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Dead Starling

dead bird

Dead Stuff (24)

Community Market

community market

Santa Rosa (21)


cart This is actually outside Andy's Market in Sebastopol.

Santa Rosa (21)


absente Flaming Absente. 26 Things III item "Liquid".

26 Things III (26), California Summer 2004 (45)


alica and micah Alicia and her son, Micah, who's afraid of the sheep.

PhotoFriday theme: Mother

California Summer 2004 (45), Family (48), Photofriday (26)

Sonoma Creek

rochana and dogs Rochana takes Hefner and Flynt to the creek to cool off.

California Summer 2004 (45), Family (48)


great american music hall Sound check at The Great American Music Hall, a popular venue for great bands. 26 Things III item "Popular".

26 Things III (26), California Summer 2004 (45), San Francisco (29)


erica graffiti

I helped Erica pack up and graffiti her room before she moved out.

Just kidding. It's okay to tag up a wall you're selling to someone if you use foaming cleanser.

4090 (10), erica (7), graffiti (3), petaluma (19)

California Summer 2004 (45), Family (48)


erica at storage unit Matthew 6:19 — Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal.

I just found that quote, fittingly for this photo. It's good advice for me, and something I've worked hard to overcome in the past years, but since I don't have a home... here, in the storage unit in Santa Rosa, is where I keep my stuff. A unit, two down from mine, was broken into recently by the person between our units. Mine is probably safe from that person, but it would be easy to break in from the other side. Erica helped me move a few more things there that had been left at the last minute at my parent's house. In the past couple years, I've gotten rid of much more than I have acquired, and that is a great thing. But... I really like moths and rust....

I miss having my things nearby. Me and my things have been apart for over 10 months now. That's why I choose this photo for the 26 Things III item "Missing".

26 Things III (26), California Summer 2004 (45), Family (48)


flower shadows I lived in that house many years, many different times. Even lived under the roof of the old barn for awhile.

And I'll always be that barefoot stepping on rusty nails riding rickety old bicycles up the lane playing in the ditch farm girl. That teenager sneaking smokes out with the sheep. I'll always be the confused young adult in transition between other homes. Forever a stressed and scattered grown-up who needs to touch the earth, ruining her hands and fingernails to be grounded with the roots of tomato, squash, and sunflower, covering skin with splinters from old lichen incrusted fences, thistle pricks and nettle stings, crawling between plants to upturn snails and insects for happy quacking ducklings and creeping close to softly pet the spirit bunny.

Goodbye 4090, I'll miss you... but I'll always be there in my heart and mind.

PhotoTime Tuesday theme for July 19, 2004: Shadows

California Summer 2004 (45), Phototime Tuesday (15)

Joanna Newsom

Joanna Newsom Joanna Newsom and Vetiver opened up for Devendra Banhard at The Great American Music Hall

Musicians (23), San Francisco (29)


banhard Joanna Newsom and Vetiver opened up for Devendra Banhard at The Great American Music Hall. At the end of the show, the "family" played a few songs together.

Musicians (23), San Francisco (29)


greenhouse I'm still in California but my time here is coming to an end. My parents have been moved to their new farm and this greenhouse my father built, and everything else on those 10 acres, are now just a bunch of photos and some memories to me, no longer a place I can go to escape the rest of the world.

California Summer 2004 (45)

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