Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Welcome to the jungle

Aaaaaaaand now for another update on this year’s Project 365….

Day 141 (2012-05-20)
~ A shortcake in the making: DONE! Taa-daa! Our first strawberry shortcake of the year from our little garden on our city deck! :-) Okay, okay, the strawberries were so itty bitty that we had to add blueberries just to make it appear less pitiful, but we're still excited. And most importantly: Mm-mm-mmmm, that shortcake was delicious. So, yay!

Day 142 (2012-05-21)
~ Okay, so remember that wall where they painted "The Dynamic Elders" a month or so ago? Well, they repainted it this week and now it's Kaa from The Jungle Book.

Day 143 (2012-05-22)
~ Looky what I found in the parking lot! A carnival was coming to town for Memorial Day weekend. They were busy setting up for about a week. Personally, I like this little fella who was waiting his turn to be assembled. Cute!

Day 144 (2012-05-23)
~ The carnival was still setting up. Somehow the Ferris wheel just looks so sad without anyone on it, doesn't it?

Day 145 (2012-05-24)
~ Check out this suit my hubby found at Target. Wow. Excuse me while I go bleach my eyes now. (Sorry. I cheated. This pic was taken on the 23rd, not the 24th. But it was just too good not to use!)

Day 146 (2012-05-25)
~ Scope and I took the kiddo and one of her friends to the carnival this particular evening. And a fun time was had by all. :-)

Day 147 (2012-05-26)
~ We spent the weekend in Kewanee, IL visiting my in-laws. In the backyard we all saw this cute baby blue jay learning how to fly. He wasn't too skilled at flying yet, but he sure had some impressive brick wall-climbing skills down pat!

Day 148 (2012-05-27)
~ Our Sunday in Kewanee, we visited and toured the "Woodland Palace". The house was really quite amazing. It was built by one incredibly creative man, Fred Francis, in 1889. (For more info: Fred built a solarium in the house for his sick wife so she would have fresh air and sunlight. This is what the solarium roof looks like from below, like a giant eye in the sky.

Day 149 (2012-05-28)
~ A cemetery road which I thought was really pretty.

Day 150 (2012-05-29)
~ The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades. Ha! I couldn't resist. ;-)

Day 151 (2012-05-30)
~ Very, very busy with eBay listings this day, so a shot of some old stamps felt fitting.

Day 152 (2012-05-31)
~ What the street outside my condo looks like in bokeh. (Yeah, yeah. I was out of ideas for the day.)

Day 153 (2012-06-01)
~ I took a whack at the "camera toss" experiment out on my deck at night. Basically, I just kinda flung my camera through the air during the exposure, not knowing what kind of image I would end up with. I really like how this one turned out as it captured the street lights through the deck railing! Pretty cool. (Btw, it was my ratty, old camera, and it was tied to my wrist the whole time and was never in danger of falling three stories down or anything, swearsies.)

So, now we are 30-something% of the way through this project. Woot! More to come soon…. like probably tomorrow, when we will hopefully finally be all caught up.

© Coracabana


Dr Zibbs said...

Is this the infamous "Scope stepping in gum carnival?"

SkylersDad said...

You're pictures are always awesome Cora!

Cora said...

Zibbs: Why, yes, it is.

SkyDad: Thanks! :-)