About Project 365

Thanks for stopping by my blog! This is Year 2 of my Project365 blog. What is a Project 365? It's a photo challenge involving people from all over the world posting one photo per day throughout 2011. Some photographers choose themes, however for now my photos will be totally random. I will be shooting with my Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi-18-55mm, 75-300mm zoom and 100mm 2.8 macro lenses. I edit in iPhoto and Photoshop Elements 9. Not all photos are "perfect"; the purpose is to make photography an everyday event.

I am not a professional. Photography has always been a diversion of mine. I am a primary grade teacher and passionate tech. enthusiast. I consider myself an experienced amateur with LOTS to learn!

You will find links to other photographers in the sidebar- do check them out! I have also joined the Flickr EdTech 365/2011 Group, and you can click this link to view the entire pool. I will be posting my photos to their group pool, as well as here on my photo blog. I welcome your constructive criticism!


1. Photos are to be taken in 2011.
2. Post your own work only.
3. Images may be edited or unedited- your choice.
4. Keep your images, text, and comments appropriate for all ages.

Saturday, July 31, 2010


No clue what this pretty pink flower is, but it has appeared in my garden. Lovely!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Japanese Beetle

The Japanese beetles have arrived. They've wreaked havoc on my poor blueberry bush here. Colorful little critters. But destructive.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Chilling In The Window

It's been a few weeks since the last Graham-pic. Cooler, drier air has finally filtered down from Canada (thank you, Canadian friends). One of Graham's favorite evening activities is to sit in the window, look about the yard, and take in the cool breezes. The tough life of a cat!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lake Sunset

Okay, so this is slightly "cheating". Unfortunately, of all the photos I took last night and today at the lake, these two were my favorites, and (technically) taken last night. Couldn't resist the at- and after-sunset shades in the sky. This place is and always will be my "happy place"!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Morning Potatoes

Back at the lake for a work weekend and tenting out. This morning tried out potatoes and southwestern eggs. YUM!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Stained Glass Light

A few years ago (before the house painting) we renovated our kitchen. My husband installed this stained glass light over the sink. I really love the iridescent shades that stained glass gives off, as well as the patterns around the bottom rim.

Friday, July 23, 2010


The house painting continues. Almost halfway done... but it's still going to be a while before it's done.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


I collect all things cow. A student from years ago gave me this cow mobile as a gift. Still enjoy watching them float about in bovine bliss!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Iced Tea

Thanks to the suggestion from the Daily Shoot- 2010/07/21: It's summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Make a photo of a cool, refreshing drink. Go for something creative. #ds248. No problem! Has to be a cold glass of iced tea!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Love the variety of fresh fruits available during the summer. This is just one of the options!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Green Tomatoes

Wow- day #200's post! (A minor milestone.) My daughter talked me into purchasing these tomato seedlings, and she's growing them (quite well, I might add) in a pot on our deck. It won't be long now! Now just 165 more posts to go!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


The second benchmark in painting our house. Last week it was the porch that came to fruition. Today it was our garage and shop. The blue is more wedgewood than it appears here, but we do like it!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

This Old House

We are painting our house this summer for the first time in 13 years. Little by little it is getting finished. This afternoon the screened-in porch "came back online". Now to grab the two books I'm working on this summer... and a cold iced coffee!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

More Fungus Among Us

This mushroom seemed to spring up overnight. Don't think I'd be eating this one!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I have no idea what type of flowering bush this is, but the bees were loving it this afternoon when I shot this bumblebee. I couldn't believe all the pollen on this guy's legs!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

More Mushrooms

At least this humid weather is good for something- lots of variety in fungal growth!

Monday, July 12, 2010


Took a drive to a local town landing this evening. Had hoped to get a cool shot of a sailboat sitting in the fog. Instead I found low tide... and no fog. Plan B- I found some curious objects about the dock to shoot. As I posted them it occurred to me that both the life preservers and cleat are responsible for keeping boaters (and their boats) safe, giving me not only shots, but a theme to boot! Plan B can be a very good thing!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Our house is over 125 years old. In our front yard sits this pump atop the well that likely provided the house's occupants with water. It actually still works, although we haven't used it regularly in years. I love the words "Modern Ironworks" in the second macro shot. Seems so ironic! Makes me reflect on the challenges that those who came before endured, versus the luxuries we are presented with today. How times have changed!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Garden Salad

Trying to lose some weight. Guess I'd better be eating a lot more of these!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Daisy, Daisy

Daisies are such simple flowers, yet so beautiful. Hope that these stick around for a while in my garden!

Monday, July 5, 2010

For Sale

My car is ready for sale. It's clean and shiny, and I hope will sell soon so I can start bargaining on a replacement!

Sunday, July 4, 2010


While back at the lake today I caught several shots of this grasshopper. When I viewed this shot, the first thing I thought was that it looks like it was taken in a disco or something! In reality, it was a lucky shot of the critter on my daughter's pink inflatable water mattress. Still pretty wild, though!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Fresh Blueberries

The wacky weather this year has had an awesome effect on my blueberry bushes. Won't be long now!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Hello! Anyone Home?

I was working at my computer this morning, and kept hearing what seemed like scratching on the screen behind me. Turned around to find Graham experimenting with the staging set up to paint the house. Clearly he has found the benefit in getting our attention. If he'd just pick up a paintbrush too!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Orange Lily

Honestly... I really am trying to shoot subjects other than flowers! They are so hard to resist, though!