Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fun in the surf

Here's another picture from last year's beach trip. I think this was the day we arrived, and of course the first thing to do is change into swimsuits, grab the boogie boards, and head to the ocean! Boy, that was fun, and we can't wait to do it again this year.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Summer officially starts Wednesday, schools are letting out, and kids are headed to the beach, camps, and other summertime activities. For me, I'm looking forward to a trip to the North Carolina beaches in a couple of weeks—seashell hunting, swimming, and just relaxing with family.

This picture is from last year of one of my nephews running through the surf to catch up with some of our fishing men (pint sized and full sized!) just as the sun was going down. Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Dwell's "Small Wonder"

I read an article today on Dwell that provided an overview of the development of this small studio space in Berkeley, CA. I love the details like the redwood siding that was milled from trees salvaged from a road-widening project in Sonoma County, and the inside desk that's curved to promote collaboration.
I also really like the stone work, including the path leading from the main house to the studio. We have a studio space on our property, and I'm feeling inspired by the beautiful landscaping and thoughtful use of outdoor space seen here.
 You can check out the entire slideshow on their site. Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Transit of Venus

Did anyone spy the Venus transit today? The western hemisphere was supposed to be able to see it around 6:00EDT today. I was not able to view it—too many clouds and no open vantage point, unfortunately. But this photo from National Geographic is quite something.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

NY Botanical Garden of roses

The NY Botanical Garden tweeted this past weekend about how beautiful and in peak the roses are in their Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden. So I went on their website (which houses these 2 pictures), and they are not kidding!
I was there several years back and remember that the rose garden was quite spectacular. I'll have to dig through my "archives" and share some of my own photos, which include the Chihuly glass exhibit they had at the time (also amazing).

Friday, June 1, 2012

Father's Day: 10% off fish cards

We're offering a promotion this month for 10% off all fish cards; enter promotional code "JunPROMO" at checkout now through June 30. This offer comes just in time for Father's Day which is Sunday, June 17!

I began fishing with my father when I was 3 years old. This fish series was created as a birthday gift for him, most originating from simple black-and-white versions drawn years ago for a cookbook. These colorful renderings make the fish jump to life. A fabulous, unexpected gift for the man who has practically everything.