Picture Day Fall 2018🍂 // pre-k & 1st grade (yeh, we let ‘em dress themselves).
Picture Day Fall 2018🍂 // pre-k & 1st grade (yeh, we let ‘em dress themselves).
if they ever want to be in a band together imma suggest the name Four Loko🍻
hbd to me 🎈31 yrs of livin and I get promoted to mama (x4) benz bus driver. life iz sweet 🖤
Trumpet pitcher plant illustration from "Genera floræ Americæ Boreali-orientalis illustrata. The genera of the plants of the United States illustrated by figures and analyses from nature," by Asa Gray and Isaac Sprague, 1848. This book is somewhat of a strange find, because it appears that someone in the past decided to color each of the illustrations with colored pencil. All 186 plates! ________________ #GenerafloræAmericæ #scienceillustration #scientificillustration #naturalhistory #naturalhistoryillustration #asagray #IsaacSprague #botanicalart #flowerillustration #pitcherplants #pitcherplants #Sarracenia #Sarraceniaceae #trumpetpitcher #trumpetpitcherplant
one must acclimate quickly to non-stop affections in order to survive this family 💋
first day of schoolies 🌈
excited for Jett to get here not only coz hot/fat/sweaty but also so Sage can finally graduate from being the 3rd wheel.
also: sum rly cute ppl i made with @dustynjh 🐀🐀🐀
y does my six year old appear physically pained when asked to pose for a photo? jus 2 kewl I guess.. gotta get em candid or else it’s just someone lookin like they are in the midst of food poisoning.
It me. . . . . #GrandfatherMountain #MakingFriends #SouthEasternUnitedStates #outdoorphotography #blueridgemountains #Nature #JohnMuir steaz #America #AllBlackEverything #MothersOfMercy #wilderness #WildernessInTheBlueRidge #StandingOnTopOfShit #TheseViews #KeepAmericaWild #AndrésMichaux #AsaGray #eastcoastcreatives
i rly luv this qt dudie and the fact that he never stops talking and says “hey, I gotta tell you something..” every .4 seconds, screams like he’s dying from the second story bathroom in order to gain my attention to moon me for funsies, eats food like a rat- leaving crumbs everywhere, and takes out every goddamn art supply we have to make approx 52 creations everyday / requiring only minimal (like 12ish) reminders to clean up the hoarder nest of paper scraps and lidless markers when he’s through. Sure, I have a list that is at least 2 trillion times longer of the “right” things he does all day everyday, but I think it’s important to acknowledge the (more likely to be perceived) fked up stuff too, as it holds just as much ground. He does some wild shit that drives me nuts, but without it life would be pretty boring, now wouldn’t it? #addictedtochaos
sum summertime qts
u ever take your kids somewhere most people dread and think to yourself, “damn, these little psychos maybe ain’t as assholey as I was thinkin earlier when I was maxxed out...” sometimes it’s tough to realize//remember just how much ur kids rule. Regularly impressed with these rats and their patience + and unwavering love for my testy lumpin’ self.
6 years ago I crapped out this rly cute turd.
Asa’s 6th birthday is only days away and this year we are doing a v low key (in respects to prior history) party with a handful of pals, a weenie + s’mores roast, DQ ice cream cake, sleepover, and french toast breakfast (per his specific requests). He also decided to keep a theme goin (hashtag blessed lmfao srsly tho I luv themed shit) and the Harrington posse of weirdos will never lay low when it comes to costumery. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the duds they wanna tear up the house in to celebrate 6 years of earthly livin’ for #asagray
garage clean up crew
best frienemies huntin’ for treasures (seashells and scary ass tiny crabs) alongside their nest. Y do we feel like we have to get them so much shit when they are blissfully content for hours with nothing more than sticks, sand, and the ocean? Forever livin and learnin little lessons from little peeps💙
The exhibition at the Arnold Arboretum featuring my paintings of native seedlings and Bobbi Angell’s etchings of Asian trees and shrubs is still hanging. See how our different approaches are unified under Asa Gray’s theory of “Disjunction.” Who is Asa Gray and what is “disjunction?” Visit the exhibition, open through July 22 and read more while there! #arnoldarboretum #exhibition #asagray #harvarduniversity #nativetrees #seedlings #watercolorpainting
Nice night to cut the ribbon and celebrate the beautifully renovated Asa Gray garden @mountauburncemetery! #summercelebration #asagray #asagraygarden #landscapearchitecture #halvorsondesign #gardening #gardens #gardendesign #landscape #cemetery #cemeteriesofinstagram #horticulture #botany #fatherofamericanbotany #cambridge
Carex grayi (Gray’s sedge), native to eastern and central North America, by the Totten Center.
This beautiful Copper Beech at Sylvestor Manor was planted by famous botanist, Asa Gray, (a friend to John Muir and Charles Darwin). Gray, was the most significant botanist of the 19th Century, and this stunning tree is estimated to be 230-250 years old. You can feel its majestic presence when you stand beneath its branches and I swear you can see faces in its bark...Swipe through to the last picture, and see if you can see what I see! (With a long history of slavery recorded at the Manor, I feel this tree has a deep soul). Wished I could have spent longer with it. #trees #tree #copperbeach #sylvestormanor #shelterisland #faces #history #ancestors #farm #ancient #wisdom #treepersonality #beachtree #botanical #asagray #plantspirit #naturespirit
this nutjob graduated kindergarten yesterday! +due to not ideal circumstances, he switched to a whole new school with a whole new set of rules/expectations/ways of doin thangs, new teachers and staff, new kids, new building that is 800x bigger, etc just one month before the end of his kindergarten year. what a huge transition that this brave person took on with grace and grins!! always eager to go to school, make new pals, and learn new shit. goddamn, we are so proud of you Asa Gray! you’re rly laying the foundation for your entourage of small siblings to follow. Love you, butthole.
views from my pancake making station this mornin: 🐀🐀🐀
dubble the pigeon toez
sky bbs ⛅️
my first born💙
took a 24 hr quickie breather from desert camp life to get elevated at 11000 ft. Utah- you’re a trip. 🏔
👹 lil’ desert dwellers
introducing the 3 creeps who made me a mama & continually keep my potential scumbag ways at bay. I know everyone says that kids’ll drive ya nuts, but without them (ok, and @dustynjh too) I am positive that I’d be a miserable head case. this wild ride of parenting + (real)family is the most life I've ever lived. side note: in the time it took me to type those sentences Sage simultaneously took a dump and spilled a cup of water all over the table while eating French fries. during her diaper change she thanked me, reached up to gently stroke my cheek, and then pulled my face to hers for a slobbery open-mouthed kiss. I now smell like a greasy, farted on potato which is probably just your regular ol' mom scent. If I could bottle it up to have these experiences regularly, I absolutely fkn would. Happy mothers day💕
may the fourth be with you // shit my kid wears when we are looking at potential new houses
mama + sum wildflowers! 🌼 3 beautiful blooms and 1 lil’ ole jetty bud germinatin’ in my guts 🌼
matchy matchy at the hella poppin water park 🐺🐺🐺 // pro tip: get ur kids the same suits as it increases odds of maintaining location on all of ‘em. I find myself counting 1-2-3 ever so often and l👀kin for the same getup rly helps. Plus, cute af.
💋 we’re a very kissy bunch
the deepest dang lake in the entire u s of a
this adorable qt dudie scored his first goal today! (and I french braided my own hair for the first time, too😎).
Yesterday, our team was onsite for #tree #planting at the #AsaGray #Garden in @mountauburncemetery. Photos show the new #fountain , one of the first trees to be planted, some beautiful #Flowering #cherrytrees and the handsome Columnar Norway #Spruce . #wlam2018 #worldlandscapearchitecturemonth #thisislandscapearchitecture #landscapearchitecture #plants #plantsofinstagram #landscapedesign #Cemetery #onsite
✌🏼we out here
mah peeps 🐥🐥🐥🥚
chasin waterfalls with these babies (+ bff @dustynjh)
currently enduring second winter AKA this thing called “spring” in portland and rly wishin I was sunnin’ my buns somewhere on a sandy beach rather than living as a popsicle who continually contemplates burning the furniture for warmth.
t-ball uniform steez by Asa Gray, age 5.
my team ❤️
the 5 year old no longer wants to dress like orville redenbacher for cheesy holiday photo happenings, the 3 year old never loses sight of Mama— whom she mimics entirely for each photo, and the 1 year old has zero fear of the strange furry giant holding her. #reallife #happyeaster
the difference it makes when a mom pretends that a leaf is covered in poop as she smooshes it between her hands vs asking her kids to simply say “cheese” is drastic. 🤔 wonder where they get their sense of humor from... 😇 // qt clothes from @tea_collection
differing opinions regarding mom’s request for a photo before entering the craft store: (Asa’s like “ok, sure, fine” // Sage is like “how fkn dare you” // and June is like “anything you want Mama! Ur my bff 😇”)
Asa’s 1st performance 🖤
Absence, Displacement, and Naming are 3 strategies at work in my first major exhibition at the Smithsonian. Open March 23, Hope you can come check it out ;) #unseen #smithsonian #nativeamerican #georgewashington #lincoln #asagray #benjaminfranklin #erasedlynching #profiled #nationalportraitgallery #marcelduchamp #scrippscollege #guggenheimfellow #creativecapital
kudos to all those fitness people in this crazy world — I feel v “exercised” after dressing and undressing (multiple times) three small humans in layers of snow duds, wrestling on and off everybody’s boots (including my own), and then dragging said humans through the yard on a sled + snowboard in the same circle of hell, by myself. 💪🏼 hella gainz today, y’all. #snowday
lil’ squinty crew
shoutout to the 5 1/2 year old (as of today!) on the left who is always down to do whatever he can to make his sisters (or rly anyone) happiest. My little mellow yellow 🌼. We got crazy lucky with him being our firstborn-- his patient, gracious, and ever-forgiving ways have paved a much less bumpy path for parenting. I take him for granted more times than I care to admit, and my expectations always seem to be higher than they should, but after each and every fk up (on my end) his sweet and resilient nature is blatantly revealed, and thus almost forcing me to check myself. Often I am unsure as to who is the teacher here. . . Perhaps the position is not a permanent one. What do I know? I'm still figuring it out with the help of the tiny bb gurus @dustynjh and I made.
⚡️when one is invited to a Harry Potter themed birthday.... (Sage refused to wear her Dobby mask as it scared the bajeebus outta her).
new year, same weirdos
just a couple of angels 😇😇
celebratin' this rly cute/cool 29 year old with a pie dish full of home(+kid)made brownies topped with kid chosen and placed candles (wuttup birthday boyyyy). minor blemish created from sugar fiending tiny fingers when nobody was lookin'. hbd daddy @dustynjh 💋❤️😻
winter breakin' at the baby casino with uncle Collin @awkwardhandshake
mama + her rats 🐀🐀🐀
cinnamon bear cruisin' 🚢
Asa's holiday pajama craft fair at school was all fun & arts until June went mia for the longest minute of my entire existence. I don't think I even breathed during those hellish seconds of unknown separation until we met eachother with open arms and tears streaming down our cheeks. I'm so grateful to be snugged up next to this little wanderer tonight, her hand sticky with frosting as it cups my face and she snores into my ear.