During 2014 I was involved in a "365" Projecct. The idea was to take a photo(s) everyday for the year. I made it, with a couple of exceptions, and was pretty good about posting them here, until life got in the way. But here are the ones I did post... if you care to page through the photo diary of 2014!
This past month has been a busy one, with travel, quilting and general chaos taking most of my time. I have been derelict in my uploading duties, but not in my photo-taking duties! So here is a gallery of some images I have taken during that time... there may not be one for each day (broke my record) but I hope you enjoy them nonetheless!!
Click on any one of them to see it in full crop and larger or to view this as a slide show!
Well that gets us up to date! As you can see it was a busy month of all kinds of activities!
The theme this week, for our 365 group, is "Illusion". Below are my photos for the daily postings. Click on each one to see a caption about the illusion and to see the photo full crop.
Then came this... a dreamlike illusion made from three of the photos I took from the parking lot rooftop:
It was a slightly weird week... started sick (thus middle of the night and cough drop photos, then through Jon's inspired cooking, a couple of trips up to the mall for people watching, a heart discovered in the old flooring of our home, and insects stopped by the chilly weather. Click on and photo to see the full crop or larger size.
This past week's theme was silhouettes and shadows. We were in Virginia Beach during much of the week, so I got some shots for the theme, but also had to digress into the beautiful sunrises and scenes there!
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additional non-theme pics from Virginia Beach
Our group theme this week was color, so instead of individual days, I thought I would just do a gallery of the images I submitted for "color". Then, rebel that I am, one day was actually no color!
Hope you enjoy them. Click to see them larger at at full crop.
In honor of the last two pic above, I have to post this link.... if you need a laugh, or just a song to stick
in your head I present to you: "the fish head song"
And here is my non-color.
Our next leg was in Boulder Colorado visiting my sister and her family. Good times had by all... Joan even tried out the corn cob pipe we brought her from the Corn Palace! But here she is picking out the music for our morning coffee!
Some of you might remember the rocking horse from day 50... She has now found a new home and an able rider!
The next part of our drive was through the east wide of Wyoming on our way to Colorado. I love this landscape - desolate and verdant at the same time. Rugged scrub and velvet smooth at the same time. History seeps from the abandoned buildings, and warnings from the snow fences. Click on any of the below pictures to see them larger.
I convinced Jon to do some sightseeing in on our way to Colorado. We stopped at the SPAM Museum (who knew!!) the Mitchell, SD Corn Palace and Wall Drug to experience road trip kitsch at its best. Then a few days in National Grasslands and Badlands National Park. Both just beautiful; But before we could leave, we took a quick stop in Deadwood SD to pay our respects to the Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane grave sites.
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Spam, Corn, Wall and Deadwood:
Grasslands and Badlands
Much of September was spent on a 3500+ mile road trip, so instead of day to day photos, I will post as they happened on the legs of our journey - part by part.
The beginning of our trip went from VA through Gary Indiana and Chicago (with a sobering reminder of the dangers of the road!) to Milwaukee for some Scrabble and garden admiration with our friend Tony and Maggie (Happy Anniversary too!!). Then a return to Madison, WI to reunite Jon with one of our comfy chairs and get a free meal or two from Landon! While there we also picked up items I had stored to bring out to my sister's family in Colorado... so we then headed West! click on any of these to see a bigger image:
I will end my "around the block series with these beautiful flowers from a very small hidden urban garden across the stree from our place.
Half way through the 30 days, I thought I would show you "the block" and where some of the photos have come from!
This is taken from the roof of the parking garage across the street.
Here is a close up of the bottom left window... "Good Morning America, how are you?"
Yes there are people on our block too! And dogs who do not want their picture taken while wearing the "cone of shame"!