Smilin' Joe

The prompt for Day 5 of the March Photo A Day is: Smile. I thought about various arty interpretations of this, but really. The best smiler I know is Joe, so I just came up to him earlier this evening and said, "SMILE!" So he did. As you can see, he has already converted to his summer clean-head and goatee look, as opposed to the wrap-around hair and full beard. And, of course, today the... Read more →


At The Side Of My Bed

I didn't like what was originally on the wee table right beside my bed, so I moved the couple of videotapes and DVDs, swiped the dust away with an old sock, and put this little photo next to the lamp. This is one of my favorite photos of SonnyeBoy. It was taken at a party; he was about two, maybe closer to three. We couldn't find a babysitter so we took him along with us.... Read more →


In My 'Hood

Today's photo prompt is "your neighborhood." We moved into this neighborhood in 1987, right close to SonnyeBoy's sixth birthday. We never meant to stay this long -- it was supposed to be a way station on the way to our "real" home. We bought the place from a floor plan and a look at the lot, watched as it was built, and moved in to a brand new shiny place. We watched the saplings grow... Read more →


A New Wine

We stopped by the local Roots Market this evening to pick up milk. And wine, and beer, and cheese, and brownies. You know, the essentials. I was hoping that the store might have my favorite wine; alas, they did not. They did have another nice wine, a Vin de Jus ice wine from Elk Run winery, but that stuff is 30 bucks a bottle! However cute little Jimmy helped me out. He asked me why... Read more →


In Like a Lamb

Wow, what a beautiful day! It was full of sunshine, light breezes, and 70 degrees -- pretty nice for March 1! Turns out that last month was the fourth warmest February on record for this area; meterological winter (December, January, and February) was the third warmest winter on record. This does not bode particularly well for a nice, dry, cool summer, but I will take it for today and be glad. I managed to complete... Read more →


Farewell, Cubicle; Hello Cubicle

Wednesday's Photo-A-Day theme was "where you work," so I posted this shot of my cubicle. Several folks commented on Facebook that it was a nice cubicle, as cubicles go -- and they're right. If I have to sit in a cubicle, this one is a very nice one. I've been in this cubicle for a little over a year, but my previous two were very similar. To the right of that plant is a long... Read more →


A Letter to My Mom, from My Pop at War

Today's prompt for the February Photo-A-Day is "Handwriting." When I saw that prompt, I knew exactly what I wanted to post -- this snippet from a letter that my Pop sent to my Mom while he was at sea during World War II. Only one page remains of this letter, but it makes me teary every time I read it. I know Pop's handwriting isn't the most legible, so here is a transcript of the... Read more →


Ten AM

This photo is my Day 5 shot for the February Photo a Day project. The prompt is 10 am. I confess -- I cheated a little bit. I did not take this picture at 10 am; I set the hands of the clock to that time. I inherited this clock from my mom. It originally belonged to my gramma; she received it as a wedding present in 1907. It's a Seth Thomas clock and still... Read more →


Catching Up: February Photo a Day

I've decided -- two days into it -- to participate in the February Photo a Day project. It seems like a fun way to take pictures and maybe, just maybe, spark some creativity in other areas of my life. I must admit that editing software job aids is not doing it for me just now. Sue me. I'll be taking all of the photos with my iPhone, and posting them all over cyberspace: Facebook, Twitter,... Read more →