Friday, February 29, 2008

60/365 Finis

~Goodbye, February.

(and no retrospective montage this month til I get all my recovered files straightened out :( )

Thursday, February 28, 2008

59/365 Furry slippers

~One of the first things I do when I come home from work is put these on...

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

58/365 Bright

~I'm cheating a little bit b/c I posted this on my other blog yesterday, and obviously I took it a couple of days ago. But I am sooo tired and I haven't had time to take any pix, and I like this, so here it is...

Monday, February 25, 2008

56/365 Another early bloomer

~Witch hazel in the church garden. I've never seen this before.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008

54/365 Glass

~Taken looking through the back door to the front door of a neighbor's house...I love the etched looks better if you click to embiggen it.

Friday, February 22, 2008

53/365 Waiting it out

~It was snowing gently this morning, and the titmouse took refuge on the feeder, perching there for 10 minutes or so.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008

47/365 Porch swing

~I love Victorian houses. Most of the houses in my neighborhood are New England colonial, but this cute Victorian is across the street.

Friday, February 15, 2008

46/365 Harbor view

~Sometimes I forget that I live near the beach. This is the view from our cross-the-street neighbor's back yard (I zoomed this--it doesn't look quite this close....but still...)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

45/365 Teapot and my mother's china

~My favorite teapot came from a tea shop in Greenwich Village. The plate in the background is a piece of my mother's wedding china.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

43/365 Artwork

~After college Woman Warrior took up painting for a while. I love this picture of the lake with the mountains on the other side. It's just painted on a piece of cardboard; I have it over my back door in the pantry.

Monday, February 11, 2008

42/365 Big black cat

~I see lots of wild life in my yard, but I rarely see cats--probably because there are coyotes in the area and it's not really safe to let cats roam.  But this very large black cat wandered down the stone wall in the backyard early this morning.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

41/365 Peeking sun

~The weather late this afternoon was erratic...bright blue skies, rain, bright blue skies, snow showers, clean, more snow showers. Here the sun is peeking out after the first of the snow showers.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Friday, February 8, 2008

39/365 My grandmother's trunk

~This trunk sits in my foyer...and it isn't really my grandmother's trunk, but it is (I think) identical to the trunk my grandmother once owned.

~When I was little my grandparents lived in a small house in the country with a "pump house" where the water pump and washing machine were. The pump house was sort of scary, but it was intriguing because it was also the place my grandmother stored things, among them an old trunk full of old books. I always admired that old trunk and when I was grown she gave it to me. Unfortunately it wasn't stored properly and the bottom rusted out and it fell apart. I was always sad about that. So when I found this trunk at an antique store some years later, I knew I had to have it. Even though it wasn't hers, it reminds me of my grandmother.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

37/365 Ashes to ashes

~Burning last year's palms to make this year's ashes...

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Monday, February 4, 2008

35/365 Dining room

~This is the first house I've lived in as an adult that had a formal dining room. It feels kind of empty and echoy, and we only use it when we have company. The trunk in the background is where the Kid keeps all his school stuff piled.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

34/365 House tour~Living room

~I meant to take pictures outside this afternoon, but I took a nap instead. So I was wandering the house with the camera looking for a good shot when it occurred to me that I could just give you a house tour. So we'll start with the living room.

~The only thing you really can't see from these pictures is the bookcase that is on the wall opposite the fireplace. And the room is bigger than these pictures convey.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Friday, February 1, 2008

32/365 Red bellied woodpecker

~The only woodpecker missing at the feeder last week.
Wish I'd had the other lens on the camera.

January Retrospective

~I made it through the first month! I'm having fun with it, but there are days when I've been at work all day and it's getting late and I'm wondering what I can possibly take a picture of. Going to the city really helped out; I know I'm going to be looking for lots of inspiration as time goes by.

~My favorite? Not sure....I like the sun set, the blurry graffiti, my Northern flicker...