2013 Project 365 – Week One

It’s a whole new year! And yet our pictures look amazingly the same as the old year. Birds, sheep, squirrels…
Saturday, December 29th  
We visited with Dr. M’s dad. He apparently has a whole slew of bluebirds around his house.

Dr. M used some Christmas money to buy himself a new coat – it’s a Carhartt. Very warm!

Sunday, December 30th  
We headed home today. And took a TON of pictures, which of course I’m going to share with you. We took our usual detour to check out the donkeys & sheep.

We knew that there was going to be snow where we were headed - & we were right!

It was great to come home to a bunch of the white stuff – especially since we traveled after the storm so all the roads were clear.

Monday, December 31st         
It was nice to see that our cardinals are still hanging around.

I went to the grocery store to get the ingredients for our New Year’s Day lunch & left another poem in a shop.

I put my new ornaments on my tree (thanks S & K!). That was the extent of our exciting New Year’s Eve – heh.

Tuesday, January 1st
It has been so cold here that the snow is still hanging around.

Wednesday, January 2nd   
On my way home from work today I saw this little rainbow-let. I love how the sun is shining through the tree as well.

After choir practice I took pictures of some of the crèche sheep.

Thursday, January 3rd       
The squirrel of the week…

Friday, January 4th      
Here is Dr. M’s Facebook caption for this little praying chickadee picture: ‎"All praise to you, Oh Lord, for all these brother and sister creatures'...including that big ape with the never-ending bag of seed..."

The State of the Bug – practicing our choir anthem.

This year we have a new host. Thanks to Sara for hosting us for four years. Now, go to Mamma Fran’s blog here to see the blogs of all the other Project 365 participants. Have a great week!

Most of our photos are taken with a 12 megapixel Nikon D5000 DSLR, using a 55-200mm zoom lens. This is the camera that Dr. M takes with him most days. He also takes pictures with our old reliable 7 megapixel Canon Powershot A710.  The Bug uses our new Nikon Coolpix S6200 most of the time. If you’re interested in which camera was used for a particular shot, just ask! 


  1. Great pictures. That sure is one cute donkey. Cuter than a panda bear and you can ride it.

  2. That donkey pic is great!

    What? No state of the bug pic in this new year?

  3. Loved this post. Glad you are home safe and sound. Especially glad to see you practice the anthem at the piano rather than at the wheel!

  4. Those cardinals are brilliant!

  5. Wonderful pictures to kick off the new year. I particularly liked the donkey.

  6. I'm partial to the cardinal pics. It's one of my favorite birds. It's our state bird. They look so pretty against the white snow.

    I'm jealous of your snow. I want some. They say we have a chance of some tonight, but I'll only believe it when I see it.

  7. I think those little "rainbow-lets" are called "sun dogs."

    And I, too, was wondering about the lack of a State of the Bug pic.

  8. The State of the Bug was that last picture. My hand– ha!

  9. Piano *is jealous* I took lessons for about three years when I was a kid and I hate to admit that my parents were right - I should have kept it up!

  10. Awesome shots...loved the cardinals. Frank has that exact Carhartt jacket. He loves it.

  11. love all the snow & bird pics!!!

  12. I love the idea of leaving your poetry on the store shelf....it must be a regional thing! I have never seen this in my neck of the woods....

    I used to write a poem every now and again but the spark has not hit in some time....


  13. That is the shaggiest donkey I have ever seen!

  14. I love that snow scene on the highway!

    I didn't realize you were the piano player. I'm impressed!

    Considering getting a bird feeder, in part because of inspiration from you and Dr. M, aka the big ape. :)

  15. the snow is beautiful!! i love the pictures of the cardinals, too.
    have a great week!

  16. Those penguins are cute!
    Slight possibility that Sara might come Mon-Tues, not sure, she is travel weary.
    Steve is bringing Jared back to school.


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