Tuesday, August 18, 2009

North Portland 6:40am
















I haven't done many morning walks this summer. I guess it feels like last summer I went everywhere and took pictures and things just haven't changed enough to go back and rephotograph it all. I planned last night to go out for a run this morning and then procrastinated on going until it was almost too late to go and I had to run the whole time to make it back home in time. I just knew I needed to get out with my camera, my music and the fresh air. I saw all the things I love...lonely benches, stairs leading nowhere, old cars, long summer shadows and the amazing soft morning sunlight that illuminates the city in the most perfect way. The light that is fleeting and not to be found again until the following morning (hopefully). I always set my ipod to shuffle and trust that the songs it chooses are the ones I need to hear. Today i heard: Concrete Blonde, Tori Amos, Springsteen, The National, The Killers, The Shins, Death Cab for Cutie, and Evan Dando. I made myself run up the hills that I usually let myself walk up and I swear it nearly killed me! I ran close to home through a neighborhood I used to live in. Although it is so close, only a mile down the road, for me it was a whole different lifetime ago.

4 comments:

Char said...

funny how something so close can seem so very far. beautiful

labonnefemme1 said...

Concrete Blonde! You are the only person I know besides myself that has them in their Ipod, sure everyone knows the Joey song, but I am and always will be in love with all of the albums! The more I read your blogs the more I think we are long lost sisters..or was it just Joey? Ha!

apriliniowa said...

I saw the Lemonheads in high school and always had a crush on Dando. He's one handsome fella.
& always a big fan of your lonely stairs and benches. That black car looks rather nice, too. :)

vintage simple said...

These are gorgeous. They capture that magic morning light perfectly...
-maria