a portrait of the woman as a young artist
My friend, Trace, has written a lovely post about Mount Pollux, with a gorgeous photograph of the two trees.
Because most of the photographs I took there focused on one tree, I always remember the hill as having just one tree, right in the middle.
A long time ago, when I fancied myself a photographer, I did a series of self portraits posing with other people. My favorite person to work with was my friend, Nikki. She was always up for anything, including naked tree climbing. We had some wild times on Mount Pollux, but I did not know that other people played there, it was always just the magic hill behind her house.
Like Trace, October is my favorite month. I've got a big birthday coming up at the end of it.
And yes, I'm very old.
I look at these photographs and reconnect with my younger self.