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Happy Birthday to My Favorite Person on the Planet…

He did it.

Arann Harris planned, facilitated and headlined another successful Oysterpalooza, in Valley Ford (click link for more photos.)

After running around taking care of logistics all day long, when it was his turn to play, he still made people dance their feet off and laugh out loud.

It was the best Oysterpalooza yet (there have been three.)

To my love, who hates birthday cards, on your birthday the only thing I have to say is…

Even though all these people love you… no one’s ever gonna love you as much as me.

Download your Windrush Farm Summer Camp 2010 Registration Form Here…

We are getting excited for Windrush Farm Camp 2010. The applications have already started coming in… so make sure you send your forms in quickly to reserve a spot for your child at the best sheep herding, veggie picking, dog grooming, wood fired pizza making, pool party in the Bay Area.

If you still need a registration form you can download it right here….

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Can’t wait to see you soon!

On my way to a very different coast…

I am off to Charleston, South Carolina, for the weekend…

Where the waves are a lot smaller,

the water is a lot warmer,

and in the place of cliffs stand barrier islands of sand.

And while I am gone,

I have just one request…

Take good care of you, for me.

And I’ll take good care of me,

for you.

What we’ve been doing a lot of lately…

Because Arann and I work crazy hard during the summer months, January and February are sort of like our summer vacations, but without the warm summer part.

So we are trying to take advantage of these slower days by spending as much time as we can outside with our dog.

Sometimes we get restless and wish summer would hurry up and get here.

But when we stop and look closely, we find things are pretty good right now.

Come Get Your Dance On and Win Big…

The Green String Farm Band is going all out, in their very best Christmas sweaters, at Murphy’s Irish Pub in Sonoma, tonight, December 20th, at 6 pm.

It promises to be a really good time and very family friendly. Raffle prizes will be given away all night… which means you will have a chance to win your very own bottle of Arann’s homemade, super hot, Strong Sauce, Green String Farm Band t-shirts and CD’s… all of which make great stocking stuffers.

Hope to see you there.

“You Can Pick Your Friends…

…You can pick your nose,

But you can’t pick your friend’s nose.”

-Roger Green

This is one of my father’s top-ten most popular sayings. My best friend, Lindsay, who is also a wonderfully talented writer, wants to do a book about the amazing things our fathers said… anyone have any good ones to share?

Trying to be Patient…

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Someone asked me how I managed all the roles of film that I take with my Rolleiflex, and the answer for this summer was… I didn’t.

I was so busy running around taking more photos that I didn’t have time to deal with the negatives. So I had towers of envelopes, with negatives inside, building a little city in our spare bedroom. It was so intimidating that my solution was to keep the spare bedroom door shut, so I wouldn’t have to see all the work waiting for me.

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Finally, this week was the week. Sunday night I got everything set up on our kitchen table, still no office, and Monday morning I got to work. And I worked and worked and worked… filing, scanning, filing, scanning. And now that everything is filed and scanned, the dust retouching begins.

Film is a lot of work.

But it is so worth it. I found so many treasures that I didn’t even know I had.

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Digital photography is incredibly useful and I am grateful to have it. It is a great learning tool and essential for photo shoots with quick turn around times. But film inspires and excites me in a way that digital just can’t.

I wish I could post all of my new loves tonight, to prove my point that film is amazing once and for all, and because I am still not good at saving, anything. Not presents, not money, definitely not chocolate, I eat all the chocolate in my Advent calenders during the first week, and not photos that I love.

But I am going to try and be patient and create my own Rollei Advent Calender… one Rollei photo post a day… until?

Well, at least until all of this batch has been introduced to the world, and then we’ll see.

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(Models: Arann Harris, my skateboarding muse of a husband, and Mia the wonder dog.)

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