You know those Fridays when you are about to packÂ for the weekend, then realize you never unpacked from last weekend and the ten outfits you actually wear, are in the laundry? It’s the busy season scramble with work to be done, great weather to be enjoyed, andÂ the overnight bag readyÂ for adventure!
In this winter lull, I have a moment to organize our personal photos from the past few months, and in doing so, I realized this fall was filledÂ with fun day trips. There was the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame in late August, a day-long moped trip in September, an October weekend in St. Louis (with a stop at the Leinenkugel’s Brewery), and Ben’s birthday celebration at a cabin in November. On Monday we came home with full hearts (and memory cards) and by Thursday, we were already preparing for the next outing. A more practicalÂ person mayÂ be tempted to feel domestic guiltÂ for all the weeks where our refrigerator only contained mustard and beer, butÂ IÂ know better.Â There are only so many summer days that hit 70Â°, and only so many fall days that hit 50Â°, and if I’m in the grocery store pushing around a cart and missingÂ one of the twenty beautiful sunsets on one of the ten warm evenings, well, that just won’t do.
Photography drew me inÂ because it gives me the ability toÂ capture things. My restlessÂ side is just another urgeÂ to keepÂ events, places,Â feelings, and sensations, storing them awayÂ in myÂ memory.Â That way, when there are no trips on the horizon and no sun in the sky, I’ve got memories of day trips like these to keep me warm.
Photos above are film scans (Kodak Portra 35 mm) from August-October 2016.