Bee earned her balloon-and her snow cone.

We have been repeatedly saying to each other, "This is the best spring break ever!"  We started the week with Rango, which was so good.  I was very pleasantly surprised that it was so entertaining.  I just didn't think reptiles would be easy on the eyes.  I quickly forgot how much I don't really like them.  Thumbs up for Johnny Depp as a cartoon lizard!

The rest of the week was filled with visits to Barnes n' Noble, shopping for a summer wardrobe (a few pairs of shorts, t-shirts, and sundresses), and Netflix.  Yesterday we decided to stay in our pajamas all day long.  We ate popcorn, drank iced tea, jumped on the trampoline, and had the best time a mama and her little girl could wish for.  We talked about missing Disneyland, and how lucky we are to have each other.  I practiced making French braids on Bee, which has always been a real challenge.  (She has a sensitive scalp, and easy-flow tear ducts.)  I took several photos with my Pentax K-1000, too.  I hope they turn out good.  I've gotta be patient and take my time with shooting 35mm.  I have the common tendency of shooting off the roll just for the sake of wanting to see a few particular shots that seem like they will be awesome...

It's warming up here.  Any warmer and it will be too hot.  Go figure.
Life in the desert-either too hot or too cold.  Bee as airplane-yes, she is good at this.  

Must have a Polaroid of birds on a wire.  Another Polaroid of them, I mean.

I don't mean to be morbid, but my great-grandfather died on these train tracks.  He was an alcoholic.  He passed out while sitting on them, I guess.  Probably very near where Bee is standing now.  I never knew him.  It happened when he was young.

These are not in chronological order...I shot this last out of all of these.  Bee had already earned her balloon.

I decided to stop at this particular flower shop, since I liked the sign.  I wanted to photograph it.  I didn't end up getting a good shot of it, because I got distracted from my plan when Bee wanted to go inside.  (See, it's way back there, looking like it's coming out of the bed of that truck.)  She came out with an aqua balloon, and a lavender-colored rose for my mom.  Lavender roses are so pretty, aren't they?  It's a sort-of unusual color for a rose, I think.  

I really don't know why this is so slanted.  I totally thought I had it all lined-up, and perfect.  I hardly ever shoot vertical shots with peel-apart.  I got into this habit after I got a Lomo LC-A.  I just think shots look better horizontal, I suppose.  It's a quirk-when I'm drawing, I hardly ever choose a vertical composition.  Hmm.

I'm sorry I didn't get a Polaroid of Bee's super snow cone! It was mango-flavored with cream. She ate it too fast.  (Color Polaroids shot with PX-70 Colorshade Push! and the peel-apart monochromes were shot with POLAROID 100 SEPIA GIAMBARBA EXPIRED)


  1. Sounds like you are having an amazing Spring Break with her and creating some wonderful memories. LOVE all your photos.

  2. Hi, Celina, yes, it's been just what we both needed. :)

  3. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one out there who doesn't enjoy reptiles. They freak me out! Snakes are the worst, but I hate iguanas too! Ugh.

    You're really getting some gorgeous colors with the Push film. I love that you caption them too. I should work on doing that.

  4. Reptiles are gross, let's face it. Thanks for stopping by, Whitney. I think summer is going to be perfect for Impossible color films.

  5. OH Mia, I"ve got to try out this color film! Love it, and all your shots; jeepers, you seem to live in a time warp, I just love it. Sorry to read about your Great Grandfather -- how tragic, :( and so great to read about your fun times with Bee! xoxo

  6. I can't wait to see what you shoot with it, Susan! & Thank you for your kind thoughts about my Grandfather.

  7. Such beautiful captures, dear Mia!
    B is growing up so fast!! :O

  8. I know! She was a little tiny thing not too long ago... Thanks, Charlyn...:)

  9. your photos are so beautiful.

    I really love them.

  10. Hello, Elisabeth, thank you!

  11. I like these pictures alot! especially the three first :)

  12. Thank you kindly, Samuel. :)