Another iPhone snap for you today but for a completely different reason. Whereas yesterday was an epically lazy day, today I more than made up for it by hiking the Southridge trail above Idyllwild all the way up to the Tahquitz Peak fire lookout (approximately 9,000 feet above sea level and a nine-mile round trip on foot). I am beyond exhausted and the pain in my knee is unprecedented but it was totally worth it!
Just an iPhone snap for you today, folks. It’s been a lazy, the-day’s-almost-over-and-I’m-still-in-my-pajamas kind of Sunday here at my house. It’s also the first day of Daylight Savings which is always a welcome change and so uplifting. I love this time of year!
Lake Hemet at dusk; Mountain Center, CA
We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone. ~ Orson Welles
Another shot from my recent backyard photo safari, this one of a bird feeder.
One last daffodil-bud shot from the morning after our much-needed rainstorm. And with that I wish you a good night. Sweet dreams, all!
More post-rain photo experimentation in the garden…
After three lovely days of much-needed rain, I felt inspired this morning to experiment with my new macro lens and the mostly-neglected manual settings on my camera. This shot is of one of the many daffodils in my garden that are now on the verge of blooming.
I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen. ~ Anne Lamott
Even under optimal circumstances (in this case the wonderful SX-70 Land camera and most-recent generation of Impossible Project film were used in warm, late-afternoon light) Polaroid photography remains an unpredictable undertaking. Like a couple of the other images I’ve posted here recently, this shot is inexplicably overexposed and washed out and yet, for me, the sweet moment it captures makes up for its lack of perfection and brings to mind the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi.
Photo taken with a Polaroid SX-70 Land camera and Impossible Project instant film.