Wednesday, November 30, 2011

334/365 It Was Time

It's been awhile since I've shot the cat (so to speak).  I think I have more photos of Scout in my project than anything else.  He's such a good model.  The dog, on the other hand...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

333/365 Christmas on Main Street

Main Street in Grapevine, TX is all decked out for the holidays.  Tonight I stopped there to take some pictures.  I wish I could take a photo of an ornament like this and not get my reflection in it.

Monday, November 28, 2011

332/335 Christmas Shine

We have bought our tree, but it's still outside in a bucket, keeping cool and soaking up some water.  We'll be decorating it in a couple days and I'll get out all the ornaments we've collected over the years.  But for now, I've tossed some ornaments in a glass hurricane.  Not a very original photo, I know.  I'm going through a dry spell! (added texture by ellenvd, a flickr contact)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

331/365 Bitten by the Craft Bug

I am getting crafty again.  I don't know what it is, but I am in a crafty mood lately.  I remember when I was a little girl, doing some Christmas craft that involved green pipe cleaners and styrofoam cones.  I'm not sure exactly how we covered them, but this is my take on it for this year.  (And I didn't take a photo of the best side).  I'm about halfway up the cone at this point.  It's really fun!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

330/365 For Unto Us a Child is Born

When I went to Europe in 1980, I visited the town of Oberammergau.  The town is full of woodcarvers.  Their work is magnificent.  I bought a little angel in a shop and told myself I would have a carved nativity from Oberammergau someday.  Well, I was young and they were very pricey, so it was not to be.  Years later, my husband's parents gave us their nativity.  My father-in-law had bought it for my mother-in-law.  It's not handcarved or fancy in any way, but it's certainly cherished.

Friday, November 25, 2011

329/365 Fa La La La La

Thanksgiving is over, so today at our house we started decking the halls. ♪♪ Fa la la la la la la ♫

Thursday, November 24, 2011

328/365 For Most It's About the Turkey

For most, the highlight of Thanksgiving dinner is the turkey.  But at my house, there would be an uprising if I didn't make devilled eggs.  My boys love them.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

326/365 Reading Martha

Today, I had things on my to-do list which required a lot of sitting and waiting (son's music lesson, motor vehicles dept), so I bought myself the holiday issue of Martha Stewart's Living magazine.  I like what it said on the cover...Make it Magical.

Monday, November 21, 2011

325/365 Photojournalism

Earlier in the year, a friend (who is also doing a 365 photo project) and I were talking about how some photo days will be creative and other days will be photojournalism (what I did today).  Today is a photojournalism day.  So, I took a picture of these little pans I just bought.  They are so cute.  I get very excited whenever I get new bakeware or cookware.  It just makes me really, really happy.  First use, zucchini walnut bread (ready to go into the oven).

Sunday, November 20, 2011

324/365 Neon

Gary and I went to the movies at the Shops at Legacy.  This was part of a window display in one of the stores.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

323/365 Bubbler

Tonight Gary and I went to Cowboys Stadium to see a high school football playoff game.  There was a neat fountain outside.  I took pictures on the way in, when it was light, but it looked more interesting when we were leaving and it was dark.

Friday, November 18, 2011

322/365 Hanging On & Another From Yesterday

Tonight, I set out to take a photo of grapes.  Had a vision in my head of grapes in a bowl.  Kind of unoriginal, I know.  But as I was shooting, I started noticing the stem and its attachments to the grapes, so I focused on that instead.

And the "another from yesterday" is a photo that I originally was going to post for my daily photo, but I ultimately chose a different one.  But I like this one so much, I'm including it in my post today.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

321/365 Day at the Arboretum

Today I spent several hours at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.  There are still plenty of colorful leaves on the trees, although it probably would have been perfect last week.  The weather was wonderful for walking through gardens, nice and cool, yet sunny.  There were very few people there.  So unlike the crowds that were there the other two times I've been there.  This picture is of a beautiful, unusual mum.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

320/365 Sweet Salad

Gary & I felt like having a salad for dinner.  And they always taste better when someone else makes it.  So, we went to McAlister's Deli.  I had Savannah Chopped Salad.  YUM!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

319/365 Gary Fixed it Up

I found it at a yardsale for $3.00.  It didn't work, but Gary went onto the internet and found out how to fix it.  Now we can play our old albums!

Monday, November 14, 2011

318/365 Green

Green is my favorite color.  I took this picture because I liked how the scentsy lamp was shining on my frame.  I overlayed a texture from my Flickr contact, ellenvd, to give it a more vintage feel.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

317/365 It's Not Thanksgiving Yet

It's not Thanksgiving yet, so I'm not decorating for Christmas.   I'm decorating a table at our church's women's Christmas brunch in early December though, so I'm trying out some ideas in my dining room.  This is a closeup of a small part of the table setting.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

316/365 Marching Season is Over

I spent most of the day at a drumline competition.  Lots of fun, but I am sure tired.  Our drumline did a great job and took third place, as well as best bass line and best front ensemble.  The was the last event of the marching and drumline season.  Now we go back to much quieter weekends.

Friday, November 11, 2011

315/365 These are MINE

These are my colored pencils.  I bought the 24 box because of all the additional colors.  I don't even use them, my kids do (I let them borrow my box), but I do like looking at them.  And I like to keep them sharp too, but not too sharp.  I see one that needs sharpened.  I'm a little weird about my colored pencils.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

313/365 Autumn

The leaves in North Texas are finally starting to turn colors.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

312/365 Drumline

Tonight we went to the annual Drumline Dinner & Show, which is an event put on by the Flower Mound High School drumlines.  The drumlines, JV and Varsity will compete this weekend at their biggest event of the season, and they put on their shows tonight for all who came to the dinner.  It's always a fun time.

Monday, November 7, 2011

311/365 Welcome

This sign hangs in our office.   When the boys shared a room, this room used to be a guest room.  We had it decorated with Texas things.  I really wanted some longhorns to hang on the wall, but never got those.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

310/365 Breakfast for Dinner

Next to chili dogs, breakfast for dinner earns me some high marks in my boys' book.

309/365 Belle Epoque

Saturday was an exciting day for the Flower Mound High School Band.  It was their first time performing at the Bands of America Super Regional Competition in San Antonio, TX.  It was a fun day filled with amazing shows put on by some very dedicated and hard working kids, directors and parents who help behind the scenes.  Gary helped as part of the pit crew.  He moved equipment and props onto and off of the field, while I did my part screaming from the stands, with the rest of the proud parents.  Lots of fun.  Our band performed well, finishing in the top 10, 9th place, out of 59 bands.  Their show was called Belle Epoque, which means beautiful era.  It depicted the varous French art eras.  This photo was taken during the Impressionism era.  I wish I had a lens that would show the entire field (it's on my wish list).  I've marked in this photo where the boys are.

308/365 Riverwalk

I'm posting my pics a few days late because I've been out of town and not able to post.  But I did take them!  Friday, Gary and I went to San Antonio because our kids were going to be performing with their band on Saturday.  We took a boat ride on the river.  It was a beautiful evening.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

307/365 Possible Freeze Tonight

Tonight the temperature might go down to freezing.  Experts say that potted plants should be watered before the freeze.  So I was out tonight, after dark, tending to the plants on the patio.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

306/365 59 Days to Go

There are so many good pictures yet to be taken in the last 59 days of the year (and my project 365), but today's pic certainly has to be the winner for the desperation shot of the year.  It was taken tonight as we were leaving a band performance.  Yeah, pretty bad, but it's all I've got.  I'm not even putting my name on this one!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011