I hear the train a comin,’ It’s rolling round the bend, And I ain’t seen the sunshine since I don’t know when

My next series of pinhole shots come from a meetup of the Seattle Camera Obscura Photography Enthusiasts Society in Chehalis at the train museum. I took a crazy amount of shots that day: three rolls of film! That is a lot for me. Here are a few from the roll of Acros 100. I used my Ondu MKii for these.

It's comin' round the bend

I hear a train a comin'


No Parking

And here is a video of an amazingly talented woman singing Folsom Prison Blues in her backyard:

This is Caroline Hecht. She played at the Sandy Library a couple of years ago and she is amazing. I highly recommend her album, Swallowed by Swells.


Can I sail through the changing ocean tides? Can I handle the seasons of my life?

I have 4 versions of this song on my iTunes but i think this is my favorite.

The Fleetwood Mac version just popped up on my iTunes though. I feel like it resonates with how I’ve been felling lately about the passing of time and aging and that terrifying feeling of it all.


Hey now now, we’re goin’ down down And we ride the bus there and pay the bus fare

“Hey Now Now” by The Cloud Room played on my iTunes on my walk home so I thought I’d share for today’s “song of the day” post. I think this is one of my all time favorite songs.


Here comes the rain again Falling on my head like a memory Falling on my head like a new emotion

Yesterday I woke up to a very sunny, beautiful day. As I was packing up my backpack for work I briefly thought about taking my raincoat out. “I don’t need this today, it’s sunny and nice,” I thought. And then I remembered that I live in Oregon so I left it in my bag. Guess what happened later that evening before I walked home? Yep. It rained. I’m glad I listened to my gut. It was still raining on my walk to work this morning and this song came up on my iTunes. I had to smile to myself.

a poem for your Tuesday

I have to admit that I am feeling like I am running out of ideas for my 100 days of blogging. I mean, how do I top 2 weeks of traveling in Europe and the after effects? But this lovely poem by Wayne Miller appeared in my inbox this morning from Poets.org so I thought I would share it.

read the full text of “Mind-Body Problem” here.