I’m reading the most fascinating book, The Nature Fix, by Florence Williams. I’ll fully review the book once I’ve finished it, but so far it’s wonderful. It’s different from other “get out into nature” books in that there is a lot of really interesting new science (or at least new to me) that I find completely enlightening … Continue reading “Green, Blue”
All around our house there are shades of green. In every room, ferns, succulents, dried eucalyptus bunches, lichens collected from hikes near and far, fiddle leaf figs, and delicate maidenhair fronds line the window sills, the mantles, the kitchen counter, nearly every flat surface. Andrew must think I’ve gone a bit nutty, my wife is … Continue reading “The Green Winter”
Forgive the iPhone pictures — as it turns out, I’m a bit burned out from lugging my nice camera around with me everywhere; plus, I’m trying to learn to take nice photos on the phone to see if it can be done!
Our second-floor bathroom, which was probably last remodeled in the 60’s, was in dire need of an overhaul. Not just a few tweaks here and there — a complete and total remodel. The large pale yellow Egyptian tiles started falling off the wall near the bathtub; the first one came off when Emil pulled the … Continue reading “Bathroom Remodel”
Here is our living room — the place we gather to read and relax. It has taken us awhile to properly finish this room because it is an oddly-shaped room, quite long and difficult to figure out! We used to have some gaudy 90’s-style stained glass windows on either side of the mantle, which made … Continue reading “House Tour: Living Room”