Monday, August 31, 2009

A friend of mine makes these trivets out of wine corks that people give him.
Some of the corks came from people while they were on vacation and others were just saved for this project. I am glad that I have this - it is really unique!
(I got the idea for this photo from Bridget's wine cork post)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Today I really wanted to go find some sailboats to photograph
(I love sailing, but haven't been in years).
That was my plan, however the responsible homeowner in me decided to take advantage of the sunshine and cooler temps and wash windows (what was I thinking?).
These birds were flying all over my yard (I am terrified of birds - but I did grab the camera -
not great pictures - maybe 2 points for facing my fear).
My new goal has been to try and not miss a photo opportunity (I have missed many)
and I hope by staying home that I did not.
Maybe another day I will find those sailboats
(I am not even sure where to go - but I certainly will look).

Saturday, August 29, 2009

This is called a lithophane (the first image is unlit and the second one lit).
I have given many as gifts and always wanted one myself, so finally was able to get one.
I am not a fan of birds, however this scene is so peaceful that I really like it.
A little history:
Porcelain lithophanes were popular in the 1800's and used as candle screens and lamp shades. The design is created only by variations in the thickness of the porcelain. Color is applied to the back and as light passes through, you see each detail.

Friday, August 28, 2009

The view from my kitchen window very early this morning.
I stopped doing dishes, grabbed my camera and headed for the front yard!
The sky seemed to change second by second!
(I didn't do anything to these photos - this is just what it looked like)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The assignment: Two things somehow connected..

The rocker is where I used to rock my daughter and the blanket was a favorite of hers.
The book, "Love You Forever", was one that I read to her often.
I miss those days of reading to her and then rocking her to sleep,
yet I am so proud of the amazing young woman that she has become.
To my daughter, a quote from the book,
"I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
my baby you'll be".

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The calendar may say August, but these flowers say Fall!

Friday, August 14, 2009

A day with my daughter on the Erie Canal.
A BEAUTIFUL day and a wonderful memory!

(I didn't do any editing and I realized after I posted these that
I should have cropped out the boat railing)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The assignment: Find a song lyric and connect it to a photo you take.

The line from a song I picked:

"You don't bring me flowers anymore"

Monday, August 3, 2009

What a great day to fly away!
The plane flew over my house once and I ran inside and grabbed my camera (just in case it came back) and within minutes it flew over again.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

I visit my favorite antique shop so much that they invited me to a picnic today.
Of course it rained but that makes the second shot so fitting.