Dizzy Swallows

These Days

June 16th, 2014

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Taking a breather from our Honeymoon adventures, I thought I’d give you a glimpse into our more recent days. They slip by towards summer with a welcome pull. I can feel the heat shimmering just over the horizon. In the meantime, I cherish these days of blooming flowers, good food, and dear friends.

We bought an immaculate and extensive set of Spode Rosalie china at the most recent Queen Anne Blocksale. Planning to sell shortly. Any takers?

Recent sun allowed me to process last year’s lavender, which been patiently drying. The pillowcase and rolling pin method answered admirably.

Our first BBQ of the season was one for the books, with three dozen Totem oysters. Mmmm.

I have watched with bated breath as my brugmansia sent out its first blooms. Amazingly, they opened white before transforming to pink overnight.

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Hannah and Will in Hawaii

December 3rd, 2013

There is something so contagiously joyful about witnessing two people pledging their love for one another. And never more so than when a marriage ceremony truly reflects the individuals. Our dear friends Hannah and Will (you may remember them from this guest post) were married November 16th, on a gloriously sunny lava flow on the big island of Hawaii. I feel truly blessed to have been part of the wonderful group which took part in a week of love, community, and feasting. Dear God, the papayas…


Photo by Alice Weatherford


Photo by Hannah Walh


Photo by Hannah Walh

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My darlings, today’s post will venture into a subject that can at times be polarizing. I ask you as my readers to keep an open heart and an open mind. I would love to know your thoughts on this subject, but please keep comments respectful and kind.

As I’ve mentioned, this past weekend we had the pleasure of attending the wedding of two very dear friends. Which happened twice. Why you may ask? For the simple reason that the couple just so happens to be two males. The commitment ceremony and reception took place in Santa Monica, CA, with the official vows held two days later in Vancouver, B.C. While it saddens me that a loving and devoted couple must leave the country to make their union official, this had the happy silver lining of allowing both a huge wedding party and an intimate ceremony.

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