Cy365 This Week

202 Midpoint

202 Midpoint

203 Natural Beauty

203 Natural Beauty

204 Stacked

204 Stacked

206 On the Right Side copy

206 On the Right Side

An ode to my beautiful and unique Zinnias!  It seems that each one is different in texture and design.  A million thanks to my wonderful sister Bren for sharing these lovelies with me.

My daily photo commitment hasn’t been daily this summer.  Most of these were taken today instead of the prompt day.  But that’s ok.  I’m documenting my love of my flowers. I’m making my project work for me.  Even Katrina Kennedy, the founder of Capture Your 365 has struggled recently with inspiration.

I blame my 10-hour workdays and LIFE.   Ray has been suffering with a rare side effect from taking a statin back in April. He only took the prescription for 4 days and has gone back to the his doctor several times to hear diagnoses of arthritis and then a degenerative disk.  We went to an orthopedic last week who said his symptoms are not because of the disk but wouldn’t say what it is but she recommended physical therapy.  He walked in for a physical in April with no problems and now has difficulty walking without pain.  I’m hoping he is on the road to recovery now.  I’m grateful for the internet giving me a lot of information.  The doctors won’t admit that this is because of statins.  But the physical therapist told Ray she had one other patient that had pain all over his body after taking a cholesterol drug…thankful that Ray only has had leg pain after hearing that.

We also took the plunge on purchasing a home!  Finally got the words “YOU ARE APPROVED” yesterday.  After living in an apartment for 3 years, we will be moving out in about a month.  I’m beyond excited and I have more packing to do!  We will finally have space for loved ones to visit us and for my long distance family to have a place to stay!

I know that creativity isn’t a constant but it is a gift to be treasured.  I’m still giving this my all with the best of my ability.  I may not have 365 photos at the end of the year but I will have more than I had last year.

Have a wonderful weekend!

192 – Zeitgeber

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Zeitgebers (environmental cues–“time givers”–like sun position that regulate our internal clocks)

I did not know this word before today’s prompt.  I love the clocks in the historic downtown area so I immediately thought of them for today’s image.  Thankfully the thunderstorms were over for us to make a quick drive before it got dark!

I have taken a few more photos today.  Even Ray took a few of me with my new look!

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Although I don’t eat tomatoes (not like this but yes to salsa, spaghetti sauce and so on), this stem was screaming to be in front of the lens today!

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Time for a change! My hair style has been feeling blah lately. Basically the same just longer or shorter for YEARS. So more highlights and shorter with some sass.

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The other downtown clock. This one is only right twice a day.

186 Now and Then

186 Now and Then 2

186 Now and Then 2

186 Now and Then

186 Now and Then

Downtown Suffolk for breakfast this morning!  The prompt encouraged a self-portrait/family portrait.  I realized last night that I didn’t take a photo of Ray and I yesterday so I set out with the tripod and shutter remote.  Once I reviewed the photos I realized that our shirts really clash so I converted the images to b&w.  Obviously didn’t plan this out but I still love capturing these moments!

Us=Now + Historic Downtown=Then

Days 179-185

180 Side Light

180 Side Light

181 Black

181 Black

185 Captivated

185 Captivated

I’m missing several photos for this week.  Part of me is cringing over this and the other part is trying to justify it because I’m working or I just wasn’t feeling the prompts!  I didn’t work my 4 ten-hour days since we had to be off on Friday for the holiday.  So I’m confessing on here…this daily challenge can be too challenging for me at this time.  So I am just sharing when I can at this point.

173 – 178 This Week’s Photos

173 On the Ground

173 On the Ground

174 Eye Level

174 Eye Level

175 Up High

175 Up High

176 From Below

176 From Below

177 Scale

177 Scale

178 Forced

178 Forced (Perspective)

Earlier this week, I was bragging that I had adjusted to my new summer hours of four 10-hour days.  The joke was on me because on Wednesday I was quite exhausted.  I’m also implementing a walking program to improve my health so it may be the combination.  But right now I’m happy to say that 2 weeks of this schedule are finished!

This week’s theme is about perspectives.  Most shots taken with iPhone 6plus. Some shots edited with PicLab app.

170 Handmade and 172 A Golden Bloom

170 Handmade

170 Handmade

172 A Golden Bloom

172 A Golden Bloom

I finished this week’s photos!  Ray and I went to visit his parents and celebrate a late Mother’s Day and a one day early Father’s Day.  I took the photo of Jeanette’s card since it had yellow which is this week’s theme.

The marigold is his mom’s.  I was hoping to photograph the yellow rose we gave her last year but it didn’t come back this year.

It felt wonderful to have my camera back in my hands.  I’m thankful that catching up seemed easy since getting used to my summer hours is somewhat challenging.