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the last of the summer favorites

August 28, 2009


top photo is mine (this is my parents’ old screened-in porch, which we loved. it has been renovated a bit and i can’t wait to see it soon)
bottom images: 1. Untitled, by lucy camp; 2. i love kellie, by emmily shaw; 3. Untitled, by t.h.murphy; 4. Untitled, by Katherine Squier; 5. Untitled, by mädchen.; 6. after, by Irina Troitskaya; 7. Untitled, by David Luraschi; 8. 365: 8/22/09, by clairehelene7; 9. Untitled, by anuk.marek; 10. Untitled, by knock-kneed and upright


thoughts of the end of summer, and this will be the last of my summer favorites that i share with you here on fridays. so today, i thought i’d celebrate the amazing photos that come out of this season, and the huge amount of inspiration they provide to me.

and before i sign off for the weekend, i have to offer a very hearty “thank you” to everyone. i had no idea how ‘wellfleet’ would be received, but i should’ve known that you all would be more than supportive. i’m thrilled about the idea of putting together a couple of books, and there’s no proper way to express my gratitude for the nice comments you left, the emails you sent, the mentions on your blogs, and the copies you’ve purchased. just … wow. to say that i had a smile on my face all day yesterday would be an understatement. although i’m not the best at responding to the thoughtful and kind comments that are left here each day, i want you to know that i read and truly appreciate them all. seriously. i am so glad to be a part of this online community.

i read a quote this morning that seemed to fit the situation perfectly:
“one ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” – goethe

how true that is. i hope this last august weekend is a memorable one for you. cheers!

  1. August 28, 2009 8:13 am

    Brian, congrats on the book success. It really is so nice. And what a perfect quote. Thanks for the inspiration today.

  2. August 28, 2009 8:27 am

    that quote is gold – quite the mantra to live by and i think ‘the blue hour’ is part of that. a day without a visit is not quite the same. enjoy the weekend brian, have yourself a good one.

  3. marthasnail permalink
    August 28, 2009 8:36 am

    a nice collection of summer faves. love the quote. enjoy your weekend friend.

  4. August 28, 2009 8:43 am

    brian. let’s not hang up summer just yet. we technically have until the end of august.

  5. August 28, 2009 8:56 am

    no, thank you, brian. here’s to a lovely weekend!

  6. August 28, 2009 3:57 pm

    you book looks wonderful (no surprise) and the quote is perfect. enjoy your weekend!

  7. Nina permalink
    August 28, 2009 4:31 pm

    brian, the thanks goes to you, for your endless inspiration, photography-wise, gastronomically, and musically!

    i just love that quote, one of my favorites. happy weekend.

  8. August 28, 2009 5:55 pm

    congrats on your book – it looks beautiful!

    and what a wonderful collection of faves, i’m recognising a few…

    my calendar says autumn’s officially starting on sept 21 – perhaps we’ll have some more sunny days to wear sandals and have ice cream until then :)

  9. sweetcomice permalink
    August 30, 2009 11:04 pm

    i just found your site and it is ….stunning. you have a curious eye for photography. i am going to add you to my favorites if that is ok.
    i just have to say….that it was only recently that i came across “the blue hour” as an event. my bedroom window, which faces east, has draperies made of a off white light weight wool. in the late afternoons the light that come through makes for these incredible soft grey to aqua blues amongst the almost celery color of the drapery. I could lay on the bed all afternoon and just look at the colors as they come up and slowly fade.
    i don’t live in seattle, up north about 60 miles, but one of my favorite places to eat is the Pink Door, in the Pike Place Market. There is also a little souk in the market just down from starbucks. there is a wonderful Thai takeout just up from the ferry terminal, Mie Pym, i think it is called. have a wonderful time.

  10. August 31, 2009 12:04 pm

    Hey Brian – I was out of town and missed this post. I’m honored to be up there! Thanks. The blurb book looks wonderful, by the way.

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