Saturday, February 7, 2009

Icy & Fuzzy

One of the ice sculptures on exhibit in downtown Frederick's First Saturday Fire in Ice event.

Some of you may remember my fuzzy friend at the ice cream shop and his seasonal changes of attire, here and here. Apropos of the upcoming day, the big fella is sporting a snazzy Valentine's vest.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Winter in the park

See? I told you I'd be back. :D

Until yesterday, I hadn't taken one picture. Not a one. Hadn't even been tempted to take one.
Instead, I've been thoroughly enjoying a leisurely, obligation-free beginning of the year. I needed to recapture the spontaneous fun with my camera instead of allowing it to become a burden.

I don't know how I'm going to do this, but I'm here now and have some photos to share of our trek to Baker Park yesterday. I was in my bench mode again...

the fountain is still, the lake ice-covered...

most feathered critters have migrated elsewhere...

the benches sit in their lonely emptiness...

waiting, patiently waiting...

guarding the still beauty...

until the warmth of the sun and friends return.

I'm baaaack...

... well, almost anyway. Soon, soon... :)

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Day 366!! - Another year, another picture...

Well, we've made it through another year of photos. Yay for all of us 365ers and congratulations to you all!!

First, I'd like to thank all of my visitors who have been kind enough to stop by and share their thoughts with me this past year. Your comments and the new friends I've found have helped make this such a worthwhile and fun project.

Secondly, I also want to give a huge shout out and thank you to Karin at Frozen in Time for providing us with a fabulous list of weekly themes for the entire year. I can't tell you how many times it helped me stick with it when the last thing I wanted to be doing was trying to think of one more thing to photograph!

Lastly, I am definitely taking a break (and I mean it this time!) I've really struggled these last few weeks and think I'm just "camera'd" out. Taking a picture every day for the past two years... well, every day except one this year but it's a leap year so that means I still did 365 days which is normally a year, right? ;) LOL... anyway, where was I?? ... is really more pressure than I'm willing to deal with again anytime soon. I'll still be taking pictures, but I haven't yet decided how often or how/when I'll be posting or even
what my game plan will be. I will, of course, still be around and posting on my regular blog, Lil Bits of Me. I hope you'll come see me there.

In the meantime, a most Happy, Healthy,
and Prosperous New Year to you all and many thanks again for sharing this project with me.

Stay tuned, I'll be back... eventually. :)

Oh, and here's 2008's final picture!

A toast to 2009

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Day 365 - I'm melting! melting!

I made a snowman round and fat

And on his head I put a hat,

He sat out in the sun all day

And slowly melted all away.

But I can tell just where he sat,

Because he didn't take his hat.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Day 364 - Is it Wednesday yet??

Oh lordy, I am having such a hard time coming up with something to photograph! I definitely think I've lost all motivation here. Thank goodness there's only two more days!

Anyway, I'm planning to include this letter in a picture wall arrangement... if I ever get around to it. I have to choose photos, buy frames, yada, yada, yada. One of these days...

Day 363 - Still another ruminant

Struggling to come up with new subject matter, Lew jokingly suggested I do a deer a day. Not feeling terribly creative, I took him up on it! So, here's another of our Christmas decorations. This one's grazing on dust particles atop the buffet. ;)

Day 362 - No Rudolph here...

... red nose or otherwise! The glow from the overhead accent light made this little gold guy sparkle.

Day 361 - What will they think of next?

One of our gifts was this technological marvel -- a digital picture frame. I haven't quite figured it all out yet, but I think I'm gonna have fun with it!

Day 360 - Merry Christmas!

I missed the grandkids desperately, but we enjoyed a lovely, though quiet, Christmas together.

In his colorful holiday finery, Lew fiddles with the choo-choo.

Lew found this darling new ornament for the tree that changes colors! I just love it!

Day 359 - Traditional treat

The most I had to do to finish Christmas preparations was to bake one of our favorite holiday goodies, a rum cake. As it came out of the oven, above...

... and the finished (poked with a bazillion holes) glazed product. Sooooo good!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Day 358 - Frigid foraging

These little guys had their feathers all puffed up against the cold as they searched for some leftover munchies among the leaves.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Day 357 - As he dreams by the fire...

Nothing epitomizes domestic tranquility more than a cat warming itself in front of a cozy fire. As the temperatures dip down into the teens, we lit our first of the season tonight.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Day 356 - Ready for reading...

When I'm ready to crawl in under the covers, my bedtime reading awaits. I'm very fond of the saying on the bookmark my grandson gave me several years ago. :)