Friday, November 21, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Parque Natural de Urbasa y Andia

Yesterday we celebrated my birthday early by taking a trip to the Urbasa and Andia Natural Park, about an hour east of Pamplona. It was a perfect chilly autumn day with the vibrant colors of the beech tree forest at their perfect moment.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Hummus and Pita 2 Ways

I'm taking a culinary photography class and the assignment was to create different moods by changing props and lighting. It was a difficult assignment for me and I'm not totally happy with the results. Learning. I liked these 2 the best.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Toro de Fuego, Aranguren-Navarra

Children run excitedly as they are chased by a "fire bull" shooting fireworks during Aranguren's summer festivities, which took place August 7-10.

Monday, March 24, 2014

My Wild

This weekend we had the chance to visit one of our favorite wild places, the río Algars, near Fernando's village. I love to see how my boy feels so happy and at home in nature. I've titled this one "My Wild" in honor of the collective portrait project You Are My Wild that brings together 14 photographers that reflect on the experience of childhood.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Secret Valentine Exchange

“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh
I wouldn't call myself a Valentine's day cynic, but neither have I ever been a huge fan. It always just seemed like another "Hallmark" holiday meant to make people get crazy with consumerism to avoid getting into trouble with their beloved one. But this year Valentine's day took on a special meaning for me because I decided to participate at the last minute in a "Secret Valentine" exchange hosted by the super talented Sanae (see watercolor below) and her equally inspiring co-conspirator Ute. The Secret Valentine's exchange worked like a Secret Santa exchange with the stipulation that the gifts be handmade and small enough to ship in a mailing envelope. And we were also encouraged to keep to materials that we already had on hand. An international group of about 30 crafters and artists participated and I was given info about the person I'd be creating for. I had a few clues from the questionnaire she filled out and I had so much fun perusing her pinterest board for ideas. My sewing skills are still in the early stages, but I loved creating these gifts for Alison in Ireland. Last week I sent everything off- a drawstring backpack, a small bunting, a hand embroidered felt fox and a lavendar sachet. It was a great experience and encouraged me to get creative in the wet doldrums of winter here in northern Spain. Thank you, Sanae and Ute for organizing this wonderful exchange! And thank you very much to my Secret valentine gifter Isabelle from Lathelize in France who sent me a beautiful drawing, a block print and really sweet earrings. I loved everything!!!
Check out Sanae's blog for more info and the Secret Valentine Exchange flickr pool to see the amazing creations that everyone made.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mallos De Riglos

The setting sun illuminates the Mallos, a set of conglomerate rock formations that rise 300 meters over the small village of Riglos, Hoya de Huesca, Spain.