Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Project Life 365...a few random days!

I am still way behind in taking, editing, and posting for this project, but I'm still determined to finish!
The shots below are from random days, so if you're a chronological kind of person, this post might make you a bit annoyed. 
If it doesn't bother you, keep on reading or looking and I'll keep shooting!
 You'll find plenty "more" orchids  where these came from! 
Longwood Gardens!

Blue morning sky, looking north!

" shared space"

Over 17,000 students and supporters "shared space" at the Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State University to raise money for THON and the Blue Diamonds Fund at Hershey Medical Center to help fund pediatric cancer research and to support the familes of children who've been affected.  These kids don't just raise money, they actually visit with the families, take the kids bowling, rock climbing, on picnics, they visit the kids while they are in the hospital and they continue to support the families even after the children are in remission, cancer free, or even sadder...gone from this life.  

"when I grow up"

"When I grow up" there'll be lots of candles on my cake!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Just another Macro Monday!

This time of year tests my patience.
We're getting a lot of rain, but I wish it were snow.
The only snow we've had has been nuisance snow, as far as I'm concerned.  An inch here, two inches there.  Not even enough for a 2 hour delay, much less a snow day!
That really makes me start to wish for spring, but part of me  still wishes for just one good snow.  
On one those days when I was wishing for warmer weather, I took a walk around the yard to see if I could find any signs of spring, and I was pleasantly surprised!

If I remember correctly, this was the bud of a Red Twig Dogwood bush...

  And some daffodils popping up through the mulch...

And the bud from my dogwood tree, I think!

Two days after I found these signs of spring, we got another nuisance snow.  It was pretty and short lived, already melting but the time I got dressed and outside with my camera!

Start here with Stacy Heap Vitallo and see what inspiration she found for her macro shoots this week and then click the link in her post to see what Faye Kingston and Denean Melcher have found that will surely impress us all! 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Macro Monday is back!

It's time for another Macro Monday blog circle.  
All four photographers are participating again this week. 
If you click the link at the bottom of my post, it will take you to Stacy Heap Vitallo's post.
From there click the link to the next one and then one more.  You'll have completed the circle when you return to my post!  

One of the best places to take  pictures of flowers is at Longwood Gardens.  I am so blessed to be able to drive there in a reasonable amount of time and be surrounded by beautiful flowers, tended to by some the country's best gardeners, in my opinion!


 Now check out the rest of the fabulous images from some very talented photographers!

Project Life 365-days 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, and 41

I'm way behind in posting.  Hopefully the pictures will tell the story!

I'm so glad I "saved up" to buy this fun Lensbaby!

I love "my view" out the window when it snows!

Longwood is always an adventure!

I'm so" lucky" that a friend was able to meet me at Longwood to have some fun!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Project Life 365-days 34 and 35


During the winter months my back-scratcher and lotion don't leave my nightstand.

"daily life"

I couldn't get through my "daily life" without my glasses or my contacts.  Reading and looking at my camera settings, both require some added help for my eyes!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Project Life 365-days 29, 31, 33

I'm sorry to be skipping around.  I'm not always motivated nor do I always have time to complete my shots on any given day. Sometimes I shoot but don't edit.  Stay with me as I do plan to complete the project!


Some rare color in an otherwise blah winter landscape from a red twig dogwood bush my son planted for me a few years ago.


This mandevilla continues to "grow" every winter in a garage that's barely above freezing and event though I rarely remember to water it!  Sometimes it even blooms under those conditions!


I am greeted by the repetition of foot prints in my yard and across my driveway after a dusting of snow.


Friday, February 1, 2013

Project Life 365-day 32

"me today"

Feeling a little unfocused or unclear about what to do with  my weekend. 

I know what I should be doing, and it's not what I want to be doing!