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Fall Color Sebastopol // Devoto Gardens

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted one of these. Here are some of the things inspiring me lately.

1. Build pockets of stillness into your life. Maria Popova’s 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Brain Pickings.

2. “Photography has the power to undo your assumptions about the world.” National Geographic Photographers on their trade. Truly awe-some.

3. This gorgeous video about Jack English, a 93-year-old fella living in a cabin 5 miles from the nearest road in the Ventana Wilderness in Big Sur. This guy rules. I want to bring him cookies.

4. Microwave Ovens: What Do We Really Know? I’m a closet microwave user. I feel like they’re scorned the way TV is among many of my peers. Apparently, there’s no conclusive evidence that they’re truly harmful. The article makes the great point, though, that what they do take away is the sensory and spiritual connection that we have when we prepare our food with our own hands. Truth.

5. Completely hilarious. Cristina Vanko writes out all of her text messages by hand for one week. We live in the weirdest of times.

6. Modern Farmer is right: food waste is the next food revolution. Folks are talking about it everywhere. And with good cause. We are wasteful MFs: 40-50% of our food goes to waste. Crazy.

7. I’ll leave you with another great list: Samin Nosrat’s.

Happy weekend, all. And Happy Fall! I love this time of year.

Fall Color Sebastopol // Devoto Gardens

by Kimberley Hasselbrink

  • Dan from Platter Talk - Kimberly,
    These are all wonderful points to ponder, in the autumn – or any other time of year. Loving this season as well, here in America’s heartland of apples and cheese.ReplyCancel

  • Grace - These are great! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I loved number 3! Oh it makes me smile and want to cry at the same time. Heartbreaking and uplifting. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • EL - Photography has the power to undo the assumptions about your world: It sure does. Like the time I decided that I would allow my lawn to grow because it would look meadowlike. I photographed my house and it simply looked abandoned. So I cut the lawn.

    Later, I did plant flowers instead. But I learned that one can’t assume that a lawn allowed to grow is the same thing as a meadow. . .ReplyCancel

  • Ilaria @ lattefiele - Amazing website, witty postReplyCancel

  • Irina @ wandercrush - I’m so glad that food waste is becoming a hot topic these days—as it well should be! Even in big cities like NYC and London have plenty of spots to compost food scraps, and it really just comes down to education. Thanks for sharing this with all your readers :) We talked about Cristina Vanko’s project in my typography class, where analogue vs. digital is an on-going issue. Strange times indeed!ReplyCancel

  • sarapirat - i love your wonderful blog.
    this list is great too, the film about jack, wow! touches me directly…ReplyCancel

  • Vancouver Food Photographer - Just went through your blog posts. I am a food photographer based in Canada and your blog was so great.ReplyCancel

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