Sunday, November 3, 2013

2013 Project 365 – Week Forty-Four

Fall color is finally starting to pop around here. It makes my work commute all that much more pleasant. This past week I could see the trees on my way home, but next week I’ll be ogling them on my way to work.

Sunday, October 27th  
Our miniature rose is still blooming!


I got a daisy barrette to go with Daisy the Bicycle & Daisy the Car. This is from Lilla Rose – the design of their barrettes means that they stay put even in my slippery hair. Love them!


Monday, October 28th  
Ordered some new readers today. I decided to get “occupational lenses” – they’re progressive lenses for looking at my computer screen & reading. I had to laugh – either the sales person was very astute or it was just a lucky guess. The first pair of frames she had me try matched my Vera Bradley purse – ha! I did try on a number of other frames, but ended up getting the Vera ones. 



We had a volunteer petunia show up in our front hanging basket. Of course we had to see what it would end up looking like.



Tuesday, October 29th         
Dr. M saw this butterfly today – lovely!


He also saw a few other critters…




I finished up another scarf & shipped it off. The recipient makes jewelry so I bundled up some of my “orphan” earrings to send her – maybe she can use them to make something new.


Wednesday, October 30th    
Our tomatoes are dwindling…


Thursday, October 31st
I posted some of my pictures from this day here (and talked about my tooth extraction – I’m doing really well with it so far). Here are some fall scenes that Dr. M took.




Friday, November 1st
Dr. M was taking this picture of the fingernail moon as I left for work that morning.


He took these later that day.



I took this picture of the trees near my office. They line the road that goes into our office park – just gorgeous!


I was at a retreat with my fellow Vestry members Friday evening & Saturday. It was at Transfiguration Spirituality Center in Cincinnati. I had the St. Andrew room!


Saturday, November 2nd       
I took over 70 pictures this day. I am trying really hard not to share them all with you! There might be a separate blog post in the future, but here is what I’m sharing for now. The retreat had large blocks of silent time. I spent most of that time wandering around the grounds.



One of our “silent time” activities was to draw a picture. I am NOT talented in this area, but I really enjoyed the activity.


I enjoyed the retreat so much that I wanted to stay longer than just the one night. And maybe do it every weekend. Ha! Except I’d want to occasionally take Dr. M with me…


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! 

23 comments:

  1. I love all your fall colors, but the trees in your office park are my favorite!

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    1. Yes I really love them too - and I can see some of them out my office window. Sweet!

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  2. Pretty, pretty, pretty! HOW are your roses still surviving??

    I like your glasses and that butterfly pic is SOOO pretty!

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    1. Thanks! I have no idea about the rose. It's in a pretty sheltered spot - and also even though we did get snow the other week it's actually been very mild weather so far.

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  3. I knew that as soon as we had that frost/freeze, the trees would really peak. I can't stop marvelling over the colours. We have a lot of those bright red bushes around here, and they are especially vivid this year. I just picked the last of my cayennes and jalapenos, but my tomatoes have been over for months. You're lucky to have so many left!

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    1. I've been noticing those bright red bushes too - they really pop out! For some reason I had already written off leaf season - glad I was wrong.

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  4. I had the St. Andrew room!

    My first apartment wasn't much bigger.

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    1. Ha! It was pretty doggone tiny - but just fine for a night or two.

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  5. i enjoyed the picture of grumpy cow...did i miss Tax Time Pig's Haloween costume?

    The room at the retreat looks quite sparse

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    1. The TTP's costume was showcased two weeks ago - it was dressed up early this year :)

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  6. so the new readers with 'occupational lenses' are drug store magnifiers? or prescription?

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    1. Prescription - they're basically bifocals, except they're just for reading and looking at my computer screen. I'll need to take them off for driving & such.

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  7. oh, and lots of great pics as usual. the red on those trees is so vibrant. we don't get that down her. lots of yellow and orange but no red to speak of.

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    1. I've been LOVING the red trees this year!

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  8. These pictures are a wonderful portfolio of Fall colors and Autumn exuberance. Take care.

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  9. Great idea for orphan earrings. But, who do I know who could use them?
    Like the barrette and glasses.
    So many tomatoes!!!
    What does vestry mean (pardon my outsider ignorance :-( ?
    Favorite pic--your reflection in the water.

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    1. In the Episcopal church the vestry is like the board of deacons.

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  10. Smashing, as usual. Love the daisy barrette, so 70s.

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    1. Thanks! It tickled me when I saw it :)

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  11. I also love the daisy barrette!

    And I think your drawing is quite lovely! I always balk at going on "retreats" because I'm not a touchy=feely person, but I always enjoy the solitude and blocks of reflective time when I do.

    St. Andrew room...did you dream of little white golf balls?

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    1. I did not once even THINK about golf! Ha!

      I'm not really touchy feely either - but I AM very curious about people, so I enjoyed the sharing sessions and the silence. And I got a bee in my bonnet about a type of Bible study that I'm interested in now. So it was a good thing!

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  12. Some of these are incredible. I love fall.

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