Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 251: Waiting Room

I feel like I've been in this one enough.  Tomorrow at 4 p.m. I will be back again for more peeking up the sniffer.  Last check until after the long weekend.  Its not so much the office - but the almost 60 minutes of traveling - ONE WAY.  But the doctor is worth the travel (as well as my peace of mind).

Read pages 70-74 of my manual while waiting too.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 250: My day in a photo

Ok, this was not my whole day, but pretty much 75% of it.  We picked it up on the way home from the doctor today.  The kids played from the moment we walked in the door.  H2 skipped lunch (although I don't blame him - the doctor totally tortured him this AM) to keep playing. They only stopped for dinner and bed.  The only time I got to play was bath time.

YES, I am completely addicted to the Lego games.  It might be because it is the ONLY game I where I can beat the kids.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Day 249: Not so ideal

Well, it has been raining off and on here so that whole picture thing is not as easy to do when raining.  Not that I'm going to complain, but I was hoping for something off the grill for dinner

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day 248: More Yard Art

Another little treasure out of my parent's backyard.  Had to pull up something from the past, as I was overly occupied with H2.  Monday should be a better day.

Day 247: Dead tree + Light flare = Peace sign

I took this before the "incident" last night.  As I was picked up from around the corner on the way to the hospital and we didn't get home until 7 am Sunday morning - I couldn't post this until today.

What surprised me was I didn't see the peace sign until I pulled it up in Lightroom.  I have a picture of the wound.  Want to see it?

Friday, June 25, 2010

Day 246: Unedited Sunset

I was going to cheat today and use a photo from yesterday, and I was out in the front yard trying to feed the cat that won't come inside and I noticed the sky getting more colorful.  I grabbed my camera & my keys and drove to my favorite spot.  By the time I got there the sky was more like a watercolor painting than anything else.  This is straight out of the camera - no editing.  You know how I love an unedited photo.

I should have named it God's Canvas.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Day 245: Red Sunflower

I went on a journey today.  I couldn't tell you how far I walked, I can tell you in the Texas heat, I feel like I sweated enough to fill a lake.  I saw a row of blooming sunflowers and the boys and I ran over.....I found this lone red one and couldn't resist.  We should all stand out in a crowd.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Day 243: Experimenting with angles

I was playing with the camera today - woefully uninspired am I.  I think its the 3 day headache (I'm totally blaming it on the heat & humidity).  My husband received this from a dear friend and I never could quiet get it right.  But this is a learning experience right?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Day 242 Coming Home

Coming home from a party, I forgot my camera was on manual focus.  I took a shot and loved the colors. So for an uninspired photographer, I am enjoying an abstract today.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Day 241: Yard Art

Bonus points if you can tell me what it was made from.  MOM - YOU CAN'T GUESS, you own it.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day 238 Coleus

YEA DAD for pointing out the coleus were complete opposites.  By the way - I'm going to have to do an entire series on the yard art in my parents backyard.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Day 237: Chasing the light

I took this not long before sunset on a nature walk with the boys.  We saw three deer (yes I got a shot), we saw a 20 ft long snake skin laying in a tree (maybe that's an exaggerations but it was BIG) but I keep coming back to this photo. The play of the light on the trunk of the tree...I don't know moves me.  Yes, I know I'm a dork.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Day 236: No Trains today

I've been wanting to shoot this bridge forever.  This is over the Brazos River in Waco and I while traveling from Dallas to San Antonio I was able to get the shot, thanks to my mother.  YEA MOM!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Day 235: A tribute

Today was a hard day.  My husband lost his mother Friday evening and she was laid to rest today.  I didn't have the heart or desire to take a picture today, so this is from a few days back.  It is my tribute to Betsy, although I suspect she would have preferred something more colorful.  She was a special woman who raised three wonderful children & loved her grandchildren beyond comprehension.  

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Day 234: Just the fax

I'm the opposite of most people I'm home Monday through Friday with the kids & I work Saturday & Sunday.  So basically I think all you people living for the weekends are nuts. Today was a work day for me......

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Day 231: Light Rail

Today is Thursday - we know what that means.  THEME THURSDAY.  Today's theme:  Motion.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Day 230: Everybody deserves a break

Right?  I personally would take it in a break room, with air conditioning, or at least find a shady spot.   Or maybe it was a really important text message.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day 229: The power of the crop tool

After the crop, this was by far the best photo of the day.  Its amazing how one little thing can make a huge difference in a photo.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Day 228: A lighted trail

It was on this walk - and it wasn't a very far walk - that I was exposed to the horrors that might be poison ivy.  I noticed when I went under the underpass that there were spotlights all over the ground.  I was surprised to find that there were tiny holes (about 1 inch) in the pavement above to let the light through.  I loved the way the lights made tiny little spotlights.

Day 227: On a ferry

I'm going to be totally honest - I did not take this on Sunday.   I did not even take this recently (this was taken on a ferry in New Zealand), but this is how I feel.  Cloudy, misty, unclear and off in the distance.  I'm definitely on the road to recovery.  This has been an interesting ride.  I have fluid & some calcification in the tendons in my neck.  VERY UNCOMFORTABLE and all the medications are making me feel, well lost in a fog.  I didn't really have the energy to get out and hunt a photo so I pulled from my stores.  I hope you will forgive the cheat.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Day 225: Sunflower

Not my favorite picture, but nothing says summer more than a big giant sunflower.  And in Texas - it is ridiculously hot already.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Day 224: Time for Summer

Theme Thursday is about Time, today was the boy's last day of school so it is time to usher in SUMMER.  YEA.  Here is H2 enjoying a popsicle at his end of the year party.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day 223: The haunted house

At least that's what the 7 year old photo genius H2 said when he edited this.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010