Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wondering As I Wander

My walking buddy's sweet little girl was sick most of last week, so I went on walks by myself a couple times.  This particular day I decided to take the camera, go slow, and capture a little of what I saw.  I'm certainly no photographer, but I do enjoy taking pictures.  Anyway, here's a little of what the big O and I came across on our wanderings.


 
 
 
 
 This tree whispers of a memory that belongs to this place.  It's flat on one side because it used to run up against one of the dorm buildings that were here for years. 

 
 Now it's just an empty field, but I lived a year of my life here.  It's strange to have memories in a place that doesn't exist.

 
 
When I lived in the dorms my freshman year I used to walk past this golf cart multiple times a day.  And I always wished there was someone in it who would give me a ride to class.

 
The big O and I spotted this boy in a stripey pancho, pink Barbie pajama pants/shorts, and black moon boots.  Psh--freshman.
 
Blurry close-up of the strange boy.


"Freeze!"


How ironic.

 
How many pieces of gum can you find?

 
The hitching post.

 
 
 
"Oh my goodness!  Did you see what she was wearing?"
"I know!  And I was all like..."


Ugly buildings, pretty sky.

 
Leaves?  He didn't get the memo.

 
 
 Another juxtaposition between nature and the things we add to it.

 
 
 
 
 
"Buuuuuurp!"


...the twins exchange glances...


The old President's Home.  I've always loved this house.

 
 
 
Rambunctious Cub Scouts.  And their leaders.

 
 
 
 
 "What do you want to do tonight, Brain?"
"Same thing we do every night, Pinky-- try to take over the world!"

 
 
 
Maybe sometimes it's okay?

 
Waiting in line at the testing center.

 
 
It was a sit-and-run.

 
Jessica: "I don't get it.  What's with the cardboard box?"
Lloyd: "Yeah, what're you supposed to be for Halloween, Larry?"

Larry: "A recycle bin!"

...They all roll their eyes.


 
Lunch time.


Loner table.


Can you see us?

 
"Heeeey."

 
They live a sheltered life.

The end.

12 comments:

Syl said...

This is really cool, Katie! You found some awesome details. Man, I love it when you and the Big O take the camera.

CK Morgan said...

you walked a really long way.

CK Morgan said...

I really liked the pictures too.

ali said...

hahahahahaa those are such clever little comments!
and the picture with two paths reminded me of the robert frost poem, something about two paths haha. but what a nice walk!

Dorothy said...

Love it!

Bryan Lewis said...

HAHAHAH!!!! I was laughing so much at the trash cans talking. Especially the gossiping ones. And what was with the kisses on the stop sign? Some dare?

I feel that the two towers up against the sky were especially dramatic. Very poetic.

Nicely done.

Polly said...

You are HILLARIOUS!! Especially your pictures of all the trash cans. Brilliant! Love you!

Kathy Haynie said...

That's where the old president lives? Where does the young one live? Love the gossip. Also the sit-and-run.

Was a long walk? Or a s-l-o-w one? Good fun, either way. Hope Sarah feels better soon, but good for you to get out walking even without your buddy!

Lisa Lou said...

My legs hurt from taking that walk with you. Buh dum dum. Hehe.
I was cracking up at the freshman boy in the pink pants. Ah the days. I bet the recycle bins were talking about it alllll day.

my name is lauren. said...

what a fun picture taking date you and O had!

oh...and just fyi...since you're from portland too, you could totally decorate with funny little thrift store finds and if anyone says it looks ridiculous, just be like..."yeah, well i'm from portland. don't even worry about it."

love you friend.

hope you guys have a good day today!

Erin said...

Oh, that just makes me want to go walk around campus and pretend I'm a student. I miss it there so much.

I love your picture of "DT". Wasn't it horrifying when they slaughtered the buildings? I was always so proud that they left U Hall for last. I think everyone knew it was the best.

And I laughed so much at that picture of the golf cart at Heritage, because I TOTALLY walked by that every day and always wished someone would give me a ride. I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one who was never victorious. I loved these. I love BYU. I love Katie.

Lindsay said...

I really loved your pictures....especially the talking trash picture. Great memories-and I love the picture of the tree that grew alongside the dorm building. Quality.