Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Don’t stop believing
Yep. Here’s ANOTHER update on 2012’s Project 365….
Day 323 (2012-11-18) ~ This particular day (Nov 18th) was the 8th anniversary of my beating death and beginning the process of re-learning how to walk again. (Y’all remember that whole blood clot in the spinal cord mess.) Somehow this shot seemed fitting for the anniversary of the start of that journey, I think. :-)
Day 324 (2012-11-19) ~ Another picture I took in the local community garden. I liked how these puff-ball plants looked in black and white. (Oppsie. This pic was really taken on the 18th, not the 19th.)
Day 325 (2012-11-20) ~ Ready…. set…. go! Scope, Wednesday, and I were all packed and ready for our Thanksgiving trip to Disneyland. This was the night of November 20th and our suitcases were all lined up against the kitchen wall because at 2:30 the next morning we had to get up and bolt out the door to get to the airport in time.
Day 326 (2012-11-21) ~ This was taken our first night in Disneyland. We had never seen Sleeping Beauty's Castle all decked out for the holidays before. It was so gorgeous! This shot also seems fitting because by the point this was taken, we had been awake and on the run almost 24 hours! *yawn* Sleeping Beauty, indeed.
Day 327 (2012-11-22) ~ This was taken our second day in Disneyland. While walking down Main Street USA, Mickey (literally!) ran right by us. I was SO loving his Christmas sweater! (Hee hee.)
Day 328 (2012-11-23) ~ This was taken our third day in Disneyland. It is Jack Skellington laughing down at us from the ceiling inside the Stretching Room in the Haunted Mansion Holiday ride. This was, by far, Wednesday’s favorite ride!
Day 329 (2012-11-24) ~ This was taken our—*sniffle*—last day in Disneyland. It’s the outside of the Haunted Mansion Holiday.
Day 330 (2012-11-25) ~ The morning we flew back to Chicago from LAX, it was very, very foggy in LA. But a minute or so after take off, we burst up through the fog below to find sunny blue skies all around us. I kind of like this shot because of the shadow of our plane on the carpet of clouds just below us. That's not something you see every day.
Day 331 (2012-11-26) ~ Okay, so I messed up my days a bit after our DL trip. In my defense, I took over 3000 pics in DL (yes, really) and I had a LOT of editing to do in a hurry (because Snapfish had a promo where all 4x6 prints were only a penny each! Ohhhhhh, what simultaneously fortuitous and cruel timing!) I was so busy editing and deciding which pics were print-worthy, I really wasn't motivated to take my 365 Project seriously (nor to add more pictures onto the pile!) for awhile there. So, this was taken on the 30th, not the 26th. It's a Christmas-y park I often walk through near our house.
Day 332 (2012-11-27) ~ Uh-uh. I know. I couldn't believe it either. Sitting in a tree outside a local high school the morning of the 27th, there was an owl, just watching all the arriving students walking by. (It must have been looking for Harry Potter.) Only two of the kids (my daughter and her friend) seemed to notice. All the other kids (Muggles!) there were oblivious to the watchful owl. It was hard to get a decent shot of the owl because it was high up in the tree, branches were in the way, and I only had my point and shoot camera with me—plus, I was afraid to get too close and risk scaring the owl away. But, all in all, I don't think the shot ended up too shabby, considering.
Day 333 (2012-11-28) ~ On an early morning walk through a local park, I was struck by how pretty the blue sky was with all the trees in silhouette. And then I noticed all the squirrel nests perched in the trees. It's quite a bustling squirrel city we've got going on there! (Pic really taken on the 30th, not the 28th. Sorry, I was still recovering from the Disneyland trip!)
Day 334 (2012-11-29) ~ Absolutely no thought nor effort went into this shot. Clearly. I just realized I had messed up several days on my Project 365 and just snapped random shots on the run on my way to the train station one night. Blah. This was really taken on the 30th, not the 29th.
Day 335 (2012-11-30) ~ Yeah. It's a fake spider lurking in the corner, mid-way up the wall. Poor Scope wasn't feeling very well for a few days after we got back from our trip.... But once he pulled this stunt to try to freak out Wednesday and me, well, that's when we knew he was on the mend!
The rest of Project 365 is coming soon!