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.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Before and After

One of my students walked through the door this morning and presented me with this basket of... do YOU know what these are? Well, for those of you who don't, they are horse chestnuts. The big green objects with the spiky protrusions (looking not unlike land mines) are what they look like when they first fall to the ground. If you open the lime-colored covering, you find the beautiful, brown chestnuts! Guess it was wise of Mother Nature to at least cushion their fall somewhat with a soft shell. Imagine the damage they could do (bigger than a quarter) if they fell without!


  1. Nice gift and pic. Definitely an original twist on 'bringing the teacher an apple'. Thanks for the info.

  2. Such a nice warm brown inside those knobby things. Conkers is what we called them, I guess as in conk someone on the head with them. it is a nice twist on brining an apple.

  3. Nice contrast. I have some empty shells in my backyard. The squirrels like to bring them from my neighbours and crack them open here.