Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The assignment: Vulnerability - take a picture of something that makes you feel vulnerable or shows a little of your soul. I am a true believer that angels walk among us - my Dad is no longer here with us and yet he is. I have talked with him and there have been smells that remind me of him. All of these photos (I took them earlier - so this is slightly cheating), remind me of my Dad. He was (and I am sure, still is) a farmer. The one thing that I have a hard time with is that I want to pick the times when he "talks with me." I do know that when I really "need" my angel, he is there.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The assignment : create a multiple exposure image. Since I wasn't happy with any of the photos I took this week, I used some that I took this summer.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The assignment was lines and if I had not been home today,
I would have missed these shadows of lines on the wall.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The assignment was DOF. I took about 60 pictures and deleted them all, except this one.
All of the rest were terrible. I am still a "work in progress" and will try other settings -
for today, this is what it is.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

An "early" night sky and the geese heading south!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

As I was taking some hot, bubbly apple crisp out of the oven;
the view from my kitchen window was this!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Late assignment: To hold on to or to let go-

My Grandmother would have used the phrase,"too many irons in the fire". I am using "too many pots on the stove".

I am wondering what I should "let go" of ?? There are not enough hours in the day.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Another rainbow!!!! - Unfortunately these pictures do not do it justice!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

A rainbow after the storm.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The color of Fall

Monday, September 28, 2009

California here she comes!! It is for work, not a vacation.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I spent most of the afternoon working on yearbook things, so I am glad that it was a rainy afternoon.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

It is time to bring out the Fall candles and fill the pumpkin candy jar!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

If at first you don't succeed!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The assignment: Choose one of the bumper stickers from Phil's picture and take some pictures about the one chosen.

I only have one picture today, since I am sure you are all tired of my farm pictures.
Who is my farmer? I grew up on a farm, so my Dad was my farmer and always will be.

Whenever I was coming home and saw the top of this silo come into view, I knew that home was just up the road. This is still a very comforting sight to me.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I have been so disappointed in my pictures lately so I decided to re-read parts of my many books and try to figure out what to do. I also decided to take more pictures of the same plant that I took yesterday, just to see if they are any better. The smart thing would have been to write down what I did each time - I tried a lot of different things (no one said I was smart) - they still aren't good. I think I need a teacher!!
(I didn't do any cropping or editing of any sort - these are right from the camera)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Enjoy them today for tomorrow they may be gone!!
This is a different tree, but looks like it will be very pretty!

Monday, September 21, 2009

My mother told me never to return a dish (container) to someone empty. Since this is her container and she gave me the most delicious cupcakes in it, I had better fill it with something wonderful before I give it back to her!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Had to do a second post for the day. The phone rang and the caller said, "Grab your camera and look down the road". I just got to front porch in time to snap these.

Another missed opportunity - Not if I can help it!
Last year this tree was just beautiful with shades of orange and golden yellows and I never got a picture. Every day I would be "too busy" to get the camera and take the picture. Not this year. I am going to take a picture of this tree once a week and watch as the color changes and hope that it is just as glorious as last year.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I began the day knowing exactly what I was going to take a picture of -
it was going to be of people walking fast, like they were in a hurry to get somewhere.
I even knew what I was going to write:
When you ask someone, "How are you?", do you stop to listen or do you hurry on your way?
Do you take time to let people know how important they are to you?
We have all gotten so busy that we (or at least I) sometimes neglect to take the time
to say the things we should to those we care about.
We should make the time because you never know what tomorrow may bring.

That was my plan and then I happened to turn the TV on this afternoon and the movie,
"Message In A Bottle" was on. Since I also have the book, this became my picture.
Great book and movie!

The story is about a man who writes a "message" to his wife and puts it in a bottle and throws it in the sea (he does this after his wife has died). It wasn't that he didn't let her know how much he loved her when she was alive; it was a way to deal with his grief.
It was a reminder to me to take the time for others and let people know how important they really are and so, my "message" remains the same!

Friday, September 18, 2009

As each day passes, more of these leaves turn color.
It can only mean one thing -
Fall is really coming!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The assignment: The masks we hide behind-

Some of us face the world looking as if we are "tough as nails".
In reality, we are like "squishy" marshmallows,
just hoping that all of the "abuses" that life throws at us won't deflate our spirit.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A light in the window to guide your way home!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New sweater, new shoes and my favorite leather jacket.
I'm good!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

No, not really, it is my son.
I got home from work and kicked my shoes off and then saw him
stretched out with these BIG feet and got an idea.
Wow - I couldn't believe it!!
My shoe beside his shoe.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

When I was very young (just a few years ago),
my grandmother would put Queen Ann's Lace in water with food coloring in it.
The flowers would then turn whatever color you added.
Of course, you have to be patient.
I have been waiting for over 2 hours and still no color!!!