Wednesday, January 28, 2015

1/28 Enjoyment

Enjoyment = Getting out of Bed
1/28 Photograph Play
Entertainment / Outside / Enjoyment

28/365 Winter Blue Sky 1/28
 It was a very cold day today and not much play going on outside. I went over to visit my friend S who is recovering from ankle surgery and this shot on her scooter is close enough to play or enjoyment. The scooter is a good alternative to crutches and she got up when I was leaving. However, I refused to leave until she went back to bed, I didn't want that responsibility on me! She needs to get that ankle healed quickly to get out with her camera.

Today's abstract shot for flickr is a shot of the blue sky with the peak of the garage. There aren't enough blue sky days in January and this was worth catching.

Obligatory Cat picture which has been missing for a few weeks. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

1/27 Nourishing

Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread
1/27 Photograph Nourishing
Filling / Healthy / Wholesome

The prompt for today had instructions to take a picture fro a different angle. This bread picture was taken with me on my knees in the kitchen to get a head on shot. I made the bread last night just because cinnamon raisin bread sounded good for a snow day. We had a blizzard prediction for the day and everything was closed in the state as we all hunkered down for what turned out to be about 14 inches of snow for us. The flickr photo for today is a shot out the back porch window with snow piled on the window sill and falling snow in the bacground. 
27/365 Flickr Snow Abstract

I decided that I wasn't going to spend the day on the computer and finished off a pair of knitted mittens that I started 2 years ago. I wasn't sure what row and just winged it. I knitted while catching up with a couple of tv shows on demand. The white yarn is called thrum and it's natural wool which I have misplaced, I will probably find it tomorrow since I think one of the cats may have found it and thought it was a toy. I had just enough cut to finish the mitten. The ends stick out inside the mitten and add another layer of warmth.

Around 4 PM we went out to snowplow/shovel the snow and ran into a problem with the snowblower. With over a foot of snow, it was discouraging to start the snowblower and have it stall when we engaged the auger. We called a neighbor to ask for help with the driveway and when I went back out and looked at the snowblower, acting like I knew what I was doing, I asked if it was possible to be frozen since there was ice near the blades. We got some hot water and poured it in near the blades and voila, it worked! We dodged an expensive bullet on that one and got the driveway done. While out there, it snowed another 1 - 2 inches, but at least it was light and fluffy!

Monday, January 26, 2015

1/26 Melting Motion

Melting Icicle
1/26 Photograph Move
Motion / Act / Variation

What to get for movement in my house? Can't count on the cats to anything in motion unless its them following me and begging for food. I had thought of setting up the tripod in the front door to get the birds feeding, but no birds today. I guess they heard there was a blizzard on the way. Looking out the door, I saw the ice melting and then worked on catching the drops in motion. It took many shots to get the drops close enough to the end of the icicle while dripping off the end.

For the flickr group this week, I am having fun just taking abstract pictures. I used a glass ornament to get up close with the macro lens and the sun was streaming through the ornament .  Tomorrow, I think it's going to be frost on the window with snow behind it based on the weather forecast for tomorrow. I got my bread, milk and eggs, bring it on!

26/365 Abstract #2 1/26

Sunday, January 25, 2015

1/25 Intent

Intent to Meet My Walking Goal
1/25 Photograph Resolve
Willpower / Resolution / Intent

Boots by the door, Ready to Go
I woke up this morning with 11 miles to go for the month, before I got out of bed, I had texted my next door neighbor to go for a walk. Runkeeper is an app that keeps me on track in meeting my monthly walking goals. Another key to meeting the goal is to make it achievable while also making it challenging. I figured that I would be doing a lot of walking in Florida while golfing, but ended up on a cart more than expected. This morning I walked another 1.8 miles and I know that I will have more than 60 done by the end of the month. And even though it was only 1.8 miles, there are more calories burned since we walked through the woods today for the entire walk. 

The flicker challenge this week is abstraction which will be a challenge for me. Today, I took a picture of the netting on the clementine box and brought it into photoshop to duplicate and rotate. I guess that would be abstract for me. 

25/365 Abstract Netting

Saturday, January 24, 2015

1/24 Who and What

My Getting Ready for Walk in Woods
1/24 Photograph Who & What
Context / The Story / More

24/365 Snow on the Pond

 Back to snow overnight on Friday and after our 30 minutes of snow removal, we were off for a walk. I thought that the picture of the day told a story, not just a person sitting, but doing something. Once again, we are back to wearing the Yaktrax for the driveway along with walking in the woods. They make it safe on the layer of ice beneath the snow.

It wasn't too cold outside which was good since we are without our wood stove until hopefully Monday. There is no draft and we are getting it fixed. But after two weeks in Florida, I am drinking a lot of tea and wearing multiple layers to keep warm.

Friday, January 23, 2015

1/23 On The Third

Flying Back to Winter
1/23 Photograph On The Third
Landscape / Sky / Horizon

The prompt instructions for today was to make sure that the horizon was not in the middle, but either in the top or bottom third. After a few sunrise pictures, I went the travel route and used a picture taken from the airplane. I should have used the landscape format for the picture to include more detail of the ground. But now that I am looking at all the pictures from the morning, I should have gone with a sunrise shot.

For the flickr shot, I went with a tropical flower for color. It will be the last bright outside color for me for a few weeks. I took a photo with my iPhone and edited it in stackablesapp. 

23/365 Tropical Color 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

1/22 Color Blocking

Contrasting Strong Colors on The Golf Course
1/22 Photograph Color Blocking
Complementary / Contrast / Block Out

When I saw the prompt, I knew where to go for color and I was not disappointed. My friend N wears the brightest clothes with her pink sneakers on the golf course and she had on great contrasting colors for today's photo.
This morning was one of the prettiest mornings that I have seen at the course. It was the warmest for this visit and we had a morning mist hanging over the course. It was my last morning of golf and we had a fast round with some quick lessons from the player who joined us. As I said to N, "After two weeks of playing on wet grass, imagine how incredible we would be on dry grass!"

22/365 Morning Mist on the Golf Course