Monday, February 26, 2007

Picture of the Day Recap

At the beginning of the year I decided to join Project 365, the idea being that you take a picture each day for an entire year. I was posting photo's on my flickr account. But, towards the end of January it just was no longer enjoyable. It seemed too much of a chore to take and upload my pictures each day.

Well, through the encouragement of the wonderful comments on this blog in response to my photos, I have decided to restart this project (Thanks Anne, Pat and Marirob). I really did enjoy having a day-by-day pictorial diary of what was going on in my world. So I am going to post pictures to this blog. Probably once or twice a week, but maybe less frequently. These posts will recap the pictures of the past few days. And, I will miss some days, no big deal. I have lots of photos, and the goals of improving my photography and documenting my world will still be met if I skip a day.

February 16th: It was still snowy then and cold. On this day I challenged myself to take photos of icicles. Though I had forgotten my gloves and ended up with just a few pictures, there are some neat ones. I particularly like how the sun is making the icicles appear to glow.

February 17th: These are the icicles that were built up in the stairwell to our basement. I was attempting to capture the ice melting - specifically the water droplets as the fell. I didn't have much luck. I think the forked icicle is unusual. I don't remember seeing forked icicles before, but then again, I never really looked.

February 18th: This fish-necklace my husband won for me at the KC Ren. Festival a few years ago. I think he had to throw a bean-bag and knock over some cans. He didn't actually knock over the cans, but apparently he came closer that anyone else had that day, and so the girl gave him these very cheap, but pretty and shiny red fish beads. And I love them.

February 19th - A blue jay must of met its demise as there were several feathers scattered about. Because I used the flash, what you can't tell from this picture is that the feather is in about 1/2 puddle of water.

February 20th - Cracks in the parking lot.

February 21st - Speaking of invasive species, a starling.

February 23rd: Walking home on campus, I noticed that someone had placed this star sticker on the place where a branch had been sawed off. A bandaid?

February 24th: Can you guess what this is? After buying the new card reader at my least favorite store (Best Buy), I was waiting in the parking lot for my husband. This is the top of one of those poles that prevents people from parking on the sidewalk in front of the door.

February 25th: I learned how to be a ghost as I was taking photos for one of my husband's projects.


Anne said...

See now! We woulda missed all of those.

But I know what you mean - it became too much for me to keep up with and more a chore than a joy. Maybe next year.....

Pat said...

Wonderful - you have quite an eye!(and the skills to follow through)

Pat said...

what I meant by skills is photographic skills ...not clear, but I know what I mean!

Jennifer said...

Thanks so much.
Pat - I knew what you meant
Anne - Wait till you see the exciting pictures from this week (said with sarcasm). I do think that easing up the pressure of taking photos and uploading them everyday has made it fun again.

Elinor said...

Wow, that is a really weird sticker. I wonder if it's one of those glow-in-the-dark stars that people put on their ceilings. That's what it reminds me of.