A journal of sorts.

I am an avid photographer with a love for digital processing. The Bearded One and I have become "Townies" once again and are in the process of transforming our suburban nest into a peaceful refuge.
This blog is where I like to stash things. An assortment of random thoughts, a recipe or two, a few of my favorite photos, and the processing thereof.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Glimpse of "Tiny" Cottage Living

Picture of the Day

These are the impatiens that mom has placed in the window box on the old outhouse. A nice bit of salmon color in the thick forest shade.


Cottage Life

I woke up this morning and thought it might be fun to give a bed's eye view of life at the cottage. I popped up grabbed my camera and just shot what I could see from my vantage point.

Morning view 1

Notice the not so dainty feet...

Bay view

This One is shot looking towards the bay. Notice all the pillows piled on the couch. Those are used on the bed during the day to help disguise the fact that there is a bed in the kitchen. The bed nook was actually designed to have the bed turned sideways. It's got IKEA reading lights above what would be the head of the bed. It looked a lot less intrusive but The bearded one and I got tired of having to climb over each other during multiple bathroom trips in the night. Okay so it was me... And it was hard to make the bed when pushed into the nook. We opted to have the bed stick out with each of us having an escape route.

Bednook view

This is shot from my side looking out the casement window toward the bay. there are actually windows on all sides of the nook. The Bearded one's window looks into the forest side.

Healthy Choices

Okay I've made it to day seven Gluten-free. Unfortunately we awoke to only one egg in the house I let the bearded one enjoy it. No problem. Hmm. now what. I can't just grab a piece of toast with peanut butter. I could have mush, but I'm trying to avoid oatmeal right now because of mixed reviews on it's effect. Some think there's too much cross contamination, usually processed in the same facilities as wheat. Okay. I'm going to the store later but for now It will be a rice tortilla instead of toast. I actually started out cooking some rice to add cinnamon and cream. The rice I have is brown rice so while it was cooking it smelled more savory, so I dumped in some dehydrated vegetable mix and a little beef bouillon. So much for breakfast. We will have it with dinner instead.

As Far as how I'm feeling... actually pretty good. I'm still a little stiff when I get up but I really think it's a little less then before. It's only been one week. I will analyze the success after one month. In the meantime I will carry on.

Hmmm... Pause for Thought

Annie got me thinking....

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."
Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)



"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
Dr. Seuss




  1. Be really really careful... cross contamination is everywhere..

    Bobs redmill makes a gluten free oat
    really look at your spices too.. ( johnnys for example)
    Rice pasta is yummy.. undercook a minute or so..
    blue cheese is not gluten free as they ferment on bread..
    Polenta is a life saver..

    and homade corn tortillas from masa flour will be your saving grace.. Udi's makes a great bread ( only found in freezer section) watch out for salad dressings and ketchup.. Maltodexterin is a notorious for being made of wheat, as well as "Carmel color "

  2. thanks sis for the update... so much to learn.