Suddenly the world turned orange – glowing
after the grays and blues of another cloudy day.
And out up in the sky a rainbow shone!
I can only think of the Washington Monument.
Of the thousands gathered there,
of the millions who would be there,
and of all those silent because they just don’t know.
For what will you raise your voice?
altar, ancestors, candles, crafts, creativity, day of the dead, death, Dia De Los Muertos, fall, festive, fun, Ganesha, gateway, halloween, leaves, light, mandala, orange, reverence, tradition, vibrant
Honoring Our Ancestors as fall sweeps over Portland, turning leaves to bright colors, and bringing the rains with it. Candles fizzled in the rain drops, and Trick or Treat Halloween goers were cautioned by parents to beware the candles (some came for candy, some gazed wide-eyed at the glowing altar). In honor of Dia De Los Muertos / and continuing through All Saints Day – we and this altar held our ancestors in reverence. We laid out the leaves, in forms, shapes, and ways. Flowers too found their bright offerings. Small dishes of loved one’s favorite foods were carefully measured out. Ganesha properly dressed presided over the affair (we hear it was a good one) – holding the gateway of life and death . . . Continue reading
Finally harvested some plums! And so it is time to make Zwetschgendatschi, a plum cake / tort I very much enjoy from my German heritage. It’s basically a sweet, sugary/ buttery, pizza dough with plums sprinkled in sugar on top =)
This one is gluten free, and improved on the one from two years ago.
It still could be juicier, and it still needs whipped cream…
A snapshot of my darkroom – walls dismantled and almost everything packed up. Now I hope to find a new space for it.
16 image stitch with a 45mm on a crop sensor.
Beseler 23c and 45MX – super low cielings so a drop table and the insulation cut out above the enlargers for more head room.
Vertical Nova print processing tanks in addition to trays for 8×10 up to 16×20.
Dry sink with washing done at the basement utility-sink.
conversations, a warm environment, abundant samplings of food…. “What is Thanksgiving?” many people ask. This past one, Continue reading