Sunday, August 31, 2008

Day 51

A little patriotism for Labor Day

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Day 50

I wonder who lives behind that window and this lacey wall...

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Day 49

I love this Snow White Meets Carmel cottage...

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Day 48

This gateway is part of the same little "complex," or "colony" as the secret door of a couple weeks ago...I love peeking inside at all the interesting old buildings. I'd love to be allowed in to really see everything...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Day 47

I was still hoofin' it today with my car at the shop...always liked this Dutch colonial on my street. It used to be totally hidden from view by overgrown shrubs but the (relatively) new young couple have done a lot of clearing, and just had a new walk poured from the driveway to the front door. I always liked the low stone wall along the front....

Monday, August 25, 2008

Day 46

After I left the service station, I did a quick drive around the block and found this lovely "peek" into someone's garden

And, loyal readers, while the tire fairies did not come in the night, this lovely gentleman did fill me back up with air this morning, and discovered a large bubble on the side of my tire - glad it didn't burst while driving (!). They're ordering me a new tire and I'll have it put on tomorrow.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Day 45

Well, I just went out to cruise around looking for today's photo opp, BUT, the car felt odd backing out of the driveway, and when I got out to check, I saw this :-(

So, I'm grounded (yeah, yeah, I could walk, but come on, let's be reasonable). I thought I might post a couple "behind-the-scenes" photos for you today...

This is my trusty co-pilot Caleb - he accompanies me on most of my daily shoots. He now knows camerainhand is a good thing - it means he's going to go for a rideinthecar.

And I don't just bring home pictures from my photo scouting trips...earlier this week I scored this sweet little table, that right now is making a damn fine puffy cat pedestal in my living room...but you'll have to wait for that photo another day :-)

Hopefully the flat tire fairies will work their magic overnight and I'll be back on the road tomorrow...hope you enjoyed this little visual interlude...

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Day 44

The Ghost of Big 84....

Friday, August 22, 2008

Day 43

Sorry for the repetitive theme, but I just couldn't resist shooting this little lady grazing at the side of the road. I pulled right up to her, snapped a quick one, she stood there for just a few more seconds, then jumped, literally from a standstill, over that chainlink fence, and trotted back to her deer buddies.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Day 39

knock knock
who's there?
what's a greek urn?
knock knock
who's there?
what's a greek urn?
knock knock
who's there?
what's a greek urn?
knock knock
who's there?
orange you glad I didn't say what's a greek urn again??

(forgive me, it's been a long day)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Day 38

the secret door....

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Day 35

My favorite little shop in town...sometimes I treat myself to a piece of jewelry. She really has great stuff!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Day 34

The view from my driveway in the morning when I get ready to leave for work....very nice of the weeds to stay low in that spot, don't you think?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Day 33

That's right hospitable of them :-)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Day 32

I confess. I have a thing for little old garages. You know, detached, hinged doors, little windows, peely paint. Cute, right? How sweet is this one, with the little light over the doors? Love it!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Day 31

I see a face in the church door and it's not happy with me :-(

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Day 30

This from my archives....when my daughter was in elementary school she was always talking about "the historic deli," and I never really knew what she was talking about. I'd SEEN it, but had never really LOOKED at it til I stopped to take a picture...and now I see it is, indeed, "historic"!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Day 29

Chasing rainbows...literally. We just had a quick thunderstorm pass through town - the sky quickly went from blue and sunny, to dark grey-green with big fast-moving bumpy clouds...there was a downpour...then clearing to blinding sun...I just happened to be out in it and was literally chasing a shot of the dark sky...when lo and behold, there was the rainbow! A DOUBLE rainbow, to boot!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Day 28

The earth laughs in flowers ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Day 26

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom. ~ Buddha

Day 25

the deer!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Day 24

The Indian restaurant down the block closed and a sit-down pizza restaurant is going in its place. They've been working on the building for months. I feel bad for the little family-owned-and-run pizza place down the road. They've really not kept up with "pizza trends," and I'm afraid this new resturant will hurt their business...but I *do* like the changes they've made to the building...

Friday, August 1, 2008

Day 23

Kittens! I took several shots of these kittens...that little grey one kept coming closer and closer...I finally figured I should leave because I didn't want him coming outside the fence to the took every ounce of will power to NOT encourage him to the fence and grab him up and bring him home with me!