While I was photographing in Fayette State Historic Park on Saturday, Ms. Rose Alexnadra Morelos Carter made her debut. My third grandchild and first granddaughter. Also first child for my son, Dr. Eric Carter and his wife, Genevieve. She has her mother’s Hispanic dark hair and her father’s skin-she will be a real knock out. Looking forward to having her here on the farm. Good to know that her cousin’s snowshoes, BB Guns, and Pellet Guns, will be handed down as she becomes old enough to do those things here that cannot be done in Urban California. Eric’s sister, Laurium Alexandra Carter, who passed away unexpectedly a few years ago, would be pleased to know he gave her middle name to Ms. Rose to carry on.
The Fayette/Garden Peninsula photographic journey was a success. As usual, the weather reports for the UP are completely wrong. Heavy cloud cover predicted for the first day turned out to be sun (very few shots taken), but Sunday, which was predicted to be rainy, turned out to have nice cloud cover and I completed those images I traveled for. The ride home today turned out to be treacherous as rain outside of Escanaba turned to freezing slush that accumulate to about four inches, making driving a challenge. Home safe with five rolls of Fomapan 100, 1 roll of Kodak 160 Portra, and four sheets of 4x5 Kodak Portra 400 to develop across the next few evenings. I needed this trip and it was mentally recharging to be on the road traveling and making art. Weekends go by too quickly.
‘No matter what film you choose, I shall always know your true colors.” R. Smith