Sunday, August 30, 2009

terrarium afternoons

Sorry for the lack of updates lately, but we've not been doing much cooking at all. On weeknights I've been working kind of late and on weekends we've been out of town.

Here are some photos from a recent hike — the most humid hike ever — in a Connecticut forest like a terrarium, just us and the moss and the mushrooms and the millipedes. Very little light worked its way into these woods. No breezes either, except for when we were at the very top of whichever ridge we wound our way around.

humid August hike {Holga}

Chatfield Hollow State Park, Killingworth, CT.

keep off

also Chatfield Hollow

Chatfield Hollow

this too


Devil's Hopyard State Park, East Haddam, CT.

fungi-striped tree {1974}

fungi-striped tree, Chatfield Hollow

someone's wall, once

crumbly wall at Chatfield Hollow

trees at Chatfield Hollow, white trail

trees about mid-way on the white trail (Lookout trail) at Chatfield Hollow

Devil's Hopyard {1974}

falls at Devil's Hopyard

If you visit Chatfield Hollow, make sure you stop in the nature center and see the three-legged turtle. There's also a book of photos of the park's construction by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.

Here's some music suitable for this time of year. With the exception of the Jarvis Cocker track on the A-side it's mostly old favorites rather than shiny new stuff.

music for a humid late summer picnic

August 2009 lazy picnic A-side from tinybanquet on 8tracks.


The Monochrome Set, White Noise
(from Black And White Minstrels)

Jane Birkin, Mon Amour Baiser
(from Di Doo Dah)

Disco Zombies, Mary Millington
(from Perfect Unpop: Peel Show Hits And Long Lost Lo-Fi Favourites - Vol 1. 1976-80)

Jarvis Cocker, Leftovers
(from Further Complications)

Jeremy Jay, Lunar Camel
(from Airwalker)

Morrissey, My Love Life
(from Morrissey At KROQ [EP])

The Velvet Underground, New Age
(from Loaded)

Levitts, Candy
(from We Are The Levitts)

Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, Summer Wine
(from Nancy & Lee)

The Jesus And Mary Chain, In The Rain
(from The Complete John Peel Sessions)

Scott Walker, Time Operator
(from 'Til The Band Comes In)

August 2009 lazy picnic B-side from tinybanquet on 8tracks.


Pulp, The Birds In Your Garden
(from We Love Life)

Connie Converse, Talkin' Like You (Two Tall Mountains)
(from How Sad, How Lovely)

Vashti Bunyan, I'd Like To Walk Around In Your Mind
(from Just Another Diamond Day)

Maher Shalal Hash Baz, On The Shore Of Loch Kawaguchi
(from From A Summer To Another Summer (An Egypt To Another Egypt))

Robert Wyatt, Just As You Are
(from Comicopera)

Beirut, Forks and Knives (La Fete)
(from The Flying Club Cup)

So Everyone, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
(from Lie Down In The Light)

Crystal Stilts, The City In The Sea
(from Alight of Night)

The Durutti Column, Sketch for Summer
(from The Return Of The Durutti Column)

PJ Harvey, seagulls
(from Uh Huh Her)

All photos in this post were taken with an iPhone and processed with the app CameraBag.