A few weeks ago the boy and I headed to his parents’ farm for a quick little visit. I have blogged about the farm before (here, here, and here, to name a few), but this place has started to take hold of a little piece of my heart. It can be rather desolate and empty at times; the only noises you hear are cows, birds, and the occasional farm equipment running, and the dirt roads around the farm seem to go on forever. Evenings and mornings there can be absolutely stunning, and even though I have photographed a decent amount there I feel like I have barely scratched the surface. On top of that, it changes so much depending on the season that there is always something fresh the photograph. Late spring and early summer are probably my favorite times to be there (which also tends to be true of most locations for me), and since this has been a mostly cool and fairly wet spring/summer so far, things were extra beautiful (aka very green and lush). Earlier this spring however, the weather was not so ideal. The higher temps and lack of rain left the wheat (my favorite part of the farm) very short and not as great as normal for photographs.
The day that we got there was cool and rather perfect early in the evening, so we sat out on the deck for a while before the sun dipped low and things got too chilly. Scott practiced guitar, and I wandered the farm taking pictures in the beautiful light. It was lovely.
The more I photograph, the more I realize that I am drawn to very intimate spaces. Grand spaces generally don’t intrigue me nearly as much, at least in terms of my photography. I also have the tendency to be drawn back to the same space over and over, witnessing how it changes depending on the light or the passage of time. These images are random ones from the past month or so, of various spaces that you may have seen before, but perhaps under different conditions. Some are just brief moments that I photographed in an attempt to hold on to them in my mind; I found them significant in some way at the time, and wanted that moment to stick.
And, meet Gwynn, who lives in my studio. The plant’s growth is explosive; these image were shot just a few weeks apart. I plan to keep documenting the growth, but it is slowly (or not so slowly) taking over my studio I think.
As a bit of a teaser for you all, I just returned from a trip to New York City, so images from that trip will be up in the (hopefully) near future. Also, more moments of light are on their way. Happy Monday everyone!
Today was super busy, so I grabbed this shot quick while I was home this afternoon. The next 2 days are going to be insane, so I may not be able to shoot/post, depending on how things go. Which is frustrating because I just want to finish this project.
Also, I just wrote up my first post for Analogue Sunrise. Be sure to go give it a read, and check out the rest of the site.
For some reason I have been on a huge baking/cooking kick lately. Usually I just slap something together for meals, like a typical college student. But, for the past few weeks I have been cooking myself real, delicious meals. And I have been experimenting with my own recipes too. It has been an adventure, and I think it is turning into some sort of therapy for me.
This was a pizza I made for dinner the other night, and goodness it was delicious. One of the best pizzas I have had, if I may be so vain.
Last week I found a recipe online for cupcakes for two. I thought it would be perfect for me and my new obsession with baking. I tried them out tonight, and they were wonderful! It was the first time I had made cupcakes from scratch, and I played with the recipe a little to make them funfetti cupcakes instead of plain vanilla. The frosting is also made from scratch, but that is a given with me.
Besides my baking and cooking spree, I have had a little obsession with plants and growing things. Grass seed is what I had available, so I have 3 different containers growing grass at the moment. The tins, which have been up on my blog recently, and this glass, and a big pot of it. I have just been craving color in my life recently I guess.
Well, I started growing grass once again this spring. I just love how much it brightens things up. Unfortunately, the grass seed I bought this time is not nearly as pretty or lush as the stuff from last year. It does grow faster though, it has only been up for 3 days or so and it already needed a cut.
I went for a little walk at the Uk Arboretum yesterday, and there on the side of the path was a table overgrown with plants, and a tea set on it. I then realized it was an Alice in Wonderland set up, complete with a clock and cat in the tree. I just really loved how the various dishes looked in the green. I may upload a picture of the set up as well just for fun.
This is why I love growing grass. I get to cut it and feel productive for a few minutes and feel like I have something new in my house. Plus it just feels cool (yes, I am a strange person). I am hoping to make a stop motion of the pictures I took from this, which I am so so excited about! So keep your eyes out for that (hopefully tonight even).
To make up for not posting here yesterday but still getting my picture up on flickr, I am posting here first today. Ha it makes me feel slightly better about it all in a silly sort of way. It was just a perfect day in terms of weather today; around 60, complete sunshine, and no wind. It was marvelous. But I was stuck in studio most of the day so that was not so marvelous. With the weather being so spring like, I just had to do a shot that was somewhat spring like. I wandered around my house, and sadly there isn’t much coming up around my house. I wish I had a big beautiful garden for pictures.