Archive for June, 2013

~icebox pickle~

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

When a fella gives you his homegrown Japanese cuke for your birthday, you are beholden to finally make your first icebox pickle. Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen.

~of the forest meadow~

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

At the flea marché we found this Kashmiri shawl, likely made in a Himalayan village. The hand-stitched crewel work is called Aari and the technique dates from the 12th century. A vendor a few booths down the row walked over while Ali and I were debating to say it “expressed my inner effervescence and delight” […]

~supertide & supermoon~

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

~ riddle of the sphinx (moth)~

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Taking a twilight break in the midst of a 10 day/474 page edit, we met this Rustic Sphinx Moth (Manduca rustica) as it emerged from its pupating burrow beneath the Lion’s Tail plant in my mother’s garden. It crawled unsteadily along the ground and into the branches where I caught it waiting for its wings […]

~ amigos ~

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Los Vagabondos began their summer tour in the company of friends old and new: some who enjoy a constitutional, others who prefer nibbling slippers.


Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Since I left my childhood house 26 years ago I’ve moved 21 times, across countries and continents. Until we land next: ¡Viva los Vagabondos!

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