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Monday’s Inspiration


A few things that are inspiring me this week:

Hojicha green tea

The sound of rain

Pastel colors of sunset over the ocean

My favorite Retro51 fountain pen (discontinued but plenty others to choose from)

My Mamiya 645AF camera

Fuji 400H color negative film

Mary Oliver’s Felicity

Rebecca Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost

Weekend additions to my native plant garden—anise hyssop, threadleaf coreopsis, cardinal flower and wild indigo.

Vegan black bean and sweet potato salad

Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliot Smith on Spotify


Hope you all have a great week. What’s inspiring you this week?




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  1. Sarah #

    A Field Guide to Getting Lost is on my pile of books to read before the end of the year. Thanks for the Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad it looks yummy. And I love the water any time of day.

    September 12, 2016
    • Sarah, Solnit’s book was one of the best I’ve read in several years. Let me know how you like it when it moves to the top of your pile.

      September 12, 2016
  2. Oh really nice links! This week I am inspired to make fried carrot pancakes out of the left overs from carrot juices, and also inspired to tackle my admin work somehow?!

    You’re tempting me to go outside for a few photos with your link to the film from fuji! xx

    September 12, 2016
    • Thanks, Lucie. And that Fuji film is really sweet! A guy at my local photo store recommended it when I was picking up some Portra last week. Let me know if you check it out!

      September 12, 2016
  3. The pens look luscious!!! I haven’t experimented with fountain pens yet, but your post might be enough to help me take the leap. 🙂

    September 12, 2016
    • Angie, I LOVE my Retro51 pen! I’ve been writing with it for over 15 years! If you want a less expensive entry into trying out fountain pens, check out the Nemosine Singularity. You can pick one up on Amazon or xfountainpens for around $20. Let me know if you take the leap!

      September 12, 2016
  4. Hi Jen! You’ve inspired me with your post, Monday’s inspiration is a very good idea!! I love your photo!Thank you for sharing!

    September 22, 2016
    • Barbara, thanks for your kind words. Glad you’re inspired!

      September 22, 2016

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