Memory Monday, Week 70

This week I’m sharing the final set of images from my box of professionally photographed slides. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing them as much as I have! I’ll be taking a break from Memory Monday next week (and possibly the week after that) as I try to decide what’s next. My new scanner has made such a huge difference in […]

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Memory Monday, Week 62

Two weeks ago I began sharing some professionally shot vintage slides that form part of my mom’s collection. That initial set were all labeled as Wesco slides; but the remainder of images included in this box are labeled only with numbers — so I can only guess at their locations. I believe that the next two images may have something to do with a county fair in Southern California; they seem to be exhibits of Sunkist brand Oranges. The second photo includes the names Crafton Mutual Orchards in Mentone (Riverside County) and Allen Break & Son in Bryn Mawr (San Bernardino County). I’m guessing that the black horse depicted above may be Silkwood, a record-setting trotter which helped swell attendance at the early 1890s Orange County fairs. The good news is that I’ve finally ordered a new slide scanner, and I hope to be back next week with a new and improved appearance to my slides!

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A touch of white

In the midst of some unsettled weather yesterday afternoon, we had a cold rainstorm (in which I got drenched walking home from work!) and even a little bit of snow. Snow isn’t completely unheard of at this elevation (240 ft/73 m above sea level) but it’s certainly a rare event. In fact, at first I thought it was merely hail; […]

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Chilled

My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week. Let’s see how creative you can get.  I’m looking forward to what you all decide to post.  I just want you to have some fun with your photography. We don’t normally get much snow or ice in my neck of the woods, so I had to dig into my […]

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Memory Monday, Week 27

Today I decided the best way to tell the story of our trip home from Christmas in Montana was through a few excerpts from my travel journal. Monday, December 28, 1992 — “When we left [heading home] on Sunday we drove through Missoula and took 90 East to avoid the Lost Trail Pass on 93, thinking the snow conditions might be […]

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