Sunday, June 17, 2012

And yet more June Photo a Day

So, moving right along with the June Photo a Day...

Day #15~ Yellow
My small collection of wooden shoes.

Day #16~ Out and About
For this one, I need to share a few photos. I mean really, who can sum up "out and about" in just one photo? And the out and about part of my day wasn't all that exciting with just some stops a various strip malls and such. I had to work really hard to find some interesting photos.

I found these rows of carts and hand trucks at Home Depot interestingly photogenic.

As well as these freshly painted lines at the convenience store.

Some pretty wildflowers planted in the curbing area at the shopping mall.

And my buddy the Red Winged Blackbird who lives in the midst of the traffic pattern near the mall. This isn't a very good photo of him, but after months of trying to catch a photo of one of these beautiful birds, I was happy to get at least this mediocre shot. (You can't even see the red in his wing.) But this quest for a photo is actually an entire blog post that I've had planned in the back of my head for a while, so I'll tell you more about it another time.

Day #17~ In Your Bag
There seems to be a lot stuffed into my bag lately. Wallet, sunglasses case, phone, tissues cozy, lipstick, lip balm, work keys, car/house keys, pens, gum, floss, eye drops, pad, and the all important camera!

I have NO idea what I'm going to show you for tomorrow's photo: "Something We Don't Know About You". See you soon...
P.S. I just killed a fly and I think it fell into my bag. Should I update the photo?

Friday, June 15, 2012

More June Photo a Day

I've been keeping up with my photos every day even if I haven't had the time to post them each day. I have to say, I'm really enjoying this assignment... going through my day with my daily prompt in mind. I've even gotten my family involved in the process a little bit.

I haven't always been 100% happy with the photos I've come up with. They aren't always the most creative, but I feel like I'm learning a bit from the whole process. Sometimes the story behind the photo is better than the photo itself.
So, to pick up where I left off:

#10~ Best Bit of Your Weekend
A gathering of family to celebrate a graduation!

#11~ Door
Down around the corner on Main Street in my little town.

#12~ From a Low Angle
Knit Nite at the bookstore.

#13~ Art
My dad's artwork.

#14~ Time

Just a note about this last photo. A few friends gathered tonight at the bookstore for an extra Knit Nite this week. I told them what today's prompt was and how I didn't want to take a photo of just a clock or watch or something, but that I hadn't come up with an idea yet. One friend suggested Time magazine. I thought it was a great idea. I didn't say it, but I thought to myself, "I hope the cover of this issue is something really cool." In a few minutes I put down my knitting and wandered over to the magazine rack. I nearly jumped out of my skin when I saw the cover! For those of you who don't know me well, I couldn't have wished for a better cover!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

June Photo a Day, cont.

I really tried to balance work and play today... getting chores done while getting caught up with the Photo a Day for June.

Started out with... #1~ Morning
This is what 6:45 looks like when I open my eyes in the morning.

#9~ Your View Today
This was supposed to be my main focus for the day.

But I couldn't resist taking an hour break to sit with a friend outside in the sunshine. (It is World Wide Knit In Public Day after all.)
#4~ Close-up

Then it was back to business.
#3~ On Your Plate

Time out for another photo...
#2~ Empty

And more time out to put together this blog post. I'm happy to say I'm all caught up now with the daily photo prompts, but I've got no business working on this right now! I've got company coming tomorrow! Back to work!!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Photo Fun

My second year of blogging is off to an exciting start. After my last couple of posts, a few of my faithful followers have help me by sending some of their followers my way. I've had a noticeable increase in traffic and some very nice people have left me messages. Thank you all so, so much!

I've been busy visiting your blogs as well, and as you probably all have experienced, often one blog post leads to another. In my travels I found a Photo-a-Day list for June that I think I'll work on. This is something I've wanted to do for a while now but just never got around to.

Today is June 8th, so with eight days into it, I have some catching up to do. I decided to start with today's prompt and work backwards with a few of the others. Over the weekend I'll catch up on the rest.

Today, #8~ 6 o'clock

#7~ Drink

#6~ Hat

#5~ Sign

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Thank you!

I've wanted to do a giveaway for some time now, but with just 12 followers it seems a bit silly. Then I was thinking back about my first year of blogging and how it feels when someone new starts following or when someone leaves a comment. I really appreciate everyone's comments! However, there has been one faithful follower who consistently leaves me such encouraging comments. So, I decided I would make something special for that follower in special thanks for all the devoted comments.

This follower of mine is an a very talented Craftmaster who sews , loves vintage stuff, and loves owls. I had an idea in mind of something I wanted to make but I wasn't sure if I would find the fix-ins for it. But I did...

Thank you Robbie! I hope you like it!