Monthly Archives: January 2011

27|365 Peering Across the Bar (1/31/11)

With the blizzard that is predicted to begin tonight, Keith decided to make stew for tomorrow.  As is typical, Purrkins loves to watch the process.  He sits on the stool and peers across the bar as Keith slices, dices and chops.  Sometimes he gets a tasty morsel.


Last week Keith sliced through his fingernail with one of his new knives and now he’s wearing a finger protector.  It’s clear that makes the chopping process cumbersome.  Purrkins’ body language with his paw reaching up, in this photo, looks like he’s telling Keith to be very careful.  I sure hope Purrkins’ is a good supervisor and keeps Keith safe.

Of note today:  Keith and I have been parents for 19 years as of today.  Happy birthday Travis and Kelsey!


26|365 A Can Can Do (1/30/11)

Our kids’ 19th birthday is tomorrow and they came home from college today for a few hours.  Keith bought both of them a can of Fiesta Silly String and they had a few minutes of fun chasing one another in the front yard.


While this photo isn’t very clear, I think it captures the fun and it makes me smile.

25|365 Look into the Mirror (1/29/11)

I played with my new camera today and Keith bought an Argus 75, produced between 1958 & 1964, for his vintage camera collection.  His camera is a twin lens reflex (TLR), which is a type of camera with two lenses. One takes the picture while the other is a viewfinder that has a 45-degree mirror (hence the word reflex).

Combining today’s efforts, here is a photo using my new camera, of the old, retired camera.  Does ‘retire’ count toward the ‘tired’ theme?  It does for me.


Now, I realize the project 365 is about posting only one photo a day but I think the viewfinder photo needs to accompany the photo of the camera because it helps you understand this type of camera.  Looking through the viewfinder, you can see what the image would be if we had film in the camera to take a picture.  Plus, you get to see the exquisite interior design of our garage.

Also of note: I think the temperature got up to 73 or so today, which is crazy for January in Oklahoma but don’t worry a winter storm is on its way.  I enjoyed being outside taking advantage of the beautiful sunshine, temperatures, learning my new camera and spending time with my Mom.  While Keith was out today he also bought some accessories for my new camera.

24|365 The Eyes Have It (1/28/11)

I was on vacation today and Purrkins stayed busy supervising me instead of napping.  Consequently, by late this afternoon, he was bushed.  See for yourself.


Purrkins can hardly keep his eyes open and is showing his third eyelids.

Bushed.  Synonym: tired

Of note today:  My new Canon T2i arrived today!!!  This is one of the first photos I took with it and the details are so much nicer.  Since I upload a much reduced image size here, I’m not sure if it shows the difference as much online.  I have much to learn and this Project 365 is perfect to keep me learning incrementally and consistently,

23|365 There Goes The Sun (1/27/11)


Looking west from my backyard, I watch as daylight is exhausted. (synonym: tired)

22|365 The Last Drop (1/26/11)

Used up. synonym: tired.


I practiced tonight with fast shutter speeds to capture the last drop.  Be sure to click on the photo to make it bigger, if you haven’t already done that.  Never fear, I will fill my glass up again.

Of note today:  I received notification that the Canon T2i DSLR I ordered has been shipped and is estimated to arrive Friday.  Yeah!

21|365 Spell It Out (1/25/11)

In our junk drawer reside Allen wrenches, a carriage bolt & wingnut, chuck key, ball chain, hose clamp and a machine screw but tonight they gathered elsewhere to deliver a message.

The Digital Photography School theme for this week is tired.  I researched synonyms to help me come up with ideas for this theme and in the process I found an interesting visual thesarus.  Here’s the visual representation of synonyms for ‘tired’.

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20|365 It’s A Cinch (1/24/11)

How long can it hold up?
That’s this week’s theme.  Tired.
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19|365 Comfortably Numb (1/23/11)

I took photos of several different things today and gained some new understanding of light and aperture. Unfortunately in the process, I scratched my lens (grrrr).


The temperature this afternoon was 33 degrees with the sun shining beautifully so I took advantage of that light.  Our spreader-bar style hammock offered some interesting texture and shapes to me. The worn wood of the spreader-bar, which is that piece of wood at the head and foot of the hammock with the rope pulled through, piqued my interest.

18|365 Inquisitiveness (1/22/11)

Today is National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day.  As Keith got up to answer the door, the expression on Purrkins’ face was inquistive.  Who’s there, he asked?  This photo captures the moment when he knew the answer to his question, it was our neighbor.


I have two macro options, one is more up close than the other.  In order to actually get all of Purrkins’ face I had to use the one a bit further away.

Of note today:  Keith was enjoying his new (and very sharp) knife slicing carrots for the stew, when he sliced through his fingernail.  Nothing too bad, no need for a doctor.  Kelsey’s not feeling well, it sounds like it might be the flu.