Sunday, April 19, 2009

point of view


L - Nikon / T- Nikon
not coincidental picture posting - we took these on the same day - just different view points

click to view larger - see her little white smile marking.

I drove up to Athens yesterday afternoon for a spontaneous visit with T. We met at the bookstore because T had finished another book and was looking for a new one to start, then to TJMaxx were she had picked out 2 littles dresses she wanted. After shopping we went to the local coffee shop and sat outside in the warm sun. It was a perfectly beautiful day and we had no time schedule so we sat and talked, and talked - she told me what was going on in her life and I gave her my point of view on a few things she was dealing with, she told me about her new classes for next year, etc and I told her about my late night workings and how sore I was from boot camp that morning, then we decided to go out for dinner. We wanted to try the new mexican restuarant, Taqueria Del Sol, but it was closed. So we went across the street to the famous "The Grit". As we walked back to the car we noticed that Taqueria Del Sol was open. This was the 2nd time we'd tried to eat there. Maybe next time we'll pay attention to the hours. / after dinner i took mom to my favorite thrift store, angora. i always find things there that i want. today it was a beautiful mannequin head that i coveted, she really spoke to me. but she was $80. guess i'll have to save my money. we still had daylight so we decided to drive to watkinsville just to see what we could find. she'd see lots of beautiful old homes and farm land and i'd see abandoned house possibilities. we did see some places that we'd like to explore more closely another time. we both saw lots and lots of cows. i had mom pull over ... there was the cutest little calf i'd ever seen right by the fence. he was all brown except for his face which was all white face. he was dancing around so playfully. the minute i got close he ran away. we stood there just observing the way cows interact, or rather don't. there were alot of babies running around but none of them would come up to the fence. we took some photos and by this time the sun was fading so we drove back to my dorm and mom went home. it was a nice day.

11 comments:

Char said...

a great example of DOF and what focus can do with a shot. both beautiful and go together so great. sounds like a wonderful time. did you ask if the seller would come down any on that mannequin? sometimes they will if you ask.

Puna said...

That fence...nice.

ELK said...

oh the joy of these stolen afternoons with each other....i am glad you had this one!
rust/brown/green ...divine

SE'LAH... said...

Another lovely duo. The Athens/Helen area is full of such beauty. I love it up there.

Andie said...

I love that they were taken together yet have their"different" points of view...beautiful spring greens in both.

Jewels said...

Love the green bokeh! And your day sounds perfect.

Gayle said...

That sounds like a perfect day!

D said...

Beautiful together.

I love what you two do here and just thought I'd throw this idea at you to see if you are interested in participating. If not, no worries.

http://www.12pair.com/2009/04/proposition_17.html

jen said...

I really like this collaboration! But then I am partial to cows.

Woman in a Window said...

Never tire of any of this, your time together, your photos, your stories.

Relyn said...

$80 at a thrift store?? She must have been amazing. If she's still there by now - I say she should be yours. You can always bum food from friends. Go back and get that mannequin, Taylor.

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