Saturday, January 31, 2009

Fancy Stitch

This is the fabric I chose to make a vest for my hobbit costume. Yes, I have a hobbit costume, that thankfully doubles as a medieval peasant outfit.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Have Fun Storming the Castle

This was my first attempt at making fondant (the marshmallow variety). And while I'm not ready to work at Charm City Cakes, I think I did a passable job. After I snapped this photo, I put dabs of butter cream frosting in the green and red circles, and then stuck the candles in there (a 5 for Kayla, an 8 for Will).

Thursday, January 29, 2009

How I See

It is extremely difficult to take a good picture of your own eye. I know. It took several tries to get one decent picture (this one). I may experiment with this through the year. Or maybe not. I don't need to make myself go blind. But I do like the reflection...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My View, Take One

I decided I wanted to take a picture from the same spot each month, and what better place than my bedroom window. I'm not sure why the ladder and AC unit are still out there. Those will hopefully be gone by next month.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Comfort Food

My favorite meal. Ever. But it has to be Kraft (r) because they are The Cheesiest (r).

Monday, January 26, 2009

Be Still, My Heart

I have a thing for books; I keep just about every one I buy.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Signs, Take Two

They are either really early, or really late. Either way, I find it very amusing that it was snowing as I captured the shot.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

What Lies Inside

The contents of my fridge--we actually have food at this point. And a lot of stuff to drink...

Friday, January 23, 2009

Under the Orange Tree

Shelly has a little orange tree in her kitchen. I love that it's producing fruit in January.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Signs, Take One

Because we like to be clear about things in Colorado.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Minor Keys

I have an old typewriter--it came from my dad, and I think it came from his dad, but I'm not sure. I love it. Here you can see Qwerty, and the fact there there is no number 1. No, it wasn't broken, it was never included. Poor one.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Posing in the Afternoon

Kiana (my sister's dog) is visiting us this week. She loves to go outside, as long as she has the option to come in when she wants. For some reason, she won't look at the camera.

Monday, January 19, 2009

On My Shoulder

I'm not much for angelic artwork--it often feels so insufficient. But I love this little guy, perching up on the shelf (not my shoulder, but hey!). It's nice to know he's up there.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

After Dinner Drinks

I was on my way to the forest and I was thirsty--so I stopped at Sonic to get a cherry Ocean Water (r). Yum!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Going Green

I have a hard time convincing myself to buy bananas in the first place--with this much green, there wasn't a chance on earth!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Far East Grace

I don't know what it is, but I do have a soft spot for Asian art. This was taken with the "auction" function on my camera, which I was playing with.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Morning Glory

I was up early this morning and saw the coming sunlight playing with the clouds. Nothing like starting the day off with beauty.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Beautiful Shape

This is taken through a kaleidoscope--a real one, made out of wood and glass. It's pretty cool. Kaleidoscope means beautiful shape in Greek (I think it was Greek...).

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Looking Back

I have to admit, I love living somewhere where you can see a view like this in your side mirror. And yes, there's snow all over the road, and everywhere.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Inside the Tree

It was hard to pick today--mostly because I had pictures that were similar to pictures I've already posted this year. I need to get out more--or rather, I need to be able to take the pictures I want to take. Like the BMW that was stranded in the snow this morning. Or the amazing bright clouds hovering over the city tonight--with a black sky all around. But sometimes you just can't get the shot you want. So here's some cool carving in the meantime.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Three Favorite Words

What more can one ask for?

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Cold Bath

I don't know about you, but I tend to shy away from baths with snow in them!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Center of the Universe

This is a cool piece of art at the house I'm watching. I was playing around with angles and light, and this one came out. I rather like it.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Two Forms of Water

The pond has frozen over, but it was warm enough today that much of the ice started to melt. I caught it in process--

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Winding Down

Okay, so you now know I have a foot fetish. I also have a thing for stairways. This one is fun, except when I only have socks on. That's when I'm afraid, very afraid.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Little Feet

These little toes belong to Kayla Joy. I joined Shelly, Betsy and kids for lunch at Chick-Fil-A today, and had to get Kay and Will out of the play area. My camera seems to not like to focus sometimes, or I would have had another shot. It might end up as a Saturday Snapshot over on my Sojourns blog.

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Light Inside

This is the inside of the light fixture above my favorite booth at Panera. I like the reflection, and how the light is so bright, everything else is black...

Sunday, January 4, 2009


This morning at the nursery the girls were all decked out with fun footwear. I couldn't resist!

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Now if only it hadn't been cold and overcast--but my heart still warms every time I see Old Glory flapping in the wind.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Who Needs a Theater?

I have a movie collection. Last night, I rearranged it a bit. The ten seasons of SG-1, four seasons of SGA and the Stargate movie were taking up a bit too much space, so they got moved into the closet. There are others in the cardboard type box that aren't shown here.

And yes, my collection is alphabetized. I'm a nerd, and I know it.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


A house down the street from me puts up a Nativity scene every Christmas. They have a star up in the tree. As I drove home tonight, I was struck by the light on the branches. So I got home, grabbed my camera, and walked back to the trees.


So last year, my dear friend Dianna, did Project365--a challenge to take a picture every day. She kept bugging me to do it with her. Being me, I couldn't stand to start in the middle of the year. But since we are in a new year, I'm taking the challenge. I'll be posting a picture here every day. I hope you enjoy this photo journey as we flutterby through my life.