Friday, August 27, 2010

Valley of the Moon Apartments

And so begins a new series... (and I think it's going to be a good one!)
Same roadside subject matter, with a slightly different approach.

I hope you love this photograph as much as I do, because really, truly, I almost can't believe its real.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Ladies and Liquor

I shot this photograph way back in 2001, on a late night photo excursion with a friend.
The photograph, and the friend, are still among my very favorites.

North Beach, San Francisco.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hotel Travelers

Even though I shot this photograph on a summer day in Oakland,
it reminds me of a winter day in Chicago.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday at the Milk Farm

There once lived a happy little restaurant called the Milk Farm.

The Milk Farm provided a much needed place for weary travelers to enjoy a chicken dinner and pony ride. And, for just 10 cents, a thirsty guest could enter an all-you-can-drink milk drinking contest. What a dream...

The Milk Farm had a wonderful life just off the side of the highway. In fact, it was as wonderful as any life lived next to a highway can be. She loved each man, woman, and child who paid her a visit. You see, somewhere deep down the Milk Farm knew that these people loved her back.

At the time it was erected, the sign, standing 100 feet tall, was said to be America's highest highway sign.

Of the animated cow, The Dixon Tribune wrote:
"This gentle creature appears, disappears and appears again in a slow cadence."

The first couple of years were quiet, but by the time WWII rolled around, business was booming. Visitors came from near and far -- as far away as New York, and possibly even farther. One lovely day in 1940, the Milk Farm was featured in the Saturday Evening Post.
(Anyone have that issue? Quick, go check the attic please.)

This charming little place operated continuously from 1928 until 1986, when a violent windstorm blew a large hole in the roof.
How's that for a surprise ending?

Sure the cow no longer jumps over the moon, but I'll take what I can get. Lucky for us, the sign still stands...

P.s. One more photo here.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Stories of Summer, ch.7

Venturing out from behind, if only to find myself in front.

(photos by Allison.)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Stories of Summer, ch. 5

Late-afternoon beer at the Pub, table for three.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Bookmobile

Read for knowledge and recreation... Books for Everyone!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Every Day.

Good morning, Happy Sunday...

Today begins the August break, a fun experiment started by the gracefully talented Susannah. My goal is to share at least one photo with you every day in August. Accompanying words, optional (hence the break.)

As Susannah phrases it, The August Break is a way to "(look) at August through your camera lens as a way to be more present this summer..."

Summer passes so quickly, and I'm looking forward to creating the most I can from the season. Let the games begin...!