Eeeeee! New laptop acquired!
It’s pretty, too.
I went with an ASUS Q553 PC Notebook this time around. I’m managing my way around Windows 10 (a moment of silence for Photo Gallery and I’ve yet to figure out how to resize photos within W10. Hello Paint, my old friend). I’ve managed to sign into the most popular of all of my websites. I’ve adequately convinced both Origin and Steam that I actually own the games that I’d purchased on my other computer AND I’ve been able to open them and confirm that all of my saves carried over.
And here’s my latest submission to Powderhorn365. It’s not up on the website yet, so you get the sneak peak of the newest photo in this year’s record!
Rainy Day Walk in the Park
These two shared an umbrella for a drizzly stroll through Powderhorn Park on Saturday.
I am a volunteer photographer for the Powderhorn365 project. This was yesterday’s submission:
An overcast, windy day makes for good hunting for the Kite Eating Tree. Although that’s Transformer kite and it looks piqued by the turn of events. The tree might end up with a fight on its branches.
This past Saturday morning I tried to stop for coffee at Cafe Southside located on Chicago near 34th street. Alas, the cafe was not yet open, but I did tromp around through the snow in the outdoor garden and grabbed a few photos for Powderhorn 365. The black and white is the one I submitted.
May Peace Prevail on Earth
Sunrise at Cafe Southside
Black Lives Matter ~ Cafe Southside
I took this photo for the Powderhorn365 project on Saturday:
This was shot at the 2016 Art Sled Rally in Powderhorn Park. Dozens and dozens of people built sleds with wood, cardboard, paper mache and other common supplies, and they each took their turn sledding down the run that the festival built using hay bale squares. Continue reading “Saturday P365 – Art Sled Rally”
Powderhorn 365 2016 series – Sometimes inspiration is right outside your front door. No really. This is my neighbor across the street clearing his front porch.
Shovel and a Smile
Speaking of snowfall, stay as safe as possible, my friends and family out east. Eight deaths are currently being attributed to Winter Storm Jonas.
Saturday was frickin’ freezing cold, but the Powderhorn365 waits for no weather. I took my camera and my bundled up butt for a short walk through the neighborhood. The tennis courts near my house have been closed for months, but the snow in the courts has been thoroughly trampled. Anyone fancy a game of winter tennis on a snow court? New Olympic sport, perhaps?
I’ve recently become involved with a neighborhood photography project called Powderhorn365. I had been looking for ways to get involved in my new neighborhood and this seemed right up my alley. I started attending monthly P365 committee meeting and submitted a few photos for days on which substitute photographers were needed. Last fall I put in an application to become one of the seven weekly photographers – and I was accepted! My 2016 term started two weeks ago, and I’ve decided to cross-post those publications here.
Powderhorn 365’s Mission: “Through the lenses of volunteer photographers, Powderhorn365 tells the daily stories of the Powderhorn Park neighborhood: making people and places visible, documenting history and celebrating life. Powderhorn365 produces a visual, community-written narrative through photo postings, photobooks and exhibits.”
Some of my 2015 P365 photos are here.
Twilight Tattoo – A proprietor and customer at Twilight Tatoo take a moment away from business to smile for Powderhorn365. Twilight Tattoo is on Cedar between Lake and 31st Street.
Winter Walking Revels – My partner and I went walking along the south side of Powderhorn Park in search of today’s photograph. We ran into these two at 35th St. and 12th Ave, and they were happy to strike a pose for Powderhorn365.
P365 is also distributed on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
I live in a neighborhood called Powderhorn Park in south Minneapolis. The neighborhood runs a project called Powderhorn365, the point of which is to gather stories in the form of photographs and captions of people and places that can be found in Powderhorn. I volunteered to be a photographer, and on Friday my first picture went up! Click the thumbnail below to go to the Powderhorn365 website to see other stories from my new neighborhood (and the full image of my first evar P365 photo!).
I believe that photography can be a way to remind us that we do all have unique situations and circumstances, and also that there are shared experiences that we can understand, and through those better connect with each other. Shared stories have the potential to build stronger, more supportive and diverse communities.
Where: Lynlake to Powderhorn Park (~4 miles)
When: Wednesday April 20th
Weather: Alternating sunny and overcast, 38F (3.3C)
Notes: Powderhorn was teeming with birds. I saw wood ducks, mallards, gulls, Canadian geese and even a cormorant. I’ve now got over 300 pictures to go through to see if I managed to capture any gems!