The pineapple was a originally used as a symbol of hospitality when Christopher Columbus returned to Europe bearing the fruit from his travels to the New World. In Colonial America, where visiting was the primary means of entertainment and cultural enlightenment, the pineapple became a symbol of the warmest of welcomes.
Served as a decadent dessert, the pineapple displayed the dedication a hostess felt to her guests. Overnight visitors were shown to bedrooms with pineapples carved on bedposts, and in seaside towns, sea captians would impale a fresh pineapple on their porch railing to show that they were home and receiving visitors.
So, in the spirit of hospitality, I say to you, Welcome Friends! Welcome to the new and improved Still + Life. Things are a little different around here, but the essence is the same. It's still me. It's still us. It's still our lives and the things that catch my eye.
We'll be doing some things differently, in the hopes of encouraging you to stop by more often. In the mornings, with your coffee (if I may be so bold to suggest...it's what I would do), stop by for a daily photo. The still. Come back later in the day for more photos and the story behind the photo. The life. If you're rushed for time, it'll all be there in the afternoon sometime.
I still have some tweaks to work out and some loose ends to clip, but come on in and stay awhile. If you're missing something from the old blog, click on the Archives tab at the top of the page, and it'll take you to where you need to go. In the meantime, take a look around the new space, and tell me what you think. I hope you like it and come back often.