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.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


First day of school with kids, and am I ever glad I shot my photo of the day BEFORE going to school. Seventeen 7 & 8 year-olds in a classroom that approached 85 degrees most of the day. Talk about miserable! I found these maples on an evening walk last night. Boy are the maples changing earlier than usual!

On a related note, I was notified today that the photo I posted on June 1st of my CoCoRaHS rain gauge (after moving to my own property), was selected from over 500 submissions for their 2011 CoCoRaHS calendar contest! I get a free calendar, but even more important... now I can say I'm published!


  1. Congrats on being published!! Quite the accomplishment.
    As far as the heat goes, I can totally relate. Smoldering hot up here too.

  2. How swell to to be a published photographer! Congats. Early signs of fall here on the left coast too, but not after heat.

  3. Hey, well done on the rain gauge shot being published. It was a fine one!

    I like the various shades of green in this leaf photo....