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, January 12, 2011

Day 12- Ladybug

We got a big snowstorm today. The trees are covered in thick, heavy snow. I went out late this afternoon to capture some of the snowy sights. But it was just one of those days where I didn't like a single thing I shot. Ever happen to you? Luckily (or unluckily, depending on how you look at it) my house has once more been beset with ladybugs again this winter. Actually I'm not totally sure they're actually ladybugs, but they sure look similar. This little guy was walking around on some papers near my computer, and when all was said and done, I liked him better than the snow shots! Fear not, there are two more months of winter!


  1. What an adorable little guy! Beautiful macro.

  2. He's a cute little fellow for sure. Are there some ladybugs who don't have spots?? Love this macro shot. By the way, I can totally relate to taking a bunch of pics and not liking any of them. Oh, and feel free to send us some of that snow. We haven't had any significant snowfall since the beginning of December.

  3. Great pic! We also got ladybugs in our house last year...but haven't seen any recently.

  4. Thank goodness, the ladybug was indoors. At first I thought it was walking on snow! Unusual to have them anywhere in wintertime. We only see them in summer. It's a cutie picture!