Friday, July 31, 2009

Photo In Motion, Day 212

Yup, today's photo is actually two photos!

I have been obsessed at times with trying to capture in motion in my photos. My son makes a great subject because he usually has a ball or a frisbee in his hands. I have tried to get a sense of motion while maintaining clarity of the main subject. The one with my son with the small blue/orange ball captures the motion feel, however the one with the purple ball just doesn't do it for me as the ball looks like it is suspended in air and not moving.

All of this, I know, takes practice and I have years to come to do this.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Past Several Days, Day 209, 210, 211

Ugh, I got behind again in posting. However, I did take some photos.

Pipes belonging to a pipe organ.

A yummy dessert.

Father and daughter.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Birthdays and Sunburn, Days 207 and 208

My cakes don't always look this bad. My daughter wanted an angel food cake for her birthday and then while it was cooling, and since it was HER birthday, she picked off and ate all of the crunchy stuff on top - which left me with a cake that looked like it was half-eaten...which it was!

On Sunday, my son went to the beach with friends and did a very bad job of applying his own sunscreen. He is now left with a bit of sun poison and a back full of burn and blisters.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Totally Unacceptable, Day 206

A few moments ago, I heard the sound of a banging plate in the kitchen. I went in to check on what the noise was, only to discover this scene.

Friday, July 24, 2009

She's 18 Today, Day 205

Happy Birthday you and am blessed to say you are my daughter. (I actually posted before bedtime for a change - I knew I'd be busy tonight with the birthday festivities - dinner out with just the four of us, cake when we get home (angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream), and then a couple of birthday presents.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Skywatch Friday, Walt Whitman Bridge, Day 204

I took this a couple of weeks ago from my car window. I was pleased it didn't come out very blurry considering the speed of the car. I thought the sky was so pretty that day.

Be sure to go over the Skywatch Friday and check out all different colors of the sky all over our world.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Very Buzzy Day, Day 203

Pollinating - all in a day's work. This furry little guy was fun to watch but not so easy to capture in photo - I could use Sara's G's macro lens!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Church Sanctuary, Day 202

I thought this was simple yet beautiful. It the sanctuary in the Church of the Holy City. If you haven't noticed yet, I'm in a wedding theme these last few days. I will get over it soon, though, as I am running out of photos.

Old Steeple, Day 201

Technically, I am 4 minutes late getting my photo of the day in today. But, here it is just the same. I'll just have to get another one in later today.

Here is a really, really old church steeple. This church was built in 1858 and then disassembled and moved to its current location in Wilmington, DE. It was so old and so beautiful on the inside too.

My niece was married in this church on Sunday.

UPDATE: Here is a bit of the history of why the church was moved for those that are wondering. Thanks, Lucy, for asking the question.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wedding, Day 199 and 200

My niece got married today. Two of the sweetest people ever have found each other and tied the knot. We are so happy for them. They were both weepy as the stated their vows.

Each guest at the wedding got a small jar of pear-flavored jelly beans in this jar - sweet idea all around, don't you think?

Saturday, July 18, 2009

What A Difference A Year Makes/Consolation Prize, Day 197 and 198

I've known this little guy ever since he was born. He turned 13 years old yesterday and I had just been looking at a photo I took of him back in February 2008. I then compared it to the one I took of him two days ago - how much he has changed!!!

The other photo is a prize that the losing softball team gets every year at our annual family picnic. Please note that missing talon - which makes this "prize" even more desirable. Anyway, my son was on the losing team. Thankfully, it is the captain of the team that must live with this statue in his home for the next year.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Can You Guess, Day 196

I thought this was cool when I was looking at it, so I photographed it.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Boys/Dog in Pen, Day 194 AND My Feet, Day 195

My doctor wants me walking a couple to a few miles every day that I can - these sneakers have probably racked up several hundred miles over the past year or so that I've owned them.

My son and his friends got into the dog pen and decided to just relax with Ruby - well as much as you can relax with a puppy who is still deeply into puppy nipping!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Birthday, Day 193

This is my great-nephew enjoying a piece of his 1st birthday cake! I think he liked it - didn't even notice or complain that his left ear was folded up!

King of the Corner Kick, Day 192

When my son played soccer, he was definitely not the best player on the team. But, he had an amazing corner shot that was usually spot on. So, whenever there was a ball that needed to be kicked from the corner, my son was usually signed up for the job.

I used to love watching his games when he played. He left soccer behind when he left grade school.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Go Phillies!, Day 191

We passed this billboard while driving. I have yet to go to a Phillies game in the new ballpark (opened in 2004) - some day I'll get there as I hear it is a lot more fun to watch the games there as opposed to our old Veteran's Stadium.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Positively Sinful, Day 190

Gertrude Hawk chocolate covered, nut covered, fudge drizzled caramel apple - and to think it has zero calories --- yeah, right. BUT IT WAS DELICIOUS!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

What A Face!, Day 188

This little guy just got me with his big green eyes and so loving his chocolate chip cookie!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Different Sort of Water Tower, Day 187

Have you ever seen a water tower that looks like this? Is there more than one Sesame Place in the world?

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Blimp, Day 186

No, it's not what I felt like after eating lots of food on our holiday. It's what flew over our car on our way home!

Every Day Things, Days 183, 184, 185

My best friend gave me this statue about six years ago for Christmas. We've known each other since first grade - that's a 44 year friendship that I am so privileged to have enjoyed.

What can a say - just another photo of Ruby that I took this morning. She changes in size and appearance almost daily. When we got her on April 24, she weighed 4 1/2 pounds. As of yesterday, she weighed 13 pounds 4 ounces.

My daughter wanted to make Rice Crispie Treats, although all we had in was Cheerios - they worked and I think they were actually better than the Rice Crispie ones!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

When They're Not On My Face, Day 182

I need my glasses all of the time but when I take them off at any point, I try to remember to put them on this so that I can find them again. I purchased this "Nose" several years back somewhere but I, for the life of me, cannot remember where - maybe in Nags Head, NC. I'll have to ask my sister as she was with me at the time. Anyway, it caught my eye and I thought it was cute and served a good purpose.