The pictures here don't relate to my title so much but suffice to say, they came from a trip with equal beauty to that of the week before last. We arrived in the dark late Thursday to a small cottage far off the beaten track. A place near Cold Spring, New York in the Hudson River Valley. A part of the state that I hadn't been before but one so full of beauty, I'm certain I'll be back. We awoke early Friday to a farm so quietly beautiful that it took a moment to take it all in. On our way to breakfast we walked the wrong way down the drive and found ourselves smack in front of two spotted pigs. They ran toward us at a rate I was surprised to see ears flapping and snouts snorting. It was awesome. We saw fields of fireflies, pastures with cows and more deer than I could reasonably count. We saw piglets and chicks and tiny wee goats. We sat by a boathouse, we drove to the city to watch a game, we ate cookies outside and drank champagne on the back step. It was busy and tiring and pretty close to perfect. I'll be back with pie later this week. Until then, hope things are swell. xo, n this post these sandals and these ones too this looks fun DIY bracelets (via) i like the pizza here i'd like to spend a weekend here (via) this town looks nice there are still tickets left to my sunday suppers workshops, you should come! the hudson highlands are beautiful and this looks delicious photos in this post are by michael graydon for, into the beguiling wild, by tara o'brady, michael graydon & me (in kinfolk magazine and including recipes) and find tara and my campfire twist bread in video, here. yum!