2013 Project 365 – Week Fourteen

Finally it feels like spring around here! We did still have some pretty cold temps in the mornings (it was 19 when I left for work one morning), but the afternoons have warmed up nicely. Right now it’s 73 degrees – woot! I think I need to do this post in a hurry so I can go outside & enjoy the weather!
Sunday, March 31st    
Easter at church – we all put a flower in the cross.

The State of the Bug: I wore another one of my grandmother’s hats to church. As I said on facebook: I'm intrigued by the sassy tassel - I'm not sure I ever knew sassy tassel Mamaw :)

Monday, April 1st    
The campus herd. I like the green eyes…

These dudes make me laugh out loud – especially the one on the right. Ha!

Tuesday, April 2nd           
On Monday one of my coworkers had us convinced that she had resigned effective immediately. She was even putting her things in a box. Of course it was an April Fool joke. We told her that she had to bring us cake to make it up to us – and this is what she brought – carrot cake cupcakes. It’s as big as my head! (Ok, I exaggerate, but really – it’s huge!). Thanks Mary!

Meanwhile, Dr. M was stalking doves against a gorgeous blue sky.

Wednesday, April 3rd   
The moon!

Chickadee at a birdhouse – now you see him, now you don’t!


Mama cardinal.

Nuthatch, in a rare upright position.

Thursday, April 4th    
We rarely see bluebirds up here – it was really cool that Dr. M was able to capture one.

The flowers of spring – ah!

Friday, April 5th  
Dr. M’s picture of the early morning moon…

Meanwhile, I was taking this picture of the sun…

Pinky is about to burst through the window – she’s ready to head outside…

As I was getting ready to leave work, my cousin Kim called. We had a great 20-30 minute talk. After it was over I noticed that I had phone ear – and it reminded me of all the times my mom would get off the phone with her best friend Sue, red ear blazing. Made me smile.

Saturday, April 6th    
On Saturday Dr. M & I went to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center. It was pretty fascinating (if CROWDED!!). I enjoyed seeing all the artifacts – it’s amazing to think of putting those broken jars together with the shards they found. We weren’t allowed to take pictures of the actual scroll fragments, but my main thought about them is I didn’t realize how small they are. All that tiny writing – makes my head hurt to imagine trying to make sense of them!

As we left the exhibit we saw this artifact – ha! It was in an exhibit about the role played by Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati with regards to recovering the scrolls, etc. This is the desk of Martin Abegg. The computer is the one on which he assembled the "bootleg" copy of the scrolls that broke the long monopoly on full access to them.

After we finished the exhibit we impulsively decided to watch the IMAX movie about the Flight of the Butterfly. VERY interesting tale about the migration of the monarch butterfly – I highly recommend it.

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. You wear hats so well! Love the sass.

    I think it's sad that many who were so intimately connected with salvaging and reconstructing the scrolls still don't get the whole point of God allowing us to find them all those centuries later. Silly humans -- we have such a hard time accepting that the gift of salvation is so easy for us, even as it was excruciating for Jesus to offer.

    And as always, your birds and squirrels are engaging.

  2. I just love that picture of your in your grandmother's hat! And that goose on the right...I know what he's saying: You lookin' at me?

  3. Have I ever told you how much I like these posts?

  4. I thought of you today....I bought a bird feeder and seed. There is a great spot for it out my kitchen window at the new house. I'm no expert, but I hope I can attract some activity.

    That sunset is simply incredible and the cross is pretty, too. Yay for warmer weather....I think you are sending it this way!

  5. We are no experts, either, Lisa...put out a feeder and seed, and the birdies will find it :-)

  6. Love your hat and the cross. The birds are gorgeous.

  7. Love the hat and sassy tassle. Isn't it amazing to stand next to items that are so very old and so very important? Rather humbling.

  8. WOW! That's one big carrot cupcake.! Yum.

  9. Love all your bird & flowers pics. The Dead Sea scrolls where in Kansas City probably 10 or 9 years ago. We took our boys to see them, family time & field trip for home school. It was a great exhibit!!!

  10. What a terrific hat, and you wear it well.

  11. The pic of the sun is great. Love the stop lights.

    You look adorable in that hat and your hair looks shiny and healthy.

    The chickadee is so cute.

    We had sleet last week and it's suppose to be 85 tomorrow. Loving that.

  12. you looked so pretty on easter sunday!!!
    my favs were the bluebird and the bright blue sky. gawjus!

  13. I love Dr. M's bluebird photos -- especially how he zoomed in on the bird and gave the perimeter of the photos that motion. Very nice.

    The computer is HILARIOUS. Good grief.


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