Friday, February 29, 2008

Day 60 - Sun time

Now I know y'all are probably wondering "what the heck is she doing with a sundial in the house!?" Well, I'll tell ya - it's colder than cold out there, even windier than that, and I wasn't about to get all bundled up, get the sundial set up just right, and then have the sun go back behind the clouds like it's been doing all day, while I sat there freezing my tush off waiting for it to come back out!

Soooo, still wanting to show another example of time and not having a better idea, I waited and took it inside instead, and stayed warm in the process. And
look, it even has leapy-type frogs on it for Leap Year Day! LOL :D

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Day 59 - Hands of time

Some of his, some of mine, most in need of batteries, that have served us well over a period of time.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Day 58 - Time stands still

This unusual timepiece stands guard in the parking lot outside a jewelry store in town.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Day 57 - It was time...

After 40-some years, I suppose it was time to get a new ice bag. The old one (on the right with the neat rubber seal and metal-threaded top) has definitely served us well (especially these past couple of weeks.) Apparently, it has sprung a leak, making replacement necessary. I seriously doubt the new one, with its all-plastic fittings, will last anywhere near as long.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Day 56 - Time difference

Since we're supposed to get more icy cold this week, Mother Nature may have different ideas, but clearly, the daffodils think it's time for Spring to make an appearance... now. I agree, so I'm rooting for the daffodils!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Day 55 - Design Stitchery

I've always loved the perfect stitching on ...

Lew's slippers!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Day 54 - Boobie business

Not quite the self-portrait one usually has in mind, but since this is how I spent my Saturday morning and the boobie tech offered to take the pic, I figured, "eh, why not?" I graciously declined her generous offer to take one with the machine, uhmmm... in action! ;)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Day 53 - Pill popping

As the insurance company screws around at my expense and withholds approval for an MRI so my doctor knows what to treat, I've been popping one of these painkillers every 6 hours for a little relief from my really hurting leg. Not my best effort but, hey, it's only Day 53 - I've still got the rest of the year! ;)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Day 52 - Black onyx? Agate? What?

Actually, it's an ice cube on a black plate! The plate really gives it the appearance of a stone of some sort, and I love how the center looks like a hunk of silver.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Day 51 - Bronze Butterfly

I'm still not navigating too well (my tale of woe is here and here,) so this is about as good as it gets today. Since we're getting a light snowfall at the moment, this candle draft diffuser is also about as close as I'll be getting to a butterfly any time soon!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Day 50 - Bead bubble

So I'm walking to the door this afternoon and catch a glimpse of red in the small flower bed by the front step. I bent down to see what it was and found this tiny little bead lying there. Wondering where it came from, I picked it up, brought it inside and absent-mindedly dropped it in the glass coaster sitting on the table.

Then, the more I looked at it, the more I thought it might make an interesting photo... the tiny little bubble inside was intriguing.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Day 49 - Ah-choo!

A pretty little box of tissues I keep around...

...did I say little? I meant eensy weensy, itsy bitsy, teeny tiny! ;)

Part of my collection of doll house miniatures, this tiny tissue box is dwarfed next to a regular-sized box.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Day 48 - My cup runneth over...with love

Lew and I have been together, pre- and post-marriage for over 25 years. With the few exceptions of him being away on business or one of us being away for one reason or another, on every morning of every one of those years, there has been a pot and/or a full cup of coffee waiting for me when I got up.

THAT's love... and that's my guy!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Day 47 - Reflections of Love

As much as I dislike using the flash, it made for some interesting reflections in this glass wedding keepsake.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Day 46 - Sweet Heart

It's not easy making a heart out of a pile of M&M's... but you get the idea. :D

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Day 45 - Happy Valentine's Day!

Well, today being THE day of hearts 'n love 'n stuff, what else would I be taking pictutres of?? ;)

Hope you all have had as lovely a day as I have!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Day 44 - Stylish teddy

Baby let me be,
your lovin' Teddy Bear
Put a chain around my neck,
and lead me anywhere
Oh let me be
Your teddy bear.

This cute little guy greets me each time I check in or out at my doctor's office. Styling little dude boasts a different sweater each month!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Day 43 - Snow (he)Art

The inch or so of snowfall that greeted us this morning made a perfect canvas for the heart my guy drew for me.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Day 42 - Love and Marriage

It seems that every photographer has taken, in one form or another, the classic ring -> book center -> light = heart shadow photo. Enthralled with the technique, I had to try it my amateur self for this week's theme of love and hearts.
My "love" ring, our wedding rings, and the dictionary definition of marriage lend themselves perfectly to this experiment. Being unable to choose which photo to use, I decided on both.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Day 41 - Love Me, Love Me Knot

Definition: Love Knot


1. A stylized knot used as an emblem of love.

With Valentine's Day coming, a fitting photo to start and end a week - shadow and all.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Day 40 - A box of shadows

Having given up on natural shadow-making sunlight, I settled for indoor lighting on my shadow (get it? shadow? lol)-box collection of Siamese kitties.

(And, of course, you knooow the sun was shining it's fool head off while I was messing around with this photo, don'tcha?? Arrggh!)

Friday, February 8, 2008

Day 39 - Fickle sun

Now you see it...
... now you don't
(in the time it took to focus & click the button!)

And that's been my doings with the elusive Mr. Sun this week. So, I give up, the sun wins, and I'm gonna take pictures of my cat... or anything else instead of chasing shadows that aren't there. *sigh*

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Day 38 - Seedy & spent

Still sans sunshine of any appreciable amount today, I managed a quick shadow shot of this spent flower stem during a brief appearance.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Day 37 - Fleeting shadow

With the sun being a totally uncooperative participant by not putting in an appearance at all for the past two days, it wasn't looking good for an outdoor shadow photo any time soon. Then, just to tease, it stuck it's head out for all of about a 1/2 hour this evening, so I got a quick shot of the only shadow remotely worth snapping... our lampost on our maple tree. Spectacularly exciting, eh?

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Day 36 - Reflections in a Glass -Eye-

While fooling around trying to get a cool shadow, I ended up getting some really cool reflections too. If you enlarge the photos and look closely, you can see reflections of the glass in the base of the glass.

I really like the flower petal shadow/reflection effect from the stones.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Day 35 - Shadows of Amber

This week's theme is "shadows" and should be lots of fun. In between our intermittent and uncooperative splashes of sunlight, I was going to photograph one of our glass doo-dads, when Lew put these in front of me instead. The resulting translucent shadows were fascinating...

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Day 34 - Tagged

The End*

*of this week's red theme. ;)

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Day 33 - Fireplug soldier

Apparently the familiar red fireplug is becoming a thing of the past, at least around here. Most of what you see now are either yellow/orange, yellow/green, or occasionally, yellow/red. Some even sport trendy new "flat tops" instead of the unique little "helmet heads" we're so used to.

Since the all-red models seem to be passe, I thought I'd record one for posterity. ;)

Friday, February 1, 2008

Day 32 - The ice... cometh

... as predicted, and left a layer of shimmering, frosty beauty on everything in sight.

Being the wuss I am, and sooo unwilling to face the wet and cold, I took today's photos (with that cool new telephoto lens!) from inside, where it's nice and warm.