Yes, I know it’s not Halloween. I have been slow to develop a few rolls that have been sitting on my coffee table for months. I finally had some down time a few days ago, braved the single digit temperatures and went to my local photo shop to drop them off. When I picked them up today, these came out.
Last October, I went to Marshfield, Wisconsin to visit my friends, Jane and Gunnar, and their daughter, Mimi. It was around Halloween so one day, we carved pumpkins.
Mimi’s cousin, Tanner came over and the two of them drew the pumpkin faces and scooped out the seeds while Gunnar carved, Jane looked on and I took pictures.
After what seemed like hours (Gunnar didn’t have the pumpkin carving tools you get at the drug store for three dollars, which are easier to use than regular knives), they were finally done, Tanner’s scary face and Mimi’s smiley face pumpkins.
Some photos from the weekend before Christmas taken with instagram.
I met Sarah and her sister, Alyson, in SoHo for brunch on a chilly morning last Sunday, perhaps the only time I’ve ever seen the streets there empty. Priceless.
We went to The Dutch, the new restaurant by the same chef at Locanda Verde, Andrew Carmellini. We ordered the pastry board to share, which came with a curry sugar donut, apple cheddar scone and a banana nut muffin.
Sarah had the fried chicken with coleslaw and honey biscuits. I had the eggs with chorizo and hominy grits and Alyson had the cornmeal flapjacks with blueberries.
We had to wait for the bloody marys (in NY, alcohol isn’t served until noon on Sunday) but it was worth it.
This is a first on this blog. Photos from a regular camera. And not just any regular camera, but a film camera!
For the past few months, I have been following this blog, which has inspired me to take out my old school Nikon SLR camera.
So last weekend, I bought several rolls of 400 speed film, switched the camera on manual and tried to capture the last lingering signs of summer in Marilyn’s (aka Mom) garden.
She had zinnias, petunias and roses in her garden. She also has a vegetable garden but that’s for another post.
A few weeks ago while in England, I took the train from Victoria station to Brighton, an hour south of London.
I got there on a Sunday afternoon and spent the day visiting my cousin and his family. We drove around the coast and also walked around the marina and the pier.
Brighton is apparently a popular weekend and holiday destination. If you hate crowds, don’t go on a Sunday afternoon.
A few days later, I came back on a Wednesday and walked along the beach. Hardly anyone was there.
I loved the old-world feel of the pier and the seafront. The pebbles on the beach added to its charm. Though I imagine, as my friendMichelle said, laying on that beach would be uncomfortable.
Nevertheless, I loved the sea air, the rush of the waves, and the endless, hazy horizon.
I spent several days in London visiting friends and relatives. Here are some pictures I took while in that city. Someone must have been looking out for me since I had mostly wonderful (for London) partly sunny weather while there.