Thursday, August 23, 2012

Photo a day July 2012 Part 3

Finally the last installment of my July photos. Thanks for sticking it out.  You never know one day I might actually sew something again and I might have a post about sewing.

July 25 - heart.  Sometimes with the challenge topics inspiration strikes when you are least expecting it to. With the topic 'heart' I was going to take a photo of a pretty stuffed heart I had at home but while at work I noticed that this plant had heart shaped leaves. I thought it was a nice change from the traditinal heart shape I was going to use.
July 26 - sunshine.  I remember this well as early in the morning there had been so much cloud I thought I would never see the sun. Then just after lunch there was a short break in the clouds and out I ran to get a snap.
July 27 - on the road.  The street I live in is very quiet on weekdays when everyone is at work.  I just love the trees on the left side of the photo and how they all lean exactly the same way.
July 28 - cup.  Another one of my Mother's Day purchases for me.  It makes having a cuppa a little bit special.

July 29 - last thing you bought. I bought this for a birthday present for one of my son's friends.
July 30 - calm.  Doing a bit of straightforward crocheting is always relaxing.
July 31 - toothbrush. This was the hardest topic for the month. I had no idea what to do.  Then one of the girls at work mentioned she was going to the dentist and came back with a new toothbrush. I thought wow, I hadn't even mentioned what the topic was to anyone (sometimes I might mention what the topic is and they are very good natured and humour me with listening) and here is a nice clean brand new toothbrush I could use for a photo.  So very unoriginal I did a 'Where's Wally' theme. We were told to use our imagination but somedays mine is on vaction. Oh well.

Take care.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Photo a day July 2012 Part 2

Well its Friday night here and I am just going to finish Part 2 of my photos and then head to bed. Its so cold and windy here tonight. Perfect for reading my book in my nice warm bed. I am such a nanna sometimes. We have to be up early for our last game of soccer.  Well I have to be up early to make sure everyone is ready to go on time. I am sure you know what I mean.

July 13 - open. The ornate gates to the Botanical Gardens were open for us. I took my son and 2 of his friends on the ferry into the city on one day of the school holidays. The weather was superb.  Despite being winter you could have quite happily and comfortably had a t-shirt and jeans on.
July 14 - building.  This is a house block I made for a friend.  I call it a patchworkers house.
July 15 - finger.  A picture of my son's hand.  I remember when he was doing swimming lessons and he would look over to us and we would give him a thumbs up to tell him he was doing a good job.  We  still use it with each other today.
July 16 - sign. This is a sign nearby my house.


July 17 - your addiction. I love a cold can of coke.
July 18 - plate.  This is a plate I bought myself one Mother's Day. I just love having my breakfast on this plate.  So pretty.  It make breakfast special in some small way.
July 19 - animal/insect/pet.  Some people might call these birds a pest especially when the poop all over your washing.
July 20 - eyes.  My son was doing his 'I need food NOW!' look. I see this look an awful lot. He always seems to be hungry.


July 21 - 9 o'clock. Its 9 o'clock very early on a Saturday morning. This is how I spend my Saturday mornings in winter.  I don't mind the cold when he loves it so much.  He always asks after the match when we are driving home "Mum, did I play well?".  I can always honestly say he plays very well.  He always gives 150%.  I think playing soccer nearly every lunch time at school with older kids has done wonders for his game.
July 22 - upside down. Yeah my son often wants my photos to be about him in some way. He is hanging off the lounge.
July 23 - mirror. Yeah that would be yours truely in the mirror.
July 24 - a stranger.  Well this was hard, or so I thought. Then I walked out of the front door of work and was presented with a perfect opportunity. Just glad that its not my umbrella.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Photo a day July 2012 Part 1

So I made it through all of July, taking a photo each day.  I thought I might break it up into 2 posts with a short description of each photo. This is more for my benefit because the memory just ain't what it used to be. I guess its also a way of you getting to know me better. OK let's see how we go.



July 1 - self portrait. This is one of the very few adult photos of me that I like. I so much prefer being behind the camera. Its about 5 years old. I was 3 months pregnant with my son at the time.
July 2 - busy.  I catch the train to and from work and it can get quite busy in the afternoon especially just before the express train arrives.
July 3 - best part of your day. This topic just happened to fall on a work day so the best bit was turning off the work computer for the day.
July 4 - fun. For my son that means wrestling big ted and trying out his 'finisher' move.  Poor big ted.



July 5 - on the floor. It was school holidays and we went ten-pin bowling.
July 6 - chair.  The chair was my maternal Grandmother's and the blanket was made by my paternal Grandmother. It is so colourful and I am just so honoured to have it.  The cushion I made.  I spent many a Saturday afternoon sitting in my Grandmother's room reading and chatting with her. Special times indeed.
July 7 - garden.  A tiny bud on my chrysanthemum plant.  Way out of season but ever so pretty.
July 8 - lunch.  A very tasty Vietnamese pork roll from my local bakery.

July 9 - big.  I really struggled with this one. It was a day I worked and I tried to capture some of the big buildings in the city during my lunch break but it just wasn't happening. So I gave up and went and shopped for some clothes for my son.  As I was leaving I saw the poster and had my light bulb moment as to what my capture was going to be.
July 10 - your favourite colour.  Well I just love colour! How on earth was I ever going to pick just one? I just pulled out a yummy fabric.  I love the colour and design on this fabric.
July 11 - letter.  You might need to use your imagination with this one. I used the Sydney Hospital's windows to sort of make an 'm'.
July 12 - texture.  This is a photo of  a patch of bark on the tree in our courtyard.

If you made it here, thank you.  See you soon with the next installment.