Saturday, December 19, 2009

Busking in a tube station

HEADS UP: The video might be awful. I couldn't see it before posting.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Back in Chertsey

The house I stayed in my last time around.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Brief but clear

He was doing some fancier stuff before and after I took the video. He reached in his pocket, so I'm assuming his song ended. His other hand had long, beautiful musician fingernails.

Also you get the exotic sounds of the tube train. (:

I don't play any instruments but I kinda have the blood of a musician. I wonder if other people even noticed.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Lunch with dinosaurs

Virginia Water:

Coffee Bella:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Thames on Monday

Look how high the river was!

Julie said "I've never driven on a river before," and Adam and I each confessed that we hadn't either.

Friday, November 27, 2009

I had plans to play with Adam this morning since I'm going to be shopping in London today and this will be our first day apart from each other... After two whole days together. So I set my alarm so we'd have time in the morning to maybe watch Star Wars while we play or something, but I've been asked not to bother him and his dad while they make plans for their day together. They're going to make Star Wars models, and at this stage it's none of my business. So it seems I've been given a bit extra time to brag about what a fun and sweet kid I get stay with. Even if he's not entirely reliable with play time arrangements.

He really is delightful<3

Thursday, November 26, 2009

A brilliant suggestion

The night before I left for England (this last Sunday) I was laying on my bed with my mom and talking about everything I had left to talk about. (not to exaggerate, but...)

She mentioned that she wanted me to blog while I'm away and I commented on how I hadn't posted anything during my visit home. She said that was okay. I said that I felt behind on blogging because there were things I meant to post but never had and that I just want people to see my pictures. THAT'S WHEN IT HAPPENED my mom suggested putting slide shows up when I had pictures (I mean artsy pictures) to share, and we kind of talked about how it's okay to not have captions and explain everything.

While I'm seeing the irony of that, since I'm here explaining so much, I'd like to post a couple groups of photos to catch up a bit and hopefully get in the swing so I can continue to take pictures through my stay in England and start sharing them as soon as they're worth it.

Enjoy or don't enjoy!

A flower and a mushroom taken on my birthday on the property Diana lives on
(and a candle to catch attention and distract at the same time):

Doodle tops (right?) from an afternoon with my mom:

And while I'm at it, here's a video of that:

(Mindlessly whistling The Beatles)

Also, photobucket is awesome!

Coming soon: Something more interesting, less interesting or just as interesting, but hopefully all of the above.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November 1st 2009, you guys

Chance carved a sweet pumpkin, but I don't have pictures from when it was first carved, sorry. He stuck it in the fire place after the sun went down today and we all got to see what happens!

The pumpkin was fresh; it did not happen fast.

A picture of Oregon that I kind of got in the way of:

Some videos from the other day

Monday, October 26, 2009


If trees in the back weren't there you could see the wall and windows of my room, but... I happen to live on the other side of some trees.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Mug. Mushroom.

Not necessarily related but similar when I looked at them at the same time like this. The mushroom was in the yard and the pitcher/mug came from a thrift store. Nice.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Finding our balance

On Thursday Hayden and I got to spend the afternoon with the Cabatic kids!
Renee took us to a cool park in Philomath with lots of metal play equipment.

Pictures Here

Teeter totters:



My very favorite picture of the day!

And a very brief (possibly) sick-making video:

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Buddha, Buddha, Buddha DOG!

I grew up with my brother's dog named Gudrun who did not like having her picture taken at all. We have a lot of pictures of her tail, while she was walking away from the person with the camera. I think it might be the flash.
But now I live with ANOTHER beautiful dog named Buddha and he doesn't mind the camera at all!

(Buddha came to check on me twice while I was posting this<3)

Monday, October 5, 2009

My room at Diana's house

With it's five windows it does get chilly in the mornings, and there's only one electrical outlet. But with a cozy bed (big blanket of Hayden's, little space heater of Diana's) and my dresser that Linda Hessel helped me shop for and transport when I first arrived (/Ongoing art project), it's a very comfortable space for me and my many things. <3

Tall door to Hayden's room - Shorter door to porch

From Hayden's room:

From the porch:

P.S. Something that is very hard to photograph, and very hard to explain without pictures; The door to my room and the door to the basement, and back(yard) door is there by the landing.