Monday, March 10, 2014
I took these photos of my friend Erica while I was still in Utah in February and the mountains had just been dusted with a fresh
layer of snow. I brought along smoke bombs for her to hold in glass jars in each hand, and even though I selected colorful looking
ones, the smoke came out plain white....strange and disappointing. Then we tried to place orange ones around her in the snow,
and they did come out bright orange but the wind blew the smoke out of frame and my camera jammed as I reframed the last bit
of fleeting smoke. ugh. the riskiness and finickiness of film can get really frustrating.
Luckily I still got some pretty images I'm happy with, but they're nowhere near as dynamic and colorful as I was hoping. Oh well,
maybe I can try again next winter I guess. I'm sure missing these mountains already. Winter in New York without fresh snow is kind
of the worst thing I could imagine. But don't worry, it's supposed to be 60 degrees tomorrow and back down to 25 and snowing by
Posted by Kitsune-kun at 2:26 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014
So it's March already. Could've fooled me. I've had an interesting few months, with an extended stay in Utah with family to pick my sister up from the airport for her return from her LDS mission to Florida, and then a return back home after a short three weeks back in New York to attend my grandma's funeral. I've been in Utah for a week now but I didn't even bring my camera. I think I've taken 'outfit photos' about twice since January. I just feel no drive or desire to blog, and haven't much since Christmas. Not sure if this means a big break, a different direction, or actually quitting, but I sometimes just feel obligated to update or fill up space here, and I seem to have lost my mojo for style content.
So these are just some snaps taken while in Utah during February. Just things I was up to and places I visited. These are all from Midway, the quaintest Swiss-settled town in a mountain valley southeast of Salt Lake. My grandparents built a cabin up here years ago and it's been a special family spot my whole life. Winter is the prettiest here I've ever seen, and it helps that it's home to the Ice Castles, which I think are growing in fame every year. I'd move here in a heartbeat given the chance.
Posted by Kitsune-kun at 1:51 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Today was my Grandma Bagley's funeral. I feel very lucky to have been able to travel back home and spend time with family and plan and attend this event and tribute. She was a pretty great lady. I thought I'd post some photos from her life today, since I haven't been blogging these past few weeks, and spending time with her and talking about her with the rest of the family has been at the forefront of my activities. It's been really fun to hear all these stories from different sources about different eras of her life, and going through family photos has been a great treasure hunt.
She was a musical genius and passed on her passion and talent to a lot of her posterity- for the funeral, my sister, two cousins, and I sang a four part acapella medley that she had arranged back in the day, and at the end all the cousins playing various stringed instruments performed Pachebel's Canon as they carried out the casket- and it was pretty striking to see that we made up enough people for a chamber orchestra. It was a really beautiful and moving service. I'll always be grateful for the love she instilled in me for playing violin and singing.
Posted by Kitsune-kun at 7:25 PM