Momento from a Summer Dinner in the Yard
1519 views/ 3-20-15
FEATURED in FAVOURITE PLACES YOU MAKE, TAKE OR PAINT
FEATURED in INSPIRED ART
FEATURED in The Image Writing Group
FEATURED in PEACE, LOVE, TRANQUILITY
FEATURED in #1 ARTISTS of RED BUBBLE
FEATURED in ART UNIVERSE
FEATURED in HIGH QUALITY IMAGES
FEATURED in SUPERBLY VISUAL
FEATURED in FEELIN’ GOOD
FEATURED in ART by BUBBLE HOSTS
Carol’s table was piled high with artwork. Well, her house was always piled high with artwork – still is. It was was her Xerox phase: she accomplished wonders with that method, copying her photographs repeatedly which in the end, achieved high key effects like many of us do in Photoshop today.
I don’t think we even had computers, at the time. Or we did, but at the office. That’s what they were for, then – work! (Little did we know what lay ahead.)
I know we threw together something – may have been the day we tried a pizza recipe with basil, shrimp and asiago cheese. Then we took it to the picnic table on the patio, outside. I had my camera with me (usually did)… I even had some photos left! This was back before the age of digital. I had a Canon AE1. I remember heading for the yard – probably, I had the wine in hand – thinking, as I turned, “Hey, that sink would make a real picture!” There was something in the light… all that red! … the fresh flowers from the yard… and that mural on the wall always fascinated me, as well. I don’t believe she painted that herself. As I remember now, it was already there when she first got the house.
Carol said, “No! Not a photo of my dirty dishes! What a mess.” But I took it anyway. With Kodachrome. Now, years later, here it is… a bright little window to a moment in the long-ago and far away – - yet, it seems like yesterday as well.
My friend still has the house. For me, homes have come and gone like shoes, so that’s important to me, somehow. (Someone should have roots, if not yours truly!). I hope I get the chance to visit there again and photograph not just the kitchen sink, but the rest of her treasure-trove. She does say, the picnic table will be waiting in the yard and she will have the glasses chilled!
I don’t know if we will see those Doppelgangers there – she and I, so much younger than we are today – but I think they’re still around in spirit, somewhere.