Monday, August 31, 2009

Day 242-365 "Bird Bath"

Very rainy today. Thought I would go out and get some shots in keeping with our weather theme at DPS. I failed miserably, possibly because I was cold, wet and miserable. Trying to keep my camera dry and steady and my shoes out of mud, I had what I thought were good ideas, but inside they were either slightly OOF or uninteresting. Since I wasn't ready to go out again, I took uninteresting over OOF. This was supposed to show drops hitting the water, but I didn't catch any despite the downpour. Aha! Wrong settings :-(.

Stupid rain.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Day 241-365 "Name That Flower!"

My mother used to grow this tall delicate perennial in her garden. She gave me some of the tiny seeds to sprinkle in my garden. She didn't know what it was called, but I'd really like to know. Does anyone recognize it?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Day 239-365 "Farm Road"

Some things never change: fields of corn, gravel roads, hazy summer days. Decided to give this a slight vintage look to help convey that feeling.

Day 238-365 "Plum"

Day 237-365 "Shortbread Cookies and Tea"

Lovely afternoon break :-)

Cookies by my "baking is a relaxing hobby" daughter. Maybe so, but my waistline can't take too much more of this!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Day 236-365 "Pittsburgh"

Angle taken from bridge walkway at Duquesne University.

See, not everything I take is a flower or has an added texture ;-). (Well, maybe just a bit at the bottom in the middle ;-))

Day 233-365 "Schoolhouse Garden"

It's a former one room schoolhouse - used until 1952 - that is now a museum of sorts, set up so people can see what it was once like.

Day 232-365 "Summer Road"

Came upon this road driving by and since I had my camera with me (always a good thing!), quickly snapped today's pic.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Day 231-365 "Have a seat..."

and enjoy before it disappears.

Day 230-365 "Summer Scenes"

From a day out shooting in a nearby park

Day 229-365 Hydrangea

Day 228-365 "Rose Tears"

Day 227-365 "Greek Festival"

Day 226-365

Day 226-365, originally uploaded by saralonde {catching-up ♥}.

The tops don't look very fresh any more, but I liked the shadows they made.

Day 225-365 "What Summer is All About"

In our garden...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Day 224-365

Day 224-365, originally uploaded by saralonde {catching-up ♥}.

Day 221-365 "Farmer's Market"

Day 220-365 Pie!

Chocolate, peanut butter pie, made by my daughter and guaranteed to add a little weight to your middle.

Day 219-365 "Black-Eyed Susans" (Rudibeckia)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Day 218-365 "Garden Clock"

Playing with textures again. That's what happens when it's cloudy and rainy outdoors and you hurt your foot.

Day 217-365 "Sun-Warmed Brick"

A bit cloudy today, so I had to get my own sun out ;-).

I got this clay piece while visiting Greece, definitely a sun-warmed country.

Day 216-365 "Basketweave Floor"

I find little bits of architectural items on old buildings interesting. These aren't things generally lauded by preservationists and they often get torn apart in remodels. This is the porch floor of an old house that was turned into a doctor's office. I couldn't get a good shot because of the tools around (remodel in progress!), but the floor remains preserved.

Day 215-365 Birdhouse

Playing with textures again...

Day 222-365 "Essence of Summer"

Monday, August 10, 2009

Day 214-365 "End of Summer"

Day 213-365 "Golden Girl"

My daughter

Day 212-365 "Nothing But Wind and Sky"

Beach kite

Day 211-365 "Approaching Storm"

Watching storm clouds approaching the beach...

Day 209-365 "The Cathedral of Sand and Water"

Day 208-365 Swing!

This shot turned out a tad grainy and blurry, so I thought I'd just emphasize all it's bad parts and go with what it is.

Does that make sense?

It's part of the problem that goes with a 365 when you can't see your pictures until days later.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Day 207-365 "Boy on Beach"

Day 206-365 Pipes

Day 205-365 "Daisy Close-up"

Taken with my little point and shoot which tends to be noisy.

Trying to play catch-up after a week at the beach...♥

Day 204-365 "Roadside Flower 2"

I have no idea what this is. A weed with a pretty flower is all I know :-).

Playing catch-up after a week at the beach...♥