Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Mom (Gramma) Gramma (Baba)

I tried to photograph my mother and her mother together at my grandmother’s apartment, where I like the lighting. I have tried this a few times, but I haven’t gotten something I like yet. On this occasion, my grandmother was really quite compliant & silent, tho she said she couldn’t figure out what’s going on. My mom is really quite talkative, which is lovely, tho talkative mouths are not quite as photogenic as mouths that keep their minds to themselves. Should I have a chance to attempt this again, I would have both of them stand near the window and look straight at the camera with their heads as close together as possible. I have a wide-angle lens & when things aren’t aligned, it really shows the foreshortening.


This is my favorite photo of my two old women together:




I love my mother’s face in this photo:




& I love my grandmother’s face in this photoβ€” but what was my mom chatting about? I have no recollection.


Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Jail of Trees (Clark Reservation, Jamesville, New York)

Thursday, October 25th, 2018


There will be a time when there are no more naps.




I will miss the naps.


Friday, October 19th, 2018

New Doll (Les Enfant de la Terre)

Seeking sunlight and a split-rail fence, I went to Iris’s school to take photos of a new doll I made.




Akiva wasn’t particularly delighted that I was not there to take photos of him.




So, of course, I had to take some photos of him.




I tried to get him to do one thing or another for the cameraβ€”




but he’s at his best when he’s acting like his regular self.


Monday, October 15th, 2018

Iris shows off her cuteness (Johnville Bog & Forest Park)









Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Family Visit (L’Ile du Marais)

Iris has always been a people watcher. She stated this to me explicitly at age two. One of her favorite people to watch is Uncle Dan. She likes to watch him draw, especially when he is drawing landscapes. Rendering a landscape in watercolor is a magical act.








(Insert photo of watercolor here.)



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Later, at home, Gramma watches Iris knit.




Now & again, she lends a hand.




Knitting is not one of Iris’s favorite activities, but she is much better at it than I am!


Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Somewhere in Eden (Pont Drouin Covered Bridge/ L’Abri Vegetal)

Somewhere in Eden, naked young children play amongst tall flowers growing by a river.


Friday, October 5th, 2018

New Backpack (L’Ile du Marais)

I couldn’t carry both enough water to get us comfortably through our longest of hikes and carry Akiva, so I bought Iris a backpack. It gives her superpowersβ€” the most wonderful of which is the super power to enable us to carry enough water.