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Vegetation and Developed Film

Posted on: Sunday, June 19, 2011


Today Geoff and I went to the Franklin Park Conservatory. I hadn't been there in about a year, so we went to check out the butterfly exhibit. We arrived just before one o'clock so that we could witness the 1pm release of new butterflies. It was pretty interesting.





I would suggest checking out FPC if you've never been there. They have some very interesting plants and the biggest koi fish I have ever seen! Right now they have a really nice butterfly exhibit. My only complaint is that I dislike all of the Dale Chihuly blown glass. I think it's tacky and ugly. But that's just me.


I have a photo of my grandfather carrying my 7-month-old father in front of the Franklin Park Conservatory palm house. The photo is from 1943. I really wanted to take one of those neat photos were you line up the old photo against the current landscape and snap it, but unfortunately there have been so many trees planted that you cannot see the Palm House from that far back. So instead I had Geoff take this photo of me standing in front of the doors and holding the photograph. I sent it to my dad for father's day!

Okay, my other goal for today was to develop two rolls of film. We took a waterproof disposable camera with us on our canoe trip and I was really excited to see how they turned out. Ever since I moved in with Geoff, I've been having my 35mm film developed at the Walgreens down the street. I'm so sick of the pixelated photos and poor prints that I decided to try Target's developing. Well, we got to Target and their customer service was terrible, so we left and dropped the film off at CVS. I couldn't not be happier with the prints! My scanner doesn't do them justice, but I know were I'll be taking my film from now on! Pardon the photo dump. If you'd like to see more, check out my Flickr!

I'll start you off with a couple of the adorable canoe photos.












And now for the Holga 135N photos. Geoff gifted me this wonderful Holga kit for Christmas this past year and there are so many options! I adore it!











Okay, I know. That was total photo spam. Sorry! But I had to share. Most of the photos were so great. Geoff shot some lovely ones, too. I'm turning him into a lovely little photographer!

Now back to my outfit. I adore this lovely pink with a scalloped collar.

Pink blouse, Mini Penny (buy it here)
White leather belt with gold buckle, thrifted
Basic brown cotton skirt, Forever 21
Kimchi Blue Teardrop cutout oxfords, UO

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