My birthday just happens to be Valentine’s Day too. Aren’t I lucky? It was a lovely day with blue skies and enough warmth I even had the car windows down for a bit.
Film for my Polaroid SX-70 is too expensive to use on a regular basis, but I decided my birthday was polaroid-worthy. First I tried loading a pack of expired Time Zero film, which didn’t work at all (battery must be dead). Then I put in some Impossible Project film, which I’m usually happy with, but I was struggling with my camera yesterday. So my birthday turned out to be worth of exactly two polaroids.
I took them at Cafe Le Perche, in Hudson, NY, where my Mom took me for brunch:
After lunch we walked around Hudson, enjoying the beautiful day. Hudson is always inspiring to me, and I needed a bit of inspiration.
At home again. My daughter with her rats, Hazel and Ivy (I know it will be important to my daughter that I tell you I actually took that photo in the morning, before she went to school, so there you go), a bouquet from my husband (thank you honey), and valentine from my daughter.
I played with a new toy, a Lensbaby Spark (responsible for the wonky blur), and my cat Fred got in on the action.
For dinner we headed to Great Barrington, MA, to the Meat Market, a new favorite restaurant of mine. An artisan butcher with a laid-back and cozy restaurant, they source all their meats and other foods from local farms. Every Thursday night they have a special Pho dinner, and it sounded like the perfect birthday dinner for me. I was not mistaken.
If you look closely at the photo on the right, you can see me and my girls reflected in the window – all together in a photo, a rare moment:
We lit a candle (I’m too old for lots of candles) for my birthday at home, over a scrumptious chocolate babka I’d picked up that morning in Hudson at Bonfiglio & Bread, and the rest of the evening was mellow, which was just as I wanted.
I hope this coming year is as mellow and delicious as my birthday was.