Through the Mists of Time

I mentioned before that I have two Kodak Brownie cameras, a Hawkeye and a Hawkeye Flash. I respooled some Kodak Portra 800 onto 620 spools and ran the film through the Brownies. This is my second roll.




It’s also the final roll of my 2014 52-Rolls Project. I made it to 40 rolls in 2013, and this year I got to 41. Not quite 52, but still not too horrible.

I’ll see you again in 2015 for my next attempt at shooting 52 rolls of film!

Testing the Waters With La Sardina

I finally finished a roll of Lomo X-Pro Chrome film I had in La Sardina. I always enjoy using the camera. It’s got a nice wide-angle lens, you can easily experiment with multiple exposures, and it’s lightweight and unobtrusive.

This is Roll 40 of my 2014 52-Rolls Project.




I have a couple of Kodak Brownie Hawkeye cameras that are in decent shape and I figured I’d load ’em up and see what happens. This is the Hawkeye Flash model I picked up for 25 cents. I used Kodak Portra 800 film that I respooled for use in the cameras.

The Brownie Hawkeye was my first camera and these remind me of all those pictures I took as a kid.

These photos are from Roll 39 of my 2014 52-Rolls Project.

The Running of the Llamas

I saw a mention in the newspaper that intrigued me. It was the announcement of an annual event in Hammond, Wisconsin. It’s called The Running of the Llamas. I HAD to go!

Hammond is a VERY small town and the event brings in thousands of people. This year was the 18th year the race has been held. We wandered around, checked out a few vendors, ate lunch at one of two pubs, and then chose our spot for watching the races.


Church in Hammond, WI  - photo by Susan Stayer




Church in Hammond, WI  - photo by Susan Stayer

There was a small parade, too.



And then the races began!

These photos are from Roll 37 and Roll 38 of my 2014 52-Rolls Project.


Our First Visitor to Minnesota

I can’t get my parents to come and visit us. In all the 20-something years we’ve been married, and in all the interesting places we’ve lived, my parents have only visited once. My Mom stayed in the house a few times to watch the cats while we traveled, but both my parents have only visited once together.

But recently we DID have a visitor — my friend Janet from Rhode Island! We did a bunch of touristy stuff and had a blast. Here are a few highlights:

Well, it’s my parents’ loss. Look how much fun we have!