Saturday, January 30, 2010

January 30th - A little late, eh?

I saw this today, and it made me laugh. It's over a month since Christmas! Maybe they're already getting ready for next year? ;) By the way, that is totally fake snow, obviously. We don't get snow around here.

Ha! I just noticed that the reflection in the window of the truck is my antenna on my car with my "Puss in Boots" (from Shrek) antenna ball on it. Lol. :)

Friday, January 29, 2010

January 29th - Citrus

I'm not feeling well today, so here's a quick and dirty shot of a lemon, lime, and orange wedge. Sorry about the shadows, I wasn't really trying very hard, as you can tell. :P

Thursday, January 28, 2010

January 28th - 2mp Cell phone shots, today

A pink flower I found on a walk today. This was taken with my cell phone's 2mp camera, which doesn't do well with closeups, hence the blurry flower. And, this one too:

This is miner's lettuce. I remember picking this when I was a kid, on a field trip in school, and eating it raw. I read about it a couple of years ago, and one of the things I read was that miner's used to eat it raw or cook it like spinach. So, my kid and I picked some and cooked it and tried it. Blech! Much better raw, in salads. :P Cute little flower in the middle, eh? :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

January 27th - Bottle brush

This is a bottle brush plant. I used to live in a house when I was 7 that had a front yard lined with these. Bees love these bushes, and that's when I learned how to hold perfectly still when a bee lands on you. I've still never been stung (knock on wood). :) I love these flowers, they're so pretty. If you pull out a bit of the red "petals" sometimes you can get some nectar. Yum. ;)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January 26th - Frog within a frog

This is a cute little frog-within-a-frog sculpture I picked up not too long ago. I know it's a bit difficult to see the inner frog, but if you look in the second hole down from the top left, you'll see his eye. :) Kind of represents the inner frog in me, I guess. ;) So maybe that should be a phrog-within-a-phrog. :D I'm not entirely sure what it's made out of, but I'm guessing soapstone. They definitely aren't cast, because each one looked very different from the next. It took me a little time to choose one I thought was cute enough. ;)

Monday, January 25, 2010

January 25th - Tim Tam Slam!

Today's shot is a remake of cridley's shot from last year. :) I mentioned on Facebook today that I did the Tim Tam Slam (I found some at Target!), and she pointed the way to the shot she took last year. So, I recreated it. I had to go to Goodwill to get the mug and plates though, as I surprisingly have no green dishes. :P Thanks, cridley! I know the lighting is off. I'm actually quite pleased with how this one turned out.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

January 24th - Skully Bones

The water was green today, at the Coast Guard Pier in Monterey.

The boat in the far left background of the previous picture but front and center of this one, is the "Skully Bones." It's green. :)

Here's a closeup of the boat, although it's kind of hard to see (at least on my screen) how green it is. You all get three shots today, because I'm just not happy with any one of them to have it be the only one.