Monday, February 13, 2012

Portraits of Friends on Mt. Tamalpais

    Cupcakes are old news.  The future has beamed in CAKE POPS!  Brides and husbands have been among the first to join in the hub-bub; these treats have exploded at hip weddings across the nation.  I don't think we'll see the end of this fad any time soon.  In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to hear the most snooty Michelin-star chef exclaim, "Put a stick on it!"   So, Ariel and I went with the flow, and allowed ourselves to get swept up in this trendy new wave of playful confections, doling them out on a hike last weekend for my birthday.  They present a super convenient solution to the dilemma of how to make cake last for multiple parties (Attempts to repair a half demolished cake with icing for another party have proven disastrous.  Yes, I've seen it happen!).  In fact, their utility trumps their convenience: you can wield them, like we did here, in a sweet-sabered Muskateer salute!  
    While I enjoyed my birthday on Thursday in Point Reyes with Ariel and her parents, my father-in-law held me hostage with his husky, broken-record impression of Marilyn Monroe's performance of "Happy Birthday, Mr. President."  (Truth be told, a part of me did appreciate his enthusiastic and surreal baritone delivery.)  On Saturday, Ariel and I escaped with friends to the serene summit of Mt. Tamalpais for a peripatetic stroll through a wide palette of pale greens, as seen through the rice paper fog that provided a soothing filter for the day.  We took our old, combat-ready Rebel camera for some nature photographs and quasi-candid portraits of our friends.

    "Hi-Ho!  Hi-Ho..."


Matt said...

So lovely! Wish I was there with you guys!

Bowerbird Photography said...

Wish you had been there too Matt! XO!