flowers from The Buddhafield

I have this whole fantasy project brewing (manifesting?) that involves an urban cohousing permaculture type project where I can live and grow food and keep bees and maybe chickens and I really wouldn't mind having a goat too, truth be told. A few weeks back on a neighborhood walk with my favorite baby friend--Frankie-- I found my dream location, an unoccupied craftsman with a freakishly huge yard shielded by the largest laurel hedge I have yet encountered. The garden was blooming in a seriously epic way, which really effects us Pacific Northwest people because it's been gloomy and rainy for 6 months straight and we've been all depressed and full of ennui and a tad lethargic and then suddenly it's sunny and beautiful and nature is exploding and fecund and intense and honestly.... it makes us kind of insane. So. I picked some of the flowers, because it's unoccupied and it seemed okay and I couldn't resist and it's better to ask forgiveness than permission. 



Portrait Shoot

Noctina poses as Ursula the Pregnant Sea Witch at Salmon Beach in Tacoma :)

TBT: Author Charles Bowden

Going through a box of old negatives from my days as staff photographer for the Tucson Weekly, I came across these portraits of author Charles Bowden. I loved being a newspaper photographer, every week getting a call from the art director with a list of adventures. We spent all day in his desert garden, talking about border politics, his adventures and an investigative journalist in Mexico, Cooks Illustrated, and a rare night blooming cactus that grew in his backyard with white blooms as big as a dinner plate. RIP Charles Bowden.