lovely things

Some lovely things I’ve been enjoying:

::a good book::

A Man Called Ove, a Swedish novel about an unlovable, suicidal curmudgeon, and the people who make a difference in his life, past and present. I wept at the end of this book.

ove

::a pretty song (and video)::

This is old, but I listened to it on my way home from work and remembered how much I loved it and just put it on repeat for a little while.

::my porch::

I still have a lot of work to do on my porch this summer, we had some big winds this winter that blew stuff around and made a mess. Pots were broken and plants destroyed, but I’ve made this corner nice and comfortable and spend most evenings and weekends here. It’s perfect for knitting, spinning, reading, and just watching the birds. And hanging out with dogs, of course.

on the porch

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my new favorite band

During my long blog break my brother released a new album with his new band. As usual, I love it. I rarely listen to the radio anymore, and why would I need to when I can listen to this great album? It’s available all over the place, including iTunes and Spotify. They’re on Pandora too.

They recently did a cover/mashup of their favorite artists. It’s pretty darn good too.

Buy The Vacationist on iTunes.

 

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cool things

Here are some things I’m thinking about right now:

::One:: Oyster is like Netflix for ebooks, and I’m thinking it could be pretty cool. It’s currently iPhone only, and you have to sign up for an invite. I put in my request a week or so ago and haven’t heard back yet. I’m looking forward to trying it out, the design looks really nice. I prefer reading on my Kindle, but I’ve read plenty of books on my phone too.

::Two:: I often listen to music while I work, and have several Pandora stations to choose from, depending on my mood. Lately I’m enjoying my Django Reinhart station. It’s cheery and soothing and I like the vintage sound.

::Three:: I went on vacation the last week of August. It was a family reunion at a beautiful lake. I will make you look at all my vacation photos eventually (I’m currently learning to use Lightroom and want to edit them all first), so here’s just a sneak peek:

boat house

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bokeh & art

Just a little something fun (the video, and the music, which happens to be my little brother, Cary):

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elsewhere

Some things I’ve come across lately, too lovely not to share:

image from www.flickr.com

Photo by Sinemage

Photography: Sinemage on flickr. Lovely photos of food and other things from New Zealand.

Film: Honey Harvest. I haven’t seen an issue of Kinfolk yet, but I am tempted to subscribe.

Music: Shake it out. I like the regular version of this song, but I love this acoustic version even more.

Craft: Paper Mache Teacup. I’ve long admired the work of Ann Wood, and I want to try paper Mache. This looks very doable.

Knit: Moss & Bluebell Pocket Scarf. Another sweet design from Tiny Owl Knits.

Sweet and Funny: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On. I hope you saw part one, now there is a part two!

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