A few weeks back while taking one of my walks, I photographed a local named Dave. Dave rides an adult-sized tricycle around the village. He’s there at every event and he is always glad to make sure people are safe.
Well, I finally got a print made of it so I set out this afternoon to find Dave. I tried the park. He wasn’t there. I tried the bowling alley, and he wasn’t there. I finally saw his trike at Mark’s Pizza (best Pizza around, by the way).
There was Dave at the counter. I got his attention and showed him the photo. He got so excited!
“That’s me!” he exclaimed to the people working at Mark’s.
“Yes,” the manager said, “that’s you Dave.”
“He gave it to me,” Dave said pointing at me, “He’s my friend.”
Dave’s my friend too. I’m glad to have made his day, and his gratitude and cheerful response made my day.
My day started off going out into the rain to pick a gallon of crabapples. I had asked Elizabethe if I picked them if she’d make crabapple jelly. (My Grandma Knowles used to make crabapple jelly. It was one of my favorites.) So, I picked until my fingers were numb from the cold wet rain.
I came in and decided I would do some work on the dry house. After surveying the situation I decided to head to Lowe’s to purchase a 1×4 for facing off the front door. The inside trim was missing. I had already insulated it and now it just needs to be trimmed. So, I got it measured.
I also measured where a window used to be at the bottom of the stairs. (A really dumb place to put a window. Imagine falling down the stairs, or dropping something? So, I’m sure there is a good reason for it being boarded up.) I’m going to fill the opening with a plywood panel so I measure for it too.
The stairs are now red and the trim orange. (Yeah, who paints a room brown with red and orange trim?) I’m going to paint the stairs and the wall behind it 50% gray. I took my white balance target to Lowe’s and had them match the gray in it. Where the window was, I’ll use that section for hanging small prints for clients to see.
Went Lowe’s and it is amazing I can fit a piece of plywood in my Grand Prix. Okay… I had to have them cut it. But, I can put several 8′ boards on the passenger side. I can easily haul 8 2x4s in 8′ lengths.
I met a nice guy in front of WalMart. He was with his son selling popcorn for his son’s Cub Pack. Steve Stopp was his name. He invited me to come to their church if we hadn’t found one yet. In our conversation it came out that I am a Latter-day Saint. We talked about why I moved from California to Western New York.
Got home and got the boards put in place, caulked, and cleaned up, and decided to call it quits on that.
After retouching several images from Thursday’s shoot (see below), I decided to go find Dave and give him his picture.
Beth Rose, model
The day, weather wise, turned out to be a great day too. Check out some of the colors in my yard…
One of the maple trees on the estate. (Look at that patch of sky too!)
And this flowers just came up the other day…
Snow Crocus and Fallen Leaves
I’ve been showing photos of this door all summer and now look at the leaves. Soon, there will be now leaves at all on this vine and I will tear it off the wall for it to repeat this next year. So cool.
Woodbine Vine Early Fall 2009