Lately

No Sun Love by Stephanie Cafasso

No Sun Love by Stephanie Cafasso

 The past few days have been crazy and quiet, stormy yet calm. I think we've finally locked in our new apartment, which is actually a townhouse. We really wanted a house but this will have to do for the time being since we're cutting it so close to our lease ending here. The days have been pretty mellow other than that and, because of that, you get visuals instead of words.  

Loving the crisp air of the mountains during a weekend stay in Vail.

Loving the crisp air of the mountains during a weekend stay in Vail.

 

Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don't claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent. / Rumi

 
Purple flowers & hungry bees

Purple flowers & hungry bees

 
Aspens, mountains, and pretty much the only person who would ever take this picture with me.

Aspens, mountains, and pretty much the only person who would ever take this picture with me.

 

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. / Robert Frost

 
Bauer. The Golden Retriever who annoyed Matt like no other for a week and a half, haha!

Bauer. The Golden Retriever who annoyed Matt like no other for a week and a half, haha!

 
My Silvia. Really the only thing that matters.

My Silvia. Really the only thing that matters.

 
Stem Ciders. A side of cider that I never knew existed, not your typical flavored sparkling apple juice crap.

Stem Ciders. A side of cider that I never knew existed, not your typical flavored sparkling apple juice crap.

 
One of many, many caterpillars covering the leaves of these bushes. This guy got lucky and somehow got this whole plant to himself.

One of many, many caterpillars covering the leaves of these bushes. This guy got lucky and somehow got this whole plant to himself.

 

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk through my garden forever. / Alfred Tennyson

 
Bees on Pink Coneflowers

Bees on Pink Coneflowers

 

See? Pretty mellow.

I've only been here for about 6 weeks so I can't really make any definitive statements but that's definitely the vibe out here, mellow. Even different than California, just relaxed and a little bit quiet. When I first got here, I was like "Am I losing my hearing? Where is all the noise!" and then I realized that the noise pollution in New York is just THAT much worse. I hope to update more about what's going on with us once we're moved into our new place and settled!

 

xo

Steph