I went with Emily Carroll to Macy’s “Sring is in the Air” flower show in downtown Minneapolis. Although I was very impressed by the colors and arrangements, I happened to think that all the flowers we were seeing would be pretty much dead in a week. As a tribute to the soon-to-be-ugly plants, I photographed one stemmed jewel who fell a bit earlier than the others. Whether it was from fatigue, sickness, improper care or a careless foot, this flower’s sad fate is an ominous reminder to its proud peers nearby: your time will come.

Almost Open

Mutiny Tattoo and Piercing is almost open. A single inspector’s signature is all they need before the machines start buzzing. Well, and some customers but hopefully that won’t be a problem. Rose, the receptionist-to-be, was there tonight as well and we got a few shots of the place for their website–this first one showing off the piercing chair; second is a pair of earrings in the jewelery case; last is the end of another long day.

Tall Grasses

To escape the city and absorb some sun, Erin Korsmo and I went on a hike in Spring Lake Park Reserve near Hastings, Minn. I went looking for details again and found myself wishing for a better macro lens. The 24-70 is decent but certainly has limitations. (this post influenced by KB)

I Walk For Love

This morning, Jordan Dibb took the first steps on a 100-day walk from Minneapolis, Minn., to Miami, Fla. His goal is to raise money for Haiti, although he never guessed that this would be his only option for helping. After graduating from Hamline University, Jordan sent out over 1,200 job applications with no results. Then the earthquake hit in Port-au-Prince and unemployed Jordan tried to volunteer his time and abilities in Haiti. But even volunteer positions proved hard to come by and one woman told Jordan if he wanted to get to Haiti his best bet was to walk there. So he is, or at least he is planing to get as close as he can. His target arrival date in Miami is July 4, after covering 1,800 miles one step at a time.

His website is www.iwalkforlove.com, where he explains his purpose, route, and accepts donations through Action Against Hunger.

Details of Bowling

I don’t practice seeing details enough so I tried to focus on the little things tonight at Airport Bowl in Richfield, Minn. In a dive-y place like this, however, there are too many to count. I’d have shot more but there were only four people in our game so I had to actually bowl every couple minutes.

> I don’t think this post really reflects what I was hoping to convey–it looks like an odd collection of casual snaps (although do like that first one). Instead of describing my initial intent I’m going to return here and try it again. Watch for that to come…