The sunflowers at the Valley of the Sunflowers have started to bloom!
Which means it's time for a Sunflower Picnic.
Here's an image from my cell phone of the first blooms this Spring at the Valley of the Sunflowers. Can you tell how hot and hazy the day is just by looking at this pic? Hot in the hundreds and hazy from the fires around the state. I took this picture yesterday at the VOS. I was so excited to read that the sunflowers had started to bloom and I had to go see. Some of them are already so tall.
One of Hillary's cats. I always see him and his cat-friend hunting/lounging/wandering around the VOS.
I wanted to see what this photo would like if I processed it to look like a daguerrotype.
All of the photos below are from December 2011.
The ones of Hillary and me are from December 2nd and the others are from December 28th. (Not that I remember the dates - I just looked at the metadata.)
For some reason, I wasn't wearing shoes at the VOS. I have no idea why. I do remember it was pretty cold that day.
What I remember about taking photos with Hillary is that it rained for a while. And that Hillary waited patiently while I cleared photos of my kitten Kiki off of my completely full memory card, otherwise we wouldn't have been able to take pictures.
Hillary, you are so beautiful.
Thanks for taking photos of me! I always feel like I never have any photos of myself, because I am always the one taking the pictures.
Daguerrotype-style photos of Hillary and me.
The light that December day was amazing.
I like how you can see the Westward Ho to the west in this photo.
By the time I took the photos below it was SO very dark that the images did not come out all that well. I tried working with them in Photoshop, but wasn't really liking what I was getting, so I changed them to look like old daguerrotypes, which I think really makes them more readable and just kind of cool looking. If you know anyone in the photos, tell them to come see their pics. And if they are of you, please copy/save them to your computer.
Sean is in the middle of this image. He's one of the project managers.
Georgina the hen. She lives at the Growhouse. She didn't really care for me taking her picture.
She was like, Girl, why are you chasing me around with that toy camera? Don't you know news station camera crews with 50 K video cameras have been out to see me?!?
Kenny. One of the VOS project managers.
I would love to get to see it everyday, first thing in the morning.
There's a work day at the VOS this Saturday if you want to come help out:
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