Saturday, September 25, 2010

September 25th - Still Life and Starbucks

Here's a still life of some cherry and plum tomatoes. The large red and yellow ones were picked yesterday, at my mother in law's house, in 90 degree weather. The itty bitty red one was grown in my front yard. It rarely goes over 65 degrees here. See the difference a little sun can make?! My kid says the tiny one was the best tomato she's ever tasted. :) Since the lighting wasn't the best, I turned it into a watercolor again. :P Yeah, yeah, that's the ticket. I'm going to blame the lighting...

This other shot is of a Starbuck's on the peninsula. I was driving by and started craving a decaf white chocolate mocha, soy, with lots of whipped cream on top. Since I didn't have time to stop, and really didn't need to drink it, I took the photo instead. Even in broad daylight, my cell phone camera takes grainy shots. I feel I've gotten lucky a few times this month, but mostly I am not very happy with the quality of pictures I get with this phone. Oh, well. Next 30 day challenge, I'll use my regular camera again. :P

Oh, and those boxes on the sidewalk are newspaper and adverts boxes.

Friday, September 24, 2010

September 24th - Cici

Today is the 18th anniversary of my mother passing away. Not a great day for me, but not a terrible day either. At least I didn't cry the whole day! Only a few tears. Anyway, here's a shot of a cute dog names Cici, who was very sweet and kept trying to eat my shoes. And, a shot of the sunset. Unfortunately, the colors aren't as great in the photo as they were in person. Very rich orange tonight. Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

September 23rd - Area Rug Patterns

Here's a section of an area rug I liked, from the local Home Improvement store:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

September 22nd - Footprints


I thought it was neat that I could see so many footprints on the bridge in the morning dew today. There were more when I was on my way to class than there were when I left, but I was running late so I had to take this shot after. Oh well.

Monday, September 20, 2010

September 20th - I gotsa Bonsai!

My hubby bought me a Bonsai tree not too long ago, for no reason. I love those kinds of presents! I think he forgot that I'm allergic to Juniper, though. Oh well, I still love it! :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

September 19th - A Great and Terrible Beauty

I just finished reading this book, "A Great and Terrible Beauty" by Libba Bray. The librarian recommended it, and every book she's recommended, I've loved. It's set in Victorian times, very dramatic, ethereal, mysterious, and well written!

And, a bonus shot of a frog statue I have. I really should plant something in that pot...