Saturday, July 28, 2012

#28. cup

My favorite cup. I have 2 - one in green (shown) and one in blue. LOVE THEM. Made by Emily at Moorefield Pottery (


Friday, July 27, 2012

#27. on the road

When I first took this shot, all I saw at the time was the can in the road. Taking a closer look, I think it looks like the contents of the can caused the cracks in the concrete above it. Cool, huh?

Be creative!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

#25. heart

"Whenever a choice needs to be made in any area of life, your body provides a message of either comfort or discomfort, and for most of us the message is felt in the heart."—David Simon

Feel from the heart.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

#24. a stranger

I had trouble with today's challenge. I'm very uncomfortable taking photos of people. In a group, crowd or other gathering, it's fine, but my photos are better if I take them of nature and art, not moving subjects. I had nothing planned for today other than dropping my daughter off at her job later today and knew I had to push beyond my comfort zone to get the photo I wanted this morning because I didn't want to wait. I admit it, I looked through some of my daughter's wedding pictures I took in April and found one I could use. I decided to just go for a walk and get some shots for the next few days and see what happened. I like to play with the editing software, so it gives me a reason to play if nothing else. I walked up to the mini-mall and took a few photos from a distance of a few men working on a truck in the parking lot but you couldn't see the people and I wouldn't go closer. I headed home again and was taking pictures of flowers, ivy and a few other nature type things when I saw this poor woman across the street valiantly attempting to exercise. It was already over 80 degrees at 9 AM when this photo was taken. She's got the look - headphones, bottled water, and a wilted look about her body. I hope she made it home okay!

Stretch a little bit. Be creative.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

#21. 9 o'clock

Be peaceful.

#19. animal/insect/pet

Sweet girl whose name is Tramp or Trampie (named after the Cher song, "Gypsy, Tramps and Thieves" - her sister's name is Gypsy and I share space with them both) - 1 of 3 grand fur babies (Suki, Tramp and Gypsy) - she spends time with me every day to share the sun or a snuggle when it's cold.

Be peaceful.

Note: Title was edited on 7/21/12

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

#18. plate

It's impossible for a plate collector to pick just one plate!

Be peaceful.

Monday, July 16, 2012

#16. sign

Can you see the yellow one in the back peeking around the tree as if to say: "What about me?!".

Be peaceful.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

#14. building

The kids are off on an adventure today and took the camera with them. Their excitement was contagious and I forgot I'd need a photo today for the challenge and a camera in which to take it. Once they left and things calmed down again here at home, I realized it wouldn't be possible to take a challenge shot today. Thankfully, I took a lot of shots the other day when I was taking photos of the trees and found this in the folder. My window from under my tree that I love so much. It's an interesting perspective to see my mosaic gazing balls from this angle.
Be peaceful.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

#10. your favourite colour

I can't pick just one but these cover some of my favorites nicely - blue, green, brown, purple, turquoise, etc ...

Be peaceful.

Monday, July 9, 2012

#9. big

The humidity has subsided a bit and this morning before the heat was too strong to do it, I stepped out into the courtyard surrounded by the apt buildings and went under "my" tree. Maple trees are aplenty here.

I've missed trees a lot. Growing up in a small town where trees are everywhere you look and after living in the city for a few years where trees are sparse, I am once again enthralled with the beauty trees hold. Standing under the one nearest my window, I took a photo of one other nearby. They are big and beautiful!

I've taken a slew of photos this morning of the tree right outside my window. I can't get over how much I feel inspired by these trees. They "speak" to me! You can see them on my flickr photostream:

Be peaceful.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

#8. lunch

Spending lots of time at the crafts table means light lunches when I remember to grab something!

Be peaceful.

#7. Garden 07.07.12

This was yesterday's Photo A Day for July. It was pulled from a file back in March 2012 because the heat has been on high (like many places within the US, it was over 100 degrees here in PA) so I pulled from the vaults so I didn't have to venture out of the apt to find a garden!

Today's challenge photo is lunch and will be posted later. I've just finished breakfast! :)

Be peaceful.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

#4 - Fun

It's fun playing with photo editing software and it's fun to take "cheeze" photos of Malachi. Put them together and you've got my kinda "fun"! :)

Happy 4th of July!!

Be peaceful.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Photo A Day Challenge for July

I'm 3 days behind on posting my daily photos, sorry about that, but from this point on, I hope to post each day for the entire month of July. Here are the first three and a description of what I'm doing for those who don't know.

#1. Self portrait

#2. Busy
At the crafts table

#3. Best part of your day
Daily Meditation
Be at peace.