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Yearning for Autumn

28 Jul

I can’t wait for fall. These hot, humid days – I’m done with them. I can’t wait to smell and see the leaves changing and falling, coating the ground. It’s one of the true joys of living in Pennsylvania. The foliage, right? I’ll go one further and say that it’s the entire spirit that surrounds the foliage. The whole season is full of good feelings. Everything dying, or going to sleep, but people become more alive. I was reading Ryan Marshall’s blog a couple days ago and he was talking about Kinfolk Magazine, their manifesto being,

Kinfolk is a growing community of artists with a shared interest in small gatherings. We recognize that there is something about a table shared by friends, not just a wedding or once-a-year holiday extravaganza, that anchors our relationships and energizes us. We have come together to create Kinfolk as our collaborative way of advocating the natural approach to entertaining that we love.

Every element of Kinfolk – the features, photography, and general aesthetics – are consistent with the way we feel entertaining should be: simple, uncomplicated, and less contrived. Kinfolk is the marriage of our appreciation for art and design and our love for spending time with family and friends.”

I immediately thought of autumn. Of making boeuf bournignon for my birthday with my mom, of piling into a car to the orchard, of taking refuge with friends over coffee, of hiking in Valley Forge…

There is nothing like entering Valley Forge park with family and friends on a chilly fall day, full of conversation and then losing the need for conversation by the time we reach the top of Mount Joy. Everyone’s faces are cherry red, we’re all breathing a little heavier, and the crunch of leaves fills the void. It’s a beautiful place. We’re all silent, we’re all connected. Like Kinfolk’s manifesto says, these small gatherings are energizing. It’s unlike any other gathering. There are no words.


One Day on Earth

1 Nov

On 10/10/10 people around the world filmed something important, something they felt should be documented as part of the One Day on Earth Project. I found out about this via Ryan Marshall’s blog. I made a video of the ride to the orchard. I wanted to highlight the countryside, which is why there are no people and only a couple of cars. It’s my first video so be nice. However, I really enjoyed editing and making the footage fit the song, so I have a plan to do some more videos. Muahahaha!So let me know what you think!

Side note: I am not affiliated or compensated by Vimeo in anyway, but I think I like using it to upload video way more than youtube. I tried uploading to youtube twice and I had so much trouble I just threw up my arms and gave up.

Song: “One Chance” by Modest Mouse