Project 365: Friends, flowers, feet and porches

by DaniGirl on June 18, 2011 · 4 comments

in Photo of the Day

Funny how the Muse comes and goes, eh? The last two weeks, I was definitely just going through the motions with the photography thing, but this week my spark reignited and I’m feeling passionate about pictures again. It was a very photogenic (and more than a little bit silly) week!

I love this picture, partly because I love the components so much. The blinds on the windows were one of the things that drew us to this house last summer, and I love the way the morning sun comes through them. The harvest pine table made from reclaimed wood was something I coveted for half a year before we saved up enough for it, and it makes the perfect centrepiece for a family dinner. And speaking of centrepieces, the vase is an Ikea special with a couple of fake flowers, but it makes me happy every time I look at it. It’s all about the little things, isn’t it?

172:365 Daisies in the morning light

And daisies, yes, I have always had a thing for daisies.

174:365 Dreamy daisy bokeh

Also from the garden, these peonies still wet from one of those brief and blissful overnight showers we had this week. I like this one enough I’m thinking about hanging it up somewhere but, erm, we’re kinda running out of wall space!

175:365 Peony

And this? Well, there’s no real story behind this one, except that it makes me happy to have my toes painted to look like I’m keeping a box of smarties in my shoes.

171:365 Silly Sunday summertime toes

(I am close to overusing the vintage frame effect, I know, I know, but I really like it!! Step away from the cheesy effects, DaniGirl….)

I supervised my first class trip this week. πŸ™‚ The grade threes went to Upper Canada Village. These are two of the three kids in Tristan’s gang this year, sweet kids who made him feel welcome and at home in a new school. And sadly, one of them and the one not shown are moving to a different school for September… poor Tristan, the child who hates change.

173:365 Class trip

You already saw this picture of my precious porch earlier in the week, but for the sake of the project here it is again. I’m excited about the porch for another reason, too, which I’ll tell you about in a couple of days. πŸ˜‰

170:365 My happy place

And, closing out with the leitmotif of both porches and overuse of the vintage frame, plus a good dose of my love of the random and absurd and inexplicable, is this found treasure. Here’s how I captioned it on Flickr:

Porch and front door used to be best friends. Then one day in 1975, that all changed. No one knows what happened between them, but they’ve been avoiding each other ever since.

176:365 Wandering porch

The alternate caption was: “George! The damn porch is wandering again!”

Seriously, WTF? How does this happen? I totally love the absurdity and would buy this house just for the conversation-piece aspect of it. How exactly do you miss the porch when you install the front door, or vice versa?

I wish you a week full of beauty and random silliness!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tania June 18, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I’m thinking that the porch and front door are a result of a battle over closet space.

2 Mary V. June 20, 2011 at 8:16 am

If you are almost done with the ‘vintage frame effect’, might I borrow it? Uhm, seriously, I am wondering is this an iPhone app? Or do you add it after you take the photo?

3 DaniGirl June 20, 2011 at 8:30 am

Hey Mary, they’re from Rita’s Coffee Shop Blog, they’re photoshop layers:


4 Mary V. June 21, 2011 at 9:40 am

Thanks for the tip – I’m going to check them out!

I used to be quite the shutter bug and I’m feeling the urge to get back at it. I’ve used to revise some images at work for e-newsletters, but it looks like they have some fun apps (okay, some cheesy ones, too) to play with.

Thanks for letting me lurk and snoop into your photos and family fun. I’m loving your blog (I’ve shared your social engineering play date post with many!)

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