gourmet hot dogs: jack’s cosmic dogs

Where: Jack’s Cosmic Dogs, Folly Beach, SC. What: a Galactic Dog (blue cheese slaw, chili, cheese, and sweet potato mustard — a Jack’s original — instead of the usual spicy mustard, because I wanted to try it) With whom: shep., Ash, and various members of Ash’s family Why: Ever since I saw Alton Brown talk…

isle of palms, sc, april 2010

isle of palms, sc, april 2010, originally uploaded by minervacat. trying to be thoughtful in the first brights of dawn (Mary Oliver) i am thinking, or trying to think, about all the imponderables for which we have no answers yet endless interest all the range of our lives and it’s good for the head, no…

isle of palms, sc, april 2010

isle of palms, sc, april 2010, originally uploaded by minervacat. It’s been almost two months since we’ve been to the beach, and I’m itching for another trip to the ocean. Soon, soon. Isle of Palms, South Carolina. April, 2010. For Watery Wednesday.

sullivan’s island, sc, april 2010

sullivan’s island, sc, april 2010, originally uploaded by minervacat. “A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.” — Eudora Welty

baseball: mississippi state @ south carolina

baseball: mississippi state @ south carolina, originally uploaded by minervacat. Sixteen. Extra special thanks to Ash‘s mom K. for our tickets; which were great seats and we had a lovely time at the game, although I got a bit sunburnt on one shoulder. South Carolina has a beautiful stadium, SEC baseball is good times, and…

isle of palms, sc, april 2010

isle of palms, sc, april 2010, originally uploaded by minervacat. The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. — Henry Miller

isle of palms, south carolina, february ’08

isle of palms, south carolina, february ’08, originally uploaded by minervacat. Rocking my world in terms of inspiration this week: I’ve been collecting alphabets lately: Tom Gauld’s Noisy Alphabet; Facial Hair alphabet; ASL alphabet in matchbooks; Picture alphabet for keyboards; Robert Samuel Hanson’s Unfinished Alphabet; Glyphish’s clean sleek little iPhone app icons. This image. ALL…

daniel island, south carolina

daniel island, south carolina, originally uploaded by minervacat. Rocking my world in terms of inspiration this week: 12 Unrecognizable Before And After Views of Cities. Stunning and heartbreaking. It’s Nice That. The images in this post, of a wedding in Australia, by a pair of photographers from San Diego named Nate and Jaclyn. The quality…

charleston cemeteries, south carolina

charleston cemeteries, south carolina, originally uploaded by minervacat. I spent most of the weekend behind Six, who is newly back from Nikon with a working CPU and a freshly cleaned sensor, and it was brutally hard to go to work this morning.

isle of palms, south carolina

isle of palms, south carolina, originally uploaded by minervacat. “To see the ocean once is to learn how to miss it.” — Patrick Ness, The Ask and the Answer