to the top of mt diablo

phone blogging, sorry if these are a little weird. we woke up hungover this morning, but sophie went out for coffee and said ‘we should go for a drive.’ i instantly texted back ‘mt. diablo’. it’s been on my todo list since roughly 2015 (whenever Charlie mentioned it in his newsletter back when there were like three people doing tinyletter).

so we had some at-home breakfast burritos, watched the rest of the movie we paused, and then headed out. it’s about an hour drive, lots of twisties, lots of bikes on the road to the summit. i’m tempted to bike it myself. only a 10% grade ;)

so here’s today.

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Posted by Matt on 2018-04-22 02:47:20 +0000

night in the city and the cat

The cat comes first, of course.

That single light in the middle is an extension cord, that seems to be powered. This lot has been vacant since at least 2010. what the hell was it powering?

Posted by Matt on 2018-04-20 06:26:01 +0000

damaris' birthday 2018

This was something like two months ago? Shortly after I got back from Irvine, anyway. It was Damaris’ birthday, and there were a bunch of folks over at their house to celebrate. Really fun time.

Missed a couple days’ blogging there. It’s interesting how easy it is to fall out of the habit of doing this thing. Something I have to push myself to do. I know, I’m being lazy with these, but the lighting was super mixed and tricky, so here they are in black and white.

Posted by Matt on 2018-04-19 08:29:49 +0000

another post with a sunset

The process for these posts is mostly what’s next in the queue, but sometimes, there’s not enough to hang together as a story. I used to care about that, but I don’t think I do any more. These aren’t picture stories; they’re just blog posts.

On one level, that seems diminutive and silly. But on another it’s relatively freeing; I can do whatever I want with this. If I wanted to talk about my new watch plans, there’s nothing stopping me. I don’t know why I ever separated that stuff, except that I assumed different groups of people would be interested in different aspects of what I was into, and domain names seemed easier than post categories. Oh well. Maybe I’ll fold what’s over on into this blog. just merge ‘em all together.

These photos are in reverse order, because they seem to flow better day into night. Also, they don’t bear any real relation to each other (the last three are on San Pablo, but that’s it). Just sort of shooting where I was when I was there.

Posted by Matt on 2018-04-17 07:06:27 +0000