Wednesday, April 15, 2009

365: Week 15

Day 99

April 9: Th elusive artist, doing her best Hannibal Smith impersonation (you think I'm kidding). She loves it when a plan comes together. 

Day 100

April 10: For my 100th picture this year, I had big plans to take some kind of amazing picture. 

And then I forgot all about it. 

Purely by happenstance, I went outside and shot this exotic flower. Any guesses as to what it is?

Day 101

April 11: It's been raining around here for days, but the only rainbow I was able to catch this week was on the kitchen table, the day before Easter. 

Day 102

April 12: A whole new world for Bella.

This is Bella, she's my mother-in-law's dog. Bella is a very sweet puppy. She never barks, I have never heard her growl. 

This past weekend Bella came to stay with us for a few days. At her house, Bella rarely sees kids and really can't see much of the world. But from our kitchen, on the second floor, Bella could see much of our neighborhood -- including every neighbor who took their own dog for a walk. 

I can now testify that Bella barks AND growls. She spent a good part of the four days she was with us, standing vigil at the kitchen sliding door. Barking. And growling. 

In this shot, even though it's dark and the blinds are closed, she wouldn't leave her post. We felt very safe. 

Day 103

April 13: What do you see in this picture?

Do you see renewal? Promise? Life?

I see pollen. 

Day 104

April 14: Do you remember when you were in school, and you went on really cool field trips?

In Utah, in the fourth grade, you study state history. That includes learning about the Bingham Canyon Mine -- the biggest open pit mine in the world. My son made this trip this week. It takes an hour and a half to get there. The mine is 2.75 miles across and three quarters of a mile deep. You can see it from anywhere in the valley. It's so big it can be seen from outer space. You can see it from almost everywhere. 

Except on a field trip. 

They didn't get to see the mine! 

But they did each get one of these cute stress relieving orange cones. 

No, I don't know what it has to do with the biggest open pit mine in the world either. 

Day 105

April 15: Self Portrait.

I work by myself a lot. So for about ten hours a day, these little buds are attached to my ears, filling my mind, keeping me sane. Sometimes I'm surprised to find that I don't have them in. 

By the way, do you have any idea how hard it is to take a picture of your ear as you drive down the road? I took about fifty, about ten of which actually got my ear in the shot. 


Terri said...

Wonderful shots as always, Chris. I believe your exotic fleur is a dandelion. Our yard is looking quite exotic this spring! It's a fabulous photo.

I once took a photo of my own chipped tooth. Then I took a photo of my very bruised behind. Not while driving though. That's impressive. Remind me to stay off the highways you drive.

Kelly Deneen Raymond said...

I love the flower photo! I see it made its way into your header as well -- nice! Wonderful photos as always, and I understand about the pollen. ha!

Susan said...

LOVE those flower shots. Hope you can see past the pollen.

All great shots, including the hard earned self portrait.

Mom24 said...

I love the shots. Great week. I've been the proud recipient of many, many of those exotic flowers. That's one of the things I'll miss when Julianna's too old to bring her Mommy dandelions anymore. Maybe then we'll get serious about the quality of our lawn--probably not though.

Love the ear, though I shudder to think of you taking it. :)

Jill @ Sneaky Momma said...

I love all of your pics, but the one with the eggs has to be my favorite. :)

Jaime said...

Love the Dandelion. ... hee hee... Exotic. Funny you mention driving and taking a picture... I always seem to do this too. Makes for some interesting shots sometimes. Doing this reminds me that it is time to get in shape for summer and bathing suits. Have a great weekend. jaime

Michelle said...

As always, great shots for the week. I always love your self snaps. I keep forgetting to shot myself.

Could that lovely flower be a weed perhaps?

Anonymous said...

If that is a Dandelion I am going to have a closer look at the myriad buggers that are springing up everywhere. Great shots.

Melissa said...

Great shots AGAIN!!! IAnd I can never leave those ear buds to stay in my ear....

Alex @ I'm the Mom said...

Fantastic as always. You are such an inspiration *hugs*

Cecily R said...

Nerd. All of these could have been a PSF...and you were asking ME for inspiration! Pffffttttthhhh.

What do I see in the pic of the apple/peach or cherry blossoms? Gracie. Stealing them, drawing them, wishing they were hers. Since she was tiny, they always remind me of her.

Carebear said...

You are so creative! Love, love, love that dandelion shot. And the eggs. Fantastic!