Christine Callahan

Lawn chair in backyard at night, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
nest in branches in front of pink house, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
wreath on pink brick building, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
sun through leaves, flora and fauna Fort Lauderdale, Florida
reflection of branches in swimming pool, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
grass with yellow inflatable toy, blanket and shed, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
corner of blue and white house with hurricane shutters, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Green couch with landscape painting
empty blue kiddie pool and toy horse in backyard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
ripped window screen with long shadows, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
mini Christmas tree with mirror and string of cards, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
deflated blut raft in bushes, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Living room with red flowered upholstery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
aqua and yellow marble table at night, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
reflection in parking lot, back of white building, white truck

Grief in the Sunshine State. These pictures were taken in the aftermath of a death in the family. My grandparents’ house was in disarray and the pool was drained. Despite the loss, I felt my ancestors’ spirits alive in the backyard.