Double Chin

Sunday, August 13, 2006

I've been awfully busy lately, on my super wonderful trip to Victoria, BC, then a drive down to Portland, Oregon, then Mendocino, California, and finally San Francisco. I fell in love with each of those places. (well, I didn't actually fall in love with Mendocino, although it was lovely.) I haven't sifted though the pictures from that trip, yet. Oh, and I also got to experience the Pacific Ocean at several different points along the coast. And to play with crabs and fish and other critters in the tidal pools (I'm so cruel to wildlife, I know. I just love them so much!)
These photos I took on or near my parent's farm. I'm trying to find a way to grab hold of what things I love about my home, while I'm here. One thing I love about traveling: the more I experience the places that other people call home, the more my own place of origin feels like less of a faceless default setting, and more of a distinct, specific collection of textures, feelings, colors, and symbols.

(btw, I'm not sure how the tonal levels and saturations on these will look to other people, as this monitor is pretty sketchy. I hope they translate reasonably well on other computers.)


Back home used to feel like an isolated and boring place to be banished to. Now its become more of a refreshing, rich, and calming haven.

My posting may be very here and there until the end of August. By the beginning of September, I'll be back in Ontario, with my awesome computer and fast internet connection, meaning that regular posting will resume.

3 Comments:

  • Great photos, I realy like the one of the white cat, it feels warm and cozy... and ready to bite your finger off, what character!

    I absolutly agree about the correlation beetween beeing away from home and realizing that your home is actually really special and cool. I feel proud of Montreal and my French Canadian culture more than ever, now that I've seen that other places don't have those details and qualities of my home place which I didn't really notice or took for granted before I left them. Like Dorothy said, there's no place like home!

    By Blogger Guillaume, at 9:04 PM  

  • ya'll know the west coast is the best coast!

    By Blogger Eliot, at 3:19 AM  

  • Guillaume- yeah, that kitty is a nutcase, all it wants to do is playfight, not cuddle. But he's so pretty, I need to take a good picture of his eyes... their color is incredible.
    What's this about being proud to be French Canadian? Let's not go nuts, now... ::snicker:: ah, you know I'm joking. Montreal sounds so incredible, I really hope I can come check it out some time.
    Eliot- yo. A big shout out from the best coast: the NO-Coast (beautiful, landlocked Alberta.)

    By Blogger Sarah, at 2:43 PM  

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