Saturday, January 24, 2015

Birds of America

Flying Clubhouse: Birds of America
Flying Clubhouse: Birds of America
Flying Clubhouse: Birds of America
Flying Clubhouse: Birds of America
Flying Clubhouse: Birds of America
Flying Clubhouse: Birds of America

I think these works by John James Audubon are fascinating. There's something very cozy about them - probably because images like these always remind me of my grandmother. She loved paintings and illustrations of birds, and had Sallie Middleton prints around her house. Also, I can picture prints of these works hanging in the library of my dreams - a library with three levels, a fireplace and over-stuffed chairs.

I hope to be blogging more soon, and I hope you all have had a wonderful January.

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky - The Seasons, Op. 37b - January, At the Fireside


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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Year

The Flying Clubhouse: New Year
The Flying Clubhouse: New Year
The Flying Clubhouse: Plaid Coat
The Flying Clubhouse: New Year
The Flying Clubhouse: New Year
Here are just a few recent scenes and an outfit. On New Year's Eve we hiked to the top of a mountain and, to our surprise, found a hang glider ramp at the top, as well as a beautiful view. There was something symbolic about seeing this ramp starting at the top of a mountain and going off into nowhere.

Although I usually find vintage and second-hand coats, I wanted to find a nice coat to last for many seasons. My beloved vintage coats have gotten are a bit shabby! I fell in love with this black plaid one by Kling, which goes with just about everything in my wardrobe. I consider buying a coat a big investment, and shopped around a bit before choosing this one - it's been worn it almost every day since it arrived, and will certainly be useful since we're entering a cold snap.

The new year brings some major personal challenges that I don't feel quite equipped to write about yet, but if you're currently facing mountains that seem tremendously huge, my heart goes out to you.

Here's to 2015.

Charles Trenet - Le Soleil et la lune - 1939


coat: kling, here, here
beret // boots // bag: thrifted
dress: asos

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Evergreen

The Flying Clubhouse: Evergreen
The Flying Clubhouse: Frosted Azalea Leaves
The Flying Clubhouse: Evergreen
This morning's frost on the evergreen shrubbery and azaleas.

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky - The Seasons, Op. 37b - December, Christmas


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lights and Tinsel

The Flying Clubhouse: Lights and Tinsel
Flying Clubhouse: Lights and Tinsel
Flying Clubhouse: Lights and Tinsel
Flying Clubhouse: Lights and Tinsel
Flying Clubhouse: Vintage Screw-Back Earrings
Flying Clubhouse: Holiday Party Outfit
Flying Clubhouse: Vintage Brooch
Flying Clubhouse: Lights and Tinsel
The Flying Clubhouse: Blue Christmas Light
I hope you're having a peaceful December. I know I'm looking forward to spending some family time this Christmas. Here are a few shots from this month:

1-5. I'm not much for decorating, but we put up our tiny silver tree with sea-blue ornaments. It's been my favorite still life subject this week.
6. I've talked about them before, but I found these vintage screw-back earrings at an antiques shop for a few dollars awhile back. They're perfect for dressing up an outfit - especially this time of year. I've found that the screw-backs are a great option if you don't have pierced ears. They stay in place and don't pinch like clip-ons.
7-8. An outfit I wore to a holiday party.
9. This brooch came from the same antiques shop as the earrings. I haven't worn it yet, but I have a real things for oval-shaped costume jewelry and I think the design is fascinating.
10-11. Some Christmas decorations spotted early this month.

turtleneck // shoes: thrifted
earrings: vintage
tights: asos

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Winter Mood

The Flying Clubhouse: Winter Mood
The Flying Clubhouse: Winter Mood
The Flying Clubhouse: Winter Mood
The Flying Clubhouse: Winter Mood
The Flying Clubhouse: Winter Mood, Snow
The Flying Clubhouse: Winter Mood
The Flying Clubhouse: Winter Mood
The Flying Clubhouse: Winter Mood
The Flying Clubhouse: Winter Mood
The Flying Clubhouse: Winter Mood, Snow
I may be dreading winter as a long, dark, slightly brown and pensive time, but while looking through my photos from the past few years, I found that many of my favorites were taken during the winter months. There's something about the moodiness of the light and landscape this time of year that adds an emotional depth to winter photography. I'm hoping to capture more winter drama this year, and spend more time outdoors, despite the cold and dark.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Carriage Trail

The Flying Clubhouse: Carriage Trail
The Flying Clubhouse: Lake View
The Flying Clubhouse: Wildflowers in Winter
The Flying Clubhouse: Carriage Trail
The Flying Clubhouse: Berries
The Flying Clubhouse: Barbed Wire Fence in Snow
The Flying Clubhouse: Sleeping Wildflowers
The Flying Clubhouse: Carriage Trail
These photos are from our hike the day before Thanksgiving. I'm always glad to see a little snow. 

I hope you have a peaceful end of November.

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