22 June 2009

the peace of wild things

the farmer's market provides great inspiration for photos.

saturday, i had good friends over for breakfast and we all walked down to the fremont solstice parade. it was so joyful and colorful and lovely that i took two rolls of 120 film on my holga! i can't wait to get those developed and show you the parade. one friend brought homemade ginger vanilla sugar that she broiled on top of sliced grapefruit. wow!

i also, for later in the day, made two batches of ice cream and a pasta salad with basil from my garden. yum.

just an fyi, the photo on my last post was a double exposure with my holga. one shot right side up, the other upside down. of course, inspired by tifanie. it was actually a really bright day but something in the two shots on top of each other made the photo look foggy and almost black and white. thanks for enjoying it!


i have been looking at this lady's blog recently for her stunning shots of life in korea. she just shared a wendell berry poem that stuck with me. i had to pass it along:

The Peace of Wild Things
by Wendell Berry

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time,
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

i'm having a hard start to my monday (maybe because i feel like i should be on summer vacation but i'm now a working stiff and don't get summer breaks), but this poem gives me a little light to give the day a push.

i hope it helps your monday, as well...


  1. lovely thoughts, Anna.

    We were at the fremont fair on Sunday!

    Hope your Monday gets better... (maybe plan in your mind for dinner outside? a picnic?)

  2. I love the softness of the first picture!! Is it taken with a Holga?

  3. hi Ida! thank you for your sweet comment, they were both taken with a holga. i love the holga!

  4. I heart holga too! Two wonderful shots!


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