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December 1, 2010

Dec 1


It's not a great photo. But it is December 1. And as the night draws to a close, I post it to mark the first of this month. I grabbed my camera as I left the house to drop one off at school this morning, and as we parked, I saw these roses our my window alongside a house. They were tucked in and buried behind and through some taller-growing stalks, but in the morning light, they were soft--and unexpected. I could tell the story of trying to get other photos today at the top of Twin Peaks. That story involves a little one hanging off of a sky blue telescope, the wonderful turquoise blue strip of sky in between bands of clouds, a yellow and orange lollipop, a navy blue down vest, and a lot of personality. But I'm tired tonight. And those photos all look cautionary... "Don't do this with a lollipop in your mouth."

Instead, we'll leave December 1 with an image of softness and hope.

December 2, 2010

Dec 2


Another flower. Another photo just a bit too softly focused. And yet December has started differently than even I could have predicted. There were few moments today to snap a photo, and so this one, one of three taken this morning before 8AM as we parked at school, stands for today. This flower was just a bit down from the one taken yesterday, the car just a bit farther back on the street so that when I pulled in and turned off the car, it was the backside of this pink flower I saw. Pink in December. And soft. And then the rains moved in again later in the afternoon.

Year in Review

Just stumbled over Reverb 10... one reflection prompt a day for December to help you think about the year that was ... as it ends: http://www.reverb10.com/the-prompts/

December 3, 2010

Dec 3

Dec 3

Don't look too close. Early morning. Low light. A recognition that it might be the snap of the day despite the fact that it would be grainy. Part of me resists posting this. Day 3, and I feel already I've let myself down for the month. And yet... posted. Shared. Again a softness showing up that seems hard to see in front of me. Day 3, and I'm here.

December 5, 2010

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December 10, 2010

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It was late afternoon when he got hooked on squishing soap in his hands and blowing through it to make bubbles. (It actually worked really well... bubbles that he could carry around even.) The light was low, the day gray. I can wish that this was more technically well-captured, but there's something to love here in the fact that I've been turned into a snowglobe of sorts! (And, interestingly, my reflection is upside down in one and rightside up in the other.)

December 12, 2010

Dec 11


This little tree plugs into my laptop and cycles through color continuously. I snapped it in every color tonight. Why the gold to upload? I'm not sure. But the warmth in this moment spoke to me. Second choice? Pink!

December 13, 2010

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December 14, 2010

Dec 14


When I walked up the hill to school this afternoon, I saw this wonderful groundcover of golden leaves and wished I had my camera in hand. I waited out the afternoon dodge ball and tether ball games, and we left just as it started to rain. I got my camera from the car and went back up the hill to snap a photo. It was better timing because all the cars had cleared out. But, as the raindrops came faster and faster, I gave up on the shot. As it turned out, those drops were the opening moments to a deluge that lasted hours. Those leaves will look very different tomorrow!

December 19, 2010

Dec 17


Standing outside the window of the tea room looking in and waiting for it to open. Camera in hand, I'm in the mirror on the back wall here.


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