We are truly celebrating autumn, taking in crisp breaths and soaking up the sun. 

My new breakfast nook! 

I have always admired lady fan leaves. Once, long ago I made one to showcase my handmade prong setting. Long, long ago.

Can you believe these are still flowering? This may be the last one until next summer. 

The processing app on my iPhone captured this beautifully. There was something special about the colors in the leaf. It seemed more like a manmade replica than a leaf.

My lady in the park. I like when she shares the bench with me. 

This seemed like a fun view. The repetition of the bricks was interesting.

This may be my favorite this week. It truly seems like an old photo in subject matter and processing.

Love my city!

This is one of my favorite signs in downcity. This photo makes it look so old western, doesn' it?

The sun is filtering through and warming the ground. We need warming. 

It's autumn in the city. 

It is fun to see the assortment of leaf sizes and shapes. 

There are still hanging flower baskets in downcity. See them while you can.

I only left for a short time, I promise. 

Bike envy. The tires were two different colors. There is something special about that. 

Cooler weather means more snuggling with Callie. She has been sleeping later, lazy girl.

I am impressed this plant is still alive. It survived a drought and long hot summer. 

I love this tree most in the fall.

Providence looking like an old postcard.

My lady keeping me company. I was outside knitting hoping the fresh air would cure my cold. 

This is from the end of last week. I suppose it will be my last sunflower for the year. They were nice while they lasted.

Here I am trying to embrace autumn for autumn. Forgetting that winter follows. Eating outside in the sun. Before the frost sets in instead of hiding away waiting for summer. 

Enjoy autumn!
xo, Kim

ps: these moments are my one moment. what are yours?

Breakfast in Bristol, RI

I happily woke up to some sun this past Saturday so Callie and I set out for breakfast in Bristol. 

After breakfast we walked through a smidgen of town to get to the bike path. And I had to capture some inspirational iron work.

On the sunny path the views were beautiful, even the birds thought so.

On the way back from the path I found more inspiration in color, composition and lovely iron work.

After being in the foreign sun for so long I plopped in the shade on a lovely park bench. From there I looked through my camera lens and took in nature while I snuggled with Callie took a much deserved rest and drank lots of water.
After this Saturday, I can't wait to see more sunshine so I can go outdoors and enjoy it with my girl.