My dear friend Enola came to visit all the way from Oakland in July, to seek a glimpse of the elusive beast known as a “Moose”. She is the most enthusiastic fan of cassette tapes that I know, so it made sense that I should photograph her with her most recent acquisitions.
I will admit a slight unease at the fact that Thing Three’s arms reach out of the frame towards me.
Even in the total absence of soil, water or sun, Thing Two reaches insistently ever upwards.
This is Thing One, discovered once upon a time in the far corner of the cupboard.
My dear friend Cud came to visit in July, while on tour/on his way to move to the Yukon. This fellow always warms my heart, and inspires me to be passionately creative.
You’ve seen his face here before, but if you need a reminder, among other things, he is an incredible musician, (who had a song played on CBC last night!) and you can listen to him here!
(edit: there are more photos from this shoot! If you want to see the rest, check them out here.)
We have an unofficial scoreboard here, where we keep track of which of our friends have come to stay, and for how long. The visitor who stays the longest “wins”.
We kidnapped Casper in mid June, and they stayed all the way until the end of July! It was lovely.
If you want to try and beat their record, our guest trailer is always open….
Progress is being made.
This is Trout, a fearsome slayer who would sleep under my bed and purr so loudly she’d keep me up. Easily at least two thirds feral, she lived with us for about a year and a half, and quickly became one of the biggest loves of my life.
She left, either by her own decision or as a result of someone else’s actions, this past June while we were away for the weekend. Probably the most heartbreaking event of my life thus far.
Fortunately, that tired cliche about time and wounds holds some truth to it.
After working at this grocery store for over a year without ever coming across any friends among the produce, there was a period of a month where I met no less than three of them.
You’ve already met Ansel, this is Andromeda.
(this is also part of a test roll for a Minolta SRT 101 I was given for free.)
(this is also also more dregs from the spring. Impatient for newer images? Me too. Hah.)