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randoms, lately (spring ed.)

April 18, 2011

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a bunch of random photos snapped this month. the light is changing in my flat and i’m always happy to see this shift with the new season. also, some things i’ve cooked and/or eaten lately. as usual, i’m obsessed with rhubarb (above is the forced yorkshire rhubarb, though the regular rhubarb has started making an appearance), wild garlic & potato & bread soup (i might’ve gone a little overboard with the wild garlic here, yikes), and i’m waiting (impatiently) for asparagus.

spring feels like it’s come so early to london this year, and with an intensity that i’m happy to see (our 5-day forecast is off the hook – am i still living in london?! this never happens)

i hope to have lots of good stuff to share here this week – some new music, links, inspiration, etc.  see you back here then.

  1. April 18, 2011 11:22 am

    love your randoms, b. the light looks fantastic.

  2. April 18, 2011 11:22 am

    That first diagonal slant is sooo romantic! Spring is slooowly arriving in Maine; it’s arrival is desperately desired. Thanks for the grassy shot, too – I can’t wait to be barefoot!

  3. April 18, 2011 11:38 am

    you must get tired of hearing this
    but your pictures are just GOR-geous.

    there’s some serious envy going on here.

    which part of London do you live in? I don’t remember it being so being so peaceful (it must just be your photos).

  4. April 18, 2011 11:41 am

    The hand on the window photo is really special. Nice job Brian.

  5. jasmine permalink
    April 18, 2011 11:42 am

    these are so beautiful

    thanks for the forecast link – WOW!

  6. April 18, 2011 12:25 pm

    all so lovely! and rhubarb-yes, please!

  7. April 18, 2011 12:42 pm

    These images were so calming. I could feel the patience and anticipation involved in waiting for spring. They were so lovely, I took a second look and couldn’t leave without commenting.

  8. April 18, 2011 2:22 pm

    it feels so good to still enjoy light when i come back home too.
    your food always look sooooo good!

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  10. April 18, 2011 4:25 pm

    These are especially wonderful. Thanks for sharing such luminescence!

  11. April 18, 2011 6:02 pm

    Eve our Manchester 5 day is looking pretty impressive.

    By the way, if you’re feeling adventurous with rhubarb:

    it’s great

  12. April 18, 2011 6:29 pm

    House light leaks. Brill!

  13. April 18, 2011 7:00 pm

    oooh yes, first harvest of rhubarb from a friend’s garden is now sauce in my fridge. and last night we were at sainsbury’s and they had a huge box of clearanced thin asparagus 50p a bundle! i got four. yes. yes. every other night this week.

  14. April 18, 2011 8:14 pm

    love the first one.

  15. April 18, 2011 10:02 pm

    oh, weirdly enough randoms just often tend to be the best!
    I am also so much looking forward to the asparagus, would you happen to have any good recipes maybe? – I love my usual simple olive oil dressing-sprinkled ones, but ready for something a little bit more exiting too I think…!

  16. marthasnail permalink
    April 18, 2011 10:45 pm

    these are so lovely together, brian. so calming, too. glad you’re getting a real spring. we’re still in the wet and cold mode.

  17. April 19, 2011 5:38 am

    Your eye for light will never cease to amaze me. You spot the most wonderful moments and capture them beautifully. The food looks delicious and that last picture is without doubt my favourite. :)

  18. April 19, 2011 7:16 am

    very inspiring set of pictures : it makes my day !

  19. April 19, 2011 10:27 am

    spring light!
    I’ll never get used to the season down under…

  20. Liande permalink
    April 19, 2011 10:54 am

    I just had my midday break …… visited The Blue Hour for some soothing, calming effects and wasn’t disapponted at all. I feel like that potato and wild garlic and bread soup now! Always love the photos. Great stuff! :)

  21. April 19, 2011 11:00 am

    mm love love love all the little beams of light in your photos. gorgeous

  22. April 19, 2011 11:55 am

    looks like a good couple of days there : )

  23. April 19, 2011 9:50 pm

    I want a taste of whatever is left in that bakery carton and even the over-garlicked soup. And I dearly love these friendly in-your-flat photos. Not really good at quickly translating those temps to Fahrenheit, but I know an entire week of sunshine in London is cause for a parade. Your posts are always a delight.

  24. April 20, 2011 5:59 am

    It took me a second look, and a day or two to think it over, but I see it now — that in the picture at the window you are picking from the tree. Funny! Or maybe I am just strange. I love rhubarb. Strange people usually do.

  25. April 20, 2011 5:04 pm

    Come spring my mom used to pull into this fruit stand by Knotts Berry Farm and buy rhubarb for a pie. I’d sit in the back of the ford, be as quiet as i could , biting and chewing a stalk in its raw state, much like some deranged , gleeful rabbit. My raw rhubard days are behind me, but my pie days are still ahead.

  26. April 20, 2011 5:27 pm

    Very inspiring and calming photos. Love them all.

  27. April 21, 2011 8:56 pm

    all the best things of spring here…

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