IMG_1274The things they left behind: As fascinated as I am by the many abandoned homes I’ve come across while exploring the Southern California desert, I’m just as intrigued by the household items and personal possessions that have been discarded along with them. As for the cabin featured in yesterday’s post, there wasn’t much there…just a couple of bedsprings (of course) and, strangely enough, a solitary spatula lying on the ground outside.


IMG_2088edit_edited-4I spent the day in the desert today and boy was it miserable…103 degrees with 103% humidity give or take. As for the photo, it’s of a shadow-casting bike rack that caught my eye in Palm Desert.


96670007Yep, more autumn leaves for you today. I love how fall looks through the flipped lens of a Brownie Hawkeye. :-)

(Photo taken with Kodak Professional 120 color film.)


folmori.jpgAnother shot taken with my old flipped-lens Brownie Hawkeye and Kodak Professional 120 color film. I don’t usually get this close with the Brownie but kind of like how this image (taken on the shore of Lake Fulmor on a foggy day) turned out.


96670003That old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air … Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.
~ Wallace Stegner,
Angle of Repose

Photo taken with a Brownie Hawkeye (lens flipped) and Kodak Professional 120 color film.