Saturday, August 20, 2011

Birthday Photos

An old friend who attended Mabel Watson Payne's birthday party last Saturday sent me the pictures above, taken on that day. It is especially interesting for me to see somebody else making interesting photos -- quite unlike mine -- of the people I myself photograph continuously.

This afternoon, in the East Bay, the garden, I thought, looked uncannily like a technicolor backdrop from Paint Your Wagon. The flowers are mostly past their absolute peak -- and the season is waning -- but how brave a show, in spite of difficulties, everybody got together and put on here.