i think i have mentioned many times how much i love winter creeping in. i just returned home today from a couple days in tahoe, where winter is usually white and so so cold. while i love visiting, it is a bit of a relief to drop down into the lower elevations where the water isn't frozen and we can drive on clear roads. few things, however, will ever surpass the majestic beauty of snow.
a couple of weeks ago there was a big rain and windstorm that hit most of california, and it left us country folk without power for two days. it was quite the adventure, and we made the best of it - we grilled cheese and made tea on top of the woodstove, and on the second night we plugged one lamp into a tiny generator so that we could all read by the fireplace.
after the storm let up, i went for a walk and took photos of the glorious life that springs up in this luxurious season of wetness.
i can't get over the manzanita. it's almost obscene in it's sensuousness.
last week i also had a trunk show in oakland at a dear friend's house - we had ghee, feng shui, jewelry, and my vintage and tonics that i recently made. it was so cozy and sweet - overall a perfect success. working with these two particular women was such an immense pleasure. we created a masterpiece!
these are more photos than i usually pack into one post, but i wanted to share them all. there is so much more, always, to say or to show. so many photos, capturing one elegant corner of a moment in time. so many words that could tell you how i feel in this moment - how it smells near the woodstove or out in the cold, wet dirt. or how grey and light the sky is, like the silver lining is upon us.
tomorrow is Asher's first official day of christmas vacation and i am going to drink tea and clean the house all day. i cannot tell you how excited i am to clean my house. these are truly the joys of motherhood.