Tuesday, August 16, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 30

Technically, these should have been posted last night.. when I took them, on the official last day of my 30 day challenge. Some medical news bummed me. But on the good side, my oldest son was visiting. In the end I was very tired and went to bed. So here are the photos now.
Driving down a dirt road at night. a series of photos with a long exposure time. Trees rushing past.  I like them. Maybe it's just my mood. Either way this is the last post of my 30 day challenge. I failed to post every day I missed 3 in total.... 5 if you count the late posts. Maybe I will try again.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 29

This was tonights dinner.. and tasty it was.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 25

Day 25. Close to being done my 30 day Photo Challenge.

I wish that was the case with the construction crews outside my home bright and early evey morning. From early morning till early evening they are digging, scraping, hauling dirt, filling holes, pulling up road and curbs and sidewalks. Stirring up dust and pissing off drivers. I am amazed at how many people get impatient and blast their horns. PEOPLE....there are alternate routes.. take them if you have no patience. Quit pulling out and driving out of turn in spite of the sign that guy in the yellow hard hat and safety orange vest is holding.  It says "STOP"  Maybe I'm stupid but I never thought that STOP was an invitation to muscle your way ahead, putting yourself and other people in danger. I never understood that sort of impatience. I have no patience for impatience.  LOL.

Here is one of the machines working in front of my house... every day.. all day for up to 20 weeks.

Monday, August 8, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 23

The New Tenant

We have a pond off the patio. and this little fellow had taken up residence along with another.

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 22

Sorry. This on is a day late. It was taken yesterday but circumstances prevented me from posting it before days end.


Friday, August 5, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 20

I missed Day 19. I had the shot planned out. I trip to Rama with my daughter to see Jeff Dunham and at some point I was going to take a candid shot of my beautiful girl, 'cept, in the rush, I forgot the camera at home. We got home after midnight so technically day 19 was over and done with.

Here howeve,r is day 20.

I beleive this is the set of wires that provide our phone services. I could be wrong. I just took the photo.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

#fridayflash - Pre Wedding Jitters

Monica went over the conversation in her mind.

She and Karen had been discussing her upcoming wedding day and Monica was getting nervous.

"No" she answered to Karen's question about cold feet. "I absolutely have no questions about marrying Dan, I love him with all my heart and have no doubt we will be able to work through everything and anything we encounter. It's the things that go wrong on wedding days, the stories you hear about the flowers not arriving on time, or the DJ not showing. That's what I am afraid of"

"You know what " Karen stated. She was much older than Monica. The same age as Monica's mother as a matter of fact, and she often took it upon herself to give Monica 'motherly advice'. "That may happen, and then again it may not. But what's important to remember is how much you and Dan love each other and this is your day to celebrate your love and enjoy. If things go wrong, try not to focus on them so much, don't let them ruin your day"

"Make Lemonade" Karen said. "You know what I mean right?" she asked, nodding her head.

"I do" Monica answered " that's great advice."Thank you."

The guests were seated. The music was playing. And the flowers had not arrived.

Monica stood in her wedding gown at the sink in the kitchen in the church basement. Brushing the veil away from her face she squeezed another lemon into the pitcher containing sugar.

She added cold water from the tap and stirred vigorously.

"I don't see how this will help" she thought.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 18

Photographed on the kitchen table this morning at 6 a.m.
Manipulated with a photo editing program I just aquired.