Life and Music Are On My Mind

Life, Photography

My birthday is on Sunday, and I’m getting old. I can’t think of a better theme for this post than a graveyard. 😉

All kidding aside, this is the only photography I have to offer this blog at the moment. My photo mojo has waned a little this year. This is from the roll of Holga shots I took when I went on the photo meetup in January. My plan was to shoot portraits with my Holga, which I did. But they didn’t come out great. I may post them next week and talk a little bit more about it. In the meantime, here are a couple moody shots of the graveyard from that day.
gravesite gift

Lone Fir Cemetery

A little story:
About an hour ago I was talking to a former coworker who has retired. She’d just learned, from another co-worker, that my birthday was this weekend and asked how old I will be. I gulped and said it out loud: “49. I’ll be 49.” And holy shit. It was hard to say that number  (It’s hard for me  to type that number). I told her that it was difficult to face the fact that I am in my last year of my 40s. She just kind of smiled and said, “you’ll get over it soon.” And she had a look of wisdom in her eyes.

When I walked out of the library for my walk this was the first song that popped up on my iTunes. An odd bit of synchronicity. 🙂



Today’s image is a self portrait taken with my pinhole camera at lunch a couple of weeks ago. Today is my Birthday and I’ve had a tradition of taking a self portrait on my birthday for the past several years. Consider this my self annual birthday self portrait.

Geeky Bits:
Camera: Terrapin Bijou
Film: Fuji Acros 100
Exposure: 2 minutes 49 seconds

Happy Birthday to my guy


Today is my Favorite Person’s birthday! I am so glad he was born. He fills my heart and my life with love. Which is good, because all of the overflowing love is spread out to the rest of the world. ‘Cause that’s how love works. He makes my life interesting and I am honored to have him as a partner.

Rafael took this photo with the Holga Pinhole camera while we were on vacation in Seattle. It is another view of this sculpture from the Olympic Sculpture Garden. I saw this photo on my computer this morning and was so stoked that I had to share it with you (with his permission). I think he might be catching the Pinhole Bug, as well!




Today is my birthday. I am going to spend it at the Portland Art Museum, enjoying art. Then I’m going to the Downtown Library to finally get my Multnomah County Library card. I told a friend at work that I hadn’t yet been inside the downtown library and she was absolutely shocked and insisted I go.

My mom found these old photos of me on my 2nd and 3rd birthdays. I thought they were kind of cute. I look at them and wonder who this little girl is.