Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 59

When I bought my treadle machine 2 years ago, this was one of the old treasures in a drawer. I've never seen matching thread and binding packaged together, and I wonder why someone doesn't resurrect this great idea!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 58

The challenge: Take a picture of the sky.
My sky has myriad shades of gray interspersed with blue. It's better than rain.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 57

The challenge: Take a picture that illustrates communication.

Long, long ago, in a land far, far away, a man wrote to his daughter, a novice in a convent. The artform of the letter has basically vanished; 80 years from now, no one will be able to read the ramblings of home life, as told by father to daughter.

As a side note, the man who wrote this letter, born in 1870, claims to have jumped out the window of the school in third grade, and never returned. And kids these days can barely write cursive, let alone compose like this man, who today would be considered barely literate. I give you deep things to ponder this fine Saturday.

(Click the picture to biggify, and read a bit of this time capsule of communication.)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 56

Today's challenge: Illustrate the act of waiting.
Thor does it well. He's waiting for his boys to play.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 55

Today's challenge: Make a self portrait, showing who you are.

Me. Wife. Mom. Cook. Making bread. Happy.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 54

Today's photo subject is yellow.
Like this child's toy that I never can solve!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 53

The challenge: Take a picture framed by a window or doorway.

Looking out my side door to Thor's yard. I didn't really want to see the snow melting away anyway.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 52

Take a picture of something old.

One of my favorite old things (I have a lot). This is the thing that made the most difference to everyone's clothing, without a doubt.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 51

Take a picture with strong vertical lines.

Or maybe just a strong vertical RED line!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 50

Show the story of your subject with one detail.

It's more of my subject for the last couple of days. I know Pam from Soddy Daisy was able to identify it before this!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 49

Take a photo of a distinct curved line or surface.

They don't make furniture like this any more.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 48

Today's challenge: Take a creative photo of a common thing.

Does a creatively placed ruler count? Isn't it beautiful?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 47

The challenge: To take an abstract picture, focusing on color and form.

Well, sorta.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 46

The challenge: fill the frame of the photograph with a single object.

I love little tins. And I love this product. It's the best chapped lip prevention/remedy I've ever seen, and it fixes hangnails, too. It deserved its own picture.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 45

After a warm day, the snow has a nice sheen, here in the dark.

And what's with the flash making the car lights look like they're on?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 44

Show preparedness in a photograph.

Studded snow tires. Nothing gets you moving better (except chains). Excuse my car; I took it to the DIY car wash, and it got dirty coming home. Imagine that!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day 43

Tell the story of something today with a photograph of a detail.
Isn't it funny that I have worn out some of the letters on my keyboard, and not others? And isn't it sad that I can never remember to buy a can of cleaner to take the dust out from between the keys?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 42

Doesn't Thor demonstrate what we all feel like on Friday morning?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 41

My littlest boy got a finger puppet mouse when he was about 4. Periodically, with Dan's assistance, the mouse appears somewhere, in hopes that I'll not realize it's the toy mouse, and shriek with terror.

This morning, he appeared on my tea cup. Of course, I uttered the obligatory, "Eeek, a mouse!"

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 40

Sunshine streaming through my light blue drapery turned it pink in places! At 8 degrees, today seemed like a good day to enjoy bright sunshine.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 39

The challenge: Take a picture with the horizon low, and lots of sky above.

Except in my yard, where there are lots of trees in the sky, unless you look straight up. Happy snowy Tuesday.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 38

Today's challenge: Take something ordinary, and make it beautiful.

In this season, icicles are ordinary hereabouts. And this one was mammoth. I noticed it because my son had the draperies off this window, trying to fix the plaster damage from a roof leak above it. About 2 hours later, the icicle fell off the gutter, shearing off a spot light bulb and 1/3 of a shrub. So, while beautiful, it's also a scary thing; good thing it's in a corner where no one ever walks.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Day 37

Today we revisit repetition.

Every day I look in this mirror, and see the reflections going to infinity, and I couldn't remember it when I took a picture for repetition? Silly me.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 36

I don't have a category today.
This is my piggy bank. I got her when I was about 2. Isn't she cute?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 35

Today's challenge: Take a picture with hard shadows.

Tree shadows in winter's snow. No shadow is harsher.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 34

Today's theme: Red. Appropriate for the first day of the Chinese New Year, since it's supposed to be a lucky color.

I wonder if they eat Craisins in China to celebrate the New Year? Probably not.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 33

Today's theme: repetition.
Icicles repeated won the edge of my gutter. And roof slates repeated along my roof. (You've probably never seen a slate roof up close and personal before. Yes, those are actual rocks on my roof. Welcome to old house life!)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day 32

Today's topic: Take a picture of attraction, using any definition of attraction.

One of my many refrigerator magnets, made by one of my darling children in first grade. Magnetic attraction!