Monday, February 28, 2011

photo a day...something wicked this way comes

shot in color, but only black and white to be found.  81˚on february 28th at 4pm. 
the wind is blowing wickedly, bringing in the nasties tonight.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

photo a day...monkeys take Target

stumbled upon what was clearly the genesis of a monkey takeover of Target.
just out of sight were their troops, ready to be called into combat, sitting on a bottom shelf. 
these three were walking down(ish) the aisle. must be scouts.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

photo a covers

warm dry windy
sirens whine
waking the dogs
who whine back
old leaves chatter
smoke blows fast and loose
over a fat moon
somewhere there is
flame and hurry
the night
furls around me
like smoke
slow and silky

the other side of friday

through the lens
you repeat winter's lie
on my skin
 you trace promises
of dogwood

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

photo a day...jimmy stewart

starting to feel
like jimmy stewart
watching from my window
waiting to get better
at least my view is better

Monday, February 14, 2011

photo a day...circling love

                                 happy day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

photo a day..fake it till you make it

so very sick. so no picture yesterday. :(
here is a photo of how i want to feel right about now. 

Friday, February 11, 2011

photo a day...times two

              spent thursday in hospital waiting rooms and a home without internet (I know, right??)
                                   so as promised, today we have two days of photo a day.
                                                            the day was long and flat
                                                         but when the sun went down
                                                             and your star came out

                                                                     my dad is home
                                                             and i am doggone happy

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

photo a day...don't forget list

'the worse pencil is better than the best memory.' anon

a million things to do before i go
don't forget, don't forget
off to finish the things that i knew i would remember
i think

*i will be taking a photo tomorrow but may not post. will be in a hospital waiting room. so maybe 2 on friday. *

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

photo a day...two trees that could

driving home

i saw you
your little christmas self
sweet rogue caught between
the street and the sidewalk
sprouted or planted
under a canopy of old oaks
all dolled up
standing proud in february

nobody tells you
to stand
bare and shivering against the wind
you wrap yourself
tight and warm in ivy

Monday, February 7, 2011

photo a work's end

after a day of creating jewelry
all the beads and silver
get put away
and the tools
leave their reckless pile
and pretend once again
that i am organized

Sunday, February 6, 2011

photo a day...catch a feeling

i wanted to capture today.
snap snap snap
how many shots did i take
trying to catch
in vain
the feeling
the freedom
the promise
the palpable 'hang on, spring is coming' vibe
but then a mistake
right mode, wrong lense
right lense, wrong mode
plus my magical tree
and poof
there it was

Friday, February 4, 2011

photo a day...beautiful defiance

i sighed a visible 'morning
in the cool wet air
you said no more
than your defiant
orange presence
i thought to ask why
why you were still around
but suspected you wouldn't say
you and a few of your friends
play coy
but how many times have
i walked past you
you whispered to me
and i saw you
do your beauty thing
you do it well

Thursday, February 3, 2011

photo a day...kit and kaboodle

two needle felted kitties that are ready except for...peepers. looking for just the right ones. not sure how stabbing wool thousands of times with a very sharp barbed needle turns into such darned adorable things!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

thoughts on my first complete photo a day month

i have completed my first month (+ 2) of photo a day. it has been such a revelation for me. on the 3rd day in, i didn't think that i would make it. many times i thought that nothing interesting was happening so there was nothing to take photos of. on lots of other occasions, i thought that i didn't have a 'great' photo to use. some days i just didn't want to do it. and with the heavy of january gray, i felt like i was just a hamster in a habitrail.
so what has this month taught me?
1. this is about documenting my life, one photo a day, and not creating a photography book of stellar shots.
2. when i think that nothing interesting is going on, then i am not paying attention. they say that life is in the moment and i am being more aware of them. there is beauty to be found all over the place.
3. gray and brown can be striking.
4. and last, certainly not least, is that i can follow through on something, even when i am not inspired and that being held accountable...knowing that there are those who check the photos every a huge motivator for me. (being a coach, one might think i would know this! ) as someone who has all the attention span of a magpie, this is pretty darn exciting.

on a side note, i decided to do a digital scrapbook of each week. i have done a layout of the first 4 and 1/2 weeks of the year. i have added a bit of journaling to each layout so that i know where i was or what i was up to. it will be a way cool journal of my year and be much longer lasting than my transient memory!
thanks everyone for sharing this month with me.
more to come...

photo a day...pooh bridge

wooden footsteps up and down
start and finish of pooh sticks
summer and snow
these dogs, and angels before
breathe deep