Another winter means another weekend at my pal Katie’s cabin in Vermont. Every year a carload or two of our friends drive 4.5 hours to spend a weekend sitting in front of the fire, going on short hikes, buying meat at Singleton’s, eating big family meals, playing board games, and shooting the bb gun.
Picture of Liam taking a picture
A dusting of snow
Liam and Dylan attempt to communicate across the great divide
Singleton’s – a grocery store whose walls are lined with taxidermy and rifles.
Singleton’s is our one stop shop for bacon and bb gun ammo.
Sausage, cheese, chex mix and martinis. What more could you ask for?
Becca is holding the rifle like a bazooka in this picture and that’s why I love it.
This Sunday Atlas Obscura hosted a cemetery symbolism walking tour at Greenwood in Brooklyn. Allison, our tour guide, carries a wealth of knowledge about one of my favorite places in the world, and I highly recommend jumping on her next Greenwood tour. We learned all about the monument of the horrible Brooklyn theater fire, under which the charred remains of an unknown number rest, and about the meaning of inverted torches, hands, shrouds, anchors, and many other headstone symbols.
We walked around the cemetery to tales of rich guy mausoleums, Egyptian pyramid tombs with Christian symbolism, public lots, Civil War battles, poisonous zinc monuments, family plot fences melted down for metal during the war, the meaning of different hedges and shrubs, and the history of Greenwood itself until we were so cold our toes were numb.
I was on hand to take photos for AO, here are a few of my favorites. The rest can be seen at Atlas Obscura’s Flickr.
Earlier this summer I worked on a video for AOL’s company-wide employee awards. I animated their Blue Monster mascot – it was my first time doing character animation like this, and I’m quite please at how it turned out. I just noticed today that the video is on vimeo, so I thought I’d share!
AOL Blue Monster from Resonance Interactive on Vimeo.
Thanksgiving at my mom’s house in Bath, ME is much like any other – lots of eating, lots of Christmas movies, lots of naps. But for the past few years Dylan and I have been trying to make time to get out and do a little exploring of Maine.
This year we took a long winter walk around the grounds and woods of Hyde, a beautiful brick boarding school, and the next day we drove down to South Bristol to Christmas Cove (see Dylan’s film).
A low mist on the grounds of Hyde.
What a winter sunset in Bath
More winter sunset (there are about 50 pictures of this sunset, I really had to hold back from posting them all)
Dylan at Christmas Cove in South Bristol
Miss Ashley’s on the Wharf in South Bristol makes the best $2.50 grilled cheese you ever had.
Looking in the window of a closed antique shop, the South Bristol swing bridge (one of only three in Maine) in the background.
Heh. Master Baiter. Heh heh.
The traditional turkey soup made from turkey leftovers, and a Thunder Hole Ale to wash it down.