vancouver makes me want to sing "oh canada"

I can't stop saying enough good things about Vancouver, BC. It was beautiful with tons to explore. I ate so much delicious food I was ecstatic to be walking everywhere. I only wish I had been able to spend more time there. But what little time we did have was wonderful and I can't wait to start planning my next visit. If it isn't on your list of places to visit -- go find your list and add it immediately.


museums in seattle

If you are in the greater Seattle area any time soon I have a good tip for you: spend some time in the museums there. No seriously. Do it. They are fantastic. While in town last week we hit up the Seattle Art Museum, the Experience Music Project, and the Science Fiction Museum. Between the three you can catch an exhibit on the Muppets and Jim Henson, a special show on the Hatch letterpress studio from Nashville that specializes in posters for rock shows and the Opry, and an Andrew Wyeth exhibit. If you are like me by the end of it your brain will be a little mushy but I am still really glad I got to see all of it.

Sculpture at the Experience Music Project.

Outside of the Experience Music Project.

Left: Michael Jackson's glove. Right: Ceiling at the Experience Music Project.
Lido and a Museum.

Restroom in the Muppet exhibit.

Above and Below: Two more shots from the EMP. Ok..I love this museum.


seattle time is my favorite time

I just got back from a fantastic trip to Seattle and Vancouver, BC. Apparently Seattle is awesome. This was something I was previously unaware of. It has tons of things I love including great art museums, seafood, unending city blocks, some super awesome members of the Vizzutti family, and direct access to the ocean. Also: apparently Lido and I have the same eye in more ways than one -- you can see his work from Seattle over at his blog Latitude.

So here are some of my pics from this recent trip. Don't worry -- there are tons more. I was totally absorbed in the Experience Music Project and could have read everything there if my brain could have taken that much stimulation. So... there are more photos to come but for now here is just a taste.


published: montana magazine - flathead valley mint farms

Last summer I had the chance to spend some time on a couple local Flathead Valley mint farms. Not only did they smell fantastic (almost overwhelming) they were absolutely beautiful. The story is running in this month's issue of Montana Magazine, on stands now. I'll post some more of the outtakes here soon, but for now here is the current layout. I always enjoy working with Montana Magazine and I thought they did a particularly nice job with the layout.


paradise found

I'll be spending my evening here watching fireworks. Happy 4th.