Saturday, February 27, 2010

Project 365 - 02.27.10

What a great day! Jumped out of bed at 4am, went to the gym - swam some laps, got in the hot tub, home - shower and smoothie, then off to Riverside Park for a hike to see the Bowl and Pitcher, errands, house work and now relaxing. Such a beautiful day today...I really can't wait for the flowers and trees to is my favorite color but it can't be the ONLY color in nature I capture!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Project 365 - 02.22.10

The past three days have been gorgeous! Which means finally there were some great opps to take pics.

I know, I have been really bad about uploading pics lately...too much to do and not enough time in the day.

This is a picture I took on Saturday from Tubbs Hill in Lake Couer D Alene.

I will get back into the groove and start posting again.

Everyone has been doing a really great job on this project and your photos really inspire me!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Project 365 - Day 45 - 02.14.10

Today we went with girls on a drive in search of some new areas to photograph. We drove along the Spokane river, to the Nine Mile and Tum Tum area. The rain started to fall and I was certain I wouldn't have the opportunity to take pictures today. There were brief rainless (is that a word) moments.
We found a great scenic view of the dam - about 300 feet above the river below. The area was fenced off so we thought we would let the girls run, sniff, and explore. I was looking through my view finder, snapping away, when I turned my camera to the girls busily running from one spot to another soaking up all the smells. Jada (picture above left) and Lilee were running side by side...but it looked like Lilee was outside the fence - that can't be...I mean that is on the edge of the cliffs!
I look up from my camera and Lilee IS behind the fence on the edge of the cliffs!!! My husband, Walter and I were at least 50 feet away and we realize at the same time what the implications were - I know both of our stomachs dropped. Walter took off down the stairs and over the boulders to get to her. Meanwhile I'm trying to sound as calm as I can while calling for Lilee to come to me. Just as Walter slips on a wet boulder still too far from Lilee (and I'm worried if he is okay) Lilee is back on this side of the fence, she came back through the HOLE in the fence!
I literally saw Lilee's short little life pass before my eyes...I squeezed her so hard when she came back to me...I'm sure she thought she was in BIG trouble.
All ended well, Walter is a little sore but he will live, and we will NEVER take our girls off leash toward cliffs of any kind!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Project 365 - Day 44 - 02.13.10

Just a stroll through campus today with Walter, came across Mr. Fuzzy here..looking for the nuts he buried before winter hit! :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Project 365 - Day 42 - 02.11.10

Something about these leaves in the light caught my attention. The different shades of green appeal to me...and of course the texture! ;)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Project 365 - Day 41 - 02 10 10

Today I was at the 2010 Go Red for Women luncheon. It was a great event with a lot of wonderful women to spend time with. A lot of seminars providing information on how to prevent heart disease.

Not sure how many of you are award that heart disease is the number one killer of women 20 years and older.

This was one of the items up for the silent auction...I just LOVE Sock Monkeys!!!

Project 365 - Day 40 - 02.09.10

This is a chair in my photography instructor's studio...I love the fabric - texture, coloring, tacks.

Project 365 - Day 39 - 02.08.10

Walking through the trees admiring the views and just decided to look up...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Project 365 | Day 38 | 02.07.10

Today was a more relaxing. Walter and I took a nice walk by the Little Spokane river. The weather was chilly and the skies were grey. However, there were others out along the trail as well.

I selected this picture from the group, it made me realize how big our world is...not only to us but to all creatures. There was so much to take in - rock formations, water foul, fallen logs, trees (my favorite), running water, etc... But spotting this web along the path, covering a small hole between some moss covered rocks just touched me. This is this spider's home, in danger of being punctured by passer bys, flooded, spotted by a bird or who knows what.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Project 365 - Day 37

Today was errand running day. We came very close to purchasing a king-size bed, which would really be perfect size for the two of us, three dogs, and one cat in bed at night. I think we are still contemplating it...bigger bed would be great...I'm sure I would still have issues with the cover thieves! =]

We took the pups for a walk to the local elementary school for some "chuck it" time! We really ran them and it shows...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Project 365 - Day 35

Another beautiful day and a difficult decision...which photo to post today. The view from my window at work OR a photo of the neighboring parking lot. Why just limit my day to one picture...let's go with both!
The view from my office (cube) takes in the railroad tracks, the old Snowflake Saltine Company, and Sacred Heart Medical Center - where helicopters take off and land fairly often.
And now the parking lot picture. Walking back to the office from lunch at Luigi's (Italian) - delish I might add - with two of my co-workers. One of my co-workers says "Wow, why would someone park like that?" Haa haa, I explain to her that someone probably didn't put their car in gear and probably didn't set the parking break either.
Upon closer inspection...sure enough, the car wasn't in gear. However, the parking break looked to be set...we are assuming a slow roll back into the Volvo station wagon. So I couldn't wait to get back to the office to snap a picture of this...I know, I live on the edge!
When I left for the day, the Acura was gone and the station wagon was still there, an unknowing victim of said parking offense.
Please note, we did not see damage on either vehicle.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Project 365 - Day 34

Perfectly beautiful day much to see and do on my lunch hour. Worked on my photography assignment, captured some interesting images, and just enjoyed the sun with a chill in the air.

This red wagon/slide can be found at Riverfront park, downtown Spokane.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Project 365 - Day 33

I'm trying to figure out if Jada is scared or just annoyed? Poor thing...who is going to be calling the ASPCA on me? :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Project 365 - Day 32

By the location of this radiator I would say it is very old, however, it looks brand spanking new to me!?!? I really don't think I have to explain why I found it so interesting! :)