Thursday, September 30, 2010

365 Project - Day 273 - "Holes"



September 30, 2010 - "Holes"

Autumn afternoon...

Gray...

Rainy...

Quiet.

I wander around the front yard looking for a photograph.

I look up and notice the woodpecker holes in one of the Birch trees.

Gray... Dark... Beautiful.

Focus... Snap... Capture... Smile.

Life is good!

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

365 Project - Day 272 - "Through the Wine Bottle"



September 29, 2010 - "Through the Wine Bottle"

The final glass of wine rests at the bottom of the bottle...

... waiting to be enjoyed.

Life is good!

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

365 Project - Day 271 - "Arachne's Web"



September 28, 2010 - "Arachne's Web"

Misty-rain-filled-afternoon.

Water droplets collect on a web covered bush.

Life is Good!

(and amazingly beautiful too!)

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Monday, September 27, 2010

365 Project - Day 270 - "Circles of Light"



September 27, 2010 - "Circles of Light"

Abstract circles...

Metal mesh...

Light bouncing.

In other words... I have a new lamp for my dining room.

(Life is good!)

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

365 Project - Day 269 - "Feeling Around"



September 26, 2010 - "Feeling Around"


Sometimes I feel as if my arms are reaching out...

feeling around...

looking for something that has been lost.

Desperately searching...

Frantically feeling...

looking for something that has been lost.


Do you ever feel that way?

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

365 Project - Day 268 - "A Quiet Spot"



September 25, 2010 - "A Quiet Spot"

New York City...

The East Village...

Alphabet City...

Sophie's Bar.

A quiet spot...

A pint of Guinness...

And sweet memories.

(Life is good!)

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Friday, September 24, 2010

365 Project - Day 267 - "Fan Dust"



September 24, 2010 - "Fan Dust"

Bored...

Bored...

Bored...

Box fan blowing on me...

Bored...

Bored...

Damn, that thing needs to be cleaned!

Bored...

Camera...

Focus...

Snap...

Capture.

(Still Bored)

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

365 Project - Day 266 - "Curves"



September 23, 2010 - "Curves"

Blank...

Blank...

Blank...

Blank...

Nothing is coming to mind.

See the ceramic water pitcher sitting on the rack.

Focus... Snap... Capture...

Curves.

(Life is good!)

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

365 Project - Day 265 - "Last Day of Summer... First Day of Fall"



September 22, 2010 - "Last Day of Summer... First Day of Fall"

Where did the Summer go?

Can there really be only 100 days left to this project?

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

365 Project - Day 264 - "Brandon Starlight"



September 21, 2010 - "Brandon Starlight"

My son Brandon...

Standing in the center of the compass at the center of his school.

Standing in the starlight...

... shining like the brightness that he is.

Life is good!

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Monday, September 20, 2010

365 Project - Day 263 - "Scot's Blanket"



September 20, 2010 - "Scot's Blanket"

A blanket made by our friend Scot Michael Fritz.

Rest in peace, my friend!

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

365 Project - Day 262 - "Flowers"



September 19, 2010 - "Flowers"

Purple flowers staring at me as I sit in the car, waiting for Holly.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

365 Project - Day 261 - "Neon"



September 18, 2010 - "Neon"

Large jug of Carlo Rossi Burgundy wine... about $10.

Sam Adams Harvest Collection 12-pack... about $15.

Beauty of the green neon "DISCOUNT LIQUORS" sign glowing in the night... priceless.

(Life is good!)

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Friday, September 17, 2010

365 Project - Day 260 - "Ted's"



September 17, 2010 - "Ted's"

Went to the world famous "Ted's" restaurant in Meriden, CT tonight. Home of the original Steamed Cheeseburger.

All I can say is "DAMN! THESE THINGS ARE DELICIOUS!!!"

Oh... and...

LIFE IS GOOD!!!

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

365 Project - Day 259 - "Before Work"



September 16, 2010 - "Before Work"

I'm at work early.

Too early.

No one is here yet. The parking lot is empty. The store is dark. Nothing is moving.

I'm standing outside alone...

... I'm not even supposed to be here today!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

365 Project - Day 258 - "Black and White"



September 15, 2010 - "Black and White"

It's getting late.

I haven't taken a photo yet.

Not sure what to shoot.

Nothing is jumping out at me.

Until...

One of my son's toys makes it's way onto my black bandana.

And there it is.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

365 Project - Day 257 - "Blue-Blood"



September 14, 2010 - "Blue-Blood"

Blue-Blood moves through tangled arteries and veins.

Lost and confused.

(Mornings are always like this.)

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Monday, September 13, 2010

365 Project - Day 256 - "Red Rays"



September 13, 2010 - "Red Rays"

Sitting on my porch in the morning... waiting for my ride to work.

It's quiet. The smell of rain in the air.

Notice the red plastic garden rake laying on the floor. Have a moment of trance-drift-off-lost-consciousness-day-dream in it's pattern.

Grab my camera.

Zoom.

Focus.

Snap.

Capture.

Smile.

My ride is here. Time to go.

(Life is good!)

* * *

Sunday, September 12, 2010

365 Project - Day 255 - "Traveling"



September 12, 2010 - "Traveling"

I love old suitcases.

I don't know why... maybe it's the story that clings to them... the knowledge of far-off places... the dreams they've carried.

Maybe it's some sort of nostalgic idea of traveling... of life On the Road.

I don't know. I just love old suitcases.

These two are gems that I found yesterday at a tag sale for $5 each.

One, a simple brown case with a monogram M.E.R. under the handle (which Holly says is very cool, because "Mer" is "Ocean" in French).

The other, a large black case... very reminiscent of George Bailey's boat of a travel case given to him by Mr. Gower in "It's A Wonderful Life".

Two old suitcase...

Two dreams...

Two possibilities...

And a sudden desire to hit the road, heading for someplace I've never been before.


Life is good!

* * *

Saturday, September 11, 2010

365 Project - Day 254 - "Green Lady"



September 11, 2010 - "Green Lady"

Unexpected expenses leave me with less money than I thought I'd have.

I'm pissed.

Time for a Road Trip.

Rte. 22.

Texas Taco.

Two Beef Burritos and a Pepsi.

Green-painted Lady on the Stairs.

Food is good... but not nearly as good as I remember it being.

Head to the Red Rooster Drive-In...

Burger and a Root Beer Float.



Much, much better!

(Life is good again!)

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Friday, September 10, 2010

365 Project - Day 253 - "VOSS"



September 10, 2010 - "VOSS"

A little after 9AM.

The store isn't open yet.

The lights are off... except in the fridges and freezers.

It dances it's way through the display of glass bottles of VOSS artesian water from Norway...

catching my eye.

I run and get my camera to capture the moment...

Before the rest of the lights get turned on...

... and the customers come.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

365 Project - Day 252 - "Splatter"



September 09, 2010 - "Splatter"

Black...

White...

Splatter.

(Life is good!)

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

365 Project - Day 251 - "Guinness Time!"



September 08, 2010 - "Guinness Time"

Long day...

Time for a Guinness!

(Life is good!)

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

365 Project - Day 250 - "The Bee Catcher"



September 07, 2010 - "The Bee Catcher"

The Sun slips behind the hills to the west...

Its last light catches the edge of our glass bee catcher...

Beauty in a very quiet moment.

Life is good!

* * *

Monday, September 6, 2010

365 Project - Day 249 -"MOO!"



September 06, 2010 - "MOO!"

MOO!

(and that's all I have to say about that!)

(Well... except that "Life is Good!")


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Sunday, September 5, 2010

365 Project - Day 248 - "Holly Glow"



September 05, 2010 - "Holly Glow"

Sitting in Molten Java... sipping mochas and breves...

Holly gazes out the window...

... and I just can't let that moment slip away, un-captured.

(Life is good!)

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

365 Project - Day 247 - "Kettle Corn"



September 04, 2010 - "Kettle Corn"

We spent the day at the Goshen Agricultural Fair in Goshen, CT. It's a Labor Day Weekend tradition for our family. Cows... Pigs... Goats... Sheep... Horses... Fried Dough...

... and on the way in to the fair this stack of freshly bagged kettle corn caught my eye.

Life is good!

* * *

Friday, September 3, 2010

365 Project - Day 246 - "Candle Glow"



September 03, 2010 - "Candle Glow"

The candle glow coming from our kitchen altar...

... calling to me in the dark.

(Life is good!)

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

365 Project - Day 245 - "Dyson"



September 02, 2010 - "Dyson"

I'm bored.

And tired.

Not feeling very "creative" at the moment.

Holly is vacuuming. I'm watching her.

Until I notice the abstract shape of the top of the vacuum... and decide to grab the camera.

Focus... Snap... Capture.

(Life is good!)

* * *

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

365 Project - Day 244 - "Cabbage"



September 01, 2010 - "Cabbage"

A very, very, very long day at work.

Produce is getting delivered. One cabbage leaf gets left behind on a cart... the light dancing off of it's purple surface.

I can't let such an opportunity slip by!

Life is good!

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