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Friday, February 15, 2013

my birthday

I’ve been thinking about the blog for a while. I want to update it a bit (a new look) and get organized, but really the most important thing is just posting! So in honor of my birthday yesterday, I’ve decided to do just that.
My birthday just happens to be Valentine’s Day too. Aren’t I lucky? It was a lovely day with blue skies and enough warmth I even had the car windows down for a bit.
Film for my Polaroid SX-70 is too expensive to use on a regular basis, but I decided my birthday was polaroid-worthy. First I tried loading a pack of expired Time Zero film, which didn’t work at all (battery must be dead). Then I put in some Impossible Project film, which I’m usually happy with, but I was struggling with my camera yesterday. So my birthday turned out to be worth of exactly two polaroids.
I took them at Cafe Le Perche, in Hudson, NY, where my Mom took me for brunch:
After lunch we walked around Hudson, enjoying the beautiful day. Hudson is always inspiring to me, and I needed a bit of inspiration.
At home again. My daughter  with her rats, Hazel and Ivy (I know it will be important to my daughter that I tell you I actually took that photo in the morning, before she went to school, so there you go), a bouquet from my husband (thank you honey), and valentine from my daughter.
I played with a new toy, a Lensbaby Spark (responsible for the wonky blur), and my cat Fred got in on the action.
For dinner we headed to Great Barrington, MA, to the Meat Market, a new favorite restaurant of mine. An artisan butcher with a laid-back and cozy restaurant, they source all their meats and other foods from local farms. Every Thursday night they have a special Pho dinner, and it sounded like the perfect birthday dinner for me. I was not mistaken.
If you look closely at the photo on the right, you can see me and my girls reflected in the window – all together in a photo, a rare moment:
We lit a candle (I’m too old for lots of candles) for my birthday at home, over a scrumptious chocolate babka I’d picked up that morning in Hudson at Bonfiglio & Bread, and the rest of the evening was mellow, which was just as I wanted.
I hope this coming year is as mellow and delicious as my birthday was.


heavenly~flower said...

What a lovely post. I enjoyed reading about your special day and especially love your film work. How cool that you have a lensbaby! Happy Birthday!

Staci Kennelly said...

These are lovely. I am in love with your film shots. The polaroid of the mug-EEEK! Love!

Anonymous said...

how wonderful. glad you enjoyed your birthday!

Deirdre Malfatto said...

Thank you friends. I just realized something I like better about wordpress -- I can answer you individually.

Anonymous said...

okay my friend, so like a few days ago I got a message that your birthday was on Valentines Day from FB, and I was like "how cool she is a valentine baby" Then Valentines came and went and I did nothing, but I wanted to post a picture for you on flickr, which I may just do anyhow. I loved sharing your day via this pictorial blog with nice descriptions, I think your day and night sounded pretty awesome. Your blog is gorgeous, soothing with that color and the header is so very pretty. Happy birthday friend. xo

Anonymous said...

i love, love, love all the pictures BIG especially the ones of Shoshanna and Hazel and Ivy and all the one of Jason--he is such a handsome young man!!!! and oh, the flowers with Fred and that CARD and all the scenes from Hudson and that great restaurant in Great Barrington!!! we have to go there and to Hudson!!!! i am so glad you had such a great birthday!!! carl also wishes you a fabulous birthday and i am smiling ear to ear!!!! xxxooo

Millie said...

Lovely day in what I hope will be an equally wonderful year!

Beverly said...

these are lovely D. I hope you had a lovely day xo

Deirdre Malfatto said...

Thank you so much!

Tresca W said...

Been wondering how that pho was! Love the cat-and-flowers pic and the coffee Polaroid -- it's like a still from a French movie! So glad you had such a lovely b-day!

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