10 August, 2010

finger paint!

04 June, 2010

Oona's First Ice Cream Cone

03 June, 2010

Putting It All Together

27 February, 2010

Family Cooking

There is two feet of snow outside. After making a slide down the piled up snow in the parking lot with the neighbor kids, we came inside to get to cooking. Keely made wheat/rye/oat bread and miso soup. Oona made rice and beans, eggs, and toast. I made lamb ragu. It's family cooking.

15 February, 2010


05 February, 2010

Happy Birthday Oona!

Oona's birthday was on January 31 - a big 2! We love you so much little bug!

oona and olive

rockwood hall winter picnic

07 January, 2010

Massachusetts Snow Vacation

We are back from a much needed break from the modern world. No internet, no phone, a cabin in the woods with friends. After an overnight visit to friends in Boston, we headed west to the Berkshires to a log cabin where every day was a regular cycle of cooking, sledding, snowshoeing in the preserve behind the cabin, and more cooking. Oh, and lots of good wine.

oona and ojiah playing
oona and ojiah playing
Pictures are on our Flickr site and we now have a new video site for the family at vimeo.com/mcphearson. Click the Flickr link for more photos from the trip or the Vimeo link for some fun videos.

30 December, 2009

Early Happy New Year!

teatown portrait
We are off to a cabin in the woods for the next week, in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. It's time for a little get away. In the meantime, we've posted a host of new pics and vids to our Flickr site. Check out the Sets "december", "play", "walks", and "home" here:

Tea after opening Solstice presents

16 December, 2009

Oona's New Hat

Sophie (one of Timon's students) made Oona a new hat for the winter. It's clearly perfect and Oona loves it. She wore it until bedtime. Thanks Sophie!!

24 November, 2009

18 November, 2009

35 Reasons I Love Timon McPhearson

1. You work really hard at everything you do. absolutely everything.
2. You have taught me more about compassion than anyone else.
3. You are comfortable with being vulnerable.
4. You always encourage me.
5. You are a once-in-a-lifetime teacher to many of your students.
6. You are actively making the world a better place.
7. You are a truly great scientist.
8. You are a good friend to yourself.
9. You are a good friend to all of us.
10. You love to snuggle.
11. You make fun of me in such a way that I laugh really hard.
12. You care about other people deeply.
13. You can do dog-whisperer things.
14. You are a fabulous cook.
15. You are an inspiring writer.
16. You have big dreams. The biggest.
17. You are attractive all the time. seriously. it’s weird.
18. You help people whenever you can.
19. You are always making yourself into a better person.
20. You love taking care of living things.
21. You are a philosopher.
22. Your knowledge and creativity are a powerful combination.
23. You are a leader.
24. You build stuff.
25. You look truly free when you play frisbee.
26. Your palate is ridiculous, and I'm always benefiting from it.
27. You know how to manage high levels of technology.
28. You make me feel that the way we live matters.
29. You are forgiving.
30. You know how to have a really good time.
31. You are the greatest possible father to Oona.
32. You take really good care of Oona, me, the kitties, our home, our neighborhood and our community.
33. You make beautiful handmade toys for our daughter.
34. You are honest.
35. You are always surprising me with new incarnations of yourself.

Happy Happy 35th Birthday Love!

have another reason you love timon? leave it in the comments!

10 November, 2009


04 November, 2009

happy halloween!

Oona was a woodland elf:
happily, she preferred to collect leaves over candy

woodland elf

Mama was Autumn

Trick-or-Treating in Campwoods, in the rain
trick-or-treating in campwoods

13 October, 2009

we've been spending a lot of time at the farm...

blogger farm resize

some pics of friends and family at stone barns are uploaded to flickr.

28 September, 2009

oona photos

we've uploaded some pics of oona and friends to flickr.

12 September, 2009


Mondays have been a bit difficult for Oona lately. They are transition days from the happy weekend of family, and from what I gather from other mamas, it's rather common to miss the papas especially on these mornings. So in an effort to make mondays special, and to get us outside, exploring and discovering, Oona and I have been making morning trips to Teatown. Its a short drive away, and there is a lovely trail around the lake, and Oona variously walks and rides in the backpack.

Teatown Preserve

We stop to throw rocks in the creek.

And best of all, we have such wonderful friends to take these walks with.

11 September, 2009

Tea Parties

With September all my love of organization returns. Spring and summer are a loosening of ties, of routine, of order and predictability. I like to stretch out and explore, march forward with bold strides, and see what the world is offering that I might not have seen, felt, heard, been before. But just at the end of August I begin to smell autumn on its way, and a deep rooting begins. Oh my, I can nest to no end it seems. The fall crops Order and Routine are ripening, and Nostalgia makes herself right at home, along with her brood: knitting, sewing, aprons, baking, cleaning, books, pies and tea. Afternoon tea to be precise. Oona and I now have a new daily ritual to mark that time between naptime and Papa's return. Which of course required a new tea table, for which an old campwoods tree obliged:

And of course, teatime with a dear mama friend (who makes such delicious squash muffins) is the icing on the cake.

02 September, 2009

Not all the summer fun was had elsewhere...

Lots of it happened right here, in all its Hudson Valley goodness. The first Rockwood Hall picnic:

24 December, 2008

campwoods in snow

23 December, 2008


Hi all.  No doubt it's been obvious that we post here much more rarely than we used too.   There are a variety of reasons, the main two being my busy job and Keely having her hands full with Oona.  Oona's site is updated more regularly.  However, even that is often behind.  

There is another reason:  We have for a long time been disappointed with the low quality of photos and videos on Blogger.  So, we'll keep posting a picture or two now and then but we'll be re-using our Flickr site for high quality posting.  If you've used both Blogger and Flickr, then you'll know the ease of posting photos and videos to Flickr and the pain it is to do so on Blogger.  So, head over to the photo sets on our Flickr site if you just want a little photo update. 

18 November, 2008

Happy Birthday Ti!

, originally uploaded by timon and keely.

02 November, 2008

Oona in October

, originally uploaded by timon and keely.

We met Timon's dad, Debbye, Keren and Dan for brunch in the village.

29 September, 2008

bar pic

28 September, 2008

happy birthday keel!

27 September, 2008

with friends