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Two hundred and fifty-seven

This was taken in the car driving home from work one day on 288. I know, I know, I shouldn’t be driving and taking photos at the same time. At least I’m not texting. I really enjoyed the job I had at the time and I was feeling that love this day. Content and at ease just driving along headed for home. I really like this photo. I like the composition, the black and white and the abstraction of the landscape out the window.

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“The destination is not always clear.” ~Me

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It was obviously Christmas time. We had our tree up. I was relaxing on the couch enjoying some peace and quite after the kids had gone to bed. I was content and at ease. I was cherishing the moment of sitting in front of our tree we had decorated as a family. So, I took a photo to remember the moment. I realized just now, I am sitting on the same couch, the exact same way right now while I am typing this. HAHA! I guess that’s how I roll. Hard to believe Christmas time is just around the corner again.

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“Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine, no matter your age.” ~Terri Guillemets

Two hundred and fifty

Me being goofy after I apparently ate something blue. Perhaps it was one of those starburst candy canes. Don’t like the photo, but I like the quote.

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“Man may be the captain of his fate, but is also the victim of his blood sugar.” ~ Wilfrid G. Oakley

I was really tired of hand held shots, so I set my camera on a stack of boxes that still needed to be unpacked. This is the other room in that apartment that I didn’t mind, the kitchen. It was at least spacious. even if it did have a stove/oven from 1930 and there was no exhaust and the window had a big space that let the cold air in and the hot air out and the washer and dryer were right there and the wash machine backed up all the time and the dryer had no exhaust pipe so we had to open the door. Ok so that apartment totally sucked and the kitchen wasn’t so great after all. Regardless this is a good shot. I think I look alright. I like my pose. I don’t mind that the dog made an appearance. Overall it’s pretty good. Glad we don’t live there anymore though.

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“Our house is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be happy.” ~Author Unknown

Two hundred and forty eight

Like I was saying I worked in an Elementary school this past school year. For Thanksgiving we had a feast in our room and we all dressed like pilgrims and Indians. I got stuck with being a pilgrim. We made little hats and bibs out of paper and string. We lovingly referred to the bibs as “hinny bibs” due to their close resemblance in shape to a rear end. It was fun, if not somewhat embarrassing, anything for the kids. Just took this one with the crappy cell phone. It’s a bad shot, but captures a fun time.

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“Swallow your pride occasionally, it’s non-fattening!” ~Author Unknown

Two hundred and forty

A lovely Autumn day. This crazy vine on the tree in my parent’s front yard was screaming to have it’s photo taken. So why not include myself? This photo isn’t the greatest, but that vine is rocking! A random thought only because this is number 240: Why is it that if the number 4 is spelled foUr the number 40 is spelled forty? What happened to the U? The U makes it the number 4! The English language makes no sense. I feel sorry for anyone that has to learn it as an adult. It’s no wonder I can’t spell anything, cause it makes NO sense!

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“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” ~John Burroughs

I have some friends from a job I started working at the day after THE September 11th. I worked at that job for a little over 3 years. I have kept in touch with a hand full of those people I called family and a small few I can still call my friends. Last October I had the joy of seeing one of them married. It was a magically beautiful, although a bit chilly, day at Maymont park in Richmond, Virginia. A small crowd gathered in the Japanese garden to be a part of and view a fantastic wedding. Afterward we all headed to the reception in one of the park’s large buildings. Much good food was eaten, many kind words were spoken and my photographer friend and I took a photo of our thumbs after we thumb printed a canvas for the bride and groom. She happens to be the friend who let me borrow her camera for months on end. I feel blessed to have these women in my life. I hope we continue to be friends throughout time.

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“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.” ~Douglas Pagels

 

Two hundred and thirty seven

Nothing says Autumn like jeans, a long sleeve shirt, trees changing colors, Fall wreaths and some weird lady taking photos of her reflection in the glass storm door. Love this shot. I have been on a weight loss journey since 2005. I have hit some of my goals and still haven’t gotten to the main original one. I have gone up and down, lost my way and found it again countless times. At this point in time and again today I am happy with myself. Do I still have a fat rolling stomach? Yep. Am I still “obese” according to doctors? Sure am. Do I give two sh*ts? Nope. I know I have worked hard and continue to work hard. One day I will hit my personal goal, not some unrealistic goal set by a society obsessed with body image. Wow I just went on a rant, anyhoo, I like this photo mainly because I like the way I look in it. I can be proud. Plus it does capture a glorious October day in Suffolk, VA while visiting my in-laws.

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“Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.” ~Carol Bishop Hipps

Two hundred and thirty four

I really love this photo! It was evening and the sun was shining just right through the window of my old bedroom at my parent’s house. My daughter and I were hanging out. She was playing on the floor and we had the radio on. I decided to take some shots using the lovely light. It took a few trys to get the angle and composition right. It came out better than I anticipated. I love the lighting, composition and reflection. The reflection looks so different from what I myself look like in this photo. It really brings up questions about perception and reality. The fish bowl theory comes to mind. How a fish in a bowl sees the world distorted through his molded glass. Is that how we see the world? Through our distorted eyes, views, beliefs and experiences? Just a little deep philosophical thought for you. Discuss! 🙂

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“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” ~Leo Buscaglia

 

I was outside during dusk one night taking photos with my telephoto lens. This was my attempt to take an arm’s length photo with that lens on. Blurry! I love the quote though.

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Fooey! The porchlight is burnt out, and I can’t see whether it’s dark outside or not.” ~Dave Beard