Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Gardiner Ave.

I've been wondering what to do with words
in relation to photographs

in relation to seeing.

I thought writing on location

would be WRITING on location, not

shooting the puddles, the effects

of overnight rain. I got the idea

from re-reading Gardiner

as rain dreg and going there

to collect what the dregs

might be.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Houses of Haultain 7

Houses of Haultain 7
Originally uploaded by TagHill
Not a great photo--crooked, the light too harsh and all, but I'm going with this blog entry directly from my Flickr site, home of 180 Hillsdale photos, including the seven Houses of Haultain.

What goes on in these houses includes:
Garbage day.
Woman walking by with one child strapped to her chest and at least one more in a stroller wide as the sidewalk.
The sidewalk itself split and lifted.
Just down from here a house for sale. L-shaped living room, a fireplace angled at the crotch of the L, kitchen on the other side of the walls, two bedrooms and a bathroom, basement steps leading down from the back door.
Rain earlier, bright clouds now.

So far I've chickened out, but sooner or later I'm going to use my little digital to compose a panorama, images linked, of this row of houses on Haultain.

But as I say, not when the light's so harsh.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Road Trip

In June I drove to Edmonton to see my friends off to Europe.

And catch my son's act at the Edmonton Improv Festival.

He and I walked by our old apartment (top left).

A few days later I slept by my sister's pool in Kelowna.

Under the solstice sky, which had all the answers.

My three sisters and I spent 48 hours down the lake.

I tipped my cap to the sky.

Then I drove home.