01 March 2011

I'm homesick.

I wish I was home. I miss my places.

My idea of home is one that includes a vast spot of land, including my parent's house, my grandparent's house, the land behind and adjacent that my uncle owns, my brother's house... this place is my home. Land my great grandparent's farmed. Where my grandmother grew up. Where my father grew up. Where my sister and brother and I grew up. Where my niece is now growing up.

It's a magical place. I'm sure I've waxed poetical about it before. 
My idea of home also includes the Hood River Valley in general. The roads between town and the upper valley. The mountains and hills. My best friend's houses. My favorite coffee shop. The Columbia and the Hood rivers. The orchards. The trees.

I'm just really missing my place right now.
I think it's time for a trek east.

in the fields.
on the trail.
in the yard.
at the wood shed.
on the porch.


  1. Anonymous5:05 PM

    Beautiful shots. I especially like the one of the stars.

  2. Thanks Vanessa. That one was me trying to figure out how to do long exposures. I think it turned out pretty good. It's from 2008 and I haven't really done any since, woops! That is why I need to go home to the Hood River Valley, she is my muse! :)

  3. Anonymous6:02 PM

    Love the photos. This pulls at my heart. I haven't been "home" in years and don't expect to for a long time. It's okay...but it kind of struck me tonight that that's where I grew up...with my family...friends...it was my home.

    Very sad and enlightening. What was, was, and may never be again. Such is the evolution of life.

  4. So true, bakingnbooks. I feel very fortunate in the fact that I can go back home. In fact, my sister-in-law is mere days away from giving birth, so I'm sure I'll be heading back for the arrival of my nephew! So excited!

  5. You are such a talented photog. Seriously.

  6. Thanks Jasmine! We should get together and go on some photo taking excursions! :)


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