Sunday, December 11, 2011

2011 Project 365 – Week Fifty

Oh my word what a busy weekend! I can’t believe I’m just now getting to my P365 post.

Sunday, December 4th    
On Sunday we went to the Zen Mass at our old church in Cincinnati. It’s a contemplative Eucharist offered on Sunday nights. In Advent each year the Zen Mass is dedicated to the memory of the person who basically started it – he died about 6 years ago and we have this service in his honor. Dr. M played the dulcimer for the service. Of course we forgot our camera, so I took this picture after we got home.

Monday, December 5th
Dr. M took some picture of the flooding in the area – we had a LOT of rain in the first part of the week.

Tuesday, December 6th
Dr. M saw a coyote!

A flock of seagulls in one of the flooded areas. In the middle of Ohio. What will they think of next?

Wednesday, December 7th
We got a little bit of snow on Wednesday. If you’d like to see what it looked like this time last year, go here.


I love this picture – I know it’s in the other post I just sent you to, but I wanted to share it again.

The Tax Time Pig is ready for Christmas.

Sheep on top of a hay roll. Makes me laugh every time.

Thursday, December 8th           
State of the Bug. To find out what it’s all about, go here.

Dr. M took a lot of great pictures today (and the rest of the week). You should check out his post here. I decided to put a couple of the ones for today on my blog too:

Friday, December 9th  
The last osage orange. Looks kind of surreal, doesn’t it?

Snow again!

Really, if you’re afraid of birds you should avoid these pictures!

Saturday, December 10th   
What a crazy day! I had a 6 hour training at church, and Dr. M had graduation. He drove by to check out Mr. Buffalo on his way home.

Then that evening we drove to Delaware, Ohio to see the Columbus City Ballet School’s presentation of the Children’s Nutcracker. I have a friend whose niece was in the production, & since Dr. M & I had never seen it we decided to go. On the way there we saw this ginormous orange orb in the distance. I thought it was the sunset reflecting on a water tower. Dr. M was laughing at me when I finally figured it out. Here’s my, um, not quite successful attempt to capture the phenomenon.

And here’s Dr. M’s much better attempt. By the time we got the picture it has shrunk considerably – just minutes before this it was just HUGE.

Here we are at the ballet – we thought we were the stuff.

And here’s Vanessa. She did a great job!

There were a lot of very young children in the production – they were just so cute. We had a fabulous time!

Go to Sara’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. We also take pictures with our old reliable 7 megapixel Canon Powershot A710. This is the camera that the Bug uses most of the time. If you’re interested in which camera was used for a particular shot, just ask!


  1. Nice pictures. Nice life. You two seem to be enjoying life to the fullest. Congratulations.

  2. You are such a hoot.

    And yes, you are the stuff.

  3. Another great week of photographs. I always said that when retired to NC I would learn to play the dulcimer. I just love hearing them. Maybe this winter would be a good time to learn.

  4. Oh, so THAT's an osage orange. I've heard of them but I never knew what they were. And I remember finding one of those fruits once in Central Park!

  5. Great pics, the Nutcracker ballet sounds lovely and you both look so glam (no penguin hat?):)

  6. Coyote... SCARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We have a girl in our youth group that plays the dulcimer... I love it... such a neat little instrument

  7. you had an eventful week, absolutely loved you adventure in the feminine products isle!

    Way to live on the edge!


  8. The coyote was scary. We have a problem with them around where I live. Loved the tax time pig. I have a friend who plays a hammered dulcimer. I have always wanted to learn how to play one. Loved the pictures this week...even the scary birds. They reminded me of the Hitchcock movie.

  9. I agree with Stephen.

    That coyote looks more like a young wolf. The ones out here are sleeker, when one sees one.

  10. Love, love, love seeing nature through your (plural) eyes. There are so many things I wouldn't notice or know about, like 'osage orange', great pic!
    State of the Bug--great story!
    And I really liked the photo of you two and of Dr. M and his dulcimer.
    Keep on having way too much fun, Bug! :)

  11. great photos - loving the state of the bug this week, and all the shots of sunsets - great stuff

  12. Beautiful outdoor pictures this week. My MIL plays the dulcimer. She loves the sound. It is pretty. Gorgeous ballerina you have there. I would love to take the girls to a ballet recital. sounds fun.

  13. Zen Mass? What an interesting concept!


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