Thursday, December 30, 2010



(holga 120N, kodak ektar 100)

Mohammadreza's work

I found this site I'm not sure how long ago, but definitely quite some time before I began my blog. He claims he is not a photographer but I am absolutely in love with his work that is both simple and dynamic. He has an amazing eye. Have a look and spend some time pondering his incredible work. It's a place that feels sacred to me and one I visit often. Below are just a few of the photos I love- though honestly, it's impossible to make such a choice.

Monday, December 27, 2010

a walk in the woods



ellis on a walk


painted forest


skinny trees

spanish moss

tree trunk

wandering in a chilled breeze through some local woods about a week ago. i'd thought my pentax was on the blitz but it seems all is well as this roll came out so beautifully. how i love capturing these memories of one of our favorite pastimes... breathing in the woody fresh air, bathing in dappled sunlight through the towering trees, holding hands, musing about what we hear and feel and see.

(pentax k1000, fuji pro 200)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

country road
a country road on our way home from seeing family, christmas eve day.

christmas eve
the magic of Santa, who came in the night to hang ribbon for E.

the joy of new toys and stickers and books.

santa left surprises
unwrapped and under the tree :)

breakfast leftovers
our dishwasher after breakfast.

some bowling
a little bowling with the family gift.

some napping
and a much needed nap before dinner.

making music
making music with friends christmas night.

making music with friends

with jim
J (her godfather) helping with the trombone.

time with the greyhounds
A (E's godmother) and Iris, their newest greyhound.

a glass of red wine.

with sabrina
love between A and Sabrina...


christmas tree lights
all in the glow of christmas light.

this year was filled with magic.
hope yours was too.

Saturday, December 25, 2010





pictured here is the nativity i grew up with, that i remember from my first days that memory came to be. it was my favorite "decoration" that kept me engaged and intrigued for hours. in the 40+ years that my mom was married to my dad, this traveled with us through every christmas... from Maryland to Bangladesh to Iran to Texas and finally here. i was deeply honored that my mom left such a cherished keepsake to me and i love it as much as she did.

hope everyone is having a warm and happy christmas :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


(canon 50D)

Monday, December 20, 2010

boardwalk, pentax

sunset on the prairie, pentax

sunset and brush, pentax

prairie, pentax

sunset and boardwalk, pentax

e on boardwalk, pentax

these are from that same day on the prairie. i took these with the pentax, fuji pro 200 if i remember correctly. have a great week everyone!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

night at my house 056

If you have taken this rubble for my past
raking through it for fragments you could sell
know that i long ago moved on
deeper into the heart of the matter

If you think you can grasp me, think again:
my story flows in more than one direction
a delta springing from the riverbed
with its five fingers spread

~adrienne rich~

(photo 2006, self portrait, canon rebel xt)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

and once in awhile, a good roll of film.

g shoots

look out

the prarie

hint of double exposure, prairie

the prarie

through the fence

double palm and sky

sunset and palms

sunset palm and cloud smoke

sunset on the prarie

sunset palms

sun, palm, and skay

sun and sky

the warmth of a beautiful sunset on the prairie 15 minutes south of our little house. the thrill of rushing to beat the clock before the sun disappears. and the bigger thrill of waiting for these rolls to come back, never imagining that for a moment and maybe for the first time, you felt you'd captured the world just as it was on that day.

(holga 120, kokak ektar 100)

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