Sunday, February 24, 2013

2013 Project 365 – Week Eight


Well, this week you don’t even have to look at my face, thank goodness. In fact, only two of this week’s pictures were taken by me – I just couldn’t seem to motivate myself to get the camera out. Fortunately Dr. M came to the rescue, as usual.

Saturday, February 16th   
Birds in the back yard – red-bellied woodpecker, chickadee & downy woodpecker.


Tulips…sigh…


Sunday, February 17th   
Oh hallelujah, at long last I have taken my car through a car wash. I had some sort of crust forming along the trunk – it was pretty disgusting. Now I need someone to come vacuum the tumbleweeds from inside the car.


Squirrel antics.


The moon!


Monday, February 18th           
Birds in our back yard.



Tuesday, February 19th  
Gorgeous nuthatch!


Junkyard buck (the deer like to hang out in a salvage yard that Dr. M drives by – it’s got a large grassy, wooded area & borders a cornfield.)


Wednesday, February 20th    
Geese in a field.


And a duck!


Thursday, February 21st  
Campus deer.


Geese writing something in the sky – we’re just not sure what. They seem somewhat disorganized.


Friday, February 22nd      
We had ice this morning.


The State of the Bug. The back of my head because I was interested in what my hair looks like these days, and because the front of my head is an adolescent roadmap. Ugh.


The moon!


Saturday, February 23rd      
I had Altar Guild Training this morning.


Backyard critters.



Dr. M & I took a short ramble & look what we found – lambs!



The moon!


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! 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

2013 Project 365 – Week Seven


This week was all about me me me!! I was out of control taking pictures of myself this week. Thank goodness for you I’m not sharing all of them – just THREE. For heaven’s sake.
Saturday, February 9th   
Before we get to me you get to see this gorgeous red-bellied woodpecker from our back yard. I think Dr. M did a fabulous job getting his picture. On Facebook someone asked why it’s called “red-bellied” instead of “red-headed.” Here is the answer: Cornell Lab explains as follows: "Red-bellied Woodpeckers are pale, medium-sized woodpeckers common in forests of the East. Their strikingly barred backs and gleaming red caps make them an unforgettable sight – just resist the temptation to call them Red-headed Woodpeckers, a somewhat rarer species that's mostly black on the back with big white wing patches." Females tend to have reddish bellies, hence the name.


Sunday, February 10th   
The doves are back! Or, actually, just the one – which makes me kind of sad…


I made Karen a hat & this is one of the two scarves she sent back! I promptly had to wear it to church.


Here is picture two of me. I’ve been writing in my journal most nights & using my favorite of my mother’s multitudinous reading glasses to see what I’m doing. I’ve always thought they were the most fun, but could never envision a day when I would actually wear them. I guess almost 49 is that day! (Please ignore my freshly scrubbed face & samurai hair)


Monday, February 11th           
Gorgeous sky on my way to work.


Dr. M took a picture of this huge plane that flies out of Wright-Patterson AFB. He could tell you the name of it – I cannot. Hopefully he’ll mention it in the comments :)


Tuesday, February 12th  
There’s a moon in the sky! Dr. M did a great moon post – check it out here.


Wednesday, February 13th    
Geese doing what geese do…


I took Wednesday off from work because I’d had 8 hours of church over the weekend (my friend Joanne’s memorial service on Saturday & my first vestry meeting on Sunday) & felt the need to do some home maintenance before the Ash Wednesday service that evening. I decided that Ash Wednesday was an appropriate day to take the Christmas ornaments off of the tree.


Home from church, of course I had to take a picture of myself & post it on Facebook (just call me a Pharisee – I think?). The State of the Bug: looking a little deranged, as I contemplate doing minimal Facebooking for the next 47 days...


Thursday, February 14th  
The best picture of the week in my opinion. This is one of the campus squirrels eating a McDonald’s French fry.


Happy Valentine’s Day to me! My sweetie gave me tulips, candy and Val Kilmer. Yum!


Friday, February 15th     
The tulips looking even more gorgeous.


There’s a story here. If you are my Facebook friend then you’ve already seen it. If not, you’ll have to wait until after Easter. Bwahahaha! (Um, please note that it’s not really all THAT exciting).


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! 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

2013 Project 365 – Week Six


Snow, birds, beasts – it was February business as usual around here this week. If you haven’t already seen them, you should definitely check out Dr. M’s two posts this week – I’m only sharing a couple of the photos that he has on his blog. Go here to see a Collage of Cardinals (really – go now!), and go here to see some of the best pictures he’s taken (in my humble opinion).
Saturday, February 2nd  
I just love cardinals in the winter – that bright red always makes my day.



Sunday, February 3rd  
Annual Meeting day at church. I was voted onto the Vestry & I do believe that my transition to Church Lady is now complete: Vestry, Altar Guild, Choir, Eucharistic Lay Visitor…


This is what I did during the meeting (if you look at the table on the left in the picture above you can see that the hat is almost complete).


I finished the hat & promptly gave it away – how’s that for efficient?


Meanwhile, more cardinals…


Monday, February 4th           
The State of the Bug – listening to the 6th Harry Potter book & Professor Dumbledore is getting ready to drink the potion…


Dr. M saw crows on his way home from school.



Tuesday, February 5th  
A Trio of Squirrels.



Wednesday, February 6th    
Here are a couple of the pictures from Dr. M’s second post this week (here). The angel is haunting and the photo bombing sheep is hilarious. A good photographic day.




Thursday, February 7th  
Snowy farmland.


Frozen leaf.


“Seriously dude – you’re going to take my picture again?”


Friday, February 8th     
Fun with birds: two starlings, one sparrow



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!