On Birthdays, Butchers & Squash Blossoms
August 10, 2011
I didn’t actually mean to take a month long vacation from this blog, it just sort of happened like that. Maybe because it’s been so damn hot these past few weeks that I just haven’t felt like doing any extra-curricular activities, which in my nerdy world, means writing on this here blog. It’s been a good month though and now we’re in the home stretch of this southern heat wave. And I discovered that if I close my eyes super tight and think really hard about it, I can feel the air cooling off and see the leaves changing color. It’s going to happen. Soon. I just know it.
So here’s what I’ve been up to this past month.
I had a birthday. And it was great. We had a few friends over, played croquette on a really old croquette set from the 30s; I made cabbage, spinach and peanut slaw and tomato rice salad; I pickled squash and radishes and we ate those on top of Korean Tacos with homemade Korean BBQ sauce; Dani made Dulce de Leche cupcakes that were divine. Like I said, it was a pretty great birthday. I’d even go so far as to say it was the best one yet.
For my birthday, Drew bought me an old Pentax K1000, the first camera I ever owned and the only regret I’ve ever had when I sold it years ago when I thought I’d never take another photo again. Silly me.
So now I’m shooting film again and it’s changed everything for me. I love it.
One afternoon Dani and Adam made a table for their backyard out of an old door and staircase spindles.
About two weeks ago I took photos for Porter Road Butcher of the guys breaking down a whole pig. I feared that it would be super gross, like an autopsy or something, but it turns out it was highly informative to see where each piece of meat comes from and I really liked all the lines that come from using saws and cleavers and crazy sharp knives.
So that’s about it. I’ll be seeing you soon.