Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Photo A Day, May 15


May 15, theme for today is "love". As I was scrolling through my photos I came across this one, love apples. The French began calling the tomato love apple in the 16th century. I couldn't resist using this photo, taken at Fresh Market in Miami. The vegetables and fruit there were gorgeous. These happen to be heirloom tomatoes. 

A Photo A Day, May 14


Grass is the theme for May 14. There are, I'm sure, hundred's of varieties of grasses, not sure what this is other than it is an ornamental grass. I liked this photo because of the movement and texture.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Photo A Day, May 13


Today's them is "Mom". I chose this photo, no I didn't take it, because I love the vintage quality of it.  This is my Grandmother taken as a young girl.

A Photo A Day, May 13

A Photo A Day, May 12

Be My Valentine

Something that makes me happy, that is the theme for May 12. This tulip was part of a bouquet my husband gave me for Valentines Day. That makes me happy! But even better is that I can use the bouquet to take some great photos and then edit them in Photoshop Elements. It's a "twofer".

A Photo A Day, May 11

Blue Plate Special

"My Kitchen" is the theme for May 11. I bought these beautiful eggplant at the farmer's market and was given the yellow vegetable. I was told it is a cucumber by the man who grew it.  I thought they were all so beautiful, they deserved to be in a photo. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Photo A Day, May 10

"My Favorite Word"

Faith is my favorite word, although it was hard to chose just one! This is a photo I took of the altar cross in my church which has since been torn down. I'm so thankful I took this photo. Of course, I had to edit it in Photoshop and add the text.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Photo A Day, May 9

" My Daily Ritual"

I have tea every morning; no, not as fancy as this. I enjoy it but I wish I could have coffee instead. That's another story for another day.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Photo A Day, May 8

"My Favorite Smell"

This is a photo of the line of oaks at Oak Alley Plantation on the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Live oaks have a very earthy, distinctive smell or fragrance. It is very apparent when walking among them. I never associated this smell with the trees until recently in my life, something I took for granted and never paid attention to. To me, it is the smell, aroma, fragrance of home. It is the smell of my roots.

Monday, May 7, 2012

A Photo A Day, May 7

"Who Inspires Me?"

This composite is my two grandchildren, Ava, doing her nerd imitation, and Jack, playing in the pool. They inspire me so much, they work hard, play hard and accomplish great things for kids their age. I'm very proud of them and know they will accomplish great things in the future. I really have to step up and keep up!  

Sunday, May 6, 2012

A Photo A Day, May 6


Today's theme is "you", a photo of yourself. I hate having my picture taken so I took a photo of my reflection in my sliding glass door and played with it in Photoshop Elements. I couldn't help jazzing it up a little bit, maybe it's my alter ego!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Photo A Day, May 5


Today's theme is bird. I took this shot at a bird sanctuary in Key Largo. After looking at several similar shots, I noticed his eye had different expressions. I wonder what he's thinking. He's an old bird, as the sign said. Maybe he's thinking, "go away, I want to take a nap!" I do have a couple of him asleep. I believe he's thinking what a handsome fellow he is.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Photo A Day, May 4

Halloween Fun

The theme for today's Photo A Day challenge is FUN. This is my grandson Jack all set for Trick or Treat.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Photo A Day, May 3

"What I Wore Today"

Warm balmy water, soft sand between my toes and beautiful sunshine. That's what I wore today. Went down to Ocean Reef on Key Largo for lunch; stuck my toes in the water. It was beautiful! 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Photo A Day, May 2

May 2 challenge photo, Houston skyline, Nov. 2011 

Photo A Day Challenge

My friend Kathy Zeiben sent me this link to an online photography challenge:
We are to post a photo everyday that fits with the chosen theme for that day. This is the complete list for the month.
1. peace {something peaceful, a peace sign etc}
2. skyline {where the sky meets land, can be buildings, the beach, forest, whatever!}
3. something you wore today {while you're wearing it or not}
4. fun! {something you do for fun - big or small}
5. bird {a bird in the sky, an ornament, a picture, a pet etc}
6. you {a self-portrait, a picture of a picture of you, your reflection in the mirror}
7. someone that inspires you {could be someone in real life, someone well-known}
8. a smell you adore {perfume, a food, flowers, anything!}
9. something you do everyday {share something from your daily routine}
10. a favourite word {a word that you love to say, write or read}
11. kitchen {can be a picture of your kitchen, something from a kitchen or a cafe kitchen etc}
12. something that makes you happy {a person, a thing, etc}
13. mum {a picture of your mum, the word mum, a mum, mother's day celebrations etc}
14. grass {the green stuff that grows on the ground etc}
15. love {something that represents love, something or someone you love}
16. what you're reading {a book, a newspaper, a blog, a sign, a note etc}
17. snack {something you're eating as a snack}
18. something you made {food, craft, a child, anything!}
19. a favourite place {a place you love being in}
20. something you can't live without {something you'd rather not go without in your life}
21. where you stand {take a photo of where you're standing}
22. pink {something pink}
23. technology {something that uses technology}
24. something new {what's something new in your life?}
25. unusual {share something a little odd or weird}
26. 12 o'clock {take a photo at noon or midnight, whatever you're doing}
27. something sweet {a candy/lolly, a cake, a person, something cute ... anything!}
28. the weather today {is it sunny, rainy, cloudy today? Shoot it!}
29. a number 
30. your personality {show us your personality in a photo, a word etc}
31. something beautiful {share something beautiful in your life}

My photo for May 1. Taken at Fairchild Tropical Garden, 2010, Miami Fl. Dale Chihuly installation.