Sunday, July 31, 2011

212/365 Evening Light

I liked how the evening light was coming through the branches of this tree.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

211/365 Look What My Men Made

This area at the side of our house, was a muddy, weedy mess.  Not any more!  Now it's a nice decomposed granite path!  We're going to add rock to the little area between the fence and the edge of the path.

Friday, July 29, 2011

210/365 Cool

I made a pasta salad tonight, to go with our sloppy joes.  I think pasta salads are cool and refreshing, which is what we need during the Texas summer.  I'm kind of tired of food photos.   I need a photographic spark, as I'm feeling uninspired lately.  I'm going to blame it on the temperature.  I'm blaming the heat for all my shortcomings lately!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

209/365 Cord Repair

My son has a cord that had a bad end on it.  No problem!  My husband fixed it right up.  I'm glad he knows how to do these things!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

208/365 Sugar and Spice

...and everything nice.  This little girl (8 months old) spent a good part of the day with me.  Sweet little Miss M.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

207/365 Sweet Nectarines

I never ate nectarines until this year.  I wish I'd tried them sooner.  (added texture from ellenvd on flickr)

Monday, July 25, 2011

206/365 Sip and Mist

Just strolling through Academy Sports tonight.  Found bottles that do double duty.  Not sure it's enough on a hot day like today though.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

205/365 Stained Glass

At a yard sale several years ago, I found a box of stained glass supplies that were being sold by the daughter of a man who had died. In the box were many items I could use for my mosaics hobby. There was also this hot air balloon that the man had made.  They were going to throw it out, figuring I wouldn't want it.  But I told them I'd take it too.  It's really rough, but I like it and it hangs in my yard.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

204/365 Troopers

Caladiums are truly wonderful, especially during the Texas summer.  I put this plant in the ground around May and it is now thriving in this heat.  It needs no attention from me.  I don't know if there are varieties for sun, but most of them are for shady areas.  I have a couple, this one and another that is just white with green veins.  I think I need to plant many more of them next year.  I'm not a hot weather gardener, so caladiums and I do well together.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

202/365 Hey! I mean... Hay!

Today I spent so much time catching up from the week I missed posting, that there won't be another photo snapped today.  Instead, I'm sharing this one taken yesterday.  This is probably the thing I saw most on our drive.  Hay everywhere.  It was really pretty seeing the bales spaced out among the fields in the rolling hills.  Missouri is really a beautiful state.

201/365 Gettin' our Kicks

from 7/20/11 - Drove home on this day.  We got off of the interstate for a little while and drove on Route 66.

200/365 Fishing

from 7/19/11 - We fished off the dock. The boys spent quite a bit of time at it and caught several each.  We released them all.

199/365 Tubing

from 7/18/11 - On Monday, we rented a boat and tube and spent eight glorious hours on the lake.  It was a hot day, so when we weren't pulling the boys, we were anchored in a cove so we could all swim and cool off.  Yes, Gary and I did get on the tube, but we didn't last long! 

198/365 Sittin' on the Dock of the Lake

from 7/17/11 - Sunday morning, this was my view from the dock.

197/365 Swinging Bridges

from 7/16/11 - On this day, we went away from the lake to search for the Swinging Bridges area.  Down a little highway, then many miles on a gravel road, and we found it - a wooden suspension bridge.  It has a nice swimming hole near it that we enjoyed.  Before leaving the area, I shot this from beneath the bridge.  The dark area in the bridge foreground is a car up top.  Yes, we did drive over it too.  It was a little unsettling! 

196/365 Lazy Days of Summer

from 7/15/11 - For the past week I haven't posted to my project 365 blog because I've been away on vacation with my family.  Where we went, there was no internet service and it was wonderful.  We all too often look more at our screens than at each other.  But this week was all about family time.  We went to Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.  We rented a house on the lake.  It had a boat/swimming dock.  It didn't take long before this was my view from the upper deck.  Eric and Kevin floating in the cove.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

195/365 Dark Cat

Playing with my photos again.  I tried to take some outdoor photos tonight but they weren't working for me, so I came inside and there was Scout waiting for me.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

194/365 Flying

After taking 1127 photos this past week in California, I'm going to use that as my reason for not taking a new photo today.  I did add a texture from Sharon at SKC Photography.  I did spend some time editing some of the photos I took last week, so it has definitely been a photography day.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

193/365 Good Visit

I had a great visit with my sister and her family in California.  This is a shot from a couple days ago.  I'm back in Texas now.

Monday, July 11, 2011

192/365 Music at the Beach

I went to Seal Beach today.  Found a really neat vintage music store.  They also had some neat instruments.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

191/365 Presidential Library

Today my sister, her daughter and I visited the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

190/365 Beach Bikes

I went with my sister and her family to the Santa Monica Pier today. 

Friday, July 8, 2011

189/365 Pie!

Today I met up with my husband's Aunt Dot, cousin Karen and sister Debby.  I wanted to go to Polly's and get some good pie, which I haven't been able to find in Texas.  Had fun girl time!  I love these ladies!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

188/365 Pool Time

I had a fun time today watching my sister's granddaughters play in the pool.  Photo is SOOC, as I'm away from my photoshop elements program.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

186/365 Leavin' on a Jet Plane

♪ All my bags are packed; I'm ready to go. ♫  Tomorrow I'm going to visit my sister for a few days.  The family is staying home.

Monday, July 4, 2011

185/365 Science Experiment

It's so darn hot outside that we hypothesized that we could fry an egg on the street.  Our hypothesis was proven wrong. 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

184/365 Where's the Cat?

It was 10:30 p.m. when I realized that I hadn't taken a photo today.   So, of course I said "Where's the cat?"  He's always a good subject.  But I didn't get a good shot of him tonight.  So, I'm pulling one from a couple days ago.  I added a subtle texture, #6 by ellenvd (a contact of mine on flickr). 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

183/365 My Baby is 15!

Happy Birthday to my youngest son, Kevin.  He is 15 years old today!

Friday, July 1, 2011

182/365 Pretty Bottles

Had lunch/dessert with friends today.  We did not partake of the bottle contents in the bar, but they sure were pretty on the glass shelf overhead.