Déjà vu

Have you ever had that moment where you feel like you’ve experienced something before?  I get that feeling quite a lot.  But one thing is for certain when I uploaded the photos from my Mom’s birthday bash and I saw this photo –

3.15.14

3.15.14

I immediately thought of this one –

June 2011

June 2011

These shots are taken almost 3 years apart but I LOVE how similar they are.  The one overriding feeling I get from these is LOVE.

 

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Out like a lamb?

This week has been another quiet one for me.  I finally made some edits to my mom’s birthday bash and will share some of those photos tomorrow.

Today it’s raining and in the 60’s (woo hoo!)  I’m hoping for sunny weather tomorrow so I can go somewhere and explore with my camera – fingers crossed.

3.23.14 Phone Art (1)

3.23.14 Phone Art

3.24.14 All Lined Up (640x427)

3.24.14 All Lined Up

3.25.14 Aromatic

3.25.14 Aromatic

3.26.14 Arch

3.26.14 Arch

3.27.14 Where I Stand

3.27.14 Where I Stand

3.28.14 Foreground (427x640)

3.28.14 Foreground

3.29.14 Luck (640x480)

3.29.14 Luck – archived photo from last week’s diptych shot.

Spring (?) Finally

How is everyone?  Does it feel like Spring where you are?

Today was sunny and in the mid 70’s here.  Our sliding glass door is open on the balcony and the kitchen window is open for some cross breezes.  There is another cold front coming in as I type this but I’ve enjoyed every minute of that bright sunshine while it lasted!

I’ve been doing some much needed cleaning today.  Apparently, my winter doldrums didn’t mind the house getting dirty but my Vitamin D and B-Complex supplements seem to be helping me feel much better lately.  So I tackled some clutter, dust and the dirty kitchen floor.  I’m waiting on Ray to play Vacuum man and voila’ half the apartment will be finished.   It’s funny how good that makes me feel.

I can’t believe it’s been 81 days since I began my Capture Your 365 project!  I’m enjoying it more as I go along.  Here are this week’s photos:

3.17.14 Shamrock

3.17.14 Shamrock

3.18.14 Duplicate

3.18.14 Duplicate

3.19.14 365

3.19.14 365

3.20.14 Dyptich

3.20.14 Dyptich – only shots with my cell phone (Before and After theme)

3.21.14 Spring

3.21.14 Spring

3.22.14 On Their Terms

3.22.14 On Their Terms

Happy {love that song!}

What a busy week!  It ended on such a great note!  My mom turned 80 on the 12th and our family gathered for a feast and TIME together!  We all stayed overnight and if Old Man Winter hadn’t intruded we would have made it a 24 hour celebration.

I will have a few photos to share later but for now here are my photos of the day taken this week:

3.9.14 - Emerging (Budding)

3.9.14 – Emerging (Budding)

3.10.14  - Asymmetrical

3.10.14 – Asymmetrical

3.11.14 - From Underneath

3.11.14 – From Underneath – this is a table made of horseshoes from the welding class being raffled at the school.  This shot is the only cell phone snap this week!

3.12.14 - Arranged

3.12.14 – Arranged

3.13.14 - Irish

3.13.14 – Irish

3.14.14 - Fill the Frame {the clock I didn't change for Daylight Saving Time}

3.14.14 – Fill the Frame {the clock I didn’t change for Daylight Saving Time}

3.15.14 Hard {so hard to say goodbye to Chance}

3.15.14 Hard {so hard to say goodbye to Chance}

3.16.14 - Cheers

3.16.14 – Cheers

Do you know this song?  Can you sit still when you hear it?  Turns out this guy is from Virginia Beach, VA!  There are a lot of famous singers from Va – I didn’t know until I just looked it up!  I knew Patsy Cline, Wayne Newton and Jason Mraz were but there are so many including this guy singing Happy!

Hope you have a HAPPY week!

Hello, It’s Me Again!

I’ve obviously been taking a little break from blogging lately.  What have I been doing lately?  Waiting for Spring!  Seriously, I hate to wish time away BUT it’s been a really cold winter. I’m glad that the weather experts don’t name these winter storms “normal people names” because I’d be on and on about hating Jack/Jimmy/Jethro instead of Janus or Tom/Travis/Tobias instead of Titan!

But it’s been a week of change for me.  I went to the eye doctor and got my prescription for {insert drumroll} BIFOCALS.  No lines but still bifocals, gulp.  There’s no denying that getting older really screws up the eyes.  It’s been fun adjusting to these bad girls too.  Oh, they came in today and I’ve been enjoying seeing again.  My eye doctor and I have fun and act up a bit while I’m there.  Can you tell? 20140303_085459

I had my blood taken by a lab vampire this week and thankfully I’m not diabetic, I don’t have thyroid or cholesterol issues {Thank you Jesus for all 3} but I am Vitamin D deficient!  So I’m popping another vitamin a day now. But I will do anything for true physical and mental wellbeing.

Here are my photos for the day this week:  Some have been easy phone captures, others required more effort with the tripod and trying to have the patience of a saint for a macro. But I’m glad that I’ve made it work another week!

3.3.14 Pick a Favorite - why Purple of course:)

3.3.14 Pick a Favorite – why Purple of course:)

3.4.14 Party - I don't have Mardi Gras beads so I made do with a fave necklace

3.4.14 Party – I don’t have Mardi Gras beads so I made do with a fave necklace

3.5.14 A Story In Three - A tryptograph of the most important aspects of my life

3.5.14 A Story In Three – A tryptograph of the most important aspects of my life

3.6.14 Muse - (description below)

3.6.14 Muse – (description below)

3.7.14 Frustrated

3.7.14 Frustrated (tired of rainy, cold or snowy days)

3.8.14 Drive (Ray always drives us to Jetersville - I sit shotgun)

3.8.14 Drive (Ray always drives us to Jetersville – I sit shotgun)

The muse photo of Ray vacuuming was inspired by a great photographer named Kris B.  She has some very inspiring images/artwork but she also incorporates a lot of home//family life shots.  That inspired me to take this one of Ray with many great memories associated with it.  My Mom will laugh when she tells family members that Ray vacuums for me “in the nude!”  Hey whatever works!  I, of course, kept this shot G-rated:)

Daylight Saving Time begins in just a few hours.  I normally think this is the worst day of the year but you know what I’m going to say – it’s heralding Spring so I love it!

Have a great rest of your weekend and week {in case I don’t write for a while}!

 

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Today’s prompt:  Cat in the Hat {no problemo}

How could I pick just one?  So I didn't.

How could I pick just one? So I didn’t.

Bud wasn’t agreeable to wearing a hat to celebrate Dr. Seuss!

Spring has come to tease us today with temps in the mid 60’s but tomorrow ole man Winter is planning another attack.  Not sure if I will be working tomorrow but I have to study for a test as if I’m sure I will be there.  I have to be certified to do my portion of registering folks for the new GED test:)

Hello March!

It was a tough week.  I won’t go on about it.  It just was.  Today I am so thankful that the calendar has changed to March.  Spring is approaching! 

My mother is celebrating her 80th birthday this month!  Our clan will be gathering to enjoy a very special occasion with a weekend camp in!  I haven’t seen any family since Christmas so it will be wonderful to see everyone again.  As I wrote this, I turned to Ray and said we need to go see your folks next weekend.  Family is so important to my Celebrate Life mantra!

This week’s photos are more personal as I realize I want them to represent my life and not just my growth as a photographer.

Predictable - Bud giving comfort as only he can.

Predictable – Bud giving comfort as only he can. Goal for focus to be middle ground. Taken with cell phone.

Bittersweet - having her ashes gives me comfort.

Bittersweet – having her ashes gives me comfort.

Admire - I admire Teachers - taken with my cell and used moody texture

Admire – I admire Teachers – taken with my cell and used moody texture

Seize the Moment - Appreciating these two in my daily life.

Seize the Moment – Appreciating these two in my daily life.

Persevere - a bird's nest.  Taken a day later than prompt.

Persevere – a bird’s nest. Taken a day later than prompt.

Step Outside - a selfie. Not officially a Red Hatter yet but I love my purple!

Step Outside – a selfie. Not officially a Red Hatter yet but I love my purple!

All photos taken with Canon T1i unless stated otherwise.