100 foods in 100 counties: buncombe county

Buncombe County – Asheville – 12 Bones Smokehouse: Baby Back Ribs Another entry for my 100 foods in 100 counties project! The fact is, I am not a Ribs Person. Generally I find them too much work for too little payout. That is not the fact at 12 Bones Smokehouse. They are well worth the…

architecture in columbus, ohio

Our friends L & J live in a gorgeous old neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio, close to campus, and I was completely obsessed with the houses (theirs and others) we walked past all weekend. This is a little sample of what was there. (It also made me want to improve my architectural photography about 300%.)

travel and gardens: franklin park conservatory

(Yes, this was in Columbus, not Seattle!) While we were in Columbus, Trav and I spent a whole morning at the Franklin Park Conservatory, which in addition to being a garden (which I love), was hosting an installation of Chihuly glass (which I also love) in addition to their permanent Chihuly pieces. The FPC was…

gardens: atlanta botanical garden

We traveled quite a bit this fall – for good reasons, like Trav’s father’s 75th birthday and a trip to see friends in Ohio, and for sad ones, a funeral – and I have fallen behind in blogging my adventures. On that birthday trip, we spent a gorgeous afternoon at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, confirming…

explore your state: daniel stowe botanical garden

Trav and I drove out to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden on Sunday morning, and it was such a lovely day. Right now the garden features an installation from Seattle glass artist Jason Gamrath, lovely Chihuly-esque oversized flowers set into the Stowe’s living gardens. The exhibit will be installed through the end of September, so if…

atlas obscura: elsewhere collective

The Elsewhere Collective is a … museum, of sorts, in Greensboro, and was our second stop of the day on Saturday. Their website explains it better, but it was an amazing place for a photographer.

life list: get a passport

93. Get a passport. I’d entirely forgotten I put this on my life list 9 years ago, but I finally got around to it this year. We even visited Canada! They didn’t look at our passports at all.