almost spring

It's almost Spring - and I don't think I've ever taken a break for this long!  And it was needed, my friends.  Sometimes it feels to good to take a step back, disconnect from the internet and really be present in the lives of those who mean the most to me.

I'll ease back in slowly, please bear with me - as I have much to share.  And going forward, you'll probably see more images, less words.

Also, Birgitte Brøndsted a fellow photographer in Florence, Italy -  is hosting a giveaway for a copy of On the Table, on her blog.  Head over and leave a comment for a chance to win!

morning coffee

As much as I love drinking tea and coffee, I love the process of brewing just as much.  To me, it's as equally satisfying as the warm drink itself.

And the Chemex fits in so well.  The best coffee I've had - in fact, I prefer it to the French Press since I don't have to deal with the leftover grinds.  The only catch is that I have to drink my coffee as soon as I brew, it doesn't keep the coffee warm for long.

Heating the water in a kettle, selecting my favorite cup, writing down my thoughts -- I savor these moments....