Hollyhocks! I have a few coming up, but not like these. There is a garden in our neighborhood which is one of my faves to visit when out on a walk. I spoke with the lady of the house about it one day, and she said, “I just throw extra seeds over the fence.” Well, she might, but whatever she does, it works!
Taken with a Trip 35 and Fuji Superia 200. And finally developed.
I think this is a webbed fence surrounding a local playground. Because I am not sure, I think I shall have to return!
Nikon N90s, Nikon 28-85 f2.8 Macro, Ilford Ortho Plus 80.
A fence, and some friends up ahead. Next stop: lunch!
What’s on the other side?
Here, a creek in a rather deep ravine, filled with poison oak as well. Keeps the frogs and crayfish safe!
Sunbrellas with no one to shelter . . . this is a shot from a dying mall that is under new ownership and new management.
There is a real drive to make this mall work again, but its construction is one of the things working against it. It is open to the sky in the center, which is not the best in an area prone to 90-100F temperatures off and on year round. Hard surfaces reflecting the heat don’t help, either. It is a very nice place to shop – and horribly uncomfortable at high noon.
In order to generate revenue, small businesses are moving in because of reasonable rents that once were so high that only large chain stores could afford them. It is here that I take my film to be processed, that my husband goes to buy grain and beer-making supplies. I hope that more businesses (obviously, there are more than two) move in, as it is a very pleasant place to shop when it is in the 70s.
And even more, I hope they create more covered spaces to get away from the heat – sweltering heat is unpleasant, for humans and business alike.
It’s good to see upgrades and improvements being made at a local park. My tax dollars at work!
Such a classical song from the 40s by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters. There are versions of the same by Roy Rogers, Willie Nelson, and Gene Autry. You can find these on YouTube.
It was also a popular song in the infamous American internment camps for Japanese-Americans during WW2.