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Category: Film Photography

My Mum-in-Law’s Disposable Camera

My mother-in-law knows I love cameras and film. She was cleaning out in preparation for a yard sale when she found an old Kodak disposable camera that was ready for developing. She gave it to me along with her old Kodak Brownie 44A.

I sent the disposable camera to Old School Photo Lab. Only about half the frames produced anything recognizable. I think the camera went through the wringer over the years! The expiration date on the camera was sometime in 2005, and it appears the photos are from as far back as 2003. To my surprise there was a photo of me in there!

Susan @ Lake Tahoe

There were a couple of other photos from a trip to Reno, Nevada. Wendell and I met up in Reno with my mum-in-law and my brother- and sister-in-law and had a mini-vacation.

Lake Tahoe

Floating down the Truckee River, Reno, Nevada

I believe the last photo was taken over the Truckee River in Reno.

Stay tuned for photos from the Kodak Brownie 44A.


Llamas and Other Critters at the Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival


Llama face

Well hello there!

In May I spent a Saturday morning checking out the Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival. This was my second year for the festival and it’s a blast! There are lots of cool vendors, cute animals, and interesting demonstrations. It rained the day before and the herding dogs did their demo in mud, but luckily the rain held off on Saturday and the temperature was perfect.

Here are some highlights:





Llama shearing



Herding demonstration

Herding demonstration

The Junk Basket

Wandering Around Stillwater, MN

I spent a day wandering around Stillwater, Minnesota, last fall. It’s a cute little town on the St. Croix River not far from the Twin Cities.

Stillwater is one of the oldest towns in Minnesota. It was incorporated as a city in 1854, and at that time it was the largest town in the state! The lumber industry is what put Stillwater on the map. Nowadays it’s a tourist destination.

Stillwater Lift Bridge

The Stillwater Lift Bridge is a vertical-lift bridge that crosses the St. Croix River and connects Stillwater to Wisconsin. There’s another lift bridge in Duluth. More on that one soon.

Stillwater Lift Bridge

Here are a few more photos from the day.


Ghand 1

Cute shop

When I got the film developed I realized that Stillwater has a gazillion power lines!

Found Film

I’ll admit it: I’m a sucker for “found film.”

I found a 35mm Minolta point-and-shoot camera at a thrift store in Dayton, Ohio, a couple of summers ago. It had an exposed roll of film in it so naturally I HAD to buy it. Also, it was $3.

Here are some of the photos from the roll:

This interior scene is my favorite:

Found Film 11


Do any of these people look familiar? Do you recognize this room? I’d love to know!