Project 365 ~ Weeks 18 & 19

365 Project

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The only image I took all day. His expression shows exactly how I feel about it. Especially after such a lovely image yesterday :-/

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Not the greatest image but full of the people I love…happy Mother’s Day! (We missed you Hays!)

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March ~ 2021

365 Project

Lots of signs of spring this month and I am sure that will be a regular feature in April as well. Almost 100 days in to the project and I can tell that I am going to have to get a bit creative so the pictures do not all look the same.

Except for pictures of the cats. You can never have too many cat pictures, right?

On The Side of the Road

Friday Favorites

I make no secret of the fact that autumn is my favorite season. I enjoy the crispness of winter, spring’s new beginning, and the beach is my happy place but fall just gets me with the colors and sense of coziness.

And the autumn wildflowers we have around here? Absolutely beautiful.

We may have to wait until along about December to see much change in the color of our foliage but autumn still puts on quite a show for us.

It has been said that autumn is more a season of the soul than of nature and I like that. I feel that. Spring feels like the whole earth is coming back to life. But fall…that feels like my soul is quieting down and preparing for rest in some sense.

The colors are warmer with a little bit darker hue.

And I love the wild tangle of flowers along the side of the road.

I have to agree with LM Montgomery, I am indeed so glad that I live in a world with Octobers. Aren’t you?

A Few of My Favorite Things

Friday Favorites

Since earlier in the week I talked about pictures of random things I decided that today’s Friday Favorite post is just going to be an oddball collection of images that have been photographed and are now sitting on my computer.

In no particular order, please enjoy the things that I have put in front of my camera.

My happy place. I love the beach and have a bunch of pictures to prove it.

Back before Covid19 life Rob and I would occasionally take a trip over to New Orleans where we would eat, walk, eat, and people watch, and did I mention eat? The food is so good there! I miss our little two night getaways and hope we get to go back soon. Most of these are cell phone grabs because I think Mr. Hadding might be wise to the fact that if I took my real camera I would be completely distracted and he would get stuck somewhere sitting on a bench waiting for me or just standing around carting my bag.

A lovely shot of a head of cabbage I took to be part of my food series.

I remember taking this picture last year of the Gulf Power plant. The sky was on fire that night.

Did you know I have a food blog? It doesn’t see consistent action these days but I still share the occasional recipe over at She Feeds Her Family. Last autumn I had the best time trying out a recipe for pumpkin pudding and styling pictures to post with the how-to.

I love rainy days and this has always been one of my favorite images.

Last favorite for the week…I have about a bazillion pictures of my African violet. It is such a happy plant with rich green leaves and delicate pink flowers so it’s hard not to photograph it. Kind of like Monet’s lilies I guess. (He painted 250 pictures in his lily series so I have a few more clicks before I reach that status. We don’t count the ones we don’t use.)

Anyway, I was pruning the flowers the other day and not for the first time realize how pretty even the discarded petals are.

“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour. ” ~ William Blake