Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Kimmel Center, Day 90

This is the ceiling of the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. It was constructed in the shape of a cello. It's a great place to see a concert!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Melodic Teapot - Not, Day 89

I was originally drawn to purchasing this teapot about six years ago, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, because it was advertised as a "melodic" pot that would emit a wonderful whistle when the water reached boiling temperature. Guess what - it makes no sound whatsoever. However, the strawberry design has redeemed it. It gets used every single day, sometimes 3-4 times, of the year!

Robert, this post's for you!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hail, Hail The Gang's All Here, Day 87 and 88

We had warm temperatures today, around 70, so the neighborhood was abuzz with kids out playing, people doing yard work, and friends sitting on porches chatting. It was a really nice day. After dinner, hubby and I took the dog for a walk and as we headed out I noted that it was very "yellow" outside. It is just about 1 full mile to go around our block and as we approached home, it was just plain very yellow outside and then I heard the sound of stuff hitting the ground - just as we reached the foot of the driveway. The kids were in our yard throwing a frisbee around when I shouted to get inside - all of us (including our furry child) managed to get inside without once getting hit with this......

Also included in this post is a photo of one of my favorite birthday gifts - my own Keurig 1 cup coffee maker - I can have coffee any time of day, in under 3 minutes, with virtually no cleanup! You must get one of these now!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Steam Boat Willie, Day 86

I took this photo of one of my favorite Disney characters last August when we were in Disney World. Such a happy place, such happy memories made....

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Making An Appearance, Day 85

The current temperatures are cold, but spring definitely has arrived. My first hyacinth has poked its way through!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Graceful Grass, Day 84

I took my camera on my walk tonight around the block. The house almost directly behind me has a huge bunch of this wheaty looking grass growing. I stop and look at it almost every time I take my walk. It fascinates me, so much so that two summers ago I purchased what I thought was the same thing. Unfortunately, what I bought is nothing like this.

I'd love to know what it is. It is just elegant looking to me.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Looking For The Man In The Moon, Day 83

but I didn't see him, even with my zoom lens...bummer.

I've always been fascinated with celestial bodies and what amazed me about taking pictures of the moon for my class in the DSLR last summer was that I could see the craters without using a telescope. I spent about 2 hours outside just watching the moon and snapping away.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Catching Up, AGAIN, Day 81 and 82

Some St. Patrick's Day party feet are featured here. I noticed the variety of socks at one point during the evening when everyone had kicked off their shoes to dance. My foot is the striped one. Two ungreen people barged in at the last second. I'll have to learn to alter colors in Photoshop.....

My birthday celebration continues. My friends surprised me with a Sunday brunch and fifty pink roses. It was WONDERFUL! They also remembered I didn't have a punch bowl (because at Christmas time I sent out an SOS email asking if anyone had one that I could borrow) so they gave me a gorgeous crystal punch bowl that, conveniently, I could use for the big bash they were all invited to!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hello Iris, Day 80

The first flower of the season appeared this week. I planted two irises several years ago but one seems to have just faded away. This beauty fortunately returns every year and is always the first flower to herald the impending spring.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Let's Party!, Day 79

I'm expecting 43 guests tonight to celebrate St. Pat's. If I'm lucky, I may be able to get some good blog pics. Here's hoping!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Iced Shrub, Day 78

This winter was a little tough at times, but on the flip side I was presented with occasional neat photo opportunities - like the shrub outside my door. It looked like it was glass-coated last month after a freezing rain we had.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Bird, Day 77

I don't know what variety of bird this is but I saw it on my sister's bird feeder and thought it'd make a good subject.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Good Luck, Good Fortune, Day 76

My husband took a couple dozen homemade Irish potatoes into work today and came home with several Irish fortune cookies from a fellow worker at his office. They were very, very tasty, very,very green, and my fortune read, "You will have the luck O' the Irish today".

Who would have thought the Chinese would go to such trouble to celebrate this holiday? I think it's pretty cool!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Combo, Day 74 and 75

I fell a bit behind. The photos were on my memory card but the card was MIA for a day. So, you're getting a double dose of my photo for today and for yesterday.

I reunited with my pastel set after a 17 year separation - the first step towards maybe picking them up and trying to draw again.

It may seem silly to some, but when you have an 11 year-old pup who has cancer, you take every photo op you can get and with Freckles and his days of endless laying around and sleeping, the opportunities are abundant. I'm calling this particular photo "Nose of Leather".

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Doubling Up Today, Day 73

I will be doing two photo posts today as yesterday, for the first time since I started this blog, I didn't get a chance to post.

I took this of my son after he got his top braces off. Next week, the bottom braces come off.

Not a very exciting picture for most but after shelling out $4200 for those pearly whites, I'm kinda glad to see them lined up neatly.

Friday, March 13, 2009

A Bit More Organized, Day 72

This is a photo from last year's evening of egg dyeing on Easter Eve. Photo is just...okay. I hope to take another photo this year and maybe see a bit of improvement. To me, this photo is just a bit fuzzy.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ever Feel Like This?, Day 71

I'm having one of those weeks - constant interruption and not getting anything done. Hoping this feeling will end soon but my head feels like it is going to explode out the top.

I want to visit my blogging friends' blogs and haven't had the time - Please don't forget about me! Hopefully, this vision of me will be permanently etched in your minds.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

50 Is Just A Number, Day70

My husband brought me these today - one rose for every year I've been on earth. It was truly a great birthday.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ocean City, NJ, Day 69

I took this last summer at the beach, in the evening, when I had all that sand all to myself. It was a beautiful night but nobody else took advantage of walking these beautiful sands but me.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Dueling Saxophones, Day 68

I'm behind in visiting my photo blogs and I apologize. I will catch up tomorrow. Today was just one of those days.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

In My Pup's Eyes, Day 67

He's one of my more cooperative living subjects - and I love him so...

Window, Day 66

Sunlight streaming in the front window of my son's bedroom.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Sunset over Snow, Day 65

Took this on Tuesday, the day after our biggest snowstorm of the season. Be sure to head on over the Skywatch for a selection of sky captures from around the world.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Would You Even Dare, Day 64

Imagine being suspended like this 210 feet in the air. If you care to try, be sure to ride the Griffin in Williamsburg, VA. My kids rode this, although they had chickened out the day I brought my camera. Click on the image to see the expressions on the faces a bit closer!

Glad I was on the ground with my two feet planted and my Canon 75-300 lens firmly affixed to my camera! I was so pleased with the zoom on this one!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Needing A Pedicure, Day 63

I shouldn't complain about dry cracked skin on my feet. This guy's got a severe case..... On the flip side, these dried and cracked things smell just like corn chips!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Where The Tire Meets The Road, Day 62

My kids could tell I hadn't gone anywhere in the car today when they got home from school. The car frozen-to-the-driveway look was a dead giveaway!

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Torch Has Been Passed, Day 61

Today, my husband taught my son how to operate the snow blower for the first time - another rite of passage and I was there to capture the moment.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Many Orbs Among Us?, Day 60

Nope, we're just getting slammed by a Nor'easter and expecting a foot of snow! NO SCHOOL TOMORROW. Yay..... I so thought we were done this......