Our high temperature today was system shocking 62 degrees... goodness! A sudden departure from heat and humidity had us pulling out blankets, socks and for Rob... a flannel. I called it a restful, movie watching kind of day. I planned a few more blocks, contemplated a bench for the porch which will get a new coat of paint this weekend and half heartedly worked on a distance learning course I am taking on Edgar Allan Poe..."The Murders in the Rue Morgue" kept me occupied yesterday. I scrolled through Flickr and realized it has been a while since I added to my Project 365... and by a while I mean a month! Yikes. Though I've taken photos each day, I've been a bit lax about posting them. Time to fix that. Flickr seems to be a bit off with time and dates however. Sounds like tomorrow's work. These lazy summer days are oh so perfect. Summer... I officially love you, especially when you feel like Fall. Happy Thursday everyone!
So this was May! Birthdays (four of them), Mother's Day (two of them) and oh so many wonderful moments...we love you May, but this lady waits nearly all year for June. Welcome, June. You could not have come soon enough. This has been a difficult year work wise for so many reasons, and I am so looking forward to some time off to recouperate, reassess and adventure into some wide open spaces. Welcome indeed June! Happy weekend everyone, thanks for stopping by!
Welcome April... we've been so looking forward to your longer and (hopefully soon!) warmer days. March was filled with car rides and adventures, many laughs, treats, plans, sewing and much love. The journaling portion of my photo journaling project often took a back seat. I even took a picture of my computer and the skylight at 10 pm one night, hazy with sleep and ready for bed but just sneaking in that photo each day. And yet, this project of mine continues... one photo each day this year. So far, so good. As for right now, I'm looking forward to April with its vacations, its storminess (today it hailed and it made me remember how much I love storms), its flowers and the coming green. Many more adventures and hopefully more sewing on the horizon. Happy April everyone!
March is here... I'm beside myself with happy! It's just around those long days of February (oh my, remember this?) that I begin to long for and attempt to find some bits of Spring wherever I can. Tulips are purchased, I attempt to leave the house with just two layers instead of four, I convince myself that the days are oh so much longer. Yes, it's time. Happy March everyone, I hope it finds you as ready for it as we are!
Lately, it suddenly became February. The days are getting longer, the light in the evening is lingering and I'm feeling ready for Spring. So are the daffodils. Last week we had an intense wind and rain storm which ripped our screen door off its hinges, the washing machine flooded our basement and some mechanism inside the toilet snapped. They say things happen in threes. I've been spending much time with Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, I bought this sweater, and am looking forward to the arrival of some more Liberty Love. Welcome February.
Thirty days in, and still going with this year's Project 365. I'm loving the photo-journaling aspect of this year's photo a day challenge, and it is a lovely little way of taking stock at the end of the day, or a few days later as it turns out most often, ahem, of the intricacies that made up my day. Sometimes things seem a little sunnier with some introspection and distance, and certainly that has been true of my journaling. So far, so good... though I typically lose steam in February and March. This year has been pretty easy, so far. I haven't suddenly remembered to take a picture at midnight or forgotten one entirely yet... yet. This has really just become routine. I'd like to remember to bring my camera with me more often than I do... I think that's just another habit and routine I'll have to develop. In the meantime, watch my project unfold on Flickr, and if you're playing along, I'd love to follow along! Happy Wednesday to you and yours. We're expecting wild weather here tonight, we're hunkered down and ready for what comes. Here's hoping you are also safe and warm.
We spent the most wonderful Saturday in Boston. We're always so surprised at how close the city really is, just about an hour from home. It was so, so much fun. Rob's mom and her husband Chip gifted us with Blue Man Group tickets for Christmas. We sat front row center and if you've seen the Blue Man Group, you know what that means! We were peppered with banana, paint and Cap'n'Crunch, and we loved it! I was given a flower from a Blue Man during the performance. Rob ducked during the worst of the onslaught and the man behind him was hit full in the face with banana. It was very funny and both rows laughed and laughed. Before we went to the show, we had time to stop by one of my very favorite fabric and yarn stores, Gather Here in Cambridge. I bought plenty of Lizzy House's Constellations to make some new pajamas for myself (they are badly needed) and Rob who will wear them because I made them... I think ;) The store was extremely busy with Saturday knitter's brunch. It was a little difficult to move around in the store, but fun all the same! The fog never lifted and it was a little cold, but we loved walking around Boston, grabbing lunch at Quincy Market and Boston Common.
Sunday was relaxing though I had a lot of work to do. I took a break to buy and play with Adobe Lightroom. Indulge me with these crazy photo edits friends, I'm just beginning to learn how to edit my photos! Any feedback and tips about your photo taking adventures are incredibly welcome! For now, it is really trial and error with mostly error as it turns out! This Spring I have plans to take a few photography classes at our local community college. I know that will help. All of this is really in anticipation of buying a new camera before the summer. I have my eye on a beauty. Very exciting. This weekend was so lovely and full, just what we needed it seems.
Getting into the spirit (and trying to be supportive of my 365 endeavor), Rob has been sending me pictures of his (and often times our sweet Kylie's) day. I love this more than I can tell you. Today we snapped two photos, as it turns out, a scene from each of our work lives... many miles apart on this particular day. This photo exchange reminded me of this beautiful blog, have you seen it? Maria and Stephanie post photos of their celebrations and lives choosing one photo that captures their day, 3191 miles apart. Maybe I can convince Rob to take part in a photo series. It's been lovely to see what he is up to, and certainly a way for us to take part in and share things we really wouldn't be able to... like that lovely sunset over Dulles Airport just before take off... sort of exactly where I wish I could be. Happy Wednesday to you all and to my traveler, hurry home!