Thursday, June 30, 2011

2011 181/365 On the Rail Trail in Southington

On the Rail Trail in Southington
On the Rail Trail in Southington, Connecticut
Flickr Project 365/ Creative Every Day 2011
The Daily Shoot #ds590Make a photograph that features white in a dominant manner. Use a white subject. Blow out the sky. Use your imagination.


I love how the sky disappears from this photo, leaving behind the roof line of this gorgeous, old red brick building.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

2011 177/365 On the Sand in West Haven

On the Sand in West Haven
On the Sand in West Haven

Flickr Project 365/ Creative Every Day 2011
Yesterday, Paul and I spent an incredible hour among the 
piping plovers and terns on the "flip side" of the beach in West Haven.



Saturday, June 25, 2011

2011 176/365 Attraction: Kids and Tadpoles

Attraction: Kids and Tadpoles
Attraction: Kids and Tadpoles
Flickr Project 365/ Creative Every Day 2011
The Daily Shoot #ds587Make a photograph today that illustrates attraction.
Annie shown exploring the vernal pool in our backyard.  It's loaded with tadpoles and an increasing number of frogs!  Fun!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

2011 172/365 Cloud Play

Cloud Play
Cloud Play

Flickr Project 365/ Creative Every Day 2011
The sky was glorious yesterday afternoon as I sat on my deck crocheting.
Searching for cloud shapes with Emma, the beautiful cooling breeze, and the smell of honeysuckle made it just perfect!

Friday, June 17, 2011

2011 168/365 Full of Orange

Full of Orange
Full of Orange

Flickr Project 365/ Creative Every Day 2011
The Daily Shoot #ds578 Make a photograph full of orange today.
This is the orange soda used to soothe Annie's sore throat and bribe her for her cooperation as we waited for Emma to finish her riding lesson yesterday.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

2011 163/365 This Old House

This Old House
This Old House, Windsorville Road, Broad Brook, Connecticut

Flickr Project 365/ Creative Every Day 2011
We spent a wonderful afternoon picnicking at the old Cotton homestead in Broad Brook Connecticut yesterday.  Built in 1850, this is the house where my dad grew up, where as a child I visited my grandparents and extended Cotton family, and where my Uncle Keith resides to this day.
I love bringing my kids here to this wonderful old house.Emma at the Cotton House


Saturday, June 11, 2011

2011 162/365 Time

Time
Time

Flickr Project 365/ Creative Every Day 2011
The Daily Shoot #570 - Illustrate time in a photograph.
This photo is of a barn at Massaro Community Farm in Woodbridge, CT. 
It was built in 1931.  The windows were what caught my eye at first.  I also love the lamp, the weathered wood, and the beautiful stone.



Friday, June 10, 2011

2011 161/365 Zap

Zap
Lightning

Flickr Project 365/ Creative Every Day 2011
We've had severe thunderstorms the past couple of nights.
Luckily we've had no damage and no one was hurt.  Although the family tells me that before I got home, one of the close lightning bolts sent small flames up through our gas stove!  And, I thought I was having all the fun driving through the storm!
It was quite a show.
It took an amazing amount of tries before I was able to capture any of the lightning with my camera.  See the rest of the shots here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

2011 159/365 Barn Owl

Barn Owl
Barn Owl
Flickr Project 365/ Creative Every Day 2011
Today is the last of my owl shots.  Click here to see more of this beautiful barn owl and all the owl photos from the past few days.

Monday, June 6, 2011

2011 157/365 Northern Saw-Whet Owl

Northern Saw-Whet Owl
Northern Saw-Whet Owl
Flickr Project 365/ Creative Every Day 2011
Birds and staff from a A Place Called Hope, a raptor rehabilitation center, visited the Girl Scout's at the camporee.
It was a highlight of the weekend!
Northern Saw-Whet Owl

Friday, June 3, 2011

2011 154/365 The Banana I Ate...

The Banana I Ate...
The Banana I Ate...
Flickr Project 365/ Creative Every Day 2011
...Instead of This:
...Instead of This
It isn't always easy to be gluten-free.
I walked into the break room at work to find a table smothered in gluten.  And, I work alone.  Just me with my banana and all that gluten in a stare-down match.
Sigh.
This time the banana won.
This time I stayed strong for not only me, but for my family too (Paul are you reading this?).  Most of the time I can fight the urge to splurge and remember that the temporary joy of eating gluten-filled items is most often not worth the three days of emotional agony and physical pain to follow.  We call that being "whacked out on wheat."
But on stressful days...sometimes the siren song of gluten is too hard to resist.