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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Photographer Catches Blossoms, Slights Visitors, Berates Self
There! You see, I did not completely fail to document author Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli’s book signing last Friday, though instead of posting any of my own few pictures I took the lazy way out, posting a link to Marjorie’s blog so people could see her much better photographs. (No, Elizabeth was not wearing that lampshade on her head! I told you Marjorie’s pictures were better.) But I had an excuse: I was too busy greeting and introducing people, selling books and monitoring the bookstore dog to use my camera during the liveliest moments of the evening. Luckily for me and the rest of our village, Elizabeth visits Northport a couple of times a year, and I vow I’ll take better photographs next time.
Kathy Drue from the Keewanaw, on the other hand, turned up today for the very first time, and only after she left did my eye fall upon my unused camera, when I realized I hadn't gotten a single picture of her! She came all the way to Northport, she was sitting right there in Dog Ears Books, drinking coffee with me, she bought books, we visited, she met Sarah and Char and Ted and who-all else, and I didn’t photograph any of it, let alone ask Ted or Char (Sarah is smart but not that smart) to take a picture of the two of us together. Will anyone believe she was really here? I’m so embarrassed by this foolish omission that I don’t have the heart to publish the post I’ve been working on but will instead just put up some pictures of wildflowers from Northport Creek. Kathy, these are for you. The photograph of falling water at the end is a representation of my mind: all in motion, nothing holding still long enough for me to catch up with it.